While I was making this I couldn’t help but be reminded of this song…

Deborah Conway’s Nightmare No.347 Lyrics

Standing like I am all these feet above the crowd
Trying to figure out another way to get back on the ground
I didn’t mean to cause a problem didn’t mean to lose my way
But now I’m standing on this ledge having a pretty bad day
I’m getting so dizzy when I look down at the street
I don’t like my chances of landing on my feet
There’s a fire truck siren I hear it far below
All I need is scalpers selling tickets to the show
And of course I’m embarrassed
Of course I’m unprepared
I’ve probably got no clothes on
And my mother’s probably there
Who knows how it happened it’s a mystery to me
All of a sudden I’m delivering ‘to be or not to be’
I got the cops on a bullhorn trying to keep me calm
While a guy with a straitjacket casually looks on
I was never really worried until I heard the sound
Of an AK47 firing off a couple of rounds
Now I’m basically a shy girl who doesn’t like a scene
But oh my God they’ve called in the marines
Welcome to my nightmare
Welcome to my nightmare
Oh yeah
And then an A&R man suddenly appears
Wants me to be a dance queen to further my career
“Baby you’ll be famous you know I could make you rich”
Then he vanished in a puff of smoke and left me feeling sick
In the meantime what had happened
Was I thought that I could fly
So l grew myself some wings and threw my body to the sky
I never knew what hit me I didn’t see a thing
’Twas a 747 en route to Peking

Lyrics by Deborah Conway here

Stock Credits:
Umbrella Girl – eirian-stock
Train Tracks – ashensorrow

Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    OH Vanessa!! so well done!

  • Thank you so much linaji, much appreciated!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Yool!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 4 years ago

    FABULOUS dear V!!!

  • Thanks so much g, this was fun to make! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    nicely done…

  • Thanks for enjoying it George!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • michellerena
    michellerenaalmost 4 years ago

    Super cool image Vanssa, boy Deborah Conway can be whacky eh :)

  • Thanks heaps Michelle! If you don’t own the CD String Of Pearls I say go buy it and you will love it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesalmost 4 years ago

    Very cool and imaginative!

  • Thankyou, I’m really happy you enjoyed it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 3 years ago
  • Wow, what an honour, thank you SO much!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous creation Vanessa !!! Great writing …

  • Thank you Ellanita! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago

    stunning work .. congrats on the feature

  • Thanks so much, I’m thrilled to bits! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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