Eat, Sleep, Design Repeat; Handlettered on FSC notebooks
University has resumed again and I've decided to start taking notes again. I don't think I'll ever get over the analogue way to record information. It's more personal and has more intimate value when years build. Last uni trimester I tried recording my thoughts and learning through an app online but to be honest, I was easily distracted by everything else but getting notes down. The notes that I did record, I'll probably never look back to.
I love writing (duh, haha handlettering and all that) and there's an odd sense of enjoyment when my pen touches the paper and I get all the symbols down. I still keep a journal that I had started from 2003 (which I should write more often in) and sometimes I look back on old writing and realize how much I've grown from then. I also keep old movie tickets, restaurant receipts, and little things like that which I paste in the journal and reading back to them resuscitate memories I don't even remember having. It's weird! It's like these things are portals to the past.
For this new university trimester, things will most definitely get hectic. It's my last year, after all. We have a "Major Project" that we're going to spend the rest of our degree working on and I have something very exciting in mind! Thus I'm going to record all of my creative thought and my processes in my new little notebook. "Eat, Sleep, Design, Repeat", basically me everyday.
I'm not sure how you're like, but I find that if my notebook is aesthetically pleasing, I'm more likely to write in it. Is that an odd thing? Because I've had cheap "commercial-like" looking notebooks that i got from Officeworks last year and I was actually hesitant to write in them because they weren't pretty? Haha. There's still so many unwritten pages to them. I might just tear the pages out and DIY something out of them.
Anyway, my hand lettering "eat, sleep, design, repeat" was written on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and they're a non-profit organization practicing responsible forest management. They promote 'environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests'. I think it's important to support and purchase from ethical organizations. If you're like me, I would like to help the world but don't know how to so I think this is a great way. You get good quality items whilst helping organizations help us not harm the earth. It makes sense!
If you like what you've seen and would like to purchase an"Eat, Sleep, Design, Repeat" notebook, pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org :)