How I read fifty-two books a year

  One of the goals I set myself in 2018 was to read a book every week for learning and pleasure. I really enjoyed it -I’ve always loved reading but struggled to find the time, and when I succeeded I resolved to do the same thing in 2019. My lovely friend Kirsty (check out her amazing cancer recovery journey Hope.sprints on instagram)asked me a few … Continue reading How I read fifty-two books a year

Seven things I wish I’d known when I started my first bullet journal

  Don’t bite off more than you can chew   My first journal had a whole bunch of lovingly crafted spreads that I just didn’t use! When you first start out, there are so many ideas (looking at you, 300 BuJo Spread Ideas Buzzfeed articles!) and I felt like I had to try them all. Daily drawing spreads, mood trackers, lunar cycle trackers,  meal planners … Continue reading Seven things I wish I’d known when I started my first bullet journal

So, you’ve quit your bullet journal – seven ways to get back on track

Often when I talk to people about bullet journaling (generally after they grab my notebook and demand to know what’s happening with it!) they confess that they have tried bullet journaling but gave up or not stuck to it consistently.   If you want to try to build and stick to the habit of regular bullet journaling, here are some suggestions:   Quit your other … Continue reading So, you’ve quit your bullet journal – seven ways to get back on track

How to make your lettering look better

One of the questions I’m asked most on my Instagram is how to get better at lettering. The short answer is practice! But once you’re happy with your letterforms, I also wanted to share some cool techniques to help you make it pop. This is the most straightforward lettering, in a pretty colour, but basically a little flat on the page. I see a lot … Continue reading How to make your lettering look better

How to make your pages and letters look great – retouching images for bujo and lettering art

One of my favourite things about the bullet journal and lettering community is the sharing of techniques and tips. I frequently get contacted by new and smaller accounts on Instagram asking me how they can grow their followers.  For me, this is really simple. What’s most important?  Give as much (or more) love as you want to receive – really engage with people who make … Continue reading How to make your pages and letters look great – retouching images for bujo and lettering art