I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through January. But I’m happy how the year started and how much I created during the first weeks of January. Firstly, my new Skillshare class was published on the 6th. It’s about making transparent floral stickers. I really enjoy making transparent stickers. Check out the class here: https://skl.sh/3O50P8s
I’ve also finally archived my 2019 Travel Journal including all the paraphernalia that goes with it! So now I can continue to work on the COVID times Travel Journal and to prepare for the upcoming one.
I also started the year creating an acrylic painting. It was my first time to use a palette knife to paint. I had the wrong mixing palette so it was hard to mix the paints and to take the paint from it. It’s not great but I’m happy to have a try. 🙂
Also, my mini sketchbook project is moving forward and my journals are regularly filled. However, this week will be mostly dedicated to admin work. But that has to be done too. Please have a great week!
Hi there! Christmas is just around the corner. On Saturday, the Christmas season was officially opened in Helsinki. At the same time, we had the first snow that day. So beautiful! Here is a photo from my window.
Today, I decided to allow free download of my December BuJo template. You can download it here. Please feel free to download it for personal use and inspiration.
The year is ending soon and it’s that time of the year to start reflecting back on the year 2022 and to plan for the next year. I’m also in the process of making another sticker class. This time it will be about making transparent floral stickers. I’m so excited. Have a great week!
Time flies too fast! October is here! The last day of September was spent in Amsterdam. Soon, I will create another Travel Scrapbook from it. I was also back in Van Gogh Museum after 6 years. I didn’t have the chance to visit when I was in Amsterdam in 2019. The Van Gogh Museum is always inspiring…
The first working day of the month is always about planning the month’s work and I also added my 2022 Journal Templates here for your inspiration as you create your 2023 templates. I hope it helps! This month will mainly focus on finishing another class for Skillshare on making die-cut stickers. There was a delay there as I was waiting for the Fall Teach Challenge which starts tomorrow. Wish me all the best!
I’m really happy to have returned from a holiday in Venice and being able to immediately scrapbook my travel. This was my first time ever! As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve collected all kinds of things from my travels but didn’t really know what to do about them up until now…
Next step is to create my travel journal as I was not able to make it on the go. I didn’t have the time during the trip and also, it was so hot to be drawing outside. Yes, the temperature reached to 37C! So it was a relief to return to Helsinki and enjoy a cooler weather.
Here is my travel journal from pre COVID. Hopefully, I can fill another sketchbook.
What do you do with the paper items you collect during a trip? Please let me know!
I’m very excited to start working on my next Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. For this class, I’ve created stickers for students to get started with designing their projects. I really enjoy creating these stickers. I hope you will look forward to the class. Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Have a great week!
Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I’m now working on my next Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. This time, we will be using the digital stickers that I created for the class. It will be fun! Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Thanks!
Here is an example of a Weekly Spread I designed on Procreate:
Also, I’m giving away a 12-month Skillshare membership. If you have followed me on Skillshare, created a project and gave a review to any of my classes by the 1st of June, you will be automatically included in the raffle draw. The winner will be announced on the 5th of June. Thank you for supporting me on Skillshare!
UPDATE: This class has already been published. Please have a check here. Thanks!
Another year, another spread! Here is my birthday spread for 2022. You can check the last’s year spread here which was may first birthday spread ever. Somehow, I want to make this a yearly activity. It’s always fun to read them and recall this special moment. How was your birthday spread this year?
I’m so happy! I’ve finally published another class on Skillshare on designing bullet journal template on Procreate. So if you want to learn how to design your own template using Procreate, this class is for you. Please have a check here. Thanks!
One kind of journaling that I started this year is called A Drawing a Day. It’s really fun and I have a journal dedicated only to this daily activity. I draw something simple without much thought, effort or time put into it. No pressure to be perfect, purely for the joy of it. I even draw on the couch! Have you started yours?
These daily drawings are prompted by Kamo from her book, How to Draw Almost Every Day.
I’ve never regretted starting this journey 3 years ago! In November, I even ventured out and started to teach on Skillshare after receiving a grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. What more, I’ve became a more confident online graphic facilitator after a series of Webinars. Thanks to you all for your love and support!
To celebrate this third year, here is a short clip on how to make a quick stamp brush on Procreate as a token of thanks. Please enjoy learning with me! This will also be a bonus video in my next Skillshare class on how to design a bullet monthly journal template on Procreate. Please look forward to it. Thanks!