Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Many Muses: Rick Springfield (2015)

"His Best Self",  Acrylic On 14 X 18 Canvas

It's been awhile since I posted on this particular blog but I thought this was the most appropriate place to share with you my latest painting and wish a Happy 66th Birthday to its subject, the one and only Rick Springfield.

Rick Springfield is a lot more to me (and many others) than just that good looking guy who had a hit with "Jessie's Girl" back in the 80's.  He is a gifted songwriter, an amazing musician and performer, an engaging actor and a compelling storyteller.  His music, creativity and persistence in the face of personal and professional obstacles have inspired and motivated me throughout my life.  I am so glad he is in this world.

Rick is currently starring on the big screen with Meryl Streep in the movie "Ricki and The Flash" and recently had a role in HBO's True Detective.  You can also catch him performing his music on tour and he has a new album coming out soon, I can't wait!

By the way, the title for my painting came from a recent interview with Rick by ABC Australia that you can find here.  There is also an inspiring video with Rick by Rolling Stone that you can find here.  

Oh and if you haven't checked out my new home and lifestyle blog, The Cabbage Blog, head on over to and give it a look.

As always, thank you for reading.


  1. Happy September, Victoria! Sorry I've been absent from your blogs recently...I have been consumed with work (creative & enjoyable, but time consuming all the same), some of life's trials & tribulations & diving into fun real time experiences where there is space in between.) That being said, I've missed being inspired by your ideas, your DIY home & garden projects & your art, so I simply must figure out a way to fit blog reading (definitely yours!) into my days again. Funny, just the other day, I was explaining to my daughter who Rick Springfield is because his iconic "Jessie's Girl" played on the radio! ; )

    1. Hi Lisa. Sounds like you have been the best kind of busy. Glad you could find the time to catch up with my blogs. One of the reasons why I love blogging is that it is a way to connect outside of "real time". It's always good to hear from you. :)