‘The Friday Flex’ is a weekly newsletter consisting of personal stationery and lifestyle news pieces. It primarily focuses my experiences with pen and paper krafts.
Table of Contents
- Instagram Highlights
- A Traveling Stationery Lover: Hotel Edition
- My Love/Hate Relationship with Photography
I. Instagram Highlights
#GoT6Countdown Day 8: Margaery Tyrell I'll just cut to the chase. I love Natalie Dormer. I love Margaery Tyrell. I think she deserves power because she is good. I really hope she sides with the High Sparrow and gains strength. I'll be sad if she throws Loras under the bus, but I want her to have real power and wreak havoc. Go Margaery! #gameofthrones #gotseason6 #april24 #got #asoiaf #margaery #tyrell #kingslanding #calligraphy #lettering #penmanship #handwriting #stationerylover
#GoT6Countdown Day 13: Euron Greyjoy. Since Euron Greyjoy is a new character to the show, I pulled a quote from the book. I won't go into any detail about his character, but let's just say he has big dreams in the horizon and is determined to sail towards them. I'm really excited to see what his character is like in the show but I don't doubt he'll be insane in every good and bad way. #gameofthrones #gotseason6 #april24 #got #asoiaf #eurongreyjoy #ironislands #ironborn #whatisdeadmayneverdie #calligraphy #lettering #penmanship #handwriting #stationerylover #watercolor #brushlettering
II. A Traveling Stationery Lover: Hotel Edition
Last weekend, I went to Sacramento for the ACLU Conference and Lobby Day and with all I’m trying to do with my hobbies, I found myself packing a LOT of my supplies. I am usually a smart packer, but I packed seven notebooks and that is way too much. Admittedly, I did have one extra blank notebook because I thought I my need to transition to my second blogging notebook. Still, I need to find a way to condense my supply. Here’s a comparison between what I brought and what I used:
Since it was a short trip and I had a pretty empty suitcase, I had the space to bring extra. Next time, I will definitely make sure to pack less. First, I will omit the 5-year journal and settle for really detailed planner entries or some brief entry in my Field Notes which I could later transfer. Next, instead of bringing my hobby and blog planner, I will copy all relevant todo’s into my Field Notes and either practice my calligraphy in my Field Notes or my Passion Planner. Last, I will simply finish or delay blog posts ahead of my trip.
In terms of pens, I am okay with bringing my pen case for suitcase trips, but, if I wanted to go light, I would only bring my Uni Style Fit, my Uni Jetstream F*Series, and an eraser.
To sum it all up, I will restrict my travel carry to just my Passion Planner, my Field Notes, my Adventure Log, and either my pen case or just the two multipens. If I was hiking/backpacking. I would also leave behind my Passion Planer to continue lightening the load.
III. My Love/Hate Relationship with Photography
I love photography as much as anyone else. Quality pictures help you see life in a different light and helps the photographer convey a message to you. So what’s wrong with photography?
Well, hate is a self-driven emotion, which is to say that it comes from personal incompetency and pure laziness. I am mediocre at photography because not only does it not come naturally to me, I have not taken the time to learn it. Something about the terms used in photography feel extra confusing to me and I am so tempted to just use the auto mode.
I have been usuign the Canon SX210IS and the cold hard truth is that I have a dSLR at my disposal. It is hard for me to admit that I could have better photographs on my blog if I just took the time. However, admitting your faults is the first step to improvement. I am determined to take high quality photos, so stay tuned!