Yippee and yippee again!!
My dreams of seeing Hairy Fruit Art designs on notebooks were catapulted into reality this month with a little bit of luck sent my way with the help of a wonderful U.K. notebook company Bookblock Original.
I entered Bookblock's Twitter promotion competition to win my own custom notebook and guess what? You got it, I won. Even better, the lovely team in Bookblock Original had a peep at my website and decided they liked my work so much they offered me not just one, but three custom notebooks with a promise from me of a little blog post for you guys to read all about it!
Bookblock Original products caught my eye in the past year because I know quality when I see it and I have been following them on Instagram and Twitter. They offer designers, photographers, illustrators, or anyone who likes to make their mark, the opportunity to design a custom notebook in their own individual style. These are quality products too, and by simply uploading a bespoke design or favourite photograph online, your digitally printed notebook will be ready to be filled with musings, doodles or ideas within days.
Crafted in partnership with one of the U.K.'s oldest bookbinders, each notebook is created using traditional bookbinding and printing techniques. With Bookblock Original, you can then customise your notebook or journal down to the paper, elastics and even the ribbon. Their sister company Monsieur Notebook is also worth a look-see.
Choosing a Design
All these lovely notebooks were coming my way soon which put my procrastinating self into a spin, what designs will I choose?
My first choice was to use my Hairy Fruit tree which features on my logo and in my opinion is a classic. I also wanted to use one of my Revealing Collection designs and in this case the Pig won out in the end because they are pink and generally I just love pigs, also the background colour is gorgeous. Tying all three notebook designs together, the final design chosen was a favourite floral from a recent gouache illustration which I call Irish Summer Cottage. I love all things pretty and floral and you will see more floral prints coming on stream on my website soon. Below is a short video of me painting this floral design while listening to the sounds of David Bowie.
I love all my new notebooks they are such fabulous quality, but my personal favourite has to be the Irish Summer Cottage notebook. I look forward to writing and doodling on all of them over the coming months.
Which of the three notebooks do you like best? I'd love to hear your feedback.
Thank you so much Bookblock Original!
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