Fallen Down…Again

Darling you can't fly if you are scared to fall down. Sometimes you have to take a risk before you can take off to the skyI failed my driver’s test for the third time today. I had a blackout again and almost got into an accident if it wasn’t for my driving instructor. After that, I had a mental breakdown. I felt dizzy and like I was going to puke. I was crying and shaking.

Luckily I have my family and my friends who caught me. My dad was immediately there to calm me down when I called him. My mum quit work as soon as she heard and took me to a crafts store to cheer me up. I don’t know what I would do without them.

What happened today reminded me of the poem I wrote yesterday

Darling you can’t fly when you are scared to fall down.

Sometimes you have to take a risk before you can take off to the sky.

I will try it again and take off to the sky eventually. I won’t quit and will keep trying until I learn how to control my exam nerves. It might be frustrating (and expensive) but I won’t give up. I will keep taking the risk to fail again.

Lots of Love

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Craft Store Haul

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On december 6th we celebrate Nikolaus in Germany. I don’t want to get deep into what Nikolaus is but here is a brief explanation. In the night up to december 6th Nikolaus goes from house to house and leaves candy and little presents for the children living there. He is kind of like Santa Clause but has a religions background. I didn’t expect to get anything this year because I thought I am now to old for it but I was wrong. I got some chocolate, washitape a little money and a gift card for the craft store., which I decided to spend today.

I was waiting all week to finally go and pick up the things I wanted. I have a huge list of things I want from the craft store and although I spend almost 50€ I didn’t get everything. But here is what  I got:

1. A set of six fineliners

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Fineliners were one of the top three on my list because my old one ran out of ink and since I got into illustrating I decided to get a whole set which includes six different sizes. I discovered that I rather use a smaller size for doing my illustrations and a bigger size for my lettering. My old fineliner was a size 0.3 and it never seemed to be the right size. Now I can choose and experiment. The set was 14,99€, which is a good price considering that a single fineliner is 3,49€.

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2. A Tombow Fudenosuke Pen

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I already have 10 Tombow dual brush pens and I know that I will get a pack of 18 dual brush pens for christmas, which I am really excited about. The Tombow brush pens are my favorite pens. I am obsessed with them. The Fudensuke has a brush tip but it is way smaller that the brush tip of the dual brush pens, which makes it easier to write small things. It is filled with back ink and was 2,99€ as far as I remember. It is not on my recipe. I think the cashier might have forgotten to scan it.

3. Water-colours and water-colour paper

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I have been using my old set of water-colours, which is used in school years ago, quite I bit and since it is for kids it didn’t have good colours in it. I want to try using water colours for my projects because I love the way they look so I decided to get this set. I absolutely love the colors and already used them for a bunch of christmas cards. The set was 14,99€ and it came with one brush. The water-colour paper includes 20 sheets and was 10,99€ which in my opinion was a little bit expensive but the colours look amazing on it.

4. A water-colour brush

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I have seen this brush on instagram and I always wanted to try it too. It isn’t as easy as it seems in the videos but I am sure I will get the hang of it. The brush was 6,99€, which is a little expensive but it was worth it.

I am really excited to use all of my new items and can’t wait for my exams to be over and have more time to do so. What do you think about what I got? What do you wish for christmas this year?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

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My Finished Journal

I can’t believe I already filled up my latest journal. I started it when I first started blogging and those of you who have been there since the beginning probably remember the post where I talked about starting it and finally closing the old one.

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you may have seen the video I posted of me skipping through my journal and since some of you asked for more photos I decided to share them on my blog too.

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Those are the first couple pages of my journal.


It also contains some doodles I made during boring classes in school… …and some blog post ideas, which you might have read.

  It also contains my first attempts in using a brush pen.

One thing I really like is that you can see how I got better.

In my journal you can also find some random lists and lyrics of songs that I like.

And finally it contains tickets and memories so I can look back on all the fun things I did.

The last page is a little boring but I left some space so I can add a comment when I read through it again in the future

That’s it. There are so many different kinds of journals but what I like the most about mine is that I don’t just use it for one single thing. The main reason why I started it was because I wanted to be able to remember the things I did in maybe ten years time or later. I think it will be pretty funny to skip through it in a couple years.

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

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How To Do Hand Lettering

How To DoOn my last post a lot of you guys asked me if I could give some tips on hand lettering. I am still trying to learn it but I love to share with you how I got started and give you some tips as well as tell you what supplies I use.

Supplies

You don’t need any expensive supplies to get started. All you need is a pencil and some paper. Maybe a ruler too. Fine liners a great too. I have the whole collection of Stabilos fine liners but I don’t use them as much for lettering as I use them in school. What I did buy were some brush pens. The first once I had were from ShinHanart, but they always color through two pages. The second ones were  from Farber Castell. Last week I bought some dual brush pens from Tombow and I have to say they are better for lettering than the Farber Castell ones.

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How to get started

In the beginning I just tried to write words in different Fonds but what really got me into lettering were Pinterest and YouTube.

Before I started doing it myself I created a board on Pinterest on lettering where I still pinn a lot of things on. It took me months to finally try it myself rather than just stare at the pretty pictures.

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New pens

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I got new brush pens today and I am in love with them. I am actually not supposed to have them because I will get them for Easter but I secretly used them already  (Do not tell my mom!!!!! 🙂 ). I doodled some twenty one pilots lyrics because I love them so much. All their lyrics are amazing. I can never decide which once I like the most.

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