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Virgo and Paper

How I Journal in my Hobonichi Cousin (midyear planner update!)

How I Journal in my Hobonichi Cousin (midyear planner update!)

As the year is halfway through, I’m reflecting on how I’ve been using my 2021 Hobonichi Cousin. This is my third year in a Hobonochi Cousin. For me, it’s an all in one journal and planner. I tend to call it my journal, because it holds so much of my personal thoughts and notes. I adore this thing...
Midyear Journal Prompts

Midyear Journal Prompts

This year, I’ve been cultivating a mindset of ambition and optimism for the future. I’m generally an optimistic, driven person, and through all the events of 2020-2021, I’ve realized just how helpful this mindset can be.   As we approach the middle of 2021 (can you believe it?!) and you may be re...
Making Time for Creativity

Making Time for Creativity

Artist is my job title, yet it’s difficult for me to find time to draw or paint between  all of the tasks that are essential to my business - like emails, packing orders, taking photographs, cutting stickers, and so on. It’s easy for a day or even a week to pass by without me creating something. ...
A new look for Virgo and Paper

A new look for Virgo and Paper

I’m soooo excited to finally share my new brand and website with you after a couple months of working on it. I’d love to share a little bit of my mindset behind updating my branding.When I designed my original logo and brand elements, it was late 2017 (I don’t remember the exact date) and Virgo a...
How to Write an Effective To Do List

How to Write an Effective To Do List

Ever wake up in the morning, super overwhelmed by all you need to do? You grab a pen and your planner and before you know it, you’ve scribbled a list two miles long. By the end of the day, you’ve only checked off a few items and are feeling more scattered than ever. I know exactly what that's lik...

virgo and paper Blog

Here you'll find articles about planning, how to use planner stickers, and productivity tips. I also love to share behind the scenes peeks into my studio and sketchbook, as well as how I balance digital & analog tools as a surface designer. Go ahead, leave me a comment! xo, Ashton