• 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…

  • 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…