The Anti-Journal [Creative journal]

Today I filmed a first impressions and first completed pages of The Anti-Journal.

The Anti-Journal was created by David Sinden and Nikalas Catlow as a creative journal. It has been designed for people of all ages and all creative abilities as a way to express your creativity using the prompts in the book.

There are a wide variety of prompts within the book – I really love the variety and I can’t wait to complete more of the journal!

Here is my video, if you like it then why not subscribe to my YouTube channel? 🙂




Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom – Colouring Book Review – Speed Colour

Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom: A Colouring Book Adventure

Publisher: Batsford LTD (2014)



When I first received my copy of this book I felt like I had a luxury item in my hands; the book is of an extremely high quality and it presented in a beautiful way. The paper within the book is thick and brilliant white.  I thought this book was absolutely beautiful on my first flick through; I almost didn’t want to start colouring it as it looked so pristine!

The variety of illustrations within ‘Animal Kingdom’ is good, some are simplistic, some very detailed and some have space for you to add your own zentangle details before colouring. I like that I was able to start colouring with quite a simple dragonfly image before moving on to one of the very detailed fish illustrations.

You are able to be as detailed (or less detailed) as you wish with your colouring. If you don’t want to colour between every single pattern, block colouring over them will still allow the pattern to show through – although it should be noted I have only tried this coloured pencils and pro-markers.

Whilst colouring I found that using coloured pencils did not cause any colour to ‘bleed’ through to the other side of the page. When using pro-markers I did find some colour bled through to the other side, causing me to be very selective about which images I used markers on.

Overall I am extremely happy with this adult colouring book. I think it’s a great way to indulge in a little creative art; without having to actually draw your own image. I have loved using Instagram and YouTube to see how other people have used their colouring books. I also find adult colouring to be very calming, especially during periods where I have been particularly anxious. Without a doubt, I would definitely recommend Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom.

To show what colouring an image is like, I have produced a speed colour video for my YouTube Channel, TurningPages90, which can be seen by clicking here.



Thank you for reading!

Have you been doing any adult colouring?


Handmade Beaded BookMarks

Beaded Bookmarks

As a book lover, I love a good book accessory to go with my book! As well as copious amounts of time reading, I also spend a lot of time hand making jewellery and accessories, which I sell in my Etsy shop, CharmingThreadwares, and I thought I would share some of the beaded bookmarks I currently have in stock 🙂


A lovely blue & black Tibetan silver bookmark, with a dainty open book charm.


A cute and bright bookmark, with a Tibetan silver finding, red, green and tan glass beads and a lovely bright ladybird enamel charm.


A ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired bookmark, with a lovely detailed dragon finding.


Yet another ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired bookmark, this one also has a detailed dragon finding, and reads ‘Winter is Coming’

I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest bookmarks.

Happy Reading!


Handmade Beaded Bookmarks

Handmade Beaded Bookmarks

Hello everyone. As you may know from some recent posts, I have been making handmade jewellery and accessories. One of the things I have enjoyed making are beaded bookmarks.

I would like to share some of creations with you, and if you wanted to purchase any of them, they are available to buy on my Etsy shop:







I also crafted two adorable name bookmarks for my friends little girls.



I hope you enjoyed this post.

Happy Reading 🙂