Well this week has been incredibly busy at work as I’ve taken on more projects that people were ignoring and my work load has doubled! It has impacted my personal life, ability to write and think, which always has a knock on to my mental health and sleep patterns. I got to the gym once which really helped with the mental strain.
Monday was a success in the ceramics studio and I produced three bowls, finished eight pots and a couple of cheese boards! Tuesday I headed to Donna Wilson’s pop up shop launch with a new friend Lana. We had such a lovely time and it was fun to see all the creatures lined up on the wall. My digital curfew has gone out the window most of the week and I’ve just had to accept that. Wednesday I went to the V&A and heard Stan Smith speak about his new book, Some People Think I Am A Shoe! He has so many great stories and it was magical walking around the back of the V&A after hours!
My friend Lucy Lucrafts Podcast, What She Said, is back for its third season and the first three episodes I’ve had to pause to write down notes. If you are interested in seo, affiliate marketing and body positivity this podcast is one to subscribe to. Lucy also has two very popular online courses, starting a podcast and understanding seo.
The V&A just launched their new exhibition on Videogames and the feedback on social is resoundingly positive. I’ve put it in the diary to go in the next week. Last year I invested in a membership and it is one of the best things I did. VIP walk in to exhibitions, all of them, and access to member talks.
Sarah Powell revealed a top tip to buy Stan Smiths cheap on her instagram and I’m going to try it!
Craft is going to save us all. It doesn’t judge and you don’t have to be good at it.
I updated my leopard print shoes in time for autumn. I’d burned the previous pair into the ground and it was time for a refresh.
Vicky’s Donuts is at Oliver Bonus today and I’m off to get this one, or this one or maybe these!
Have a lovely weekend. PF xo
This week has been quiet compared to the past few. I’ve been to the ceramics studio and made a bunch of pots to sell. I have mastered the wheel! Last weekend I did a lot of work on this site and my ceramics one. I even went to the gym twice!
Is it really days away from September and basically Christmas? Where has this year gone! This week was incredibly busy. On the bank holiday weekend I hung out with Supal, from Chevrons and Éclairs, touring Notting Hill and Holland Park on her AirBnb walk.
Monday I went to a Makers Festival in London, to do some creative writing and learnt how to make seasonal fruit tarts. Yum! Wednesday I headed to Hackney, an area of London I am really not familiar with, for a sketching class with 10 week old piglets. Jenny has upcoming classes with jelly fish, owls and wolves!
Hi Lovelies. It has been a busy couple of weeks as I started Superlatively LJ’s writing course, ventured out nearly every night to meet friends and tried my hand at some new crafts. I had a fantastic time last Saturday at Blognic with a group of creative men and women who made prints for wallpaper, designed sewing patterns, created realistic paper birds and were illustrators amongst other things. My patience was tested at the ceramics studio as the temperatures hit over 35degrees and the clay was challenging to work with. I’ve been out for drinks with friends most nights this week and am looking forward to working from home Friday so I can sleep in to 9am!
How’s your week been? It’s hot and bothersome in London and we are all saying ‘we’re not complaining, but a little rain would be nice’! This week started for me back at Mizuyo’s studio finishing my Kintsugi project. For my lunch I chose to have an ice cream sandwich by Mister Fitz, the sibling popup of Doughnut Time! To get out of the heat I headed to The V&A for their latest exhibition which you can read about here.
This week started with a photography class learning about exposure and lighting. It was really challenging and I have lots to think about with my photos now. I had a great breakthrough in my ceramics class. I was able to centre the clay on the wheel and once you get that right making pots becomes quite easy and they don’t fall over. I was on a high and declaring myself the ‘queen of the wheel’ all night! I haven’t felt like going to the gym but I did catch up with a friend and visit Bar Elba in Waterloo. It’s a rooftop, open air, with fantastic cocktails and a burger station. If you go book a table as it starts to get packed from 5pm.