*this is me, my hair doesn’t look like that every day, it behaved for one day so I snapped this photo before it decided to misbehave again!*
Hello there! I’m Sian and Welcome to my little bit of the internet, thank you so much for stopping by.
This little blog started on 3rd November 2008 as a University project to document my Graphic Design research and ideas during my studies, since then it has grown into more of a personal blog of stuff that I love and I hope you will enjoy it too.
The name Shines comes from one of my many nicknames, I worked with a Polish chef years ago who couldn’t say my name so called my “sunshine,” which I loved and it evolved from there. Secondly, I want this blog to make you smile, shine and inspire you to do great things. I’ve changed the name of this blog a few times now (sorry about that!) but this one feels more comfortable. I hope it’ll stick around for a long time.
I am currently a Graphic Designer working in London and apart from this blog, I have many other side projects (maybe a few too many!), I design greeting cards for fun and sell them over on my Etsy shop, I can’t wait to extend this to other products!
I love to draw type, write, take photos, practice yoga, go for long walks, make goals, create scrapbooks, create other crafty projects, listen to cheesy music, watch animated films, dance like no one is watching, read, go to the theatre, visit cool places and be a proper tourist! I have a slight (ok, major) obsession with paper products and pens. I have a weakness for Tea, Latte and Chocolate (who doesn’t?)
I do so hope you enjoy your stay here on my blog, if you have any suggestions of anything you’d like to see more of or any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me: hello [at] sianlouise [dot] co [dot] uk
(Please excuse my excessive and possibly inappropriate use of brackets, I can’t help it!)