Lessons from my 20s

Lessons from my 20s

Recently I turned 30! and the analyst in me wanted to ‘review’ my 20s…so here are 20 lessons I learned in my 20s. These are short pieces of advice I either follow (or probably should follow). I want to remember (and be reminded) of these…so here they, 20 lessons from my 20s which no one(…)

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Last month I read and learnt… #6

Last month I read and learnt… #6

Happy Monday! Happy June! Here a list of stuff I enjoyed in May: What’s the best way to get a raise? I love Letters for Creatives from Braid Creative – recent one asks this question:  What are you building? A following? An agency? A brand? A product? A business? On the subject of newsletters, I(…)

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Last month I read and learnt… #5

Last month I read and learnt… #5

Happy May! I know, I know more than a week has already passed but I found/read/learnt some very interesting stuff  in April…so here a list of best from the web: Think about the above sentence, do you want to be happy or do you want to be right? I listened to this recently on a(…)

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I make my own sketchbooks

I make my own sketchbooks

I recently started making my own sketchbooks and have filled up half a dozen of them. Most are made from watercolour paper (sometimes from cardstock or regular paper), folded into two and then stitched. It’s a perfect size to carry in a handbag. I don’t like them thicker as it becomes difficult to stitch them(…)

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Colouring books for grown-ups

Colouring books for grown-ups

 Hi Friends! Did you know, colouring books are becoming popular as art therapy and help reducing stress through the magic of colouring in? Maybe it is working with hands which relieves anxiety. I found colouring is a great way to let your brain unwind and focusing on filling in the lines with colour can be(…)

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Last month I read and learnt… #4

Last month I read and learnt… #4

Happy March friends! Internet is rad. These are the few things I read and learnt last month… “Why do I want to be remembered at all?” – This TED Talk from Ricardo Semler will change how you see the world. If you are trying to develop a daily creative practice, I highly recommend THIS. Isn’t it(…)

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Make something everyday – an update

Make something everyday – an update

Hello friends! You might remember I had started an experiment in March last year where I had set myself a goal of lettering/journaling/doodling everyday in 2014. The idea was ‘to draw something everyday even if it sucks’. Reading that post now it is obvious I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to do, or why(…)

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Take better decisions

Take better decisions

We make hundreds of decisions every day but how does one ensure taking wise decisions to key questions and living with fewer regrets? I believe there are no hard and fast rules for decision-making. When we are stuck and have an important decision to make, we either ask our parents, we ask our friends, we go with(…)

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Free Resource: Turn your quotes into poster

Free Resource: Turn your quotes into poster

Friends. A quick post today to share a brilliant resource I recently came across. At, Recitethis.com you can turn your favourite quotes into poster art. There are over 20 templates to choose from. You can download the image or share it on social media directly from the site and they even have a library of quotes…(…)

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Last month I read and learnt… #3

Last month I read and learnt… #3

Happy New Year friends! This is some of the awesome stuff I recently saw online… 1. How to take notes like an alpha-geek 2. 27 simple things to start doing for your happiness. These are bit cheesy but don’t let that put you off – pick a few to try because they work. 3. 7 strange questions(…)

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The word

The word

My word for 2015 is BUILD. This is the first time I am setting an intention by choosing a word for the year. I recently took this free course and I like this unique concept, I like being intentional about things. I know “build” lacks lustre and  is not an elegant word full of feelings like(…)

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Daily Intention Card – Week 3 and 4

Daily Intention Card – Week 3 and 4

I did it guys!! I created and set daily intentions. I even managed to reflect and journal about some of them. While it was fun experiment I realised I need more focussed approach (not my forte)…so in 2015, for the first time,  I will be choosing a word of the year (more on that later!)(…)

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Last month I read and learnt…#2

Happy December friends! A few my favourites from November….heavy on the design side. Design school by Canva I just finished this Adobe Illustrator course and I highly recommend it. I have been really getting into face massage and so far it has been great. There are several quick and longer versions and I found these videos(…)

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Daily Intention Card – Week 1 & Week 2

Daily Intention Card – Week 1 & Week 2

I have been creating an intention card daily for 2 weeks and thought it would be good to share an update on how I decorated these. Day  1 – 11/11 Materials Used Watercolours and quote written with Sakura Pigma Micron. Day 2 – 12/11 Materials used – pencil colours, magazine cutout and Sakura black pen.This(…)

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Colourful Corner Etsy Store – New In

Colourful Corner Etsy Store – New In

Happy hump day friends! A quick post today to update you on the Etsy store. I have created a new section in shop where you can find hand lettered and button Christmas cards. It’s been really exciting to create these cards. Hope you like these. Last days for Christmas posting are: UK delivery 19th December.(…)

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Giveaway and a reader survey (Closed)

I’d like to get to know you better! Could you please fill out this very short questionnaire  or fill the form embeded below. It takes less than 30 seconds and none of the questions are mandatory. Survey response will help me write better content and create better products for you. As a thanks for your support I(…)

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New Project: Daily Intention Card

New Project: Daily Intention Card

So I travel and I have been collecting these train tickets for months not really knowing what I would do with them? Then I read Elise’s business story where she shared that in 2007 she decorated a playing card everyday for a year….I thought wow! this is a cool idea. Days later my brain put(…)

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Last month I read and learnt…#1

Last month I read and learnt…#1

I am starting a new series on this blog, where once a month I will share the books, interesting blog posts, articles, interviews, podcasts, videos, resources, apps etc. I read, used, listened to or watched in the previous month. These would no doubt be varied but will mostly be limited to creativity, happiness related research,(…)

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Personal Planner Review

Personal Planner Review

I heard Personal Planner on Twitter and Insta and they sounded great so last month I decided to try – I created an account, designed my planner and ordered it. I am a list maker and commonly use the notes section on my phone but I like this idea of having writing things down in the(…)

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[#Project1x1x30] Day 30: This is love

[#Project1x1x30] Day 30: This is love

I did it! I did it! 30 days, 30 pieces! Today is the last day of #Project1x1x33. Before this project the virtual shelves were looking a little empty but not anymore. Must admit I made this last Sunday but this was so appropriate for last day that I decided to save it. Day 30 (and(…)

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