// sketchbook #3 //

flowers from a patch of wildflowers in our garden (i’ll post pictures of that soon), and the lyrics of would you be so kind by dodie. my hand hurt a lot by the time i finished this.

i drew this one right after i heard the song drugs & candy, from all time low’s new album.

lyrics from last young renegade by all time low, plus a weird bullet journal sort of thing.

“alternatives to self-harm: snap a rubber band on your arm. hold an ice cube. draw on yourself. make a playlist. tear up paper. break sticks. paint your arms red. take a hot shower. youtube funny videos. hug a pillow. call a friend. write out the lyrics of a favorite song. play with something squishy. go for a run. google ‘the butterfly project.’ pull weeds. say ‘this feeling will pass.'”

lyrics from kids in the dark by all time low, and a list of alternatives for anyone who needs it. :) (can you tell i really like all time low?)

 

i can’t draw eyes or eyelashes, but . . . i made this thing! it was rather fun! i used lyrics from when the day met the night by panic! at the disco. (although it should have been “all was golden when the day met the night” — “in the sky” wasn’t supposed to be there, but oh well.)

“it feels like it should still be that day in seventh grade when i realized you mean the world to me. nothing feels real without you. i forget how to breathe from time to time when you’re next to me, and it helps me to understand that i am alive. how do you make my heart beat so quickly, when i don’t want it to beat at all? // june 8th, 2017”

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i used watercolor.

cute girl with weirdly long arms + lyrics from ultralife by oh wonder.

 idk what this is. i just slapped some flowers on the page and doodled around them.

in case you can’t tell, i like using song lyrics in my art. when i don’t know what to draw, i’ll put my music on shuffle, pick a lyric i like from the first song that comes on, and base my art off that. it’s a pretty good to way to fend off artist’s block.

xo

loren

// last young renegade //

All Time Low

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all time low, an band that you should definitely listen to, came out with a new album called last young renegade. i forgot that it was being released on june 2nd, and when i remembered, i freaked out and listened to the whole thing at ten thirty when i was supposed to be sleeping. listening to this felt like falling in love. i just sat there and closed my eyes and let the music fill me up. new music is so exciting. :D

i wanted to write something about this F A N T A S T I C gift to the music world, but i thought “hey, mate, listen to this album and you will be blessed. please and thank you.” would be a bad post. so i came up with a different way to convince you to listen to last young renegade. i listed all the songs here, along with my favorite lyrics and a bunch of things that each song makes me think of. it would be cool if you read each list while listening to the song that goes with it (the whole album is on youtube. that’s pretty rad.), but you don’t have to, obviously. you really should, though.

I just drove past this intersection and it’s pouring rain and just look at how eerily beautiful it looks

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last young renegade. | you were the best thing ever happen to me // and i’ll keep on fighting just to make you believe | brown eyes. being afraid of losing someone. fighting the urge to kiss. sitting in the sunshine. hearing someone’s name and remembering everything they ever said. “i am so in love with you.” sitting outside early in the morning. wanting to run. clumsy, eager hugs. 

this little bit of marina joyce just proves how much better i am... now shut your mouth and finish sucking on your lollipop:

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drugs & candy. | you’ve got me out of my head // i got the beat of the breakdown | being bored of everything. crushes. hastily told secrets. unintentional eye contact. long summer days of doing nothing. sitting in the only patch of shade. silent thank yous.

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dirty laundry. | her closet’s such a mess // filled up with all the skeletons she’s kept | the headache you get when the lights are suddenly turned on. feeling numb. watching someone from across the room. figuring out someone’s secret. a heavy feeling in your chest. struggling to wake up. 

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good times. | underneath the stars we came alive // and singing to the sky just felt right | empty parking lots at night. wondering if this is the last time you’ll see someone. when you’re so tired that everything is funny. the ache in your bones when you sprint on asphalt. sitting against a wall and laughing over old jokes. faded camp shirts full of signatures. blurry photographs. “i’m gonna miss you guys.”

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nice2knoU. | one more time for second chances // we just want to do some damage | seeing an old friend and having nothing to say. noticing that someone has changed. rebellion. searching the crowd for someone who has already left. avoiding goodbyes. collecting emails on a scrap of paper. sleepaway camp. convenience stores.

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life of the party {explicit}. | and it’s four in the morning, i’m just trying to fix myself | being annoyed for no reason. trembling with anger. when someone bumps into you and doesn’t apologize. smalltalk. feeling fake. being unable to sleep in an unfamiliar place. yelling at someone you love. regret.

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nightmares. | i gotta say it’s hard to be brave // when you’re alone in the dark | hearing something you didn’t want to. four a.m. a damp pillow. shaking. trying to forget someone. shadows distorting a familiar room. dreading going home. realizing that no one really knows you. smiling just to stop the tears from falling.

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dark side of your room.| this moment feels like an echo // we’ve done this dance a thousand times | laughing even though your feelings are hurt. friends who are controlling. your turn during truth or dare. seeing someone you tried to forget. stripes of light coming through the blinds. feeling nothing towards someone you used to love.

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ground control. | my systems are critical // gotta find my way back to you | feeling like something is wrong, but not knowing what it is. hugging a pillow and pretending it’s a person. knowing you’ll be ok, just not right now. falling asleep in the car. doing something even though you’re scared. homesickness. “you mean everything to me.”

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afterglow. | king and queen of the streets again // got young love running through our veins | receiving flowers. holding hands for the first time. gentle rainstorms. feeling like home is a person. hugs where no one wants to let go first. falling in love with your best friend. long walks going no where. silence that means something.

the entire album gives me an all-nighter with friends, summery kind of vibe, and i freaking love it. my favorite songs from it are, at the moment, last young renegade, good times, and nice2knou. lyrically, it’s pretty different from their previous album, future hearts. the songs from that one felt deeper and sadder, although they still had that summer vibe i associate with all time low.

xo

loren