Be my Valentine ❤

O dia de São Valentim, também conhecido como o dia dos namorados aproxima-se! Deixo-vos aqui algumas sugestões de postais para oferecerem à vossa cara metade!

Valentines day is almost here! Here are some suggestions of postcards to offer to that special one!

You're just to good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you!
Let's Snuggle together!
Let's Travel together
Run away with me!
Someone like you it's too good to be true!
Baby I'm yours and I'll be yours until the Stars fall from the sky
When my world was dark and blue the only one who rescued me was you!

Authors I want to read in 2016

Probably I won't get to all of these authors during this year, but at least I would like to try.

Alan Moore
Alan Moore is well know for comics like Watchmen and V for Vendetta. I'm currently reading the comic From Hell which talks about Jack the Ripper. At least this one I want to finish. But I might grab other comic or even revisit one that I've read before.

Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola is the author to some of my favourite comics series. I love the drawings and stories from Hellboy (and all the sequels and side characters that derive from his world.) It's time to get back to world full of weird creatures and folk tales inspired stories. I'm particularly curious about the Witchfinder!

Anne Rice
For years I try to find Anne Rice books. Last year I collected a few from two different but connected series - The Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches. I'm worried that these books might be a little addicting, but it's time to leave that though behind and grab one of them!

Thomas Harris
Last year I read the two first books from the Hannibal Lecter series. I can't wait to read more about him in the next two books. (and somehow I also wish that there were more books about him, so far I'm loving the books and I'm also a huge fan of the movies with the ... as Hannibal Lecter).

Stephen King
I never though that I would be into second hand books. But now I am. I never thought I would appreciate old books with cheesy covers - but I do! Specially these editions that scream 80's! They might be old and battered but I love them! I think that they illustrate so well the stories that are inside and I only read the back cover. I'm not sure from where to begin but for sure I'm coming back to some more Stephen King.

Tess Gerritsen
I've only started these series this year, but I'm already addicted. I hope the next ones are as good as the first two (I will talk about The Surgeon and The Apprentice in Books Read in January post)

James Patterson (with Maxine Paetro)
I really like thrillers and crime books. These ones are short, easy and quick to read. I'm on the 6th book of the series and all books that I've read so far are always so unpredictable (at least most part of the book). The 14th book is already published and 15th one will be published this year!

Have you read anything from these authors? What do you recommend?


Bites and Bits 2016 | 03/52

When I purchased some new boots I reserved these ones too. (my number wasn't available at the time). These are for sure the most comfortable boots/shoes I own and since I got I barely used others.


Thank you | Cards

Este ano começa com cartões de agradecimento em diferentes cores!
Este são os que envio cada vez que alguém encomenda um produto Nuts for Paper. Já receberam algum? O que acham deles?

2016 starts with some new Thank you cards in fun colours!
These ones I use whenever someone orders something from Nuts for Paper. Did you get any of these? What to do you think?


Under the Sea | Custom Sketchbook

Hoje quero partilhar um diário gráfico personalizado que criei este natal com o tema de animais marítimos. Curiosos?
Today I want to share a custom sketchbook that I created this christmas with the theme sea creatures. Curious?



In the mail | New Book Series In my shelves

I've been eyeing these series for awhile. Although I'm not the biggest fan of the TV show (mainly the actresses who have the main roles) I really enjoy Crime and Detectives books.
You might know the tv show - Rizzoli and Isles. These book series are the original thing.
These are short books, easy and quick to read.


Daily Drawing Challenge - 31 Things to draw | 1-10

During the month of January I'm doing a Daily Drawing Challenge - 31 Things to draw with themes by the artist Lisa Congdon. I may not be doing them daily, but they are great drawing exercises. They make you draw things that you otherwise wouldn't draw. I choose a Kuretake fine black marker to use during this challenge. In the beginning of the challenge I only use marker, but in the last days that I'm showing today, I started to use some pencil before using the marker. It's the way I feel more comfortable to draw.

1. Tree

2. Teacup

3. Chair

4. Leaf

5. Rose

6. Sneaker

7. Pitcher

8. Cat
I didn't like the simple cats that were suggested to draw. From this sheet this was the only one that I liked.

9. Bird

10. Mushroom