Friday, November 5, 2010

Immortal Longings: Shakespeare Art & Illustrations from London!

Friday is here! But for me, this week is just one more day in the quite long chain of days in a row I have to work, but it's all for the good of spending one full month in India with the bf, so I will not be complaining!

I want to share a shop that is a must for all book lovers, writers, aspiring writers and lovers of art in general! I discovered this shop while doing a search for journals on Etsy, and when I saw Immortal Longings' The Tempest leather journal, I just fell in love! I started checking out their entire shop, and wow, all filled with gorgeous illustrations by Elisabeth E. Schuch all inspired in the works of the Bard, in the shape of prints, calendars, postcards, journals, bookmarks, or even wrapping paper (Hamlet wrapping paper, ain't that amazing?).

It goes without saying that I've spent quite some time looking at this shop, wondering what to get, cause "everything" wouldn't really sit too well with my wallet nor my bank account, so I narrowed it down to choosing between all the available sets of leather journal & bookmark, and that was a hard job in itself. Midsummer's Night Dream? Maybe Romeo & Juliet? Twelfth Night? Macbeth? Much Ado About Nothing? Waaaay too many choices!

What to do? Well, I decided to go back to what drove me to the shop, and I settled on The Tempest set, not only is a play I like, but also it's blue, and that's my favourite colour! So, I went ahead, and ordered my Tempest bookmark & journal set!

When the package arrived, in less than a week, from London (apparently Royal Mail is back to normal again) the first thing I noticed was how well protected the journal arrived. There was this thick wrapping of giant bubble wrap around it!

Not only I got my amazing journal & bookmark, but I also got a Tempest postcard, and I absolutely love the illustration!

The journal is the perfect size to take with you in your handbag (unless you have a small one or a clutch) and I absolutely love the combined smell of the leather & inks... smells like a new book ready to be written or read! Sort of like the smell on old style bookstores... Forgive the crazy bookworm talk! ;)

What can I say, I'm in love with my journal, and I'm really hoping it'll help me get back into writing... it's been way too long since I've managed to write something other than my little ramblings here.

Hopefully, I'll be able to fill it up with short stories, ideas for shoots, all sort of things, so I can buy another sort of soon! ;) I'm still trying to decide which one would make the perfect Guest Book? Any ideas? Also, I'm thinking I really need that Hamlet wrapping paper...


  1. That's really beautiful! I love new journals, too! I will definitely check that shop out when I'm ready for a new one!

  2. wow, that is some really unique and gorgeous artwork! i almost wouldn't want to write in the journal for fear of ruining it.

  3. That is gorgeous!! I'm off to heart that shop!

  4. Oh goodness...journals and sketchbooks are definitely my weakness. So beautiful.

  5. those are so pretty -- they would make great gifts!

  6. those are just gorgeous! i'm a sucker for cute journals, too....and then i never write in them! i really should think of something to write :)

    and thank you so much for putting my button on your blog! i really appreciate it! :)

  7. How gorgeous! This journal is a complete work of art. I can imagine how inspiring it must be to carry something like that around! An imaginative girl like you will come up with all sorts of neat things to write in it I'm sure.

    I hope you have a FABULOUS trip! I'm sure you're looking forward to some time with your honey. You two lovebirds are so sweet. ♥ ♥

  8. Those are wonderful!! I took Shakespeare in school, never did understand what they were talking about :) Had a good English teacher, but never did like to be told what I had to read.
    The Hamlet gift wrap is crazy!

  9. I have been looking at the shop forever! Beautiful!

  10. LOVE, love, love! Beautiful work! Thank you for introducing me to this shop, Pili!


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