Some Current Favourites

When I draw with promarkers it always looks like it was drawn by someone else… Anyway! I haven’t done a “Favourites” post in a while, and in an attempt to make it a little more interesting I drew them in my sketchbook! It was pretty fun sketching everything out really simply so everything fit on one page of my little sketchbook.

Harry and I visited London last month and found Boxpark in Shoreditch; a block of buildings with small shops, cafes and restaurants. We originally went because Harry has been desperate to try Voodoo Ray’s for years, but also found that the shops there are AMAZING! I had drooled over Papersmiths website on many an occasion, so when I walked past it I did a double take, squeaked and proceeded to float around the shop as if I was dreaming. I came out with some Koh-I-Noor pencils and an orange tote bag with “Rock Paper Scissors” printed on the front. I’ve been using it non stop as my everyday bag, and my sketchbook fits perfectly in the front pocket. Yes!

Now that Harry can drive we’ve been taking silly trips to places like Ikea purely because we weren’t able to before. My mission for the past few months has been to buy a Monstera Deliciosa (clearly so I can live out my Instagram apartment dreams HA), and when I found out that Ikea sell them, we were straight in the car and on our way! We spent an embarrassing amount of money, as you always seem to end up doing in Ikea, but came out with the important stuff – The monstera, and those chocolate layered crisp cookies that I HAVE to buy every time I’m there.

I’ve had an Apple Watch for a little while now, and its managing to get me off my bum and go running a couple of times a week! I’m still finding it weird and a bit clunky looking on my little wrist, but its definitely making me more active.

Finally, my new baby, the Fujifilm X-T2. My previous post went in to more detail about it so I won’t go in to it too much here, but I am seriously in love with it. I had been Saving up for a new camera for over a year now, and it felt super weird finally using that money to buy it, but its so good to finally have a camera that I can say I am 100% happy with and can see myself using for years and years to come!

Thats it for my current favourites! As soon as I notice I’m lovin’ on a handful of things I’ll be sure to do another one. Do you have/ have you tried any of these? What are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments! ♥

P.S: I have an Instagram account that features just my sketchbook pages, processes and finished pieces; check it out here – My other Instagram is going to be a bit more photo-based, with the occasionally photographed finished illustration piece dotted around.

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Favourite Things: October

1. Westworld. Is anyone else watching this?? ITS SO GOOD!

2. Windsor & Newton coloured inks. I used to use these a lot in my teens and have recently re-discovered them because of Inktober. Love the gold! Just wish it separated less and was a bit less gloopy.  If anyone can recommend me a good gold ink, please let me know!

3. This enamel pin. Harry bought it for me from Super Team Deluxe and I think it describes me pretty perfectly at the moment. 

4. Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez. I’d been eyeing this up for the last couple of months, went away for a few days for work and came back to it waiting for me on our picture ledge. Thanks Harry! 💕 This month has been pretty present heavy apparently!

Favourite Things: June

My favourite things/times/places/people this month:

  1. A friend of mine, whom I’ve known since I was 14, got married this month! I’m so happy for her and her now husband, they are a wonderful couple. It was also SOOOO lovely to see friends I haven’t seen in years!



  2. BBC Iplayer has recently started Releasing entire series in one go (joining the “binge watching” movement I guess) and I indulged myself by watching the entire series of The Living and The Dead. Partly because I saw that Colin Morgan was in it (MERLIIIIN!), but mostly because it sounded good and Victorian-ghost-story-creepy. Juuuust the way I like it. It was fantastic! Even Harry watched it, which is saying something. I wasn’t expecting the weird modern element in it either, it definitely kept me watching.
  3. Just after my birthday Harry’s mum booked for us all to go canoeing on the river where we live. It’s going to sound really silly, but it was honestly one of the best, most calming things I have done in a looooong time. I’d really love to be able to do it more often.
  4. Another TV series, and one I have mentioned briefly before: Penny Dreadful! I’ve just started watching season 3 and yet again, it’s brilliant. Way over the top, self indulgent and dramatic and Eva Green is fantastically creepy as usual.

I’d really like a book to read next month, can anyone suggest anything for me? I’m usually a fiction kinda girl, Haruki Murakami is one of my favourites if that gives you an idea!