Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Okay, my biggest creative project at the moment is maybe not what you think it is. Although it’s highly creative it has nothing to do with painting, drawing or DIY. If you need a reminder what ‘being creative’ means, read another blog post of mine here.
Since I started my own business, The Social Hunter, a lot of things have changed and I now try to combine my profession (social media) and my passion (this blog). So I partnered up with a friend to found Digital x 2. We want to run workshops and talks around social media and digital communications. But we don’t only want to talk about the usual stuff; that’s why we developed the ‘Become Your Own Brand Influencer‘ workshop. Our first workshop / talk will take place on 3rd November 2016 at Campus London. I’m so thrilled that the event is fully booked already but don’t worry we’re planning on running this workshop a couple of times due to high demand.
The idea of Digital x 2 started when my friend Emelie and I figured out we have so much expertise and stories to share. We wanted to speak to people and help them out. Our workshop should inspire people to think out of the box and be more creative in their professional lives. All this is a very exciting journey for me. I can talk about creative ideas all the time – here on my blog but also when I meet new clients.
Whatever you do I think these three steps might be useful in order to start a creative project.
Everything else will follow and you will figure things out on the way. Once we have run the workshop I will tell you all about my learnings. Promised!
What do you think of my new creative project?
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
The other night – yes, night… I seem to work much better at night – I created some new digital designs. I actually watched a video series on Skillshare (looooove it) about choosing vintage imagery which has been collected and archived on the world wide web to create collages. It was such an inspiration. So I just looked for cool vintage images on the Internet and here are the results. My favourites were the octopus, the butterfly, the fish, the flowers, and the bees. They’re all quite nature related, aren’t they? And since I’m also obsessed with geometrics (see my triangle obsession) I thought I combine both. I love to create contrasts like nature and geometrics.
I’ve already published these designs on my Instagram account but I was thinking I should make these designs also available on Casetify and Society6. What do you think? I used to update my profiles all the time and now there is so much on my plate. I don’t want to complain because I love all the projects I’m working on.
You probably already know but I’m a social media consultant and therefore, I’m always on the lookout for collaborations. Let me know if you’re a freelancer in whatever category, e.g. graphic design, copywriting, photography, etc. Connect with me on my blog or on Twitter here. Besides my new digital designs I also just launched my client’s new website which I created on WordPress. There was a little proud moment when it went live. Check it out here if you want.
Don’t forget to send me your feedback! What do you think of my designs?
Monday, April 18th, 2016
For a long time I wasn’t sure if I should participate in #The100DayProject but I see announcements everywhere and there’s one blogger who kept talking about it, my good friend Natasha from Graphique Fantastique. She also wrote a blog post about it mentioning her project from last year where she focused on triangles #100daysoftriangles (sooooo loved it).
It was really hard to ignore this project and I finally gave in. I’m going to participate! Let me quickly explain what the project is about. Starting tomorrow, 19th April 2016, people create something every day for 100 days based on their own topic and share it on Instagram. Have a look at the hashtag #the100dayproject and see what others are planning to do. Natasha just decided to do #100daysofgraphique and I’m excited to follow her journey.
You probably think it’s really hard to do something every day for 100 days and it probably is, I won’t deny it. But it’s also a great opportunity to get creative. A lot of people are with you and there’s a community you can connect with. Just do it!
Do you remember my art journal? I’m going to draw into my art journal every day for 100 days. I might not share a picture on Instagram every day (I know it’s against the rules but I don’t want to spam my account for 100 days). I think the most important part here is to do something every day. And I want to prove I’m going to do that by sharing my progress on Snapchat every day. It might be that I just have 5 minutes time during the day but I’m definitely going to draw into my art journal every day for 100 days. I call the hashtag #100daysofdoing.
The project starts tomorrow. Are you participating?
Monday, February 29th, 2016
I finally did it and started my art journal. It took me nearly a year to start and I don’t want this to happen to you, too. I think it was a combination of different reasons why I didn’t start an art journal immediately.
Well, have a look at my results by scrolling down and let me know what you think of the beginning of my art journal!
It’s really easier than I imagined it and now I want to introduce you to a few simple steps on how to start an art journal today.
I’d love to see your art journals on Twitter – @foundsomepaper – if you’ve started already. If not, what are you waiting for?
xFake it until you make it! This is so true! Start your art journal today in 5 easy steps. Click To Tweet
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
When it comes to DIY, I like it quick and minimal. Therefore, I thought I present to you the easiest Easter DIY. I haven’t told you yet that I have started an art journal this year – which was a goal I set beginning of 2015 (yes, it took me that long to start) – but don’t worry there’ll be a blog post on this soon. I mention this art journal in this post because I concentrate a lot on geometric shapes. I’ve taken this recent passion to make some cool Easter eggs.
Here are the few steps you need to take.
If you create some Easter eggs yourself make sure to tag #foundsomepaper so I can share them with everyone.
Otherwise, do you have any DIY plans for Easter this year?
Find more Easter DIY ideas here.
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Yay! I finally started my own Etsy shop. This was on top of my to-do list and it took me just two weeks in the new year to finally publish it. It’s still tiny but I’m super excited.
I made some interesting graphics as well which I’ve printed already; I’m just waiting for them to arrive in order to add them to my Etsy shop. You can have a little preview on my Instagram account if you want to. This is all part of my goals for 2016. I quit my job, went freelance and now I’m starting to make and design my own things. This is really a dream and I will do everything I can do develop it over the next couple of years.
Of course, there is the fear that I won’t sell anything. And it might happen. That’s why I’d be absolutely thankful if you can give me feedback.
Don’t hesitate to give me any feedback on my Etsy shop. I really want to improve it and make it the best experience ever but I know I still have to learn some things.
Thank you so much!
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
The reason why I mentioned ‘secret DIY Xmas Gifts’ is because they are secret and I’m unable to reveal anything on my blog before Christmas. Don’t stop reading here though. I want to explain everything properly.
This year, instead of buying gifts for my family and friends I decided to make them all by myself. After all, this is a creative lifestyle blog and I need to show you that it’s worth coming by. I discovered that I read a lot about creativity but the ‘creating’ part is not enough in my life. So, I’m on a mission this Christmas! I have no idea what the result will look like, i.e. I can’t guarantee success but I can promise you a lot of fun, inspiration and behind-the-scenes footage.
As I mentioned above, I obviously can’t post anything about the gifts before Christmas on my blog because my family and friends are watching this space. I do have a solution though if you’re interested in what I’m creating. Subscribe to my email newsletter and I’ll send you regular updates of my creative chaos… ehm… I mean of my perfect DIY processes.
Of course, after Christmas I’ll post all DIY projects on my blog and I probably will also be able to tell you if my family liked it or if they were utterly disappointed. Fingers crossed it’s not the latter!
What are your plans for Christmas?
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
More than a month ago, I started The Letter Project on my blog. I haven’t written a letter since I was 10 years old so I was quite excited to try out if other people would join me in brining back the letter. I was overwhelmed by people who were interested in participating. We had 30 people who wanted to make a letter. I’m saying ‘make’ because look at the beautiful letters below.
Everyone put so much effort in their letters, I was so happy with every letter I discovered on Twitter and Instagram. A few people also sent me their photos via email so I hope I won’t spoil anything because I think not every letter arrived yet. Sorry, I couldn’t wait sharing the enormous creativity with you. I’m truly inspired by everyone.
I think The Letter Project is already a great success although there are still some letters on their way despite the deadline I set. I’m not a fan of deadlines – they remind me of work – but I thought people will wait for their letter forever and might never receive one if there is no end date. I think that’s something I learned from this project. Creating a letter takes time and effort. I’m really happy that everyone is so passionate about this project and I hope that I will be able to update you again saying that everyone has received their letter. Watch #foundsomepaper on Twitter and Instagram, I’m sure there will be more letters posted soon.
Would you be interested in participating in such a project?
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
It’s finally here! The video of the bloggers picnic. I really love it and I hope you feel the same.
If you’re new to my blog let me quickly recap why I’m so excited about this video. End of August I organised my first blogger event in a park in London. If you want to see more photos go to my previous blog post. It was a great mix of some awesome bloggers, supporting friends and exciting brands who made the picnic unforgettable.
It’s probably best to watch the video in order to know what I mean.
Here you go!
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
When was the last time you wrote a letter? I bet you can’t remember. I understand it’s quite a hassle to write a letter, maybe even to make it pretty and then to send it to a friend compared to an email, a Snapchat, or a Whatsapp message.
I’m not saying I’ll make it less a hassle for you but I want to motivate you to get back to it, with The Letter Project. I already mentioned a few projects around writing letters at the very early days of my blog. Since then I have not stopped thinking about it and even sent two letters to my lovely friends in Germany. It’s not enough though. I really want to send more letters. I think it makes the receiver happy and it gives me the opportunity to be creative.
So here’s the plan:
I actually found an inspiration for The Letter Project. Gude from The Paperdashery got in touch with me and she just started her stationery brand. Part of her dreamy business is to create and send beautiful letters and packages. Whatever you need to ‘make’ your own letter you can find it in her shop. You probably noticed by now that I talk a lot about creating a letter. For me it’s not only about writing a few lines and sending it to someone, it’s an art itself. If I send a letter to a friend I want it to be special. When they open the letter they’re going to have an experience, a moment of happiness.
I found The Paperdashery’s Pinterest boards very inspirational so make sure you check them out. Gude will be also here (in the comments section) if you need any inspiration or have any questions about creating your letter. In order to get to know her a little better here are some questions for Gude.
I hope we get a few people together from all over the world. Gude and I are already two. Let’s do it!
Are you participating in The Letter Project?
PS: If you want to get anything from The Paperdashery shop you can use the code foundsomepaper to get 20% off till the end of September. Happy creating!
*This is not a sponsored post but a collaboration with a fellow blogger. I love supporting new businesses and I’m happy to promote these if they’re relevant for my blog.