Friday, 4 May 2018

Mood: The One With the Good Vibes and the Mini Goals

a moodboard and three small goals for may ootd lettering decor
Pattern // Clothing goals // Decor goals // Good Vibes

I do have my overall yearly goals, yes, but sometimes I like to try and focus on some smaller things a month and for the month of May that's exactly what I'm doing. I took most of April off from doing creative things after work as I knew I wanted to get involved in the 100-day project and continuing to work on things leading up to the start of that felt like the recipe for burn out. I let my brain have a rest and spent it mostly binging new shows and books and playing The Sims 4 and a bit of nostalgic Runescape. Not gonna lie my brain is now full of creative ideas and things I want to get started with, so much so that I considered and actually tried to launch an email newsletter from idea to the first email in just over a week. Silly me obviously that didn't work out as I'm not a creative wizard with 50 hour days. But now it's May and I have some mini goals to achieve in the next 31 days and hopefully, I can actually achieve them.


Friday, 27 April 2018

Creative Chats with... Abbey Sy

Creative chats with Abbey Sy an interview discussing creativity art lettering and illustration

Welcome to episode four of Creative Chats, this time with Abbey Sy!

Abbey was one of the first artists I discovered when I started my lettering phase, as I started my lettering phrase using watercolours her art was exactly what I was aiming for. I have featured her Harry Potter collaboration with Risa Rodil before here, but I haven't featured her on her own so I knew when I decided to launch this Creative Chats series that I wanted to try and get Abbey involved. And here she is; artist, illustrator, lettering artist, and author from Manila, Philippines. Constantly on the go, whether that's with her art, touring one of her new books, or simply travelling and spreading her wonderful creative knowledge. Check out what she had to say:


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A Year At Hotel Gondola by Nicky Pellegrino | Book Review

A book review of A Year at Hotel Gondola by Nicky Pellegrino - Venice romance and italian food italy seafood friendship europe

It was more like a few days at Hotel Gondola*, I just flew through this book! Nicky Pellegrino is one of my favourite authors and what's especially cool about her is the fact that she's a Kiwi too. I'm really bummed I missed out on her event in Wellington the other week but unfortunately, I had other plans as it would have been lovely to meet her and share the love. However, on with the review!


Monday, 23 April 2018

I turned 24, and I'm sort of unsure about it

I turned 24, and I'm having a quarter life crisis. Thoughts about ageing and being at the right stage of your life.

Twenty four is one of the ages I've struggled turning the most. At 20 I was no longer a teen, 21 is a big year to most people, 22 was my Taylor Swift year (the song not a fanatic phase), 23 was my golden birthday (23 on the 23rd), so now 24 is a bit of a regular standard birthday. It's also super close to 25, which to me is super close to 30 which is super close to 40 and frankly, I'm not ready for that.


Monday, 16 April 2018

Book vs Movie Review: Ready Player One

a review on the movie and book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline directed by Steven Spielberg iphone flatlay we own the sky luke allnutt art3mis parzival aech shoto dito halliday
I'm very much one of those horrible people who always say 'the books better than the movie' and to be quite honest with the exception of probably two or three movies I do think they are. This doesn't mean I hate the movies though I realise they need to cut out things and change things slightly to make the stories work for the screen, I just usually prefer the book. Now, Ready Player One has been a big hit lately and with all the hype of the movie I felt I had to read the book first! Here are my thoughts on both: 

Friday, 13 April 2018

25 Songs From My Favourites Playlist

25 songs from my current favourite spotify playlist music apple homepod lettering

I'm not usually one to talk about music on here because usually my music tastes are very much full of popular charts, listening to my parent's faves from my childhood, or I'm going through a phrase of blasting Disney songs wherever I go. However, as I've finally downloaded Spotify at work near the end of last year I had to make a playlist that I could listen to day in day out and not get bored, but also be filled with songs I knew fairly well enough to fall into the zone of work and not get distracted everytime a new song came on. So when I haven't been binging The Greatest Showman soundtrack on repeat here's a 25 track example of my 10-hour playlist: