• stationery

    Tom’s Studio Mechanical Pencil Review

    As a calligrapher, I spend a lot of time working with pencils. Pencils tend to be far more practical (and quicker) for drafts and working in my sketchbook. I also just so happen to be a huge fan of mechanical pencils so when I found out last year that Tom’s Studio was releasing a mechanical pencil I just had to try it. About Tom’s Studio Tom’s Studio is a small company based in England which specialises in high-quality calligraphy pens and other writing tools. The brand focuses on creating high-quality products which last a long time. Sustainability is a huge part of the brand. Many of Tom’s Studio products offer…

  • books

    Top 5 Must-Read Books to Boost Your Creativity

    In the changing world, we find ourselves in, it can be easy for an artist to lose focus and get into a state of creative block. So today I want to share my 5 must-read books which can help inspire and boost your creativity.  I won’t lie and say reading a book will get the creative juices flowing again. But (in my opinion) the books in this post have some great advice which can help you make changes in your life so you always feel inspired to create.  5 Must-Read Books to Boost Your Creativity The Practice by Seth Godin If you’re the type of person who says to an…

  • art & design

    Finetec Metallic Watercolour Paint | Review

    I am a huge fan of metallic paints, I use them all the time in my art. And while there are a few brands which sell metallic paints, I think there is one which stands out above the rest. So today I’m going to show you why Finetec makes some of the best metallic and pearlescent inks and why they should be your first choice for metallic paint. About the Finetec Metallic Watercolour It can be slightly confusing when discussing Finetec metallic inks because they are sold under two names. Finetec and Coliro began as one company but recently split into two brands, distributing in different areas. Both carry some…

  • stationery

    My Favourite Art & Stationery Supplies

    You might be surprised to hear this, but I’m at the point now where I don’t buy huge amounts of stationery. For the most part, I’ve figured out the stationery items and art tools which work for me. This means I don’t go looking for new stationery bits, I just buy more of what I know I like. So today I thought it could be interesting to share my favourite art and stationery supplies.  MD Paper notebook I love my MD Paper notebooks. I have written about them extensively over the years and I’ve bought at least 2 or 3. These notebooks have held up to pretty much everything I’ve…

  • bullet journal

    My 2023 Bullet Journal & Notebook Setup

    Another year is over and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my bullet journal set-up for 2023. The way I use my bullet journal hasn’t changed much over the last 12 months. I’m still using the same notebook as 2022 (fingers crossed I can fit the whole year in the 150 pages I have left. But I like seeing these posts so I thought I would share mine. Lessons from my 2022 bullet journal 2020-2021 was a weird time for me. I graduated from university and I didn’t realise just how much that would change the way I used my bullet journal. During that time my…