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song lyrics that speak to me

22 November, 2019

These are just a few of my favorite lyrics from some of my favorite songs. I have a ton of lists on my phone including captions, quotes, and lyrics. There are also a million songs that have amazing lyrics that I haven't listed but nevertheless mean a lot to me.

What makes a song lyric special is either the way that the lyric is sung or the thoughtful word choice. There are songs that have terrible lyrics but still sound amazing because of the way that they sound, and on the other hand there are songs that center around the lyrics and are a type of poetry. I've noticed that I am really a person that is drawn to words and I have to notice what is being said in order to enjoy what is otherwise supposed to be just music, and when I find something really great I have to keep it my pocket or post it on my blog. Enjoy.


Art Q&A: where I am right now

28 October, 2019

If I were someone else and I were looking at my art, these are the questions I would ask. Or the questions that I think I have an answer to right now. I also think this will be nice to self-reflect on this in the future and see how my ideas change or stay the same.

I'm writing a manifesto of sorts, the artist's statement I am hesitant to turn into my teachers.  Questions and answers to myself, from myself.  And a few visuals of pieces I've been working on for way too long. Here you go.


ode to yellow: a poem

13 October, 2019


 (a little bit inspired by olivia gatwood's ode to pink)

are you doing what you're told?

30 September, 2019

Throughout my day I often think about what motivates me to do things I do and why. I also find that people are always telling me that other people are telling me what to do, and there's a lot to sort through in all the messages we are getting everyday. I'm trying to find out who I'm really listening to and if this person is or ever can just be me.

And sometimes I stop in my tracks and think: "why am I doing something that takes much more effort than what I actually want to do, just because I think other people want me to do it?" I know it sounds complicated, and that's because it is, but it's in every second of my life and it cannot just be me. An easy example is walking along the sidewalk when it would be much faster just to cut through the grass to get where I want to go. But I don't want to seem weird. So I sacrifice my time and my energy to follow what some perceived audience would want me to do and it's gotten me nowhere. From small things like walking to class and big things like choosing a career. Why do we make decisions like this and how do we make them better?


24 of The Best Artists on Instagram

17 September, 2019

This is a post I should have done a long time ago because of how much time I spend looking at other people's art online. It started out small but now I follow about 300 people on my Instagram and most of them are writers or artists that I adore. Pinterest is a great source for art inspiration but Instagram especially is full of so many different people creating things that I had no idea even existed.

You don't have to be an artist to appreciate art and this a great list of people who work hard to everyday to create art and can also brighten up your feed in the process! It has really opened my eyes to all of the possibilities out there and also helped me find what styles + techniques that I like best among so many other great tips. None of these images after the first one belong to me but I have listed a few examples of my favorite pieces from each account and also linked each artist to their username. Let me know if you have already seen some of these accounts or if there are new ones that you decide to follow!

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