• books

    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron – Will It Help You Be Creative?

    The Artist’s Way is one of these books I had heard people talking about, but never went much further than that. That was until I learned more about the process, and the routine of journaling, or writing morning pages every morning.  Over the years I have had to deal with anxiety and imposter syndrome, specifically related to my art. After learning about how journaling is incorporated into this process. Something I’ve been doing for years. I knew I had to give The Artist’s Way a try and see if it helped my creative process.  About The Artist’s Way The Artist’s Way, originally published in 1992, has become a cult-classic self-help-styled…

  • art & design

    How To Choose The Perfect Sketchbook

    As a design student turned freelance artist, I’ve bought many sketchbooks over the years. Some were bought for a specific purpose,  others because they were the cheapest thing I can get.  Choosing the right sketchbook can be a surprisingly difficult task. I could tell you my favourite sketchbook (MD Paper with dot grids) but what works for me almost certainly won’t work for you. Choosing the right sketchbook involves figuring out what sort of creative activity you want (or will) be doing and finding a sketchpad which allows you to do that thing.  Today I’m going to share some of the aspects you should consider when buying a new sketchbook.…

  • stationery

    Leuchtturm1917 120gsm Notebook Review

    I’ve been a fan of the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks for a while now. I couldn’t even tell you how many I’ve used over the years. So when I found out Leuchtturm was releasing a new version of their notebook with thicker, 120gsm paper I knew I had to try it.  I love my Leuchtturm notebooks for bullet journaling, but I also like to use regular notebooks as a sketchbook. Where I can do drafts of my calligraphy and work out ideas. When I found out about this new Leuchtturm1917 notebook, with thicker paper, I thought I could maybe use it as a sketchbook. But, as much as I love it, it…

  • organisation

    How To Use A Planner To Stay Organised

    If you’re anything like me there’s a good chance at some point in your life you’ve decided you need to get things in order and bought a planner to get yourself organised. If you’re anything like me you’ve probably also realised that just buying a planner doesn’t help you get organised.  Planners are a fantastic tool which can help you organise your life and get things done. But they need a little work. No matter if you use a paper planner or some other digital system, they need a little input to work at their best.  Today I’m going to share some tips on how to set up and organise…

  • lifestyle

    Why Are Christmas Cards A Thing?

    September is coming to an end and with it, the festive season begins to draw closer. One aspect of Christmas which brings much enjoyment, along with a good amount of stress is sending cards to friends and family. But where did this tradition of sending Christmas cards begin, and why do we still do it in the age of email?  Today I’m going to share a very short history of the Christmas card, how we got into the habit of sending cards every year, and at the end, I will be shilling my own Christmas cards which I’ve just released on Etsy.  Why Are Christmas Cards A Thing? The First…