Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a really awesome event, The Inspiration Lab with Eunice (@thedailyroe on Insta) at the Baum-kuchen studio. We were around 17 attendees and we all had the best time, getting to meet and talk to each other after many of us had already been following one another on Instagram. It’s always so fun to hang out with other people who have similar interests, and the afternoon spent together was really special.
Eunice started the session by having everyone introduce themselves and share how they use their notebooks. Many people use their notebooks as journals, while others of us use it to document and plan out daily activities. I was so impressed with what several of the other attendees shared, and I even got some great ideas for my own Traveler’s Notebook. This beautiful display of pages is from Gert’s Traveler’s Notebook. Go check her out on pepper and twine. Her journaling is beautiful!
Then, we had the chance to listen to Eunice describe her inspiration and background in journaling and how her style has evolved over the years. It was so neat to see her older journals and hear her tell about her special moments with her family.
Eunice described how she chooses the layout of the weekly pages she shares on Instagram (if you don’t follow her and you are a fan of the Traveler’s Notebook, get over there and find her!). She talked about her favorite writing tools, notebooks and how she uses them daily. She even showed us how she creates the watercolor lettering in her notebook. It was really nice to watch her to do it in person.
After getting tons of tips and ideas from Eunice, we all got the chance to play with several of her stamps, tapes and ink at two analogue tables. It was fun to use tools that I typically don’t use, and it was so nice to have the inspiration from Eunice right there in the room.
Wakako, the super sweet owner of Baum-kuchen was the best hostess, too. She even had a Traveler’s Notebook photo booth, which her husband had made. Here’s my notebook in the photo booth.
As if all this weren’t enough, Eunice also prepared a very special box for everyone. The boxes are from Japan and she handwrote our names on the boxes and filled them with so many wonderful treats. The more items I pulled out of this tiny box, the more surprised I was at how many things it held. The Traveler’s Notebook leather charm that reads “today is the miracle” is a special edition charm created just for the event.
In the end, I couldn’t have enjoyed the Inspiration Lab more. It was even better than I thought it would be, and I walked away from it having met a great group of individuals who all share a love for capturing moments with analogue tools. Several of the attendees are also small business owners, so it was fun for me to talk to them about their businesses and how they use analogue tools in their daily work, too.