• books

    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…

  • blogging

    5 Ways To Increase Engagement On Instagram

    One of my modules at university last semester focused on communication, part of this module specifically focused on communicating via social networks. As part of this, I had to create and run a social media account. Something I’m already kinda familiar with. This account was specifically focused on finding ways to engage viewers of the account and I learned quite a bit about how to use Instagram in the process. So today I want to share 5 ways to increase engagement on Instagram. I should point out that I am not a social media expert. I’m not a marketing guru. Everything in this blog post is based on a social…

  • art & design

    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…

  • planners

    Bullet Journal or Planner: Which Is Best?

    Today I want to talk about a topic I spend a lot of time thinking about. Which is best: bullet journal or planner? It’s a bit more complicated than you may think. It’s hard to say for definite which one is better, especially when every bullet journal or planner is different and the way they are used is unique to the owner. So today I thought I would share what I like and dislike about the bullet journal system and paper planners. Even if we don’t figure out a winner I’m hoping you will be able to figure out which type of planning system you may prefer. I think its…

  • bullet journal

    My Daily Planning Routine In My Bullet Journal

    I think it would be safe to say that everyone’s daily routine was upended when lockdown began. Weirdly, lockdown helped me figure out a more balanced day to day routine. Of course, my bullet journal is an integral part of this day to day routine. So today I want to share my daily planning routine in my bullet journal and how this helps me throughout the day. I think to some it may seem slightly strange that I’m taking a positive view of lockdown. I know the last few months have been really hard for a lot of people. But realistically, my daily routine hasn’t changed all that much. Despite…