Tell us what you do for life (both work and fun!)
Well, to start, I am currently a student in high school, and am trying to steer my career towards the arts.
I run a blog; walkotws.blogspot.com that focuses on design, crafts, and just everyday life in general, and it has helped me make so many new connections and meet the most incredible people. I love travelling, crafts, cooking, and going on spontaneous adventures.
How does your Traveler's Notebook fit your life
I use my Travelers Notebook to jot down ideas, recipes, and to do lists, but I always make sure to bring it with me on my travels. It’s so easy to bring with me wherever I go, and I can just pop it into my tote if I’m in a rush.
If I ever find something inspiring- be it a cute shop, a piece of nature, a certain design- I always whip out my Travelers Notebook and take a note. You never know when it might come in handy!
How do you customize your Traveler's Notebook so that it works for you?
I’m always adding new accessories to my notebook, and sometimes I make my own.
What I find the most useful is tearing strips of mt tape of different colors and taping them to the clear, plastic Zipper Case that comes as an accessory so that I can always come prepared if I need to journal.
And since I always lug everything around with me, my notebook is almost always stuffed to the brim with accessories, the most useful at the moment is the Zipper Case, because I’m always keeping little ticket stubs/stickers/labels/cute packaging wherever I go, and sometimes I don’t have time to journal at that exact moment.
What are you currently obsessed about?
Right now, I’m obsessed with yoga, my garden, and journaling.
I started yoga a couple of months ago, and I’m hooked! I practice new poses/stretches everyday if I can, and it just makes me feel so incredible! I have become a lot more flexible, and I just love it!
As for my garden, I have had one ever since I could remember, but as of recently (the past year or so), we have started planting new fruits and vegetables (strawberries, watermelon, bell peppers… mmm!) and I find it’s just so unbelievable to watch every little tendril grow each day. Nature at its finest.
Can you share something that recently inspired you?Oh, and journaling; well, I currently have two journals- my Travelers Notebook for going out and about (I use it to jot down ideas, places to go, keep cards and cute designs/labels…etc) and my Hobonichi that I use as a daily journal/diary. I think I’ve become so obsessed with keeping all my thoughts on paper because I love looking through all of my past entries and remembering exactly how I felt in that moment, or what I did that day. I guess I hate forgetting! Even my bad days…
Any tips for fellow Traveler's Notebook users?Recently, since it’s summertime, the colors of fresh, summer fruits inspire me when I’m crafting and illustrating. I can’t believe that something so beautiful and perfect can be created from the earth. I have been using a lot more vibrant colors in everything I make, and even try to incorporate these colors into my daily life- cooking, my clothing, and even trying to have a more vibrant state of mind!
I try not to think about it when it comes to filling my pages up, or in other words- don’t worry about being messy! I find that by adding whatever I want to my notebook, I make the pages much more interesting and memorable. The best ideas come from spontaneous creativity, and mistakes too!