this is not a week i want to remember. for a few different reason it’s been awful and it should somehow set itself of fire. ha. so i’m not even going to write about it.
one good thing though, i went to cardiff museum for the first time in absolutely ages. so long infact, that i’d largely forgotten the layout so it was like visiting for the first time again. i wish there was more stuff like this in cardiff – places that are easily accessible if you don’t have a car, too.
but yeah, other than that, goodbye awful week!
snapshots of my week | 21st april was last modified: 09:00 by laura redburn
stationery! as an illustrator myself, and i can say on behalf of many creatives i know – we all love it. in some cases it quite literally facilitates our work, other times it’s a product we make and sell, and on a base level – if its well designed it’s often pretty to look at too.
if you didn’t already know, next week from the 24th april to 30th, is national stationery week. rejoice!
one of the main messages of national stationery week is actually to encourage people to write more, especially children. a worthy cause i think. writing is a wonderful thing. like at christmas, there’s a ‘seven days of stationery’ which goes as follows:
monday – pen and pencil day tuesday – get crafty wednesday – world stationery day thursday – thank you thursday friday – fountain pen friday saturday – signature saturday sunday – write a letter day
i am genuinely curious …when was the last time you actually wrote something that wasn’t a quick note or a scribble of ‘happy birthday’ in a card? something like a letter, journalling, or even writing out your blog posts in a notepad? i used to journal a lot, but not so much anymore – definitely i want to start doing again as it can be so helpful and therapeutic, as well as getting myself to physically write.
also: do you have a secret stationery draw or stash? i think you’re lying if you say no, ha.
lovely notebook ℅ ola studio
as i love to share the love a bit, i thought i would share a few favourite (and a few new to me) stationery sellers so you can fill up your heart and baskets with stationery galore! this is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you are a shop selling fantastic stationery, feel free to get in touch and i’ll add you in. if i can do my little bit to share the stationery love i’m happy!
a couple of sundays ago, i went to RHS cardiff in bute park. laura from side street style invited me along – how could i say no? we actually went together last year too.
when spring comes around after a seemlingly endless winter, it’s always wonderful to see flowers come into bloom, trees begin to bustle with leaves and the skies are blue. as much as i enjoy seeing flowers and nature in general come back to life, it’s always going to be a special treat to go to a flower show, a place literally dedicated to flowers, gardens and nature!