December 2015 Monthly Planner Spread (and video)


December is here! This is my monthly spread in Kikki K large inserts (A5). I don’t have a plan with me, as I did this earlier in the year and added to it as I went along.

Most items are from Daiso >< and are budget friendly.

Video on Youtube of the walkthrough and more information on the beautiful Japanese paper below.

Animorphia – Meeting Kerby Rosanes (flipthrough and video)

I was fortunate enough to meet the illustrator of Animorphia colouring book – Kerby Rosanes. His book is highly detailed and contains many little original characters. He is a really humble guy who is passionate and skilled in drawing. I was able to watch a live drawing at Dymock’s bookstores. Click the video below to see how it went and a flipthrough of the book.

Art Supply Haul

Hi everyone, I recently received the lovely gift of an art shop (Dean’s Art) gift voucher from my lovely friends in my lifegroup. Thankyou so much guys! It means so much to me and you can see how excited I am over art supplies. What a nerd….


Here are the items I got and links to the Dean’s Art (the shop I went to) to purchase them.

The Youtube video I made on this haul is also below. Check it out!

  1. Winsor  & Newton Cotman Water Colours Sketchet’s Pocket Box (and 6 extra colours)


The Pocket Box comes with a plastic box with integral palette, 12 x half pans and 1 brush.

Colours I got were:

Box Set – Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White

Individual Half Pans – Ivory Black, Indian Red, Intense Green (Phthalo Green), Turquoise, Dioxazine Purple, Purple Lake

2. Elements of Art Sketch & Write A5 sketchbook.


Offwhite 120 gsm sketch and lined paper. The paper is so smooth to touch. Your pens and pencils glide over the surface really nicely and when erasing on this surface, there is not much paper fibre fallout.

No photo, but here is the link: Sketch & Write A5

3. Washi (brand) Brown Paper Journal A5 90 gsm


Washi brand website: washi

4. Talens Indian Ink 30ml Black and Calligraphy Dip Pen


Talen’s Indian Ink 

Unfortunately, unable to find the pen online.

6. Micador Stylist Watercolours 36


Micador Watercolours

7. 25mm Hinged Rings


Officeworks Hinged Rings

Basically, the Dean’s Art website is quite rubbish and products do not seem to be updated regularly. I tried to provide links to the items or something similar. But the store itself is lovely to browse through and a real treat for any art enthusiast.

Here is the website in case you were wondering : Dean’s Art

Finally, here is the Youtube video of me going through all the lovely things above.

Spirit of Adventure – Draw and Colour with me (video)

My first ever Draw and Colour of one of my favourite art pieces. This verse and image (James 1:2-4) means alot to me and my husband. It speaks of our struggle with having real JOY through the many tragic circumstances we have experienced of late.

Hope you enjoy watching a bit of the process, please forgive that angle filming and how it is missing the front sketch process and back (filming noob :P). But thought it was still worthwhile to share!

Here is the finished work:


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Enchanted Forest ~ An Inky Quest & Colouring Book (Johanna Basford)


Here’s my book review of Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest.


I cannot say enough good things about this book! It is amazing and I’m so glad to be able to review it for those that have yet to see it.


Those of you that follow my instagram account would have seen a few of my posts of the pages I’ve been colouring in this book. I first stumbled across this in Thailand. My hubby bought it for me as he could see how excited I was at the amazing intricate artwork inside of this book (and on the covers!). Possibly, he was seeing the similarities for the love of nature in the creative pen strokes. I fell in love with it and funnily enough, it has been such a soothing and relaxing addition to my handful of tools to combat anxiety and stress. This book is aimed at adults. It is part of the new ‘trend’ of adult colouring books worldwide. Johanna’s amazingly detailed work are wonderful to behold. It has definitely inspired me as an artist.


The book comes printed on thick, cardboard stock and good quality paper, suitable for colouring. There is gold foil detail on the front cover, but other than that, it is basically, ‘black and white’. The book is mainly for colouring, but there is an element of searching for items as you progress through the book. I personally enjoy the colouring, and not so much the other ‘activities’. Have yet to get my hands on Secret Garden (which was Johanna’s first book) and have nothing of hers to compare it to.


The coloured images are those that I’ve already worked on. I didn’t work through the book page by page, but whatever I felt like colouring, got coloured. I used Stabilo Point 88 0.4 fine markers, Faber-Castell Connector Pens and MasterArt Master Series Coloured Pencils in this book. The Stabilo’s can seep through to other pages if you have a heavy hand. The Connector Pens and pencils worked great on the paper. I would not suggest using Sharpie’s or alcohol-based markers (like Copic’s) to colour in this book as the pages are double-sided printed and will definitely leave a mark on the reverse side.



I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this book, and in fact, just looking at the pages of intricate artwork was very satisfying. Johanna has amazing talent and I look forward to exploring her first book – Secret Garden, and her new book that she is working on (snuck a peek on Instagram), Lost Ocean.

At $20 or less (in Australia), this is a great gift or item for you to admire artwork and add some relaxing creativity of your own.