Today my good friend Mia stopped by. We hadn’t seen each other for quite a while as she had been in Mexico and I in Palm Springs. We had a scrumptious lunch at Pitfire Pizza, and then walked around my neighborhood and exploring my park before coming back to my house. We lazed around and just basically munched on crisps and talked all day. Later on, we watched one of our absolute favorite movies ever- The Virgin Suicides. (Sofia Coppola is a genius) I decided, in a crazy spur of the moment choice, to interview the fabulous and intellectually refreshing Mia! After reading (and hopefully liking and commenting too!) this, go check out her and my other friend Julianna’s great blog- burstsofbeauty.com.
An interview with Mia
S: Can you introduce yourself to my readers?
M: Hi, I’m Mia. Sofia’s one of my best friends, and I am so honored to be featured in her fantastic blog. I really enjoy art and that is my main outlet for expressing my creativity, I also enjoy writing much like Fia.
S: What are some of your inspirations for your art?
M: One of my main inspirations is just the people that fill my life every day, they give me such happiness and joy. A more specific person who started out inspiring me to create art was my mom.
S: Out of all the many arts, why choose visual arts?
M: The reason that visual arts is my main calling is because I am not much of a performer or an actress, and for me, visual arts show everything I am trying to express. It’s so amazing that just one color can show so many emotions, the composition of a painting, the brushstrokes- those are all feelings that come from visual arts and no other art.
S: What are some things you are really into right now?
M: Right now, I’m really into American Horror Story, because I have no real thrills in my real life. It’s a very nice escape to be so scared that you are too shocked to do anything else. I started reading this amazing novel called “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. It is so captivating and you just think about- it’s cheesy, but reading books that are so dynamic that make you think about your life and question a lot. You start relating the character to your life and the situations you are going through.
S: Ooh, I enjoy AHS as well! In terms of fashion, what brands and trends are you excited about right now?
M: I am very excited about spring colors! I’ve been seeing a lot of cute dresses lately-Kate Spade, oh, J Crew has such cute dresses. Sof, as you know, we both love Lea Michele, and I love her little frocks and dresses she wears. It’s just adorable.
S: Yes, I adore Lea Michele so much! How do you think she’s handled the awful ordeal she’s had to go through? (Cory Monteith’s death)
M: I look at her, and I am so amazed at how she has handled it. I don’t know her personally, but I can see that she hasn’t shut out her family and friends. She is really seeking support, and I just find it astonishing that she is able to compose herself in such a polished way. She has spoken out about it, and is open about it. The main thing I see in her is her selflessness. In her time of grief, she opened up to Cory’s fans and family. She really related to people who were going through the same grief, and helped them while repairing herself.
S: On a happier note, what have you been listening to lately?
M: I’ve been really into Ellie Goulding and an artist called Fluke. I love Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, you know. My favorite song right now is Awkward by San Cisco, which you showed me!
S: How have you been handling school stress lately? It’s been pretty bad recently, at least for me.
M: Seeing as we are on break, I’ve been very relaxed. When in school, I get really strung out over the smallest details. I know it doesn’t seem like the world will end if I get less than 90%, you know, but in that moment it feels as if everything is falling apart. I think this more to the last minute when the tests and assignments are coming up, even if I am so well prepared.
S: Yeah, I feel exactly the same way, it’s crazy. Anything you’re looking forward to for high school?
M: Expanding my friend groups. I’m looking forward to… well, just generally growing up as a person and becoming more passionate and focused on certain things.
S: This has been lovely. Anything else you’d like to say to the internet?
M: Before the beginning comes the end.
On that note…
It’s a beautiful day to dream. ♦