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Happy September everyone! The summer holidays sure did whizz by super quickly, right? With a blink of an eye I’m back at work again… there’s another six weeks or so before the next half-term so really when I think about it it’s pretty decent.

Just to announce that I’m having a big old sale over at my Etsy shop. All art prints (A4 and A3) have a whooping big 20% off- now until Monday 18th September so get them while you still can!

 

In other unrelated art news, I’m having an assessment with Mind next Tuesday for some counselling as my social anxiety/anxiety is getting worse as the years go on. It’s time I faced my problems head on and seek professional help. I’ve had anxiety for a very long time now, especially social anxiety, and big outings and events makes my skin crawl and my stomach do triple somersaults (no, I’m not exaggerating either). At the moment I can’t really face new people in a closed environment, I’m coping albeit smiles and random small talk but the thought of it makes me want to avoid things like that.

I’ll let you all know how the assessment goes so I’m hoping Mind will recommend some form of counselling sessions for me.

Thanks for reading my post as always and have a great week wherever you are!

I’m honestly not the one to be telling everyone about my birthday, I’ve never made a really big fuss about it. Especially over the last few years I’ve been happy just to have a small birthday- nothing too big, just celebrating my birthday with my friends and families.

On Tuesday I’ll be 30- not sure how I feel about it yet. Those two digits still feels quite alien to me. Who knows, maybe on Tuesday I’ll be crying at work or I’ll happily embrace it and see it as a milestone to everything that I’ve done over the past few years. In my early twenties- just after I had graduated- I had no idea what I wanted to do in terms of my artwork (direction, style, medium). You assume that you’ll have everything all sussed out, like, knowing where you want to be career-wise. It’s not that easy though. Things aren’t that simple or clear cut. As I hurtled towards my mid twenties that feeling of dread hit me like a brick wall. Has anyone else experienced that? That constant thought of ‘I should really be settling down now to a secure job/relationship/buying a house/getting that pension sorted out’ etc. By my late twenties I was like, ‘Fuck this. I’m going to do what I want and I’m going to be happy whatever happens’. I’ve found that trying out different options out meant that I could sift through what I liked and didn’t like, which I think was probably the most important steps I’ve done. Because as much as people/professionals will give you advice, it’s really up to the individual to choose their own paths through positive and negative experiences. But then you look back and realise those kind of things makes you a better person. It’s taken me such a long time to have a positive mindset, accept that what I want to achieve will take time, and appreciate the small things in life such as taking time out to learn a new recipe or read a book I wouldn’t normally go for.

So to celebrate this momentous moment I’m having a 30% discount over in my Etsy shop. See below for more details:

I’m looking forward to spending time with people I care about (and being fed as well which is nice). I hope you all have a super weekend! Birthday treats start as of now!

If you’re someone like me who can spend hours on Etsy, well, that’s pretty much my Sunday evenings gone! This’ll be something new for my blog (best I keep it up then…) and I’ll be doing a weekly round up on things I love on Etsy. Which brings me to this week’s post: lapel pins. I would love to build my own collection of pins and I hope this inspires you to either to start your own or to create your own pins!

Please click on image itself which will take you to the individual artists Etsy shop- thanks and enjoy!


Atomic Cocktail Enamel Pin: In the Lavender Haze

Poet By Night: Where is Jasper

Moon Cat Enamel Pin: I like CATS

Till Death Do Us Apart: Frolik Strudio

Personalised Pony Pin Badge: Bonbi Forest

Black Beetle Lapel Pin: Kristina Micotti

Swan Enamel Pin Set: Boy Girl Party

 


That’s all for now everyone!

Do you have a favourite enamel pin? Do you have any you’d like to share with us? If so, leave a comment below and thanks for reading!

Hello all! How’s your week been? Sam and I went to Granada last week for four days (future post coming right up) and, hands up, we drank lots of nice wine and ate too much cheese and bread. I suppose it has to be done when you’re on holiday, right?

I’ve been pretty busy this past week as my cousin stopped over for a couple of days as she’s living in Australia for a year. It was sort of mixed emotions when I said bye to her on Wednesday morning; obviously, I’m really happy for her now that’s she’s off again on an amazing journey of a lifetime. It’s also a pretty good excuse to visit her when I have the chance, plus, I’ve always wanted to go to Australia as well.

In other news, I recently designed some new greeting cards for my Etsy shop. As you can probably tell from my Instagram feed, I’ve been a busy bee and promoting away only to forget to write a more detailed post about it on my blog- doh! As nice as my current cards are I felt I needed some more cards for specific occasions so I spent a bit of time designing some new cards.

 

Can you tell how happy I am?! I’m so stoked with them I want to keep them for myself! To see more of them then head over to my Etsy shop here.

I’m going to end it here as I’ve got a couple more product photography I need to do for the collection. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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I say this every year but this year seems to have whizzed by so quickly I’m not even sure where to begin. Over the summer we bought our very first house and, if I’m being very honest here, it was bloody stressful (I almost got teary at some point in the process) but it was definitely worth it.  I have to say, putting up our first Christmas tree was pretty special and I made a Mario angel decoration for the top of the tree:

In terms of how the house is going (DIY wise) it’s been going pretty well. We said adios to the laminate flooring (within half a day to be correct) and we now have beautiful wooden floors that are in pretty good knick. The plan for the coming months is to get the floors sanded, varnished, and probably sitting on the floor celebrating with a couple of beers!

I started the post about the house and veered off on a tangent… Now going swiftly back to my original point; my Etsy shop will be closed on Wednesday 21st as I’m going to be away for a few days. I need to rest my head and at the same time fill my belly up with food and watch Christmas films. All orders will be posted on Thursday 22nd December and it’ll be open again on Tuesday 3rd January… 2017!

Bring on 2017!