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About Birch & Button

Birch & Button is all about helping busy people feel inspired and spend more time being creative.

I’d love everyone to realise creativity comes in many forms and it doesn’t have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive.

The main categories I blog about are:

Creative Projects And DIYs
Nourish Your Creativity

If you’re new here and want to start with some of my most popular posts, check out the following:

  1. How To Paint A Simple Beach Scene With Acrylics
  2. How To Paint Simple Flowers With Acrylic Paint
  3. Easy Abstract Acrylic Painting DIY
  4. How To Paint The Sky With Acrylics: 3 Techniques
  5. How To Paint Simple Leaves With Acrylic Paint

I started Birch & Button as a blog in 2015 (😱!!) to talk about the things I love with other people who love them too.

And it turns out lots of people are in a similar situation to me, wanting to embrace and enhance their creativity and look after their mind and body.

Maybe you feel your job is boring and uncreative, or you’re constantly rushing around and need more me-time. Perhaps you’re just interested in trying something new?

Those are all great reasons to get inspired and be creative, and I’ll show you how.

About me

My name’s Stacey and I live in Cardiff with my partner and dog. Originally, I’m from a town in Suffolk, but I moved to south Wales after going to university in Swansea.

I love anything creative. For me that includes art, crafts and upcycling, and also cooking and baking. (It’s creativity with food, after all!)

I haven’t been to art college or anything like that but I’m a firm believer that this shouldn’t be a obstacle when it comes to getting creative. I’ve drawn and painted ever since I could hold a pencil or paintbrush, which means I have YEARS of experience!

I’ve taught myself most of what I know, finding blog posts and YouTube tutorials and taking online courses. This means I learnt the hard but satisfying way, and I’ve had to learn from my creative mistakes to keep going.

And now I want to help you do the same!

MY LIKES: Being creative, reading, being outside, hiking, mindfulness, yoga, craft beer, gin, sunshine, food, stand-up comedy

MY DISLIKES: Spiders and other creepy crawlies, pessimism, the word “moist”, noisy eaters

I’m also on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter, and I’d love to connect with you.

So that’s a little about Birch & Button and me. The only thing left to say now is I hope you find what you need to get a little more creative here on the blog 🎨

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, there, my name is Belinda and I love all crafty things, but my favourites are drawing and knitting. I stumbled upon your site whilst looking for ideas for my artwork. I use water colour pencils with various other mediums. I recently brought a pack of Spectrum Aqua pens, which are wonderful, if a little expensive! I’m always trying to think of ways to present my art to sell, getting stuck here lol. Thankyou for this site xx

    1. Thank you so much, Belinda! I haven’t tried any of the Spectrum brand pens so I’d be interested to see what you’ve done with them :mrgreen:

  2. you asked to tell you what i am having trouble with as far as be creative . i love to paint with acrylics and i am following a teacher at a school of arts and he taught about the color wheel and i understand to a point but i still dont quite get it yet but im getting there. may be someone elses explaination would help i have asked a couple of people already . but right now that is what i need to learn about and probably proportion . sometimes my proportion is off in my paintings .

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