Hi, I’m Carin.

I’m the writer and maker behind Artfully Carin. I live in Bedfordshire, England, but I’m originally from southern Sweden. I’m a neutral loving girl who is passionate about simplicity, memory-keeping, and inspiring others.

I’m so happy you’re here!

About the blog

Artfully Carin focuses on keeping everyday memories through sketching, journaling, and scrapbooking. I share personal stories, projects, interviews, and tips and tricks in the hope they will help you turn your daily life into art.

My story:

When I recovered from being bedridden for several years in my mid-twenties, I questioned everything. I realised I had lost my way in life and needed to change it. I had stopped doing a lot of the things I loved doing when I was younger, especially drawing. It was, however, only after I had my children (my girl Aoife, pronounced ee-fa, now 10, and my son Kirby, 6) that I really began experimenting with various arts and crafts.

The blog archives follow the many twists and turns of me finding myself and my style. It was a wild ride, but definitely worth it. And wouldn’t you know it, in 2017 I’m back where I started many years ago- drawing and journaling, with a bit of scrapbooking thrown in for fun. My life is my canvas.

Let’s get together:

Let’s meet on social and get to know each other better. You can find me on:

  • Instagram, where I share glimpses of my creative life and obsess over beautiful images.
  • Pinterest, where I share interesting sketchbooks and journals, travelers notebook goodies, stunning home interiors, simple living ideas and more.
  • Facebook where I share all my posts and other things I think you’d like.

And if you are interested in working with me or have any questions, please contact me here.

Thank you so much for popping in!

Lots of  love,

Carin, xo