June (Final) Wrap Up

I don't know how people blog several times a week, I can barely handle once a month! This week I found myself dreading this June wrap up post (which is why it's super late).  I'm not a full time blogger (obviously) so I can do whatever I want here! That means I'm going to end the wrap ups for now. I wanted to do a year of monthly wrap up posts and I made it 9 months. Not bad! Back to posting here whenever the mood strikes.

It took me about two seconds today to realize that I've been having a hard time handling stress and anxiety, so I should cut some things out of my routine (and add in more of what I truly want to do at that moment). Scott and I went to Michigan for a long weekend in a cabin with no internet and barely a cell signal and I realized I need to unplug a bit more in daily life. In honor of that, here are a few of my favorite photos from this weekend.

Now I'm going to spend the rest of my night reading and collaging/drawing in my sketchbook. Happy creating!

 

New Product For Sale! Collage Paper Packs

I'm a slacker! I forgot to share my collage packs on my blog! If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you may have seen the announcement that these are now for sale. I'll blame how easy mobile apps are for me forgetting to post here. 

I'm super excited about these as I love making collages and buying collage packs is a great way to get papers you never would have otherwise. 

Here's special coupon code for my blog readers: use the code COLLAGETIME for 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop now through 7/9/17

I use a wide selection of papers in my packs including vintage and new papers from items such as lesson books, children's books, etiquette books, dictionaries, color sample swatches, patterned scrapbook paper, wallpaper sample sheets, cork paper etc. If you are a collage maker I suggest checking them out!

May Wrap Up

Here we are again! This will be a photo wrap up. 

Let me know in the comments what creative things you have been up to!

I'm really into Hygge

I love a good cozy night on the couch with my favorite blanket, a lit candle, and a book. Add in a thunderstorm or snow and it’s even better! Knowing there was a Danish term for this was so much fun to find out and learn about! If you haven’t already heard about Hygge, it’s basically the Danish term for being cozy, and there are so many ways to apply the word. Check out The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking for a quick and easy way to learn all about it. So of course, with this new discovery I wanted to find artful hygge items for inspiration and thought it’d be fun to share what I curated from the internet. Here are some beautiful things that I consider to have that cozy hygge feel, enjoy!

April Wrap Up

Time flies huh? I'm here for another monthly wrap up of the creative things that I am currently doing and enjoying. Psst- see previous wrap ups here

April Wrap Up!

  • While in Indiana for a wedding I found a wonderful store that sells handmade goods called Gather. If you're ever in Bloomington, IN make sure to stop in.
  • Went to the Babely  Bazaar at Slippery Slope and picked up a coloring book zine, print and a new pin.
  • Went to C2E2 and met Kate Leth. She signed some comics for me!
  • Listening to: New podcast I am listening to is The Creative Introvert and I'm enjoying it.
  • Checking out the new Etsy Studio and debating selling collage packs on there...

That is it for this month! If you are in Chicago make sure you check out my work on view in May- Info below:

Les Nereides

108 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60602

5/4/17 through 5/31/17

Photo Round Up: