November Favourites

Every month I share with you some of my favourites, so heres my picks from November!

Karin Markers

I cannot get enough of these beautiful pens.

If you are a part of the lettering community on Instagram, I’m 99% sure that you will have heard of these pens before because they are currently all the rage, and for good reason!

If you aren’t part of the lettering community on Instagram or are but haven’t come across them Karin Markers are brush pens and in my opionion one of the most versatile pens out there. I really cannot fault them.

User friendly, versatile and vibrant, these markers can be used in so many different ways.

From flawless blending, watercour painting and lettering that are a pleasure to use and are perfect for both beginners and experienced artists alike.

The packaging is beautiful and the delivery is super fast

Photo from Karin Markers

Hadestown

Hadestown is a brilliant musical and has been a favorite of mine for the past year or so. This year it was given a production at the National Theatre in London and I was lucky enough to go and see it. What a show! It’s based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set to a folk score. If you can I would recommend getting down to see it before its run ends on 26th Jan 2019! It boasts a stellar cast including Amber Gray, Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada.

Photo from National Theatre

Cricut Explore Air 2

After seeing MeganNicoleLettering using this contraption to make beautiful vinyl designs I decided I had to invest in one myself and I have not been disappointed.

Although the machine is expensive, (I paid £249 for mine in a bundle that included tools and cutting mats) it is well worth the money. It’s so easy and fun to use and there is so much you can do with it. I believe it cuts over 100 different materials, there is so much fun an experimenting to be had with this.

It is bluetooth enabled so you can bluetooth designs straight from your ipad to cut through the Cricut Design App, you can also send things to it from your desktop via USB!

So although it’s expensive, as I said before it is well worth splashing the cash as it makes creating professional designs so easy and is quite frankly just fun to watch!

Photo from Cricut

Skillshare

Skillshare is a great little site and app that offers classes in a wide range of creative things. I love taking lettering and art classes on there, classes are easy to follow and really fun. It’s a sevice I would really recommend for anyone who wants to improve their art, photography, writing and so on.

They offer a free and a premium service!

Photo from Skillshare

October Favourites

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Although I’ve been hooked on the cast recording of Jamie for months, I hadn’t managed to see the show until now and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed. The show is funny, with the occasional sad moments. The songs are catchy, and the cast are lovely. I can’t recommend this musical enough.

MY DAD WROTE A PORNO

The absolutely ICONIC podcast returned with it’s new series (technically it started last month but as it’s still on it counts for this list, right?) The podcast is exactly what it says on the tin and it is comedy gold.

The storyline and premise of the books are utterly ridiculous and yet I find myself so invested in the story.

From decidedly unsexy sex scenes to Belindas internal monologue it’s laughs all round.

This is definitely an 18+ recommendation because of the sexual content and strong langue.

Go listen! You won’t regret it.

New episodes are released on Mondays.

MY DAD WROTE A PORNO social media:

My Dad Wrote a Porno Twitter

PHOTO: My Dad Wrote a Porno Twitter

PIMP MY DIABETES

Since getting my Freestyle Libre I have used this site to get cute stickers for my sensor and reader. I absolutely swear by this site, it has a huge selection to chose from, the quality is high and the shipping and customer service are spot on.

As well as Libre stickers they also have jewlery and stickers for other devices such as Dexcom and insulin pumps etc.

I’ve looked at so many other sites but I’m yet to find any with as wide a range as Pimp My Diabetes.

Visit Pimp My Diabetes

INDUSTRY MINDS PODCAST

Industry Minds is a podcast created by Cathy Read and Scarlett Maltman which talks about mental health in the theatre industry. The podcasts has a different guest in each episode and talks about each guests experiences in the industry, from stage school to professional jobs and the impact it’s had on them and how they coped. This podcast shines a light on a really important topic and makes for an interesting listen each week. Being open about mental health is so important and Industry Minds is doing a good job at opening the subject up.

INDUSTRY MINDS social media:

Industry Minds Twitter

Cathy Read Twitter

Scarlett Maltman Twitter

Website Industry Minds

PHOTO: Industry Minds Twitter.