• stationery

    5 Essential Pens For Bullet Journaling

    The first, and most essential item you need for bullet journaling is a notebook. The second is a good pen (or pencil if you prefer). One of the challenges with starting a bullet journal is feeling like you need to go out and buy all the stationery supplies. You don’t. And I’d highly recommend you work with what you’ve got before buying more. But there will come a time when you feel ready to try a new notebook, and you might want a good pen to write in it. I’ve been bullet journaling for a good few years now and I’ve tried many different writing tools. Some are good, some…

  • 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…

  • planners

    5 Tips For Setting Up Your New Planner

    It’s the time of year when we all convince ourselves that we need is a new planner because a planner will solve all problems. I’m sure if you’re reading this you’ve also realised that a new planner will not magically solve all the problems. The thing is, a planner can help you get yourself organised, and the start of a new year is just as good a time as any to do it. But the planner on its own isn’t going to magically figure everything out for you. You need to put some work in.  So today I want to share some tips on setting up a new planner. You…