I have always been profoundly affected by music, it inspires me to create when I am editing I always listen to music, usually something with dark lyrics, that goes with what I am trying to create, it feeds my soul to keep working until I am done.
Music has made me laugh, cry, smiling, sing at the top of my lungs and made me dance like no one is watching!
Growing up Linkin Park was a big part of my life, it has been since they started! This newest album really spoke to me, because it describes how I have felt for the past 6 plus years, what it’s like to be inside my head. When I heard that Chester had committed suicide I was devasted, just like Chris Cornell, the world lost an amazing person and singer.
The song One More Light by Linkin Park inspired this image, if you haven’t heard it I definitely suggest you listen to it, it’s powerful, sad but so beautiful! I have lost so many loved ones not just in the past 6 years but my whole life, I have experienced a lot of loss. As a lot of you know by now, there have been times when I was in a really bad place, a place where I at times didn’t want to come out of, I just wanted it all to end, but I did come out of it! It was incredibly hard but I did it, and I know that through out my life I will fall back into that dark place again, but I know that I am capable of crawling out!! This song speaks to me like no other!!
I started with an image of a tree in my backyard that I took about 3 months ago, originally there was just going to be lanterns hanging in it, all brightly lit, I wasn’t going to be in it at all. But as I was listening to the song, I knew how that image was supposed to turn out.
I added 7 lanterns, simply because 7 is my lucky number. I knew one of them would be brightly lit, and the others dimly lit.
I created this on July 21st on my 38th Birthday and it was the BEST way to spend my day, creating something that means so much to me!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this