the illustrated dust jacket | book review

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the illustrated dust jacket | book review

the illustrated dust jacket* – £24.95

i love book covers. a lot. they give me an immense amount of visual joy that, at this point, often provide an emotional response too. though i’m a sucker for a good photo or type based cover, you just can’t beat an illustrated cover.

this book was made for people like me. those that are inexplicably drawn to book covers –  and yes – will sometimes judge a book by it’s cover.

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the book (which of course has a fantstic illustrated dustjacket cover itself) covers (ha!) the 1920’s to the 1970’s so whilst it’s rich and full of interest, may not be the place to go if you’re looking for more modern covers. but, as with anything, illustrated covers now have a strong tie to the past. if you’re interested in looking at older covers and seeing illustration styles change as well as the times in which the books reside, i’d highly recommend getting this book for yourself.
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highlights of 2017 & goals/plans for 2018

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eye tattoo next to eye shape in tree

we r one beach hut in poole

i wasn’t planning to do a highlights of 2017 kind of post, but i really wanted something to look back on to remind me 2017 wasn’t all bad.

it definitely wasn’t. but sometimes it’s easier to remember the bad over the good, especially if you’re a pessimist like me! not a trait i’m proud of, and something i have been trying over the years to ..soften.

i thought i’d include some goals and plans for the next year too. i’ve never been a resolution maker, but i’ve definitely learned this year being organised (or trying to) really helps, and so by writing some things down it will help to motivate me. i hope it’ll motivate you too and i’d really love to hear some of your highlights, as well as goals/plans if you’d like to share with me!
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snapshots of my week – 22nd december

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pink stationery from present and correct

i definitely took some pictures this week but i can’t seem to find my camera, so here’s a couple shots from instagram. this week i’ve been planning new tattoos, potential (UK obvs) travel, trying to get life organised, doing some illustration bits, wrapping gifts, sending a million emails and ..probably other things. it’s been nice!
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