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“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Walk With Me.

Walk With Me…

Jill Scott “A Long Walk”
Colbie Caillat -Try
Chaka Khan I’m Every Woman
Musiq – Halfcrazy
Anthony Lewis – Looks Like Me (In Studio Performance)
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
The Staples Singers Come Go With Me SoulTrain
Fela Kuti – Water no get enemy
Staple Singers – Let’s Do It Again
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem – “Forever”
You And Your Friends- Wiz Khalifa Featuring Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Pedicab Tales; So What?

Pedicab Tales: So What?…

Mary J. Blige – No More Drama
Erykah Badu – Other Side Of The Game
Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (That Thing) (Official Video)
Rick James & Teena Marie Fire & Desire
Erykah Badu – Tyrone (Live)
Marsha Ambrosius – Hope She Cheats On You (With A B-Ball Player)
HOT CHOCOLATE – Brother Louie
Dr Dre Feat Eminem & Xzibit – Whats The Difference
DJ Khaled – Hold You Down ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, Jeremih
Tupac – Only God Can Judge Me

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art:- Working on this photo challenge took quite a bit of time but it was fun. The idea was to use photographs we took and create album covers. We could then choose a set of songs for each album cover we created and share them with the group.  Creating my covers was hard work but fun. I felt like I had taken a journey into one of those Throwback Thursday prompts, and started digging up songs I love: some old and some new. In my teen years and early 20s, I was a big club-goer. I would dress up, hook up with friends, and head out to some club somewhere in town to dance the night away. Even when I moved to New York, I was still big on clubbing and had tons of fun keeping late nights and sweating off the stress and worries of the day.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Happy. Inspired. Loved.

Happy. Inspired. Loved…

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
The Isley Brothers-Who’s That lady
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video)
Janet Jackson – That’s the way love goes
Sade – No Ordinary Love
Drake – Take Care ft. Rihanna
Bailando – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Cool Nights, Cool Beats.

Cool Nights, Cool Beats

[Soul, R&B, Jazz Music] Maxwell- Urban Hang Suite( HQ)
Autumn Leaves” by Eva Cassidy
So What – Miles Davis
‘Round Midnight Thelonious Monk
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
Body and Soul – Coleman Hawkins
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington & Count Basie
Interlude(A Night in Tunisa) Dizzy Gillispie

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Route 66

Route 66

“Route 66″ by Nat King Cole
“Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
Misty” by Sarah Vaughan
“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday
“My One and Only Love” by Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
“My Baby Just Cares For Me” by Nina Simone
“One for My Baby” by Frank Sinatra
“Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald
All Of Me – John Legend

When I saw this assignment, I was immediately drawn to music; especially music from the yester-years that I think are timeless. I considered magazines and book covers, but went with music Album covers because that’s what called me the most.  To create the albums, I took a few pictures from my folder and used 2 photo editing tools: Pixlr Express and PicMonkey, to re-frame\rework them and make them into album covers. I selected a bunch of songs from my favorites list on YouTube and voila!  I’ve created a series of albums to help express the mood of the music. Share a song or two and let’s reminisce about the music we used to love and the music we now enjoy… It’s all good.

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“A picture is a poem without words.” Horace

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – Frontline: War & Peace

Frontline: War And Peace

Bob Marley – WAR
Pink Floyd – 1973 – Dark Side Of The Moon
Eddy Grant – Living on the front line
Maps – Maroon 5
Katy Perry – Dark Horse
Black Widow – Iggy Azalea Ft. Rita Ora
Beyoncé – Flawless (Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014
Buddy Guy and The Ladies – All Night Long
Betty Wright-Tonight is the Night
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Album Cover Art – For Them Kids

For Them Kids

Happy Hippo & Stan – “The lion sleeps tonight”
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All
Suzanne Vega – Luka
Kenny Chesney – American Kids

I hope you enjoyed the walk through my musical interests. I shared only so much of my playlist. I love a lot of music and it’s not feasible to put everything here, so enjoy these. Share a few songs you’d like me to listen to on my free time. I’m always looking for recommendations on new music to listen and enjoy. Have a great week ahead!

This post was inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art. For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

You can take several different approaches to this challenge:

  • Take your favorite album, book, magazine, or show and choose the image that best represents the selected work.
  • If you could make a mix album of songs for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, or write a story about a particular time or experience you’ve had, what would the cover art look like?
  • If a well-known publication came to you asking for a cover image to a particular themed issue they plan to run, what would the theme be (your choice), and what image would you choose to represent it?
  • If you’re doing an album cover, which album would it be? If you’re doing a mixed album, what songs would you use? If your cover art is for a book, is the book fiction or non-fiction? Did you write it? If not, then who? What’s the title of the book

Positive Motivation Tip: There is music and creativity in each of us. Find yours and celebrate.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

119 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/10/2014 2:46 pm

    Oh my goodness what an awesome collection Eliz!

    • 27/10/2014 6:09 pm

      Hi Gilly, I haven’t recovered fully from it. Made a few mistakes that must be fixed too. Thank you! 🙂 👍

  2. 26/10/2014 3:42 pm

    No More Drama by Mary J is one of my favs…thanks I haven’t heard it in a while.

    • 27/10/2014 6:13 pm

      Awesome! If you ask my kids, they will tell you it’s mine too. I played every day for at least a year. 😉

  3. 26/10/2014 5:44 pm

    Wow quite an amazing collection of cover art Eliz! Very impressive!

  4. 27/10/2014 2:21 am

    You have a hand for taking great photos. They seem to be more magical if you look closely. Am impressed.

  5. 27/10/2014 2:37 am

    I enjoyed reading this post – I picked up several songs ( prolly not-so-new songs ) to listen to from your list. I totally dig your Happy. Inspired. Loved … playlist, sounds like something I’d play in the morning to start a good day.

  6. 27/10/2014 3:36 am

    This looks very fun! I’ll try do this as well. You know a lot of songs! I’ll definitely check some of the songs you’ve posted and if I like any of them, I’ll add them on my playlist too! 🙂

  7. Fernando Ceballos Lachica permalink
    27/10/2014 4:49 am

    I love to do this challenge but lacks of time hinder my motivation. Even making book trailer I couldn’t do it for my assignment. Maybe I think, I need rest or something a break from my usual way of internet endeavor.

  8. sriches permalink
    27/10/2014 10:27 am

    Some proper awesome tunes mentioned there! I can never pick one favourite tune, I love so many and there are so many memories associated with certain tunes. Give me a radio over a TV any day! Simone x

    • 27/10/2014 5:00 pm

      Thank you Simone! It was very difficult to choose a few and I have to add Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight. I forgot.

  9. 27/10/2014 2:01 pm

    The tunnel one makes you think.. can there really be something that fast to travel through it..

    • 27/10/2014 4:58 pm

      It’s real Robert! It’s at the airport in Michigan. Ann Arbor, I think
      The colors are there… it’s famous.

  10. 27/10/2014 2:49 pm

    I think its fun that you take part in these photo challenges, its a good way to hone your skills. I should give it a try

  11. Masshole Mommy permalink
    27/10/2014 2:51 pm

    All those photos are beautiful! I don’t even think I could pick a favorite because I love them all.

  12. 27/10/2014 2:53 pm

    The collage ones were especially interesting to look through. You do have a lot of terrific playlist songs too.

  13. 27/10/2014 3:17 pm

    Those are some crazy looking album covers.Some I have never seen before but they look very neat. Different. I like it!

  14. Ben Butler permalink
    27/10/2014 3:48 pm

    I really enjoyed all of these. You are a TRUE artist. They really capture my eye.

    • 27/10/2014 4:50 pm

      You flatter me Ben. Thank you! It was a lot of work so next time, I’ll do something easy. 🙂

  15. 27/10/2014 4:19 pm

    I really like the tunnel picture.. always reminds me of Agent J and K! how fast can someone go in a tunnel!

  16. 27/10/2014 4:38 pm

    I really love your taste in music. The art work is really beautiful, This is the first time I heard about the challenge, I am going to have to look into starting in on this.

  17. ronnkelly3 permalink
    27/10/2014 4:39 pm

    You have such great taste in music, a lot of these songs are on my playlist. I also love the artwork.

  18. ninasaysblog permalink
    27/10/2014 4:50 pm

    You have wonderful taste in music. I’m going to make note of these playlists in Spotify.

    • 27/10/2014 6:02 pm

      Thank you! Pick what you like and check a few more. I’m looking for some good new songs too so tell me what you think I’d enjoy. 🙂

  19. 27/10/2014 4:58 pm

    So creative! That took a lot of energy and you did it so well. Love the collage ones, a total treat for the eyes! (and ears). Just followed you! 🙂 Hope you’ll check out mine too!

  20. vegetarianmamma permalink
    27/10/2014 4:59 pm

    What a fun challenge! I like your taste in music!

  21. 27/10/2014 5:01 pm

    I liked your Happy Inspired Loved playlist the most because it’s so positive! It’s also a great playlist to start the day. BTW, your cover art are actually pretty good, really matching the songs.

    • 27/10/2014 5:39 pm

      Thank you! Phylicia it was a lot of work but a ton of fun. Check out the songs and enjoy them.

  22. Melanie Feehan permalink
    27/10/2014 5:38 pm

    Gorgeous art. I haven’t heard of the challenge before. Thanks for sharing!

  23. 27/10/2014 6:19 pm

    Wow this looks amazing, I would love to take the time to try this!

  24. jshallow01 permalink
    27/10/2014 6:37 pm

    Some interesting pictures. I am looking forward to seeing what other pictures you take.

  25. Nicole permalink
    27/10/2014 7:16 pm

    Those are super cool photo’s! Definitely one of a kind!

  26. FamiGami (@famigami) permalink
    27/10/2014 7:54 pm

    Album cover art is some of the weirdest art I know. It’s amazing people listen to the songs inside some of those wird albums!

  27. Czjai permalink
    27/10/2014 7:55 pm

    Lovely photos and inspiring words. Thanks for sharing your art. 🙂

  28. franckxethee permalink
    27/10/2014 8:56 pm

    The covers are all creatively done. This would be a really catchy album cover.

  29. 27/10/2014 9:11 pm

    So hard to pick a favorite, they are all really nice, and different!

  30. 27/10/2014 10:42 pm

    Whoa, now that’s really something different. Thanks for sharing.

  31. upliftingfam permalink
    27/10/2014 10:57 pm

    Great collection of photos. Thank you for sharing.

  32. 28/10/2014 12:24 am

    Very high impact art, really makes a statement! Thanks for sharing.

  33. amandamcmahon permalink
    28/10/2014 12:35 am

    This is something new to me. I do think art can be inspiring AND telling though!

  34. franckxethee permalink
    28/10/2014 1:56 am

    I like the pedicab photo. The cool nights, cool beats photo also looks great.

  35. 28/10/2014 2:09 am

    Your cover art is really amazing!~ Interesting and great challenge that you’d successfully achieved.

  36. Kero Pinkihan (@Kero_P) permalink
    28/10/2014 4:11 am

    Those are great covers! I’d love to join your photo meme next week =)

  37. Aisha Kristine Chong permalink
    28/10/2014 6:07 am

    Such great photos – what talent you have! 🙂

  38. 28/10/2014 6:38 am

    Great photos. I enjoyed the quote “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude” too.

  39. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    28/10/2014 6:59 am

    This is interesting indeed. You choose great images for the photo covers. Very impressive. Love the music too. Thanks for sharing.

  40. 28/10/2014 7:48 am

    Beautiful Art Work! I enjoy taking normal pictures and making them into something spectacular. I will have to try this challenge sometime.

  41. 28/10/2014 8:03 am

    Nice choices, eh! Hope you could do an indie playlist.

  42. 28/10/2014 9:00 am

    I just love the songs on your list! And the fact that you have a cover art that is inspired by the music or vice versa… it is a proof that music and art (photography) go together.

  43. 28/10/2014 9:33 am

    A picture is a poem without words. I like that most! Keep it up!

  44. 28/10/2014 10:43 am

    These are cool.

  45. Carly Anderson permalink
    28/10/2014 2:00 pm

    Album cover art is so much fun. Great photos!

  46. 28/10/2014 3:12 pm

    I love all of these, so creative. This looks like a fun challenge

  47. 28/10/2014 3:13 pm

    I love all of these so creative. This looks like a fun challenge

  48. Margarita Ibbott permalink
    28/10/2014 8:24 pm

    I love the photo collage. It is impressive.

  49. 28/10/2014 10:29 pm

    Some very interesting photos and scenes here. I love the bright colours and patterns. Never boring!

  50. Eric Leen permalink
    28/10/2014 11:08 pm

    Perfect collection. Greatly organized. I love the War and Peace. Bob Marley in #1 list. cool!

  51. Stephanie Pass permalink
    28/10/2014 11:29 pm

    Love the songs on your list! Great choices!

  52. Jason Panuelos permalink
    29/10/2014 3:47 am

    Loving the trippy editing. It feels almost retro but definitely modern if that makes sense! Your song choice is awesome as well! 😀

    • 29/10/2014 11:09 am

      Thank you Jason, I love your use of the word Trippy. I haven’t used that in a while… stealing it! 🙂

  53. 29/10/2014 7:40 am

    I love art and these are some amazing shots! You have the artist eye for sure! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  54. Fred permalink
    29/10/2014 10:30 am

    This isnt an easy challenge with those pretty eclectic collection of music of diverse genre per set! I liked the Nietzsche quote in the first set. Doesn’t sound like it comes from him, but its good. 🙂

  55. Fred permalink
    29/10/2014 10:32 am

    This isn’t an easy challenge because of the eclectic collection of songs in each album from different genre of music. Liked the Nietzsche quote btw!

  56. 29/10/2014 10:56 am

    those covers looks really cool. i have never tried making one. I should though

  57. Lorna Patrick permalink
    29/10/2014 12:39 pm

    This is wonderful!! I love all the pics, could look at the all day long!! Perfection, you have a knack for this!!

  58. Close To Home (@StayCloseToHome) permalink
    29/10/2014 4:04 pm

    these are cool collages you made out of your photo challenge good work.

  59. Pam Wattenbarger permalink
    29/10/2014 4:27 pm

    I really like Maroon Five but I haven’t heard Maps yet. I need to listen to it…

  60. Alisha Kostiuk permalink
    29/10/2014 4:59 pm

    Love all of the beautiful art! Thank you for sharing.

  61. loisaltermark permalink
    29/10/2014 5:01 pm

    Beautiful! These were so much fun to look at, and I’m going to download some new songs into my iPod right now!

  62. Amy Desrosiers permalink
    29/10/2014 5:28 pm

    Very bright and alluring colors. I love how eclectic and unique they are.

  63. Cynthia Landrie permalink
    29/10/2014 5:33 pm

    I love your art work and think you really hit the challenge. I am enjoying your play list too!

  64. 29/10/2014 6:14 pm

    I loved it. This sounds like a great challenge to really get the creative juices flowing.

  65. Kathleen Bunn permalink
    29/10/2014 7:29 pm

    These are great, what a unique weekly challenge idea. I love the pics of the pedicab.

    • 29/10/2014 9:58 pm

      Yes, I do too… I was on my way home from the city when I stopped at a red light. 4 Pedicabs congregated in front of my car. I looked at them and reached for my camera. Glad I was able to get a few shots before the light turned green. Haha! 🙂

  66. Kenneth Agudo permalink
    29/10/2014 7:50 pm

    Lovely those collage above tells something and you made it well, very creative mind

  67. Amanda Love permalink
    29/10/2014 9:46 pm

    Those are all unique creative colors with a pop of color and pizzazz. Love them!

  68. 29/10/2014 10:19 pm

    That is quite of an impressive collection – so unique!

    HilLesha O’Nan

  69. 30/10/2014 5:53 am

    What a neat challenge – these looked like they were fun to create.

  70. Trisha Grimes permalink
    30/10/2014 6:16 am

    Great collection, I love the artwork! Such an interesting challenge to take part in!

  71. Christy Hoover permalink
    30/10/2014 6:21 am

    I am loving the music selections and the art. Music definitely has a way of taking you back.

  72. 30/10/2014 9:45 am

    How fun! The music really sets the mood + compliments. 🙂

  73. Danielle permalink
    30/10/2014 1:30 pm

    I really love your images. They do bring a sense of peace. Nicely done!

  74. 30/10/2014 3:23 pm

    I can’t remember if I already commented on this…but I dig the cover art! Fun topic!

  75. Karla Campos permalink
    30/10/2014 7:49 pm

    I love art and music, what a fun post. Some great song selections here : )

  76. 31/10/2014 4:12 pm

    I love everything!!! Good job

  77. 01/11/2014 5:12 pm

    These are great. Very creative.

  78. 02/11/2014 6:01 am

    Perfect quote for this time of year. Gratitude certainly does beget beauty!

  79. 04/11/2014 12:20 am

    Nice photos! You are truly blessed in capturing pictures! Can you please share me some of your skills? just kidding. 😀

  80. Maria Iemma permalink
    05/11/2014 3:28 am

    Gorgeous cover art. I am not much of a critic but I like the different covers, interesting challenge.

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