Taking it all in…
I guess this is day two. Right? What should this bring?
I realized that I didn’t pack enough clothes for home. I forgot my MPK to make music. I already lost two socks??? I finished High Fidelity….and I got furloughed…
Well, this was going to happen right? How would I get through my day, what will happen? When will I change out of my pj’s? Everything is going to be okay.
Today was a good day and I think it’s a matter of getting things done!
I got to wake up late, made some coffee and had some leftover Chinese food. I lounged a bit and had an addictive stroll with Animal Crossing! I occasionally checked a group chat I’m in to keep me updated with work, friends, and things in Austin. I had someone over so we painting with my brother our favorite movie scenes, played goldfish, SORRY!, Operation, an electric scooter (gotta get that sunlight), and of course the switch. Watched funny videos and hung out with my family while music played in the background.
Right now I’m in my very own downtime, which is always the end of the day. I think there’s a poem that I want to write, maybe I should draw and design some things. I feel that I’m just winging it for the most part when it comes to keeping up with the boredom. I just realized that I haven’t been able to do my usual walks around Austin- this is not the time to get sad. On another note, I’m considering buying a music/maker app on my switch…and I bought it. I feel like something is missing and I think it’s my space. My OWN sanctuary. Being under curfew and quarantine in a place hasn’t been my real home in 3, heck maybe 4 years is a lot to take in. But I can work around it.
Towards the end of the day I just hung out had some spaghetti and now here I am. I still feel in a creative mood along with reflective. Taking it all in is the step to this self-isolation, this art of isolation.
I have a few questions.
What color do you feel today? How do you take it all in?
I haven’t said much about what is going on in the world, but it has definitely been on my mind. A LOT. I worry…I have fears and anxieties. And with the whole COVID-19 and paranoia of the world population, I’ve been reconsidering human reactions and morals and just the way we treat each other during a world panic, and it’s upsetting. There will be massive consequences casualties to this pandemic and we will see it in the employment rate, the economy, education, politics, and on families. The best that we can do, that I can do is be a good person. Treat each other with love and with words and good intentions. To help those in need and to seek those that can’t ask for help themselves. I just want everyone to be okay you know, especially for the ones that I care about, and I’m sure you wish that too.
Continue reading “The Art Of Isolation”
Some Drawings From My Journal
Can creativity be at a high and low at the same time? The lack and slack of my blog posts have been bugging me but sometimes I am not the best at coordinating and organizing a plan. I usually work with my own time and patience unless it involves other people in the process.
I’ve been reaching to create and I’ve found that through drawing, sketching, doodling, and even writing random lines and lyrics. I think that I have a lot to express but not a big enough canvas to place every medium and content I want. I end up getting overwhelmed or too excited-in the end, nothing comes out of it! But sometimes I like to draw Continue reading “Fruits And Sharpie”
I want to take a look back and remind myself that there are some good things, the best things, and favorite things in my life. I thought of this when I was going for a walk today around my campus and it reminded me of some beautiful things hidden. I’ve realized that I really like hidden corners haha. But, I felt like I should share some things that I appreciate.
Continue reading “Some of my Favorite Things”
SO, how long has it been since I made a video? Almost since the summer, I think.
I’m really glad I made this video. It felt good and I was in no rush to make it. I know when I did the youtube thing I planned heavily or I made dumb goals that were unattainable.
This video is everywhere! I do a little bit of catch up on where and what I’ve been doing and at 7:07 the rest is a cute little montage of some good things 😉
If you like things like this pls lemme kno!
Art by Tin Can Forest
Songbird is calling all artists of many shapes, colors, and sizes. Yes, I’m talking to you…
I realized that I am surrounded by so many people who like to CREATE. In all honesty, I feel inspired by these people and the new people that I meet. I genuinely get so excited and giddy at the fact that people like to make things just like me!
Now, I have bigger plans for this but of course, I’m going to start off small and FEATURE these artists. Eventually, I would like it if people could write for this blog, but that is a whole other matter and maybe side project of a kind. There is a lot of big steps and regulations to consider haha!
This sort of reminds me of the First Impressions Series I was starting, but that can happen another time. This time I really want to feature the artists and their own work.
I know I say things, and sometimes don’t follow up…but….this time it’s different. I mean, I said I would do Songs Of The Week and that is one of many things I have actually kept up! This is something entirely fresh and new! More faces! More art! More creatives!
So! Please! Let’s get started!
If you would like to contact me, please do at
@_hollie_songbird_blog on Instagram or comment below.
Sorry about no email, working on it!
Okay okay, I really stalled this post because posting about my own music is pretty vulnerable. Some days I like my music and other times I really don’t. But I have to post about it sometime. And who knows! I have the choice to delete this if I wanted to :o. Anyway, I hope you enjoy 🙂
I really don’t know what this song is, but it was fun making it!
Give me a follow if you’d like 🙂
I have other songs like these…
Continue reading “EVERYONES ALWAYS SAD – a new song”
Here is my lame attempt of making a mood/inspiration board, I mean who really makes them anyway right? Am I running out of ideas? No i’m not :). Anyway I just thought it would be fun to do this.
Well this is what goes on in my head for most of the time and it’s not even all of it. 🙂
Continue reading “Mood Board”
Hi everyone, I’ve collected some poems but I strayed away from posting them. The class I’m taking has forced me ( in a good way) to write poems/lines/phrases again. I’m happy that I’m writing again, and I’ve noticed that my word choices and the poems themselves have changed. I’ll try to post the ones I do for class, but here is one that I wrote outside of it. I might use this is workshop, but I don’t know. I try not to devalue my poetry and I treat it as separate from myself. I hope you enjoy this short one.
Continue reading “IM FEELING READ BUT WEARING BLEW”
So just spontaneously I decided to make and art account. I also wanted to share my art with you which I believe I’ve never done. I’ve shared thoughts, opinions, pictures, and poetry but never physical art. I hold art-my art- to be very special and personal to me. Continue reading “My Art + Art Account”
Hello! I know that the start of a week should be a new songs of the week, but I’m little behind! So today I wanted to share with you some books I’ve been reading. The summer usually promises time of reading and relaxing, and sadly I did not read as much as I wanted but I still wanted to share.
Continue reading “Books I’ve Been Reading”
Hair- The Body’s Landscape
While I was going through instagram an ad for a shaving company popped up on my feed. It was very different than any other shaving ad I’ve seen. First of all, the women in the ad had hair on their body. Continue reading “P1: Lengths To Body Love”
HAHAH don’t know what I was going for here but here is a new song for ya’ll to listen to! Now on Soundcloud and soon Bandcamp!
I was really inspired by a Beach House song… Continue reading “SOON OR L8TER – a new song”
Hi everyone! Do you remember I said I would write about my experiences at concerts to ya’ll? We’ll a friend of mine told me about a music media publication run by young writers and content creators like myself. If you enjoy music, concerts, Continue reading “My SALES article on Glasse – A Music Media Publication”
“We mustn’t dwell. No, not today. We can’t. Not on Rex Manning day!” -Mark
What is Rex Manning Day? Well if you’ve seen the cult movie Empire Records you know exactly what I mean when I say Rex Manning.
Continue reading “Happy Rex Manning Day!”
Her’s – UK band Killed in a car crash
Stephen Fitzpatrick – Auden Laading – Trevor Engelbrektson
This post was going to be something else, it was going to be me reminiscing the moment I got to see Her’s perform, when I got to meet them.
Continue reading “Remembering the Band-Her’s”
Hey ya’ll I did a Mac Demarco cover just for fun and I thought I could share it with you! You can find the song on my YouTube and soundcloud. 🙂 What’s your favorite Mac Demarco songs, I have too many to count!
Continue reading “My Kind Of Woman- a cover”
Hey guys! Sorry it has been a while since I’ve written or posted anything, which will be fully explained in the next blog post I do. Today I wanted to talk about the latest fun reading I did for myself. Continue reading “Fun Reads – Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto”
This album – I have been obsessing over…
I wouldn’t call this an album review, more like an appreciation. This week I got really tired at picking music and skimming over my playlists, and what great way to fix the problem is by listening to an album, and I happened to pick The Drum’s 2017 album Abysmal Thoughts. I knew at least Continue reading “The Drums- Abysmal Thoughts (An Album Appreciation)”