ome images from the Creative Journal that I started last year. My original goal was to take Paper Source’s slogan literally and “do something creative everyday” (I got the journal from Paper Source). Umm, it didn’t actually end up working. So, some days I’d fill a bunch of pages and hope that it made up for the days of extreme void.
What these pages primarily reveal is my obsession with decorative letters. And with some anny-mals. Some pages are merely exercises: trying to capture line and ornamentation design techniques, trying to capture lettering styles offered in the variety of calligraphy/hand type books that I own, etc.
Some additional samples of my lettering can be found in my Etsy shop, where I offer up my services for custom designs, lettering on family trees, and envelope addressing! Check them out HERE.
Posted in art, calligraphy, Design & Paper, Journals, sketchbooks, Type
Tagged animals, art, calligraphy, Daily Drop Cap, decorative initials, doodles, hand type, handlettering, illuminated initials, illustration, initials, Jessica Hische, Journals, letters, notebooks, Paper Source, sketchbooks, sketches, Type
Louise Best is an artist, a diarist, a designer of books and all things awesome, and the creator of one of my favorite new-to-me blogs, called Loulou Loves Books. There, Louise/Loulou offers us snippets of life “from behind the hedge and beyond,” whether in postcard, journal, or typewritten form. No matter what the medium, the effect is charming and lovely. Thank you to @Typoretum for introducing me to Ms. Loulou!
I love the Griffin & Sabine quality of the postcards and the journals. I just love handmade collage-y mail in general. So lovely.
All images above have been graciously borrowed from Loulou’s BLOG and SHOP; however, I strongly strongly encourage you to visit her in the following realms:
ETSY SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can’t sufficiently exclaim my excitement here…)
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, French, handwriting, Journals, sketchbooks
Tagged art, blogs, books, butterflies, collage, Design & Paper, diary, drawing, Eiffel Tower, Griffin and Sabine, Handmade Artists, handwriting, Jack Kerouac, Journals, Louise Best, LoulouLovesBooks, Paris, passports, poetry, postage stamps, postcards, sketchbooks, stamps
If you haven’t already scoped out the wonderland that is Poketo, you should make a beeline to their website immediately. Immediately, that is, after feasting your eyes upon the following diversely brilliant items offered in their online shop:
You can also follow Poketo on Twitter HERE.
Posted in art, Calendars, clothing, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, Stationery & Cards, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged agendas, animals, Calendars, clothing, custom, dogs, Journals, labels, owls, pens, Poketo, sketchbooks, t-shirts, Type, wallets, Wordshop Wednesday
Posted in collage, French, Journals, photography, sketchbooks
Tagged Amsterdam, collage, drawing, ephemera, France, Journals, Marieke Berghuis Leewens, Paris, photography, sketchbooks, sketching, Treats & Treasures
I recently stumbled (happily) upon a ridiculously sweet product site called Sukie, Ltd.. Based in East Sussex, Great Britain, Sukie offers the kind of items that inevitably create a snowball effect of adorability (?! just go with it, please), leading me/you to an insufferable state of indecision and head-scratching delirium. So, ultimately, you just end up buying a bajillion dollars worth of stuff because it would be inhumane to have to decide between the plain notebook or the lined one, for example.
See for yourself. You’ll feel my pain, I swear.
See what I mean? Are you in pain? I bet you are. It’s just too hard to discriminate among all the awesomeness, right? Which is why there are a gazillion images above. I mean, how could I possibly choose?! Way too difficult. Ugh.
In any case, you should totally visit their website and check out all their products (yes, there are even more than what I posted above, I assure you): SUKIE, LTD.
Posted in Bags, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, Stationery & Cards
Tagged address books, art, bag, books, cards, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, sticky notes, Sukie