• personal

    My Lockdown Year At University

    It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post I’m not quite sure how to start this. So hi. My name is Emma. I write about stationery and notebooks and various other related bits. The last post I shared was back in September of 2020. I had just made the transition from my old domain name to this: The Paper Kind.  Side note: can I just say how much I love the new name for my website. I’m so glad I took the time to find a name that resonated with what I want to do in the future. I’ve had a few people message me saying how much…

  • organisation

    How I Stay Organised At University

    Today I want to share how I stay organised at university. Higher education is different for many reasons. At school, you’re told what to do and to an extent forced to do it. University is very different, there is no one making sure you’re attending class or doing work. University forces you to take control of your learning, lecturers are there to help and guide you. But they can only help if you put the effort in. Today I want to share some organisational tips I’ve figured out which help me to do my best at university. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I’m not the sort of person who…

  • organisation

    How I Keep My Workspace Organised

    Today I thought I would share my workspace and how I keep it organised. This is important to me. I know most people think of creative types as having untidy workspaces. I’m not like that. I need my workspace to be tidy. If I don’t the mess will distract me from my work. I have my workspace set up in a way that is functional but also helps me work best. So today I am going to share how I keep my workspace organised and hopefully you will gain some tips on how to keep your workspace organised in the process. HOW I KEEP MY WORKSPACE ORGANISED MY ORGANISATION SYSTEM…

  • bullet journal,  Featured

    I Tried Using A Sketchbook As A Bullet Journal

    Previously I’ve written about how you don’t need a special notebook for bullet journaling. In one example I’ve shown how it is possible to bullet journal in a lined notebook. Recently I’ve noticed that university has changed the way I use sketchbooks to document my thought process. So this made me wonder something. Is it possible to use a sketchbook as a bullet journal? I’ve been bullet journaling for 5 years, at the beginning I only used my bullet journal to organise my time. As my bullet journal method has evolved I’ve also changed what I keep in my bullet journal. In the past, I would keep my lecture notes…

  • art & design

    Experimenting With Cyanotype At Art School

    Over the last few years, I’ve taken on all sorts of different design projects. Through this, I’ve learned new techniques like screen printing, video production and animation. Ever since I bought my first SLR camera I’ve wanted to try film photography. In the past year at university, I’ve been able to try out film cameras and even process my own film. From this, I’ve come across what I think is the most interesting photographic technique: cyanotype. Before starting art school cyanotype was something I had never really come across. I vaguely knew it had something to do with technical drawings but not much more. It’s surprising to me that in…