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New personalised Moleskine journals

New altered/illustrated Moleskine cahier pocket journals now listed in my Etsy shop. As I travel quite a lot and enjoy scribbling and doodling my adventures into these wee journals, I figured others might too. These journals are ideal size and weight-wise as the last thing you need when backpacking is a cumbersome journal. They also have a little pocket-fold inside the back page for keeping bits and bobs such as receipts and tickets… or is that just the hoarder collector in me?

travel journal mountain girl and guy journals small

The blank cut-out space at the top is for personalisation of name/country/word, etc.

moleskine travel journal mountain guy front cover smalltravel journal mountain girl inside closeup small

Followers of my artwork from years back (any of you still out there?) may remember my little “I like people who smile when it’s raining” illustrations. Now they have been buried in Google searches under many other works using my quote (without credit – tsh!!) I’ve resurrected the idea for some new work and my sentiment is still the same, albeit I’m mostly liking the people who smile when it’s raining rather than the actual rain itself these days – too many music festival experiences involving torrential rain and mud have been endured since that positive meteorological outlook of mine!

smiling pink journal

You can find these journals in my shop!

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Guatemalan Inspiration >> Curated Collection

Please excuse my blog hiatus – I just returned from an exciting adventure, backpacking through Central America for 8 months! From Mexico to Panama I have been immersed in new experiences, culture, and inspiration. I happened to meet a motorbike rider in Mexico and became his pillion passenger for most of the trip – so it’s been a fantastic opportunity to explore off the beaten path a bit e.g. riding through Maya villages in the mountains as well as visit the touristy places.

Here is a collection of items I have curated, inspired by my time in beautiful Guatemala. I have a great deal of respect for the Guatemalan weavers and their textiles are a prominent sight throughout the country. I hope you like it!

Inspired by Guatemala

Handmade leather & huipil handbag > Guatemala Goods, Handmade dinosaur toy > Trama Textiles, Handmade, woven bowtie > KorbataGT, Traditional baby dress > Humble Hilo, Leather camera strap with Guatemalan embroidery > Tilde Straps, Open-toe sandal enseneda > Humble Hilo.

Here are some pictures from my trip:

semana santa 2 heidi burton


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