Saturday, January 30

Top Tips for a Happy Life #1

Hi everyone! I've been inspired in recent weeks to do something a little bit different on the blog. One of my favourite art bloggers, anniepancake, has been doing a series called 'weekly reminders' for a little while now, which featured a hand-lettered quote that endeavour to motivate her readers. Being a keen fan of an inspirational quote, I've decided to start my own series called 'Top Tips for a Happy Life'.

Every week I will (try to) post a handwritten illustration or quote with a motivational tip for ways to feel a little bit happier or more in control of life around you. This is actually an idea I've had floating around for a little while, usually at inconvenient intervals of life when I've done something stupid. For example, the other day I got my headphones caught in the handle of a drawer and knocked my coffee (and tea, sugar, milk, kitchen sink etc) flying. That lead to Top Tip for a Happy Life #48: Don't get your headphones caught in the drawers. The list goes on. 

Sometimes my top tips will be useful things, like  #48, and sometimes it will just be little pick-me-ups, like today. I've always found that when you look for the best in people, or at least treat them as you would want to be treated, they almost always turn out nicer in the end. Or at least, that's what I've found since working in hospitality. What do I know! Quite a lot about sweeping up coffee, but what can you do.

Anyway, I'll see you next time. Hopefully living a happier life.



  1. Hi Steph - what a great idea! This illustration is stunning, I can't wait to see more! <3

    1. Thank you Annie! That's very kind of you :)