a note from me to you.

I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone that reads my blog, comments and follows me. I do sometimes forget when I am writing and taking photos that people take the time to head over here and bother to read, I am baffled and humbled at the same time, I love blogging so much and being able to share so much with you and getting such a positive love and great responses from you all really means the world. I was reading all my tagged tweets from readers the other day for the #bbloggers feed and so many of you felt inspired by me which is so amazing and awesome and I do forget that. 

Recently blogging has really been my only online creative outlet allowing me to speak to and get to know so many creative and inspiring people, there are so many layers to blogging it a full community of beautiful resources ready to inspire and produce the best in someone.

My turning point for this blog and realisation that i could be good at something was a break up of my long term relationship almost two years ago, it was a chance for me to do something for myself and push myself away from what I had been and what I had lost. All the negativity no longer had a place in my heart and ella was born (thats not a child thats just my name and my blog ha!). I am so grateful for that break up and how it ended, I do know that he still reads this so thank you. I am such a believer of fate and paths and things happening for a reasons and my path lead me here. 

Blogging itself is more popular then ever, the amount of people who have blogs is astonishing and I really love it, people finding their voice online is truly amazing. If you had told me at school or even when I first started at uni that I would write and publish text on the internet I probably would of panicked and past out not a lot of you are aware that I have server Dyslexia like when I was tested at uni I got 1 out of 50 on the test, not to mention my 5 second memory, yep my short term memory is 5 seconds, pretty crazy right, i get a lot of people say “you haven’t emailed me back” sometimes i forget sorry, not a good trait in a blogger! The lady testing me was amazed that I had even got into university, what I am trying to say in my own ramble round about way, is that this blog has given me a voice and a passion that would of terrified me less then four years ago. The thought of sharing anything set fear in me, like you wouldn’t believe any now over sixty thousand people read it every month.  When you see my art and creations ( which i love to share) the hard work of finding my place, pushing and working hard really didn’t come easy, and being supported by so many of you who return everyday to read is truly is heart warming. To put myself visually out there and then to put my illustrations and drawings out there to a warm reception not that i do it for that but it is a perk is always s lovely. This space is ever expanding, its a sort of extension of my brain and thoughts, a little like those early myspace days….how awesome where those! haha! 

So what I am trying to say is if you want to blog do it, if you want to share pictures of your cat whats stopping you? nothing should be the answer. Don’t let the fact you can’t spell all that well, or your camera is rubbish..draw. If you want to share your passion and love you’ll find a way. Do what you love and do it well. Thank you 




  1. January 29, 2013 / 7:17 am

    Congratulations giving your dyslexia a kick in the arse and publishing this wonderful blog. Only found your blog after meeting you at #SWBXmas but looking forward to reading more and seeing your blog develop : ) x

    • January 29, 2013 / 10:02 am

      thank you so much lovely 🙂 was lovely to meet you too at the #SWBXmas sorry if i was either talking rubbish or being shy hahaha! means so much i look forward to sharing more with you xox

    • January 29, 2013 / 10:02 am

      thank you laura, i'm glad you enjoyed it xox

  2. January 29, 2013 / 8:28 am

    Thank you for sharing this post. I'm in a rough state right now and the only thing that's keeping me sane is my design shop. It's amazing how doing the things that we are so passionate about make us feel a whole lot better 🙂

    I'm glad that this baby of yours was born, you've inspired a lot of people 🙂

    Gia @ Lovely Serendipity

    • January 29, 2013 / 10:03 am

      hi Gia it is amazing how things we are passionate about deffo make us feel better, im not entirely sure what i would do without my blog haha!

      thank you so much for your kind words, hopefully we can both keep inspiring people xox

  3. January 29, 2013 / 9:42 am

    you really are an inspiration for up and comers (like meeeeee) so it's really great that you are still humbled by the whole deal.. it's really a great quality to have x

    • January 29, 2013 / 10:04 am

      what a lovely thing to say Erica thank you 🙂 you beautiful human 🙂 i do genuinely forget people read my blog haha
      i hope you enjoy what i write thank you xox

  4. January 29, 2013 / 9:55 am

    This was a really touching post to read. I'm so proud of you because despite your Dyslexia you have come so so far. You work extremely hard and are a super talented lady! You inspire me so much and 100% deserve all the recognition you get 🙂


    • January 29, 2013 / 10:06 am

      hey Philippa

      i think it was about time i let people know how much i appreciate them, i dont say it enough 🙂 aww that is such a heart warming thing to say 🙂 you are awesome and talented too! do i really? what a wonderful thing to say i'm glad you find what do inspiring means so much xoxox

  5. January 29, 2013 / 10:06 am

    I love that you took your time and wrote a paragraph to show your care, your passion and your thoughts to your readers. I read all the time and I find your illustrations the most inspiring. I'm so glad I found your blog 🙂

    • January 29, 2013 / 8:35 pm

      thank you Elif means alot to me that you enjoy it so much thank you for reading xxxxx

  6. January 29, 2013 / 10:33 am

    i'm always smiling when i see a new post from you in my feed. you're a woderful person, as i'm sure you know.:)

  7. January 29, 2013 / 11:39 am

    What a lovely post! Your blog is wonderful read and it's also nice to catch glimpses of your illustrations over on Insta', too! L x

  8. January 29, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    Oh Ella, you utter babe.

    Loved reading this post! Sometimes it's so easy to get completely wrapped up in the blogging world and forgetting that we all started a blog because we wanted to or because we liked another. 'Do what you love and do it well' is totes going up on my wall 😉 LOVE YOU! xxxxxx

  9. January 29, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    What a lovely, warm post. It's so easy to spend your time thinking up post ideas, and taking time out to reflect and say thank you doesn't happen enough. I love engaging withe creative people, and some of the best people I've met have been through blogging. Keep up the good work 🙂

    Sally x


  10. January 29, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    You are so beautiful + inspiring Ella and I adore reading your blog!! xoxo

  11. January 29, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    This post actually made me smile! I've been following your blog for a few months and I absolutely love it. You really have inspired me to pick up the pencil and to start drawing again. So, thank you too! x

  12. January 29, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Your very inspiring x


  13. January 29, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    This is such a lovely post, and I totally agree. Even if you don't think you'r a good writer/photographer/drawer etc etc etc, if you have something to say, you should just do it, regardless of what others might think. Your blog is so lovely, and a nice breath of fresh air from all the beauty blogs (not that I don't love them) x

  14. January 29, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    This is such a lovely post Ella! You are such a sweetheart and deserve every single one of your followers 🙂 xxx

  15. January 29, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely to read such a positive and uplifting post. Blogging is awesome, isn't it? Yours is one of my favourites to read, too (not just saying that, I promise!) xx

  16. January 29, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    I'd like my blog to be like yours someday, full of readers that get inspiration and that inspire you at the same time! "Ella" it's fresh air, so my congrats :))
    xx Zoe

  17. January 29, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    Such an inspiring and positive post. Love reading your blog x

  18. January 29, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    I loved reading this Ella. You're such an inspiration. Your enthusiasm for illustration has inspired me to pick up my pencils again after four years of being scared to use them! 🙂
    Catherine x

  19. January 30, 2013 / 3:06 am

    This this this! was inspiring. Thank you so much Ella for this encouragement! =)

  20. January 30, 2013 / 4:05 am

    True words! x


  21. February 4, 2013 / 8:02 am

    I have dyslexia and dyspraxia, like you I was only tested in uni and they were equally as amazed I had got that far without help! I think its great that we are both writing! I often have mistakes in my posts, I'm just waiting for someone to call me up on it so I can explain what an achievement actually writing everyday is with a learning disability! ..oh yer and spell check is kinda amazing right? xx

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