it’s update time! i’ve had some time during the weekend to think through how much of a break i want to take from blogging (see here if you want more details!), and i thought it’s only right i shared it with you!
*cue show music* it’s time to “Keep up with the Canopy”! 😉
i’ve been considering taking a break from blogging and cutting down on my post frequency for a while to better focus on my studies and real life. i’ve given it alot of thought and i’ve decided to change my weekly wallpaper series to a fortnightly feature. this gives me more time to produce quality work for you and also more time for schoolwork!
in addition, i’m also taking a week completely off blogging, just to clear my mind from online distractions and prepare for my upcoming exams. i do after all believe in blog-breaks like these to get re-focused on your blogging and stay passionate about it!
my blogging break will be from 15-22th July. during that time, i won’t post anything new but i will of course still answer to any of your comments on my posts! 😉 and you can keep up with me on social media (mainly Instagram and Twitter!), although i’ll try to post less often there too. don’t worry though, i’ll be back real soon. 🙂
as i type this, i’ve just finished making another friend a birthday present! it was so much fun, i wish i could do it all over again. (even though i think i used up half a cartridge of ink going over each letter for the hand lettering on the packaging alone …) i think handmade birthday presents are going to be something of a tradition come each birthday and a little bit of a trademark of mine.
i also just took part in an Instagram experiment by Dana from Wonder Forest! i’ve personally been obsessed with her since forever and it was an honour to help out with her data collection! can’t tell you too much about it, but it was quite fun being able to dedicate to something for a week.
looking forward! Jess from Miss Caly Blog and i have some really amazing for you all planned up! (a collab, of course 😉 ) obviously, i won’t reveal anything more, but keep your eyes peeled for! 😀 and don’t forget to pop by her blog and say hi.
i’ve also been planning a blog header revamp – or rather, filling in that empty space i call a blog header. i personally like it empty (or maaaybe that’s just my lazy side talking…), but it never hurts to try! i have some traditionally drawn elements scanned into my computer, so i’ll be editing, processing and piecing them together when i’m more free.
a new blog header, coming your way very soon! 🙂
and now time for a quick round-up of some of my favourite posts that i’ve read recently, both on my blog and from others’!
i’ve always looked up to Dana as one of my biggest blogging inspirations. i think this recent post of hers made her seem a little more relatable and reminded me that no one is without fault! (even though i think she’s pretty cool anyway 😉 )
in this post, Mandy shares about her whole blogging process from start to finish! it was lots of fun reading this as i got to learn more about how she produces her quality content (and mind you, she posts daily!!). for fellow bloggers, i think this post also helps us to reflect on our own writing process and think about how to improve it!
oh my goshh – this blog!! i am obsessed with Zakkiya’s super helpful tutorials on watercolour painting. this one shows you how to paint a few different types of trees using watercolour paints! i’m definitely going to be trying it soon.
comparison is not only damaging for creatives, but also for other parts of your life! Christy clearly maps out how comparisons affect us negatively in our lives everyday. and i have to say, i’m guilty of comparing in a few of the incidents she shares! 😮 this post really gave me a third-person perspective on the effects of comparing and new motivation to minimise that bad habit.
and lastly is a quick share of my favourite post as of recent! i shared my favourite and most frequently used tools for hand-lettering and typography, and a bit of a review of the products i used.
thanks for “Keeping up with the Canopy” today! i hope you like these posts. do share your thoughts below, and tell me what you want to see next on the blog! see you soon after my blog break. 🙂
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