PENELOPE WINTER: DESIGNER/DOODLER AT ODDS LIKE ME, CRAFTER, DOLL-MAKER, FURNITURE RESTORER, HYPOTHETICAL INTERIOR + ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, LIST MAKER + VISUAL JOURNAL KEEPER.
Odds Like Me was born out of an urge to ditch the computer and get back to pen and paper… although sometimes my computer may play a vital supporting role, I am loving my new analog world!
I also get asked about which pens and paint I use. Again I just use odds and sods that I’ve accumulated over the years, but before I buy anything, I refer to Vegan Womble for their #crueltyfree art and craft supplies list. I tend to use #acrylicpaint like #watercolor, I have no idea why, I guess I just use whatever’s to hand! I’m really not picky! FLOPSCOTCH WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER FOR CHOOSING CRUELTY FREE!
I’ve been asked a few times what kind of paper I print my #filofax and #midori inserts on. My answer is, anything I can lay my hands on as long as it is #crueltyfree . My favourite paper at the moment is Hahnemuhle mixed-media bamboo paper, largely because of its #eco and #animalfriendly credentials. Plus it has a gorgeous texture. I often use scraps of paper I have lying around from other projects too – I just print one of my designs and cut the paper to size. I love using coloured handmade or recycled paper too. The great thing about printing your own inserts is that you’re not restricted to one kind of paper – you can switch it up depending on the media you want to try that day. Incidentally, Vegan Womble has an extensive, ever increasing list of animal gubbin free art and craft supplies, which I help to keep updated. Flopscotch will love you forever for choosing cruelty free!
Latest Passport #midori spread. Another ink and watercolour painting of a photograph I love! (Opposite is my diagonal grid paper – #printables available on #etsy)buy on Etsy
Experimenting with ink on #bamboo mixed media paper, in my little #midori
I can’t decide whether to write anything on here on not! (Diagonal music notepaper for #midori and #filofax available on #etsy)buy on Etsy
I’m not so good at drawing directly from my imagination, so I thought it would be an idea to draw/paint from photos I saved onto my ‘Feel’ Pinterest board, in my little #travelersnotebook
Made myself a Passport sized #fauxdori with leatherette and animal friendly bamboo paper! Today you’ll mostly find me under a sea of paint, paper and ink! Tomorrow I’ll get the new Passport sized #printables finished for you! Coming soon to #etsy!
To Rebuild We Need. This was doing the rounds in Facebook and I had to write it down for keeps. Written on diagonal notepaper for #filofax on #recycledpaper. (#printables available on #etsy)buy on Etsy
My bead and button collection just keeps growing – I love them so much, I’m afraid to use them up! Managed to put these six little beauties to good use on my #handmade #fauxdori though!
My favourite #vegancake #recipe for keeps in my #midoritravelersnotebook – blueberry, raspberry and dark chocolate. (On plain & diagonally ruled notepaper, available on #etsy)buy on Etsy
More #lyrics – can never have enough! Written on a blender pen transfer of one of my tiny canvases (see @iota_jot on Instagram) (Irregular notepaper available on #etsy)buy on Etsy
I can see for miles… Putting scrap paper to use! Snippet from my #filofax / #projectlife / #artjournal
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