I am utterly devastated, and heart broken, that Leonard is no longer with us. I have so many memories, and thoughts floating around in my head. I am not ready to try and put this into words just yet. I will over the next couple of days. Until then, here is a image of the unified hearts I made this morning, on hearing the dreadful news. The bottom photo was the sunrise where I live this morning.
Everybody Knows it is my mission to Cohenise every beach I go to, and this was my second time to get the chance to Cohenise St Cyrus in Scotland, on my second annual visit to my friend Mandy’s home. That friend, who is my friend thanks to our meeting in Lissadell for Leonard’s concerts there in 2010. Thanks Leonard! Photo by Mandy. Visit to St Cyrus was on July 28th.
“the chain’s too tight”. It is normally the preceding line of I’m Your Man that I find inspiration for, (seeing as I am moon obsessed), but seeing this piece of wood with the hanging chain made me immediately think of this line! Of course I then had to enact the line while Mandy got me the obligatory photo!
Happy day of celebrating Love. Forever inspired by Leonard.
Happy Holidays Friends! Wishing all my readers a wonderful holiday season and for those who find this time of year difficult you are in my thoughts!
Image created by Gwen Langford.
For everyone who has had their lives effected by war and terror.
I made this image last night for a group of friends who were in Paris on Friday night, but I dedicate it to all who have had their lives touched by war and terror. I live in hope that someday our planet will have peace for all.
Gwen Langford 2015
Wishing for you a wonderful Happy 81st Birthday Leonard. May your day be filled with all that is important to you. I wish for you many more happy, healthy years. You continue to inspire me in everything I do. I am forever grateful for all the magical concerts I attended and those moments spent in your presence remain the highlights of my life.
The images included here are a dedication I made to you on a beach in Scotland, on a trip I made there earlier this year, a trip that would never have happened if it weren’t for the connection we made through our mutual love and admiration for your songs and poetry.
The other is a drawing I did of a photo I took during one of the New York concerts in 2013. Up to March of this year my drawing ability was non-existent. However I made it my mission to teach myself and many of the drawings I have attempted have been inspired by you. I feel this is one of my best to date.
Thank you for being my inspiration, and thank you for the memories.
Photos copyright of Gwen Langford 2015
Happy 80th Birthday to the biggest influence and inspiration in my life. Thank you for the memories Leonard. Wishing you a wonderful day and many more ahead. May you be blessed with good health and happiness all your days.
I created this image in celebration of your special day.
A few weeks ago my friend Maria Viana suggested to me that it would be great if as many of us as possible had a special profile photo on this day and she asked me would I create it. I made this using the album cover of Popular Problems for inspiration.
After seeing word art of another of Leonard’s songs on the Leonard Cohen Forum, I was inspired to do some using Hallelujah (no surprise there for people who know me!) When I discovered they allow users to upload their own images I of course had to try using the image of the Unified Hearts. I like the result!
Another beach and I couldn’t resist some more Cohenising.
Photo of me with my heart by my friend Kathleen, thanks!
I’ve Leonard like a habit and I’ll NEVER get enough.
After I drew the wires Kathleen who is a much better artist than I am kindly drew the bird, thanks Kathleen!
“It’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea” LC
On Friday 12th of July I spent the day on two of the beaches in Dublin, Killiney and Dollymount and couldn’t resist drawing Unified Hearts into the sand at the sea edge and was inspired to do so by the above lyrics from Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye.
Seeing as this one stony beach and I’d problems finding a sandy patch to draw the heart, I decided to decorate the heart with stones.