When I was in primary school I had ridiculously neat hand writing. I was obsessed with being neat. I borrowed the creatively titled Lettering Book (this is a more modern version) from the library to learn different typefaces and I’d spend ages making sure each letter was spot on. I was at the top of my hand lettering game as I transitioned into high school. Unfortunately I soon learned that bubble writing and swapping full stops for love hearts was frowned upon in high school. It was heartbreaking to realise that legibility was more important than creativity. Five years of scribbling notes killed my creative game and I never hand lettered again. So when I see the work of someone like Noel Shiveley I get super jealous and I ponder what could have been.
Noel is an amazing hand letterer from Colorado Springs who creates pin worthy pieces of art including those that fit into my favourite subgenre – poignant-and-inspirational-phrases-over-grand-landscapes. Follow Noel on Instagram and prepare to be wowed.
(How’s your hand lettering game? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook)
I don’t know about you guys but my weeks are speeding by so fast! I can’t believe another Tuesday has rolled around. This week I’m sharing the Instagram account of Ashley Brook Designs. I’m really drawn to her beautiful, colourful designs. Her feed makes me so happy and I’m sure she’ll brighten up your day too. Follow Ashley here.
The National Stationery Show is on in NYC at the moment so I’ve been watching Instagram with interest as the #nss filtered posts come through. So many pretties!
As a planner nerd I love spending time making my planners look nice. While I have more than enough stickers, I don’t have any planner charms. Which brings me to this week’s Instagrammer. Kay, who runs the Instagram account Bits to Pieces showcases some of the sweetest charms that I’ve seen on the interwebs.
Hop over to Bits to Pieces and prepare to be wowed.
It’s time for some prettiness! Today’s Instagrammer is Maricris Emma Mende also known as PaperPanduh. Her feed is always full of beautiful pics of planner supplies, washi and her Panduh kits and boxes. So bright, fun and inspiring. You should totally follow PaperPanduh on Instagram.
Bianca Jagoe is an illustrator and zine creator from Launceston, Tasmania. Her feed is full of colour and happy, smiling faces. I am especially fond of her studio wall which is decorated with discarded shopping lists. So awesome.
Be sure to follow Bianca.
I’ve been following Marryl on Instagram for a while now. I think I first came across one of her gorgeous journal pages on Pinterest and I was hooked. I am so in awe of anyone who can create journal pages that have substance – you know, text and pretty pictures. I can do words no problem, it’s the pictures that I fail at.
If you are in need of some journal inspo follow Marryl.
It’s Instagrammer of the week time! This week I’m sharing Laura Vorlicek’s feed. Her planner collection is droolworthy and her office looks like a really inspiring place to work and make art. Have a look!
I am so excited to share my Instagrammer of the week pick with you. This week I have chosen The Chaos Club because I adore their unique gift tag and garland ideas. They are so cute and fun.
Be sure to come back and visit next week because I’m sharing The Chaos Club’s new tags and garlands that are perfect for Christmas wrapping!
I loooove kikki.K – it’s one of my favourite stores. I have a few kikki.K planners (I’m obsessed) and I find all their products are really well made and lots of fun.