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Words to end your week on

Wise words

Friday is here again and hopefully the glorious weather that Cape Town has been blessed with will hold for the next three days (long weekend for us as Alexis and I have taken Monday off too)

Regardless of what the weather is doing where you are I hope that your weekend is a peaceful and relaxing break from the hum drum.

This week’s illustrated wise words are created by Jonathan Ogden (who I have featured before) and are available here.

Happy weekend everyone.

Words to end your week on

This week’s wise words are from an old favourite of mine, Sean McCabe – his hand lettering is so inspiring.
If you, like me, melt at the sight of gorgeously penned typography then you really should follow him on Instagram too. This guy is a genius! I love his work (even though he does make the inside of my moleskin look like a preschooler’s scribble pad)

Sean McCabe

Read more about Sean here and here

Words to end your week on

Friday marks the end of a very busy week. Work has been mad, but mad in a good kind of way – I am working on a couple of fabulous little projects which I cant wait to “get out there”. So watch this space!
Anyhow, seeing as how it is Friday – here are some wise words to end your week on.
This week’s segment is by Clairice from NiftySwank. She has a lovely blog and sells her work on Etsy.Wise Words

Words to end your week on

Friday is here again and another week has blistered past us.
For this week’s wise words I would like to turn to my favorites Five Words Tell A Story. If you dont know who they are, click through to see lots of their amazing typography.

I hope you all have a warm and cosy weekend.

Wise words

Bird Song

Just a quick post to show off my new camera. I haven’t had enough time to really play with it, but this afternoon I had a very shy but sweet model. Meet Cass, she and her little husband Roll, visit our garden most afternoons, they love to scratch around in the autumn leaves looking for seeds and other delicious dove treats.

Pretty Pretty Bird Song

Words to end your week on

Friday is here, and another lazy winter weekend lies ahead. I hope that you have a peaceful one.
Remember that there is beauty is the smallest things.

This weeks wise words are from Jonathan Ogden, you can purchase this poster here and read more about him here

Words to end your week on

Words to end your week on

Van Gogh needs no introduction, his wise words ring so true.
Have a lovely weekend people.

(Type created by Seb Lester, you can see more of his work here)


Visit Seb Lester’s website here

Words to end your week on

Friday is upon us again and a relaxing and much needed weekend lies ahead.
This week I simply couldn’t resist posting a bunch of wise words. If you haven’t visited them already you simply must check out Five Words Tell A Story. I have posted about them before here and here.
If you, like me, often need a typographical pick me up, then Five Words should be your port of call.

Happy weekend everyone.

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Lots more inspirational Five Words can be found here

Words to end your week on

Sorry – with this past super long weekend and stuffs I managed to miss last week’s Words To End Your Week On (naughty!)
Anyhow, here is this week’s, it’s from HoneyComb Print Shop – Don’t Put Off Being Creative. Wise words.

Words To End Your Week On

You can purchase this print here.

Words To End Your Week On

Simple words to end a busy week on.
This gorgeous example of typography comes from Dan Cassaro and can be purchased here.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Humble Beginings

Scrabble Typography Edition


In a vain attempt to get past the autocorrected and spell checked lives we live, Alexis and I decided we needed to play some Scrabble. Now it had been some time since my last attempt at the Triple Word Score, so locating the trusty family Scrabble board was going to be a mission. After numerous phone calls to my sister and Mum it was discovered that our original family board had gone missing. I had assumed it was with all the other much loved and long forgotten board games at my Mum’s… sigh! I was certain I would see its’ familiar green box hiding in amongst the Monopoly and Cluedo boxes, but alas, no Scrabble (although I think the Hungry Hippos are there still!)

Feeling very despondent we skulked down to our local toy shop, only to be told they had sold out (it was just before Christmas) What… sold out of SCRABBLE? How can this be? Do kids still play Scrabble?

Weeks went by and still we struggled to hunt down the elusive Scrabble (or buy a new one). Then a couple of weeks ago we got wind of a fresh supply that had just come in. I was so excited, finally Alexis and I would be put to the test in a battle of the brains (or lack there of).

Sadly my excitement was met with sheer horror – they just don’t make Scrabble like they used to.

The letter pieces are made from lightweight plastic and the little trays are flipping ugly too. The board is garish and bright and nothing has any old school charm like it used to (It even smells cheap and nasty).
Anyhow, this did not put us off playing, but it did leave us wishing we could find the old family board we used to love.

Like most things in life, as soon as I had came to terms with the ugliness of our new Scrabble board, I spotted the most amazing Scrabble board on Linda’s website One Fine Dae. GRRR!
If only I could have saved the Rands I spent on the butt ugly board and rather invested them in one of these gems.
Isn’t it so lovely? Check it out here

Yah for clever design. Yah for beautiful typography. Yah for (non plastic) Scrabble.

All images from here