Friday, 9 December 2016

welcome to the inside of my head

I think if I ever have brain surgery (lets pray that's never) they would open it up to find collage cuttings and pen lids, along with some stray french fries, some used ASOS vouchers, some old un-sticky rookie stickers, some random crusty old bronze eyeshadow pots and all seven harry potter books, tattered and crinkled from when I've accidentally dropped them in the bath.

Aside from my love of harry potter and cholesterol heightening food, what I'm trying to say is I like to scribble and collage. Sometimes, usually after spending some time scrolling through some artist's instagrams (see: @lacun.a, @isabizzy, @cactei, @beanparty for a bit of inspo) I might sit down and try to think of something in my life that is worth writing about. I would LOVE to collage more, but all my collaging backgrounds are currently saved onto a computer connected to a defunct printer, so I have been scouring books and magazines which has been delightful but often not quite enough. In an ideal world, I do a bit o' a mix n match with book and internet material, but it's been a bit restricted lately with the printer. Sometimes I paint (badly) and sometimes I write (equally badly) too. 

I find it so liberating to have a small space where I can put anything that comes into my head down, which is why I guess I feel like it is a physical representation of my mind. These pages are all from quite a long time ago, and already they feel dated. (When I was cropping them for this photo set I decided I actually disliked quite a number of them lol). This is because I like to think I am always writing or doodling something, which means I am quite prolific in my filling-up-of-pages, and some immediately feel old. 

Anyways, here are a few pages from quite a while ago (I felt I should start at the beginning) which I have made wooo. I hope you like having a peek into this little book, and if you do I can always show you more - there's a whole bookful. It's not quite what I'd like it to be yet - but we're getting there. Slowly but surely. The dream is that one day I can have a whole book full of Wes Anderson collages, nice outfits and memories, words and some random stickers. High hopes! :-)

I'm listening to:

(because SOMEHOW december has crept up on me and its CHRISTMAS soon ooof what <3)

Esme x


  1. I LOVE THIS! I started 'journalling' in november and I'm already like half way through a huge notebook!! It's so interesting, for lack of a better word

    Edie x

    1. I get through them so quickly too! I love it. thanks babe! xx

  2. Oh my gosh, I love this idea so much. You're writing and poetry is not bad, at all. When I saw your page with 'Top Notch' I immediately felt a little warm and fuzzy inside because me too. I guess the closet thing I do like this is writing in my 'Q&A A Day' diary but journaling (?) and jotting down like you do seems way more personal.

    Lottie Unlimited | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

    1. thank you so much charlotte! this really was a lovely comment to receive. top notch is a phrase I've grown up with and it makes me feel the same way :') you're right, my journal is quite a personal thing and it felt a bit odd sharing it with the whole internet but it's been very liberating! xx

  3. Love this and the things in your brain. I do hope you do more

  4. This is adorable! You've inspired me to dig out my scraphook again. It's been far too long...

    Elesaurus |

  5. This book looks so cool! You must be really creative, I loved this little insight :)

  6. If I do say so myself, this is some real top-notch artyness. Is that a word? It better be anyway :)

    Eve |

    (I've moved blogs haha)

  7. What a lovely notebook!
    I love your colleges, illustrations, doodles, and thinking!!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog:)


  8. Such a beautifully written post & I absolutely love the look of your.. diary? So creative!
    I've always tried to keep one to conserve my loveliest memories but I'm just not committed enough..

    xx ♡ Micky


  9. This is so beautiful!

    Morgan //

  10. this is so lovely! my art journal is sitting there feeling totally neglected atm... x

    mia //

  11. I loveeeee seeing insights into people's arty sides. Like you I really wish I had the time to do more stuff like this. I really should just make time for it because I feel like being creative is so rewarding and I really miss doing a creative subject at school thats not just writing essays non stop. Also I loved the intro to this post - i feel like the inside of my head looks very similar!

    Imo xxx

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