Hanging On

“I just can’t keep hanging on…” ~ Active Child

I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday weekend. I’m still recovering from a food hangover but I’m in good spirits.

As promised I completed my drawing “Hanging On”. This is the first piece in an on going project of drawings inspired by song lyrics. The source of inspiration for this piece comes from the song “Hanging On”, by a group called Active Child. When it comes to being inspired by song lyrics with me it’s usually either something that resonates with me on an emotional level or it’s something that sparks visual images in my head. With this particular piece, the lyric “I just can’t keep hanging on…” sparked the image of a single water droplet hanging on to a rose pedal. The rest of the lyric goes “…to you and me.” I envisioned the rose symbolizing love and the water droplet symbolizing the individual trying to hang on. Now I’m not sure if it’s a good thing to always explain my thought process behind my drawings simply because I don’t want to influence others interpretation. I want people to see the drawing, read the lyric and pull from it what resonates with them. So with that in mind from here on out I won’t explain too much in regards to what I’m trying to convey unless asked. I’m always open and eager to hear people’s interpretation, so please feel free to give your thoughts in the comments. 

If you’re interested in hearing the song you can do so here on YouTube and if you’re interested in owning “Hanging On” you can purchase it online at www.qrumbley.com 

So now, let me pull out my list of lyrics and get to “conjuring” up my next drawing. ‘Til next post, take care. ~ Q. 😊

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