Farewell 2019

2019 has meant some big changes and showed that I’m capable of many things. Now that I think about it, maybe 2018’s post was right: Anything is possible if you have enough nerve.

Anyway, 3 planners later and a lot of memories, changes and fun things, here we are, a new year and a new decade too! {Can you believe it? I feel quite old right now…}

For 2019 I changed a bit my planner style… I tried the Bullet Journal method but transformed it a bit to suit my preferences. It’s been really interesting to try it but I’m not sure if it fits me well enough.

I used one at a time: a copper Leuchtturm from January to May, a Midori A5 from June to August, and a notebook from Little Hannah Shop from September until … well, yesterday (right at the very end, I might add!)

For 2020 I’m going to change my system again. It is actually a work in progress of self-discovery.

This new year I’m trying a Traveler’s Notebook system, which is basically a collection of small notebooks (inserts) that I can move whenever I want / need. The cover is handmade by Antigua’s and inside there’s the original TN inserts for the year and some handmade by me. The notebook beneath it I’ll use as a tracker for the year.

Even though they are not in the photo, I have a few more notebooks: for book notes, for drawing, for writing…

Anyways, Happy New Year ! Happy New Decade too! and Hello 2020!!!

Painted Polaroid

Some hydrangeas in the gardens of House of the Prince (Casita del Príncipe) in El Escorial.

I wasn’t sure how it would turn out as it was the first time I painted on a Polaroid, but I’m happy with the photograph, I want to explore further on this.


Unas hortensias en los jardines de la Casita del Príncipe en El Escorial.

No estaba segura cómo resultaría ya que nunca antes había pintado sobre una Polaroid, pero me gusta el resultado, quiero explorar más en este sentido.

Superlambanana

When someone first told me about Superlambanana I thought it was the stupidest thing I ever heard of. But then I saw them in Liverpool and I grew fond of them. I even bought a keychain with a small blue one.

This bright yellow Superlambanana is my favourite (mostly because it’s the biggest and yellow, a colour I’m obsessed with), it’s outside the Avril Robarts Library (Liverpool John Moores University). The sculpture was created by artist Taro Chiezo for the art exhibition Go Superlambananas! during the city’s European Capital of Culture in 2008. There are more of them spread around the city with different designs made by local groups of artists. It’s something to look for when visiting Liverpool and a fun thing to do trying to catch them all on camera 🙂

 

La primera vez que me hablaron del Superlambanana pensé que era lo más estúpido que había oído jamás. Pero después los vi en Liverpool y les cogí cariño. Incluso me compré un llavero con uno pequeñito en azul. Este Superlambanana de color amarillo chillón es mi favorito (principalmente porque es el más grande y es amarillo, un color que me obsesiona), está frente a la Avril Robarts Library (Liverpool John Moores University). La escultura fue creada por Taro Chiezo para la exposición Go Superlambananas! durante la Capital Europea de la Cultura en 2008. Hay más repartidos por toda la ciudad con diferentes diseños realizados por grupos locales de artistas. Es algo que merece la pena buscar si visitáis Liverpool y muy divertido intentar fotografiarlos a todos 🙂