Well hello there friends of the Internet,
long time, no chat! Today’s post is something a little different – a collaboration with the wonderful Shelly from Amabilia Lifestyle!
Working with different creatives is definitely one of the highlights when it comes to blogging, yet it can prove to be very difficult seeing as you don’t technically know each other and (as in this case) live in different timezones. That’s why I think this whole post we worked on together is one of my favourite collabs I have done so far – it’s a laid back conversation of two people getting to know each other more!
We talked for hours in our Instagram DM’s, I definitely hit the collab-partner jackpot with this one! We divided our conversation into two blog posts – you can start reading on my blog and then head over to Amabilia Lifestyle to finish reading our conversation. (Link will be included down below again)
A big thank you goes out to Shelly who reached out to me! You’re the sun to my moon. (yes we already have cheesy inside jokes lol) I had a blast getting to know her and I think you will too as she’s such an amazing person and we share so many interests – big chances are that you will too. Also, she’s a fellow Ravenclaw, just like me; uummm hello, do I hear fate knocking on the door?
Okay, I think you’ve probably had enough of this rambling of an intro, on to the chat we proceed!
Saturday, April 7th
What did you eat today? Because we are absolute foodies… Also, memes??
Umm I ate eggs and sausage
What about you? I’m guessing you just had dinner
I had hummus on toast for breakfast,
a burrito bowl for lunch and some pasta for dinner😇
Mmmm that ALL sounds amazing. I’m a sucker for
some good hummus👌🏼
Especially roasted red bell pepper hummus
Oh my God yes
Have you ever seen hummus memes? They’re the best
No😂 I didn’t even know hummus memes were a thing
Sometimes I think, who sits down to actually write
memes? Like wow some people are either amazing
or extremely bored
WHAT okay as soon as you have time you have to look at
some, there are whole facebook/Instagram pages
dedicated to hummus, it’s hilarious
True. But I must confess that apart from hummus memes
I do look at classical art memes from time to time
I’m already laughing ‘cause I mean c’mon…
Hummus memes?? Too funny
ME TOO, though I gravitate towards classical
music so memes out of it are👌🏼
Do you play an instrument? Additionally, let’s talk films…
I play the piano, so that’s kind of how I got into
That’s so cool!!
I used to play the flute and am teaching myself
piano. How long have you played the piano?
It’s such a beautiful instrument
For about 11 years. I took lessons for 9 and now mostly just
teach myself to play a certain song.
Yes it is!
I find it to be a very elegant instrument. I was always kind
of scared of any instrument that required lung “power”,
but they all have such a beautiful sound.
“Lung power” indeed!
For wind instruments we have to exercise our
lungs in order to get the best (and longest) sound,
which can be a bit of a pain.
And wow you’ve been playing for a loooong time
Have you learned any new songs this week?
I’m currently trying to teach myself all the Yann Tiersen
songs from the Amélie film (don’t know if you know it) –
what about you?
And damn, the only thing I need to exercise in order to
play are my fingers.
That movie is on my list of “movies to watch
before I get older” which might sound weird to
have but I make lists for a lot of things. I’ve
heard it’s a really good movie (plus she’s French!!)
I’m currently focusing on “Victor’s Solo” from the
movie “The Corpse Bride”
I find it super cool how sometimes we forget a
song but our fingers automatically remember it
and its like… your mind could be elsewhere but
suddenly your fingers played the whole song and
when you think about playing you can’t remember
every single note and I dunno that happens to me a lot😂
Oh my God, I have one of those lists too (so no, not
weird at all) I LOVE Corpse Bride!
There’s actually a piano piece from that movie that is
meant to be played with 4 hands (so with a partner)
and a friend of mine and I have been wanting to play
it forever! And I can relate to the forgetting a song in
your mind but your subconscious remembering how
to play it – such a weird sensation!
I know which one you’re talking about!
Her and Victor both play it, it’s a spur of the
moment thing but I love it too
Phew 🙌🏼 Glad to know I’m not the only one
Are you artistic? Do you enjoy reading?
I know you like music now and that counts as art
Do you like drawing or painting or writing or
reading or dancing or ALL OF THE ABOVE LIKE ME
Don’t mind my excitement
OMG YES. I love art as in painting and drawing. I
wouldn’t necessarily call my own art particularly
good but I actually know a lot of art history and
love visiting museums or exhibitions.
Photography/Videography is another huge side to
art that I really enjoy and I’m so glad to actually have
a class at university where we learn more about it.
Writing and Reading I obviously enjoy
(I have a blog, duh).
Reading especially is a very special thing to me,
something that my parents encouraged me to do
early on. I’m really proud in the fact that I am a
MASSIVE book nerd. As soon as I could write I
would always write stories with my friends and
that continued on until now – I write short stories
and try to write books (if only I could ever finish one😂)
What about you? What kind of art forms do you dabble
in? And on the subject of reading – what’s a book that
you read recently that really stood out to you?
Art History and museums are amazing aren’t
they?? AND I UNDERSTAND I love to paint but
only because of actually doing it, not because
I’m good at it (I’m not, by the way).
Oooooooh videography sounds so cool! What
do you do in that class? Yes duh writing is no
doubt enjoyable by us bloggers😂
That’s so funny! I used to write stories by myself
and with my best friend when we were kids too.
That’s what inspires me to write my books today.
I never finish any of my books either, though it’s
not healthy in the slightest but oh well
Hmmm, the last two books I read that stood out to
me the most have to be “Mary’s Monster” and
“Ghost Boy”. They are absolutely phenomenal and
are both biographies/memoirs.
Going to art museums is kind of like this cool ritual I
do to spend time with myself, since nobody in my
friend group was really into art.
In my videography class I basically learn to film, edit
and do special effects. Right now I’m working on an
imagefilm as my final project, which has been really
fun to make so far.
Those books sound amazing. I’m definitely adding
them to my Goodreads list!
For me it is probably Raymond Carver’s collection
of short stories called “What we talk about when we
talk about love”. It’s such a deep look into different
relationships between people and how dynamics
within them can change. I definitely recommend!