Book Reviews

Trying out new hobbies! 3 mini-book reviews

I love trying out new hobbies! Maybe I'm not super talented at crafty things, but I always give it try. I think it's really rewarding when you make something with your own hands, from scratch! That's why I'm mostly attracted to creative, artsy activities, they make me feel like I accomplish things in my free time. Also, as bookworm, the first thing I do when I want to get into a new hobby is getting a book. Forget all those free sources on the internet, I want to BUY books, and supplies and maybe join a club... before even learning to do the thing. Well, while I was surfing Netgalley some weeks ago I noticed that I could request crafts books to review! And I thought 'Well, I already have a million hobbies and almost no time for them..." And then immediately ignored myself and got 3 books with activities I wanted to try.

Lettering with Purpose: Creative techniques and prompts for making meaningful, inspirational hand-lettered art

by Brittany Luiz

The first book I got was Lettering with Purpose, by Brittany Luiz. This one was by far my favorite of the 3! I got it because I had been seeing a lot of beautiful bullet journal pictures on Instagram with GORGEOUS titles, and whenever I tried to make my journal pretty... well, I had to cover the evidence of my failures with washi tape. I also wanted to learn hand-lettered art to add quotes to my watercolors, so all these things convinced to try it out.