Human

“Human” – original artist card drawing inspired by Sevdaliza.

“I am flesh, 

bones.

I am skin, 

soul.

I am human…

…nothing more than human.

I am sweat, 
flaws.

I am veins, 

scars.

I am human…

…nothing more than human.” ~ Sevdaliza

Have You Ever…

“If You Let Me” (wip)

…fallen in love with a song? I mean, literally, fallen in love with a song in a way that the lyrics feel like a lover’s finger tips softly caressing your skin? Well, that’s how I’ve been feeling about Sinead Harnett’s song “If You Let Me”. 

I first heard it in passing while cleaning my living room with Pandora playing in the background. It didn’t immediately catch my attention, I only happen to notice that its sound fit perfectly into the mood I wanted to create for the playlist I was building. So I gave it a thumbs up and booked marked it. But it wasn’t until the second time I heard it, a week later, that I fell head over heels, which in all honesty, is how I am when it comes to love. It’s always with the second or third look that I fall, it’s never been the first. 

This song has been stuck in my musical mind loop for two weeks, I even wake up with it playing in the backdrop of my thoughts and now it has become the source of inspiration for my next piece of ACEO miniature art. There are so many verses in this song that touch me that it’s been difficult narrowing it down to just one but that’s the parameters I gave myself for this project so one verse it is.  

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. 😊