My guest today on STATIONERY LOVE is artist and healer Rowena Pavlou.
My love of stationery started many moons ago and it wasn’t just the coveting of my classmates’ pencil case contents that fascinated me; as a child I could often be found cradling an address book in places like Rymans as if I were Gollum and it was ‘my precious’.
I have been known to stand in Staples practically salivating at the choice of post-it notes! And now that I have discovered Pinterest, I can spend hours online lusting over ‘stationery porn’ (as well as ‘property porn’, but that’s a different story!)
My own stationery collection currently comprises mostly notebooks and journals – many of them gifted to me, all of which I use either for sketching, jewellery design ideas, note making, list making, or as memo/to-do pads – and I keep one of them as a Gratitude Journal!
I write in block capitals and I adore using Berol Italic pens, which give such crisp definition and make writing a joy in this technological age:
Having moved out of London some years ago for a more quiet pace of life by the sea, whenever I re-visit the Big Smoke, I usually incorporate a trip to my favourite stationery haunts such as: Paperchase (the flagship store); Muji in Oxford Street and if I have time, Liberty.
Muji’s compact stationery items are cute and quirky, but functional. I would love to have a home office one day featuring lots of their space-saving stationery solutions!
Liberty have a decadent stationery department – I have never bought anything from there as I would need a second mortgage to afford it, but that never stops me from looking!
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t shun popular high street shops like WH Smith – in fact, I can usually be found in our local store every other weekend gawping at paperclips, address books and such like!
But if we’re talking brands, I absolutely love Emma Bridgewater’s collection:
So as you can see my love of stationery is eclectic and vast and I don’t think it’ll ever fade!
Thank you for sharing with us today Rowena. Do any blog readers have a special type of pen they use? What difference does it make for you?
Rowena is generous-hearted and one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met.
Rowena says :
Just to let you know a little bit more about me…
As well as designing/making jewellery and accessories, I am also an artist, photographer, poet, Angel card reader, and a fully qualified and certified Second Degree Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Practitioner as well as fully qualified and certified to Kundalini Reiki Levels I, II & III. All my work is undertaken with the intention of bringing and sharing Love through what I do.
It’s safe to say I wear many hats, on top of being a full time housewife! When I’m not busy performing Angel readings or being creative in some way, I enjoy a quiet life taking long walks by the sea along the South Coast of England where I am lucky enough to live. My hobbies include: reading (fiction and non fiction), listening to uplifting music, cooking, meditation, watching positive films and generally leading a positive life. For me the proverbial glass is not just ‘half full’, it’s over-flowing!
To see my artwork please visit http://www.splashesofcolour.weebly.com
To book an email Angel reading please visit http://www.cosmicharmony.weebly.com
To follow my jewellery blog please visit http://www.tazeendesigns.blogspot.co.uk
To follow my poetry blog please visit http://www.heartreveries.wordpress.com