30/09/2015

Read in September'15

I've been back to reading a little bit more. I particularly re-discovered the pleasure of working while listening to audiobooks, or make a quick break with a chapter or two of a book.


1) Through the Woods (Graphic Novel with 5 short stories) by Emily Carroll
This Graphic Novel is amazing! The short stories are creepy and grab the attention. The artwork is BEYOND amazing. One of the favourites reads of this month.

2) Wytches (on going comic, this is vol.1) by Scott Snyder ( Author) and Jock (Illustrator)

3) The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee
This books is full of amazing (mostly) pencil sketches for a Lord of the Rings Illustrations. It gives a different graphic perspective from the film, which I appreciate a lot.

4) Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple) by Agatha Christie
I've always love mistery and detective stories. This month I decided to start reading a few classics in this area. I grabbed two books by Agatha Christie. I decided not to go for the Poirot, because it's the one I'm most familiar with (although not through the books, but from the TV series), instead grab some Miss Marple mysteries.

5) The Body in the Library (Miss Marple) by Agatha Christie

6) The Cove (Audiobook) by Catherine Coulter
Finally decided to start this series of books by Catherine Coulter all related with FBI thrillers.
So far I'm liking the style. Although I listened to this audiobook (for moments) I felt I was watching and Hitchcock movie.


7) Forever Odd (Odd Thomas) by Dean Koontz
This is a series that I've started last year. I really like the character and all the paranormal and ghosts activity. It's a bit different from what I usually read (although it reminds me a lot an absolutely favourite which is Harry Dresden, from The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher). My only issue with the two books of this series I've read is that until a certain point in the story the pace is really fast and fun, and then it slows down so much, that it becomes almost dreadful. Maybe it's a style of the author, I'll have to read more to figure that out and maybe get use to it.

8) Boleia Arriscada (Short Stories) | Everything's Eventual 14 Short Stories by Stephen King
My favourite short stories (in order of appearance) "Autopsy Room Four"; "The man in the Black suit"; "Everything's Eventual" and "Riding the Bullet".
I've decided to skip the "1408" short story because I've seen the movie adaptation quite recently, and I still remember it (but I will read it someday). I've also didn't read "The Little Sisters of Eluria" because it does part of The Dark Tower series, which I'm not (yet) familiar with. I will read the short story, but only when I read the series.

9) O Senhor dos Aneis - A Irmandade do Anel (Audiobook) | The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkein
Technically I didn't finish this one in September, but I'm counting in finishing in the following days. The narrators voice is very soothing and expressive. Sometimes I found myself discovering details that I never had notice before. I'm not sure if it's because it's the first time I'm contacting with the book in english, or it's because I read too fast - in portuguese and (most of the times) in english too (probably both).


29/09/2015

September Favourites'15


This month I decided to try something new and list a few of my favourites in a drawing format!

1) 2015/2016 Planner - Handmade by me (Nuts for Paper.)
I was trying a new product design and ended up to stay with the tester for me. It's a mix of book cloth (the red part) and pattern design paper with ladybugs and butterflies. Of course in my favourite colour combo - red and blue.

2) Messenger Bag (from Asos brand)
I both this bag in the beginning of summer, but only now I'm starting to use it. I love this style of bag. I just wish it was a little bigger so my computer could fit in.

3) Blue Baker's Twine (from Made in Paper)
I've stock up my Baker's Twine - at moment I have it in three shades of blue. If I find more blue shades I might feel tempted to add it to my "collection".

4) Copic Ciao Markers
I've been building on this collection of markers in the past months. At the moment I have 73 different shades and I'm very happy with it! and with the perspective of creating more original artwork with them.

5) Curls Curls Curls Curls
At last, after so many months of pushing it back, I went to my hairdresser and make curls. I feel like myself again!

6) Hobbit Day!! (22nd of September)
If you don't know what Hobbit Day, it's Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday! (Yes, I'm a huge nerd and fan for Tolkien books, and also Peter Jackson movie adaptation). With that in mind I've started to re-read The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring!!

7) New Pencils
This month I got a few new colour pencils. I hadn't use them for a few years, and I'm very excited to use them again.

8) and Fall/ Autumn is here!!

25/09/2015

Cat Planner - Custom Illustration



Some behind the scenes of the creation of another custom order. This time the Cat Planner.
It all started with the sketch (a coffee and some toast to give a boost of energy).

19/09/2015

Wherever you go, go with all your heart!


Duas agendas com dois padrões diferentes, mas com a mesma citação na capa "Onde quer que vás, vai com todo o teu coração"

Another two different patterns with an inspirational quote on the cover "Wherever you go, go with all your heart"

You may say that I'm a dreamer


but I'm not the only one.
Quick sketch in my sketchbook

17/09/2015

16/09/2015

Fall is (almost) here - Things I've read since Winter and I want to read next


Summer has been really good for me in terms of work. But in making time for other things it has been a little on the down side.

However I still managed to read a lot of books. And these are a few of my favourite books that I've read since the last post (which was in March!!).

I've finished The Strain - by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan (that really loved and wish to continue to read, not only in the book format, but also the comics and I'm considering checking the tv show too) and The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (I read half of this one and only managed to finish it with an audiobook)

Since I've been collecting so many Stephen King books, I've picked The Shining, because it's one of the most acclaimed books from h. (after I've also saw the film directed by Kubric).

Finally read Coraline by Neil Gaiman with the amazing and wierd illustrations by Dave McKean. (I've also seen recently saw the film again, they're both amazing!)

Read and was inspired by Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon.

I've also read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (and enjoy it a lot! more than her more acclaimed book).

Series that I've started to read  or continued

I've started Chronicles of Nick Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Infinity (audiobook). I'm not sure if I'll continue to read it because it does have some spoilers related with the Dark Hunter Series.

Started again with In Death Series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) Naked in Death (1st book) Glory in Death (2nd book) and Immortal in Death (and the 3rd)
By Nora Roberts I've also read/listened The Witness which surprised me a lot (in a good way).

Started to read the Women's Murder Club Series by James Patterson - 1st to Die and 2nd Chance

I've re-read the first Miss Marple book series Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie and then proceed to read the second one The Body in the Library.

I've also started a new series FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter, the first one was The Cove (also as Audiobook)


Comics & Graphic Novels

I've started the following comics
- The Fade Out, Vol. 1: Act One by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips (Illustrations), Elizabeth Breitweiser (Colorist)
- Southern Bastards, Vol. 1: Here Was a Man by Jason Aaron (Writer), Jason Latour (Illustrations)
- Outcast: Volume 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser (Illustrator)
- Wytches, Vol. 1 by (the amazing) Scott Snyder (Goodreads Author), Jock (Illustrator)

And the Graphic Novels
- Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

As for the following months I'm want to continue these Comics, and some of the series I've started. I might also start other series. I've been collecting some series that I always wanted to read like - The Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice; continue to read more Stephen King; continue to read more short stories by H. P. Lovecraft; and finish The Killing by David Hewson.

What about you? What have you been reading? or What do you want to read next?

Cats


Cats + Books + Succulents (all I'm missing is the cats, although I can always draw them)
These drawings are for a custom order for Nuts for Paper planner.