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Creative Chaos and Major Productivity

Hello my loves!

It's been a while.  Let's be honest, I am just bad at blogging.  It's not a thing I do.  I want to, but I don't.  I shall try to improve, I promise I shall!

So what have I been up to you ask?  Well, in no particular order, I have made some massive changes to the Etsy shop where I list all my planner stickers and stencils.  W have new graphics, new listing images and descriptions, as well as some new products which I am adding a little at a time.  

I'm beyond proud of this work which has been in the pipeline for a while, but to be honest, I just didn't feel brave enough to actually make the attempt to create what I envisioned for the Etsy shop as it was.  I wanted a cohesive look, a professional but über creative feel, organisation (!!!!) and I wanted it all to happen without really knowing if I was able to pull it off.  Well it turns out that I am more than capable and that I really need to stop doubting myself!

If you want to see what I have been up to, just click on the image to pop over and take a look.  All blog readers who make a purchase get 15% off with the code: NLGOODIES15.

 

I have also been making my own inks.  It's become a little bit of an obsession - you don't even want to know how quickly I used 18 glass jars making different pigments.  I am working on my own magical recipe of binder to pigment to liquid, and it seems to be going ok so far.  Working with dip and calligraphy nibs is harder than paint brushes at present - so clearly some more experimentation is required.  In the meantime, however, just look at the beautiful palette of colours above!  Click on the image to be taken to my instagram where you can see a little video I shot from my phone whilst making that gorgeous Burnt Umber colour on the right hand side of the photo.

filming rig

The studio has been in the midst of a huge overhaul.  I finally have a lighting and filming rig set up that I am happy with, that is safe, and works, whilst also has most of what I need to create with to hand.  The IKEA Kallax units stacked on each other provide excellent storage and allow for easy organisation and ease of grabbing what I need whilst filming, rather than searching high and low for every gosh darn thing!

thecakeisalie

I acquired this beautiful cake stand from Style & Salvaged at the Reclamation Rooms a couple of weeks ago.  It's huge and is perfect for storing supplies!  I have taken it upon myself to attempt to use my supplies I hardly touch.  It will be a use it or lose it situation, so in a couple of weeks, what doesn't get used will be being de-stashed and gifted accordingly!  Watch this space if you are after a bargain!

 

I am also launching Irreverent Digital - a new shop dedicated to digital resources.  These will come in the form of original designs, backgrounds, textures and overlays for creative digital projects, and edits to photographs and digital journaling.  Its a whole new thing for me, but I am extremely excited and am hoping it really takes off!

So as you can see my loves, a lot has been going on!  

Feel free to go take a look around and let me know what you think!