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The importance of feeling grateful - in a journal | Blog Post By Sanna

Hello! I am Sanna, a guest DT member from Sweden! I have written here on the blog once before, about memory keeping in a junk journal. This time I want to tell you a bit about my daily habit: Writing in my gratitude journal. Honestly, a few years back I didn’t really saw the point of keeping a gratitude journal. Then I read an article about neuroscience and the human brain, a subject I find fascinating. The key point in the article, as I remember it, was that thinking about something you feel grateful for, teaches the brain to feel and express gratitude more often. Using those gratitude “roads” in ones brain more and more, strengthens them! (I don’t remember...

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Hobonichi- To be or not to be? | Blog Post by Connie

September-October is an exciting time of the year in the stationery world - lots of stationery conferences and expos are on around the world and most importantly it is the season of the 2020 planner release! Major planner companies like Hobonichi, Traveler’s factory, Moleskein, Kokuyo and Mossery have been ramping up their releases since early August. Like many of you, I have been examining my options under a magnifying glass, pulling apart all aspects of a ‘perfect planner’ and weighting all the pros and cons of each of them, it was a never ending mission….. I am sure some of you can hear me and understand my pain! Throughout this year, I went through a few different journal set-ups, trying...

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Creating Muted Vintage Watercolour Palette | Blog Post by Kenry

It’s another artsy box curated by The Stationery Selection which included a Kuretake Pocket Pouch Watercolour Set. ☺ I’ve been using Kuretake watercolour (regular blocks) for some time and always fall for its highly-pigmented vibrant colours with amazing consistency. In this blog post, I am going to share how I mixed colours to create a muted vintage palette for a painting I got inspired by another TSS selected item received in August’s box – Mind Wave NatsukaShi-ru Sticker Sheet (Japanese’s retro appliances in 70-90s). With this, I did a little research on Korea’s 80s – 90s home appliance and attempted an illustration based on this topic.  I first drafted a pencil sketch and then outlined with black fine liners and...

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Stay Tuned for August Box Re-stock!

Hi there! I hope you are doing well!I have had a lot of requests to bring this box back, so I have placed an order for the pouch, but it takes several months to create them.  Please understand that these are handcrafted in Japan and that there is a lot of time and care put into them.  I will place more information in the Facebook group and on Instagram once I know more information. Stay tuned!  Thank you for your patience, Mits

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Trying out my new art kit! | Blog Post by Connie

In my opinion, there is nothing more exciting than receiving new art supplies! I still remember the moment my Mum gave me my first set of 12 Tombow colour crayons on my 6th birthday, I was so over the moon that I could hardly keep my hands off them. In fact, I took them with me to bed for the next month or so! I have clearly been obsessed with art materials from a very young age, no wonder I became a paint maker so many years later. The excitement surrounding a new box of colour pencils or a new set of paint is not just about the satisfaction of opening the meticulous packaging to find the uniformly presented set...

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