Monday, 24 April 2017

New Home | The Little Things

Last week we moved into our new home! Myself and Josh have been renovating our first buy for months. Stripping it back to bare brick and starting again. It's been a long long process but it's finally looking like a place we can live happily in, rather than a building site. It's been the reason I've been so quiet on the blog front. I've just not had time to sit down and write, there's been so much to do!

Buying your first home is scary and exciting all at the same time. I'm more interested in thinking about the small details such as candles and cushions rather than worrying about the plaster or repointing. It's a good job we're different people in on that front - Josh has taken care of the foundations and now I get to accessorise to my hearts content!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

What I'm Wearing | Cluse

It's been a while since I did a What I'm Wearing post, so it's about time I showed you what I've been loving recently. This week I have been obsessed with my new Cluse watch.* I've been wearing it almost everyday and I'm so happy with everything about it, I thought it deserved it's own blog post...


Friday, 10 March 2017

Opening an Etsy Shop | Prints by Gwen

Hello lovely internet people. Tonight I'd like to introduce you to a little project I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. I've started drawing again. I find doodling very therapeutic, good for the soul and the perfect way to switch off from the online world. I'm not great at meditation but when I'm drawing it's the closest I get.

I opened my first ever Etsy shop at the end of 2016. I was selling downloadable art prints, made on Photoshop. My own designs, words, quotes and patterns. But my heart wasn't in it and even though I made a few sales I wasn't inspired to create more art. I thought it would be easy and selling digital items would make having a shop hassle free and the products would basically sell themselves whilst I carried on doing my full time occupation. Of course I planned to go to town on the PR but after a busy Christmas (worst time of year to start a new venture by the way) it all fell a bit flat.

Step forward to February 2017 when I got myself up and running (creatively) again. I didn't want to say goodbye to having an Etsy shop. For the short while I've owned one it's been fun! But I knew my products weren't a right fit for me. I decided I'd have a go at selling my little doodles. If you like black and white bold illustrations you might like these! I'm inspired mainly by tattoo art, traditional folk art and botanical drawings you find in scientific textbooks. My illustrations include lots of flowers, plants and black ink. And a bit of 21st century girl-power feminism of course!