Hello lovelies. Art and Whimsy here with something a little bit different for you today. I don’t normally share a whole lot of personal info on social media. Mainly because, despite my social media presence, I’m a fairly private person. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to have a decent social media following at the same time. Yes, my personal life is private, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t post things now and again. In fact, there is nothing stopping me from looking for an instagram growth service to help me gain more followers on this platform if I really needed to. Just having this option is good for me, as if I want to post more things on social media, I will already have the followers to check it out. But I don’t go out of my way to post as I really didn’t think that my everyday life would be something of interest to anyone outside of my immediate circle.
However, as it turns out, I’m getting more questions on Instagram and Facebook from people who just want to know random bits of info about my day to day. There’s no feature of it so far because I haven’t actually decided on what picture I want, but I’m soon thinking to change my processes a little bit such as looking to make your own diamond painting or similar, just for a little bit of difference when being creative. I thought this might be a good opportunity for me to open up a bit more and give you a peek into what’s currently going on in my colorful world of whimsy. So, here we go…
Planner bows and charms from DaintyKayPlans on Etsy. Seriously, these bows make me swoon, they’re so pretty. Tammy Kay does a gorgeous job with them and I love seeing them clipped onto my TNs.
Distress Oxides from ranger Ink and creating art tags. I purchased the first 12 colors of Oxides when they first came out a few months back and now I’m anxiously awaiting the delivery of the next 12 colors that I have on pre-order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
And of course, I’m still thoroughly obsessed with all things Frida Kahlo related, including the stunning Sandra Everston stamps from RubberMoon. If you’re a Frida fan, you’ll definitely want to check these out!
I’m currently working on wrapping 10 prezzies for the #craftyplannergirlswap on Instagram, hosted by Florence Antonette. My swap partner is the sweet Kanani of Studio L2E and I’ve had such a great time shopping & wrapping these gifts.
So many planners & TNs, so little time! I’m currently planning in my No. 4 Mochi Foxy Fix that’s adorned with this gorgeous charm from PoshPiecesByMelissa on Etsy
Following on Instagram:
I follow lots of wonderful artists and Instagram feeds, but these are a few of the ones that I currently find myself frequently checking to see if they’ve posted.
soul_positive – I just adore Kristi and her feed. It’s filled with bright colors, inspiring words, and the many wonderful tags that she creates.
positivelypresent – This one just makes me smile. It’s all about positivity, awareness and self love.
travelwiththe1407 – Because they carry the cutest monthly traveler’s notebook kits, in like the history of Ever!
stencilgirl_products – Not only am I on their design team, I am a HUGE fan of their stencils. They have tons of fabulous artists that have designed stencils for them and many talented people to use them, so their feed is frequently filled with loads of painty inspiration.
I’m a total gamer girl. Love nights when Patrick stay in with a good game and play until the wee hours. Right now we’re playing Secret World Legends. It’s the updated version of Funcom’s RPG, The Secret World. In game I’m basically a blade wielding, fire throwing, bad ass chick who’s fighting in a secret war of good vs evil as supernatural forces threaten the modern-day world. Good times, good times.
I love to read, always have. I enjoy many different genres but lately I’ve really been into dystopian sci-fi and fantasy. Currently, I’m working my way through the Nightside series by Simon R. Green but I’ll take a break from this series as soon as I’m done with my current book to read the next installment in the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey.
I’m currently listening to a new podcast… Starving For Attention.
It’s basically a glimpse into the world of food, with Chef Richard Blaise and his wife Jazmin. It features back-of-house conversations with anyone and everyone in the culinary industry.
For someone that spends so much of her time with her boyfriend, talking about food, researching their next great meal, discussing chefs and foodie-ish things like the merits of eating with all of your senses, not to mention being a big time fangirl of Chef Richard Blais, this podcast is right up my alley.
(Did I tell you about the time he gave me a high-five at his restaurant, Juniper & Ivy for taking a photo of him taking a photo of Chef Anthony Wells??) Total #foodiefangirl moment!
Stocking In My Etsy Shop:
After selling out the first time around, I’ve finally restocked more Creative Collage Packs in my Etsy Shop. These are great for art journaling, collage and various other mixed media projects. Hope you’ll drop by for a look. I do run a small business, which is something that I am very passionate about. As the business recently sold out of collage packs, I had to restock them. Hopefully, people will buy these too. As a small business, it can be difficult to get website traffic on my store. However, one of my friends told me that I could always look into some seo services if I wanted more people to visit my e-commerce store. Perhaps that’s something that I should look into, especially now that I’ve restocked.
Thanks for joining me as I share a peek into my world. If you’ve found anything of interest here, please feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.
Wishing you a beautiful week,