• art & design

    What I Keep In My Bag For Art School

    A long time ago I decided that at some point during my university education I would share a what’s in my bag type post. I know how cliched these types of posts have become but I wanted to do it. Just based on reading a few other similar posts I think what I take with me to university is quite different compared to other students. I’m not saying this in an oh I’m so special sort of way. But art students have different needs compared to English or science students so I thought it would be interesting to share what I keep in my bag for art school.  If things…

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    How To Improve Your Handwriting

    My Instagram bio says that I am a graphic designer with nice handwriting. It says this because I think it’s a fun way of telling the internet I do calligraphy. But also technically it’s a lie because I don’t actually think I have good handwriting. And that’s okay because I don’t always need to have good handwriting. There is a pretty good chance you feel the same way about your handwriting. So today I want to share some of the reasons behind why we think this way and also some small tips which could help you improve your handwriting.  I should probably add that I am not an expert when…

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    10 Books Which Made My Dissertation

    Usually, at the end of every year, I would do a roundup of all the books I read that year. I didn’t write one at the end of 2020 because I was too busy working on my dissertation. However, most of the books I did read in 2020 were for my dissertation. The topic of my dissertation ended up being related to the content on my blog. So today I thought it might be interesting to share some of the books I read during the research process.  I won’t go into massive detail, but my dissertation looked at how new digital technologies have changed how we as a society write.…

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    My Favourite Art Books For Beginners

    I own a lot of art books, like seriously too many. Just the other day I bought a job lot of calligraphy books on eBay. It was cheaper than buying them individually, don’t judge me. You might be surprised considering I’m at art school but I didn’t do art during high school. A lot of what I learned came from books and you can do the same. So today I want to recommend 5 art books for beginners. I will say right now that these choices are very much based on my personal preferences and the type of art I like. If you’re looking for a book which will teach…

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    Can You Use Watercolour In The Leuchtturm1917?

    In the past, I’ve talked a lot about how to use a bullet journal. You don’t want to spend all your time decorating your bullet journal and forget to use it as a planning tool. I’m not saying you can’t decorate your bullet journal at all. I enjoy decorating my bullet journal pages, I don’t decorate to the same extent as some others who use bullet journals. But I do use a lot of art supplies in my bullet journal. And today I want to answer an interesting question, can you use watercolour in the Leuchtturm1917? I’ve used several different notebooks as bullet journals, but the one notebook I’ve used…