Take My Love

It can be hard to know what kind of impression we have on other people.  Sometimes I think we are hard on ourselves and think the worst when others are able to see us from a totally different viewpoint.  If I had to guess, I think this is the subject of this new song by The Lone Bellow – Take My Love.  I am not completely sure, but I really don’t think it matters because I am creating what I see and feel when I hear the song, and I think the artists would be happy with that.  I hope so.

Take My Love by The Lone Bellow

Take My Love by The Lone Bellow

“…you’re no broken record turning
you’re a wild melody
take my love…”

I love how much energy this new song from The Lone Bellow has. I just had to grab some of it and create this image! One of the places I listen to this song is in the gym while I am working out. I close my eyes, and every time I listen, I see and feel this image when they sing the quote above. I kept seeing this girl, jumping through a record, throwing hearts up into the air and every time I saw her, I felt like it was me jumping. Maybe that’s a little weird, but it’s what I see, so I couldn’t wait to create it.

Sometimes the images I see aren’t complete, and they can develop and change as I create them, but this one appeared to me with every piece in place…the colors, the mood, the way she is jumping is exactly how I see it in my head.

Thanks Lone Bellow!!

Listen to “Take My Love” at the link below. #turnitup!


A Beginning Song

…I am waiting, should I be waiting?
and I am wanting, should I be wanting?
when all around me…”

A Beginning Song – The Decemberists

Sometimes I feel guilty for wanting things, things to fulfill me, accomplishments to make me feel good about myself. I feel guilty because when I look around me, and notice what I already have… home, food, clothes, people I love, I feel like I should just be happy with what I have…and I am…but I still want things. Then I decided something. Wanting is a good thing. Having goals and desires keeps us going…keeps us moving forward and growing, to be better, to try harder, to have dreams – and to realize that we can reach those dreams if we want them bad enough, if we are willing to work hard to get them. So many times I feel like I am foolish and crazy, and wonder “what am I doing out here, trying to shoot photos in the mud, and the ice, and the freezing cold.” I begin to think that my work is no good, and that I can’t possibly succeed at this. But then I remember that that is just the doubt and fear that all of us feel at times, when we try to do something different, something risky, something with an unknown outcome. And that doubt and fear is created by me. The fear of failing, or feeling a fool. But I keep on doing it. Why? Because I want it, even though all around me I have so much already.

Surrounding the girl in my image are the gifts of life…light, love, nature, but she is still wanting, and waiting and hoping. I don’t know exactly what the meaning is behind this song, and I suppose I could have tried to Google it, but sometimes that influences my vision and direction, so I didn’t do that. Instead, this is the image that appears to me and I hope they don’t mind if I am way off base. It’s just the way I see it.

I chose The Decemberists’ new song “A Beginning Song” because I am admittedly temporarily obsessed with it – the lyrics, the melody, the message, the music, the grandness of the ending. A huge thank you to The Decemberists. Your talent amazes and inspires me! Turn it way Up!!