You Cut Through All the Noise- artwork inspired by Bastille

The Anchor by Bastille inspired artwork

I take inspiration where I can get it, whether thats when i’m out exploring (and who can forget that time I had the bf pull over while we were driving around Big Bend National Park to try and sketch some of the mountains out there that caught my eye….in 100+ degree weather), through books I read, magazines I pour over, websites I spend too much time on (tumblr, you hell-site) or of course, through music.

Generally, I listen to anything and everything I can get my hands on, usually through exposure from playlists people make over on 8Tracks ( you can go take a peek at my playlists collection here if you’re curious) but a couple of months ago the bf brought home the latests album from the band Bastille and it caused a flurry of inspiration in my mind. I love the band for their creative approach to songwriting, musical experimentation and of course their lead singer Dan Smith’s vocal talents and by the time I had reached the end of the album I was clutching a bunch of new favorites. The Anchor is the second to last song on that album and… I couldn’t quite say what it was that stuck with me, but it dug deep. I remember listening to that song on repeat for what felt like days on end until I found myself with free time on a Sunday and there I was, sketching out the lyrics. And then a couple of days after that I was fumbling with my colored pencils, blue smudged all over my hands and my arms sore from detailing swirl after swirl. Surprisingly even after the hours I spent working on this, I still really love the song.

( Obviously the art doesn’t do the song justice but, it was lovely to see the way the song made me feel expressed out on paper. )

~m

3 comments

  1. Moony · February 27

    I think that piece of art was really amazing – it felt so atmospheric and kinetic :) And so does the rest of the blog: I was already amazed by the title image. Keep rocking on!

    • FablesandCoffee · March 1

      Thank you so much for that lovely compliment!! I must admit I’ve been between inspirations right now so that’s definitely uplifting to read :D

  2. itchyfeetsblog · March 5

    Hey, I really like reading your blog, which is why I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you want accept the nomination please check out our recent post (https://itchyfeetsblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/sunshine-blogger-award/) for the rules, questions etc. x Lenja

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