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    Styling the Seasons – January

    January 19, 2015

    This is my second time joining the #stylingtheseasons series. My first one was when it launched back in September 2014.

    Styling The Seasons is a joint project run by Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots . Each month they challenge anyone to style a surface in their home to reflect what the month means to them. Here’s Charlotte’s and Katy’s January posts.

    January to me is always about new beginnings. It feels as if the way I will start the year is the way it will continue and end. I like to make sure that I’ve allocated some time over the Christmas break to de-clutter, to plan and plot ideas and to be ahead of the game.

    It therefore seemed only right to invite you into (a section of) my recently de-cluttered working desk. You see, writing and drawing utensils, in all shapes and forms, I don’t lack in. The problem is more to be able to lay my hands on exactly what I’m looking for at any given time. I’m delighted with this new way of organising them. Let me show you!

    Instead of having, like in the past, larger storage containers holding simply more writing and drawing utensils, I have matched the size of the containers according to the particular series of utensils I want to group together.

    styling the seasons - january

    This is working rather well for me. As I’m attempting to do a sketch a day in 2015 and am also very particular about my writing utensils, this is definitely the solution and way forward. Sounding anal? I am when it comes to my stationery and mark making:-)

    styling the seasons - january

    It probably makes little sense to you guys why and how I’ve grouped things the way they are and to be honest I was going to list all my utensils and link to them like I did in my first post for this series. Time restraints and having had the flu for the past few days have come in the way!

    styling the seasons - january

    However, I will list some of the brands at the end of the post, because I can’t refrain from doing so!

    I’m also extremely chuffed with my new 2015 workbook. B4 in size (I’m sometimes tired of A sizes, do you know what I mean?), bought at the gorgeous Cloth House, it’s covered in red linen and has green, lined pages inside. Now, many of you know I only use blank notebooks and sketchbooks. This is DEFINITELY the exception to the rule but I just fell in love with it. Made in India, it’s a bit tatty, which I love, and very unique. I tore off some of the label and attached the felt 2015. Like?

    styling the seasons - january

    styling the seasons - january

    OK, that’s it. May my new found system stay pristine like this throughout the year. Wish me luck!

    Koi-i-noor | Kaweco | Graf von Faber Castell | Montblanc mechanical pencil | Stabilo Point 88 (mini) |Pilot G-Tec -C4 | Faber Castell Pitt artist pen | Lamy Calligraphy Fountain pen | Pilot V Sign pen | Sakura Micron pens | Uniball Signo broadUniball Signo broad | Faber Castell broad pen 1554 | Pentel Sign pen | Sakura Gelly Roll | Stabilo Woody | Karisma | Stabilio Point 68 | Marabu Deco Painter | Palomino Blackwing