This week we celebrate all things stationery with a whole week devoted to the art of all things desk-worthy. Today itself is actually National Stationery Day, win win! As you know I design stationery and am an all round lover of all things pretty in this arena and all that to say I know I’m not alone at all because so many of you obsess over new stationery to the point where it’s hard to actually use it and ruin it’s beautiful shiny, newness.
Hello!! I’m back from my little break and ready to crack on with some fun content for the new year! I don’t know about you but there’s something about the start of the year that sets me into full speed Spring cleaning mode! The appropriate season for the name never inspires quite the same amount of enthusiasm for the task as the transition between December and January. I felt like our flat was bulging at the seams before Christmas with any hint of order having been lost a couple of months prior. When I’m busy I get sloppy with organisation around the house and items that make there way into the home are shoved somewhere random to be dealt with later, ‘later’ being a fictional concept akin to unicorns and mermaids. Working from home adds to the amount we have to store with stock, postage tube rolls, papers, camera equipment, large background boards, endless props for styling etc etc. I think the big tell tale that something needed to be done was when I realised we’d spent 2 months carting a metre by a metre box full of tube rolls between our bedroom and the living room depending on when we had guests and when we needed to sleep. That along with my everyday technique of finding an outfit involving the release of my jumbled pile of creased clothes from the shelf into an enormous mountain on the floor (The ‘not so’ Lovely Drawer).
Happy Friday people! I can see your tired out eyes lighting up as you leave work and travel home for the long weekend and even though I only need to travel from my table to the kitchen this evening I share the tiredness and excitement! To make things all the more sweeter I’ve illustrated some jolly free desktop wallpapers for August (just). I’ve been very aware that September is fast approaching and it made me think of all the fun of new term stationery. You know the drill, that feeling of satisfaction when you arrived on the first day back to school with your sparkling new pencil case, untouched pencils and perhaps even the latest gel pens to grace the shelves of WHsmith. I still haven’t grown out of that and I know many of you are total stationery magpies too.
So come join the stationery party and download your free desktop wallpapers right here! As I said last time, please do use #somethingforyourscreen if you post any of my monthly wallpapers on Instagram. It was such fun seeing you guys get on board with the brush lettered sayings from last month. Have a lovely weekend!