Friday, 23 September 2016

Autumn Walks | Scarfs & Sweatshirts


 Cropped Batwing Sweatshirt - Newlook
Pink Snood - Primark

11/09/2016
My favourite time of year is definitely Autumn. I love it getting darker earlier and the air becoming  cold and crisp. Being able to layer clothes is also something that makes this time of year my favourite. In the late-evening, it's chilly, but not cold enough to have to bundle up in a winter coat. I wore a snood over a sweatshirt which was perfect for the weather.

The photos above don't quite capture how beautiful the sky looked. We left the house just after seven pm last night and we were out a few hours. While we were walking, the sky was constantly changing and I took so many photographs of the sunset.

What's your favourite time of year?

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A FEW CHANGES

Over the year that I've had this blog, it's evolved a lot. Like I often say, it started out as an 'art blog', but over time has broadened and I've started to write about a wider range of topics. I'm so happy with where it is now and I'm always thinking of little ways that I can keep improving it. There's a couple of things that I'd like to change and I've typed them up here to keep you all updated.

I'D LIKE TO BE HAPPY WITH EVERY POST BEFORE I HIT PUBLISH

I'm a perfectionist and it bugs me when I know that something isn't the best that it can be. Something that I'd like to do is spend a little bit more time to make sure that every post is the way that I'd like it to be or that I'm happy with the way that every photo has come out. Looking back at some of my posts, I know that they weren't all written as well as they could have been. This is mostly down to rushing, putting posts up too soon. I'd like to make sure that I'm completly happy with each one before I hit publish.

I WON'T BE PUBLISHING NEW POSTS AS OFTEN

To make the last point possible, I'm going to have to blog a little bit less often. Recently, my goal has been to try and put up a new post weekly - but I think this is a bit too often at the moment. I've had to rush my new posts or publish ones that I'm not completly happy with. Whenever I haven't written one by the end of the week, it's constantly at the back of my mind - must blog! Because blogging is something that I love so much, I'd like to relax the time frame a bit and aim to post every fortnight, so that I can still enjoy it just as much and not be rushing. This way, I can work on every post much more slowly, until I'm happy with it. It might be that I'll put an extra mid-week post up every now and then too, but again, with no strict schedule. I'm going to aim for every other sunday.


I'M GOING TO BE MUCH MORE ORGANISED

 To go hand in hand with posting every fortnight, I'm going to be planning my posts ahead. I'm looking forward to creating a planner for my blog and knowing what posts are going up when. I think this is a good thing to try if you, like me, have many blog posts on the go, or countless drafts of posts that you've started, so that you can organize it a little bit more.

I'D LIKE TO WRITE MORE ABOUT MY INTERESTS

Reviews, tags, routines. I love writing those types of posts, but I'm going to aim to change up the topics in my blog too. I'd like to write more 'life-related' posts, more hair styles, more photography - but mostly, I'd like to share more DIY ideas and write more about art, which I love. Within the next few weeks, you'll hopefully spot a few of these posts pop-up. At the moment, my blog isn't really screaming me as much as I'd like it to and that's the main thing that I'm going to work on.

I'M GOING TO IMPROVE THE DESIGN

If you've been reading for a while now, you'll know that I updated my blog design recently and was so happy with the way that it looked in the end. I still love the way that it looks but I'd love to try things out and see if I can improve it. At the moment, I'm going to mainly focus on getting the title how I like it, and a few changes to the rest of the design will follow. I'm also going to make sure that the pages and extras are all up to date.


I'D LIKE TO WORK ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING

When I started my blog, for me, it was all about writing - but I soon realized that the photos are almost as important as the words. They bring a post to life, make it pleasing to look at, and illustrate what you're trying to say. I still have a long way to go on the photography-front, but I'm so proud of how much I've improved compared to when I first started my blog. I'm going to try and take better pictures and I'm loving experimenting with photo editing.


 Think of this post as a divider between my old posts and all of the changes to follow. There's not going to be any big changes, but I'm really excited for all of the improvements to come!
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