Words: Brother Sparrow

January 31, 2012 | Words

Morning all!

I’m really excited to be starting a new weekly segment here today!

It’s called Words, and will involve me challenging myself creatively every week by taking a saying or song lyrics, and drawing them in a creative way. The idea will be to try out new mediums (like watercolour – coming up next week!) and… I’m not allowed to touch the computer. This will be a big challenge for me! Even just now when I uploaded my first ‘words’ attempt, I had to consciously stop myself from fixing my mistakes!

The whole ‘words’ idea came from looking at this book I saw online the other day… It’s called Quoteskine by Lee Crutchley, and contains a heap of drawings he’s done of lyrics and sayings.. so I thought it would be a great chance for me to test myself every week and give it a go myself.. and so far, I’m loving it!

Please be kind.. this is my first attempt! I was a bit nervous being my first one and all, but I’m hoping I will get better with time :)

These words are from the song Brother Sparrow by Agnes Obel. After I’d done the sketch in pencil I had every intention of painting over it, but then couldn’t bring myself to potentially ruin it, so left it as it was! haha

Loving… Love

January 30, 2012 | Loving...

Yep, it’s hard to miss it, but Valentines Day is nearly upon us again! Even though we don’t really celebrate it, I still love seeing all the thoughtful gestures that come out of it!

Donaville from the gorgeous blog Discover Paper has put together a beautiful, and very extensive Valentines Day Guide to giving that’s definitely worth taking a look at. It’s got everything from cards, to gifts, to wrapping and printables.. I’ve never seen so much love in one place :)

Find the full Guide over on Discover Paper :)

The Glitch

January 27, 2012 | Personal, Shop

Hi guys!

Before I sign off for the weekend, I just wanted to send out an apology for the blog/shop crash yesterday. We’re still not entirely sure what caused it (although my lovely hubby said it was due to a solar flare, and possibly unicorns… excellent, so helpful), but we’re back online now!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you on Monday :)

I Heart Art: Pin Up

January 27, 2012 | Art

There’s just something about Pin Up Girls that I find completely fascinating and fabulous.. and that was before I came across these before-and-afters on Miss Mabiel! Turns out these symbols of fabulous feminine perfection and actually just normal people :)

I’ve left out some of the more ‘revealing’ ones, but you can see a lot more over here.

Inspired by a hint of mint

January 26, 2012 | Inspired by...

What I wouldn’t give to be sitting at the gorgeous desk right now! It’s so clean and bright.. like taking a breath of fresh air. Isn’t the white/brown/black/mint combination so lovely? I feel calmer just looking at it :)

And here’s a few things I found that could be incorporated into your own look!

Oh that bunny lamp.. i die.

Main image found on Weekday Carnival, via pinterest.

Clockwise from top left: Write with Moxie Paper Pencils, Basel Chair, Bright Star Print, Areaware Animals, Varpunen Circus Sack (via), Rabbit Lamp.