Friday, 29 June 2018

So, how are the 2018 goals going?

2018 goal catch up creative work and play flatlay

All year I planned to do a 2018 goal update, ever since I posted my creative goals back here in January. But now I sit down to it I realised that I've only completed one goal (buying my Macbook yassss team I'm in love) and the rest I either haven't started or are in the middle of doing. Because guys - plans don't get done in a month or two, they take a while. However, that aside I still want to do a goal catch up post because it's great to look back on and also it keeps me in check for the rest of the year.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Recently Read #12

recently read, five book reviews on recent reads - Layover, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Everything i never told you, A court of frost and starlight, meet cute

I haven't done a recently read post in a while, since March in fact, so I thought it was about time I updated you with some reviews. While this isn't every single book I've read since then it's some of the most recent ones!


Friday, 8 June 2018

The Marine Parade Eatery ~ Paraparaumu Beach, NZ

A quick review of The Marine Parade Eatery in Paraparaumu Beach New Zealand. Apple crumble french toast! food berries

Apple Crumble French Toast guys!

For my birthday (yes I know that was April I'm slack) my family and I headed out for lunch at The Marine Parade Eatery in Paraparaumu Beach and let's just say the food was excellent! Coming from someone who goes to pretty much the same cafes all the time for brunch it was really nice to try somewhere new. My parents had been here previously a couple of times but it was my brother and I's first time.

Friday, 1 June 2018

May Catch Up

I've been rather busy lately and this month's posts have sort of hopped on the backburner without me even realising, first it was one post and now it's reached a fair few more. But hey we're allowed that right? So many people across social media preach that breaks are okay and you don't have to constantly be posting if you're running out of steam - that makes this break okay because the internet told me so. I had posts sitting in my drafts that were 80% finished but I didn't want to finish them and post them because I didn't feel like they were good enough and worthwhile. How many times have you heard that before on many a blog? I can tell you it's a lot.

Anyway, it's been just under a month without a post, and a fair few without a dip into my everyday life, so grab a cuppa and let's catch you up!

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: