Sometimes you have good weeks and sometimes you have bad weeks and the days before Open House London were…challenging. A storm had been brewing in my personal life and I was wondering about the choices I was making.
I think the universe knew I needed a distraction because I was overthinking things (as I usually tend to do) and I was starting to doubt my decisions. So I got this message on Instagram on Friday.
I was so excited! I’d been looking at my friend Ella’s little Apple pen offerings on Instagram and I was missing being able to doodle and I thought I’d get myself a few drawing pencils and a few watercolours and I’d start waving a brush around! But as luck would have it, I won a gorgeous “starter” set from Reeves from an Instagram competition that Boxpark in Shoreditch ran. Reeves was running a pop-up shop in Boxpark for a couple of days and this competition was part of that promotion.
I was asked to go to their pop up shop to claim my prize and we were served with welcome drinks and invited to colour postcards, paint plant pots and colour fish themed flip books. We were also given canvas totes with more art supplies samples. I wanted to stay and colour the postcards because they were “I love London” postcards but we had an appointment with 55 Broadway (we’d signed up for a tour of the TFL office which was participating in Open House London) so we had to quickly say our goodbyes.
When I finally got the chance to open my lovely prize, I couldn’t quite believe how generous Reeves were. In my lovely prize box was:
- a 6 piece acrylic paint starter set with brush
- a 9 piece watercolour pain starter set with an HB pencil
- a 12 piece soft pastels
- a 6 piece set of sketching pencils
- a 4 piece set of acrylic paint brushes
- a pad of watercolour paper
- postcards to colour with 7 coloured pencils
- a watercolour mixing plate
Thank you sooooo much Reeves, I can’t wait to get started!❤️👩🏻🎨
…well, okay, to be honest, I’ll have to recover from Open House London first!🙈