Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Saturday, 27 February 2021
It’s lovely to be back with this series. Recently I’ve been thinking about getting back into the hobby, although at the moment my jigsaw table is being used for something else. My Mum gifted this jigsaw to my Nan a while back, and my Nan, Mum and myself completed it March 2020, just before the pandemic hit.
I really recommend this design because of the intricate picture, making finding the appropriate pieces a little bit easier. It had 500 pieces, so it was fairly doable as well. The image is of a busy park with lots of people, so we found it a nice conversation topic as we were doing it.
Friday, 26 February 2021
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Book Art by Clare Youngs
The Way We Live with Colour by Stafford Cliff
Country Treasures by Louis Beetschen
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Thursday, 18 February 2021
I really enjoyed creating some fashion looks for The Selection by Kiera Cass book cover (here) so thought I would continue with this style of post but for the film Mean Girls. The fashion in this film is all pink, and girly and it didn’t take me too long to find some more style inspiration on Pinterest.
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Which graphic novels I’ve read:
The Boy Who Cried Vampire by Benjamin Harper
The Beano annual 1988 by D.C. Thomson
The Beano annual 2000 by D.C. Thomson
The Paper Girls series 1-6 by Brian K. Vaughan
Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Bob’s Burgers by Dynamite Comics
Circuit Breaker by Kevin McCarthy
Thursday, 4 February 2021
One day I was browsing some journaling layouts on Pinterest and I stumbled across a term called ephemera vintage which in the back of my mind I’d come across before but didn’t know a lot about.
I looked up the definition in a search engine:
‘In a nutshell, to collectors “ephemera” are vintage printed or written items which originally served some specific purpose and were not expected to be retained or preserved, but which are now cherished.’
‘Vintage ephemera is similar to modern ephemera in that it consists of paper items that were designed to be short-lived. In past eras, people often saved everything from scraps of wrapping paper, greeting cards, matchbooks, paper coasters and other items that could be reused or that held personal significance.’
My personal definition: Ephemera vintage seems to be a popular, aesthetically pleasing style used for card making, and scrapbooking. Examples include worn paper, old-fashioned images such as adverts, nature related, general scraps, etc.
Here are some more images I stumbled across on pinterest for you to get an overall idea: