Date Joined: August 6, 2009
Last Online: May 15, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Hi! It's nice to meet you. It's been a while since I've been on this site, but I am definitely glad to be back. I've been craving creativity and this was always a great outlet for that. I'm a 29-year-old from Ontario, Canada. I work a pretty standard desk job during the day and I'm hoping to reignite some creativity in my downtime. I love reading and writing. I haven't done a lot of creative writing recently, but I would like to begin doing that again. I found these wonderful little notebooks with blanks pages (gotta be blank pages) and at the time I needed to have them just in case. They still sit among my books on my bookcase. I have 2 pretty great brothers (I'm a middler) and a great boyfriend of 5 years.
I am in love with Netflix, really and truly. Most recently, as in just yesterday, I watched Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It's a food documentary surrounding those four elements of meals and cuisine. It takes you to Italy for fat, Japan for salt, South America for Acid and so on. It is everything that I'm about. I adore travelling, I need it in my life. I also love food and cooking, so it really couldn't have been more perfect.
I am genuinely obsessed with viewing other people's journals. I love the combination of diary and art journal, I think it is so beautiful. I'd love to have that with my own personal journal. I love the layering of washi tapes, photos and stickers. I feel like it is so personal to the individual and viewing them just allows you to have a glimpse into someone's free formed emotions if that makes sense.
I also really enjoy little trinkets. I love handmade polymers, ceramic pins, enamel pins, little felt figurines, stone carvings or anything made of natural elements ( I have a beautiful set of ceramic Japanese bowls and two little clay pots that sit atop my stove - they have sea salt and ground pepper). I love wood and bamboo bowls.
Office supplies and art paper... I have an intense weakness for beautiful fine tip pens, colours felt tip marks, deco tapes, adorable post-its, both simple and decorative notebooks, decorative envelopes, postcards, paper clips (I have a set of pineapple paper clips and they never fail to make me smile), unique pinboard pins, and so many other office supplies.
I also have started collecting some speckled ceramics. I love them so dearly, it's a complete vibe that just... sends me back to a simpler time where ceramics were values and treasured.
Filled journals! I recently saw someone flipping through a shared journal and I am hooked, I definitely want to begin collecting them. I'm excited.
Update (11/18/18) - I recently came across Pocket Letters and.... how did I not know about them sooner?! I've started joining Pocket Letter swaps and I'm excited to get started. In the process of looking into Pocket Letters and what the contents can include and I came across Ephemera. I've started to try and include little handmade decos and I think I'm going to try some die cutting (which also, how did I not know about these!?)... I'm in love with it all.
Those are just a few, but my list is constantly growing and changing
This isn't a wish list, but a list of things that are always welcome :)
Here's a link to my favourites page on Etsy, if you're looking for more ideas:
Open to new international penpals! PM me if you would like to a new friend :)