Happy weekend everyone! This week has been a bit of a whirlwind! What with preparing your July boxes to go in the post , announcing our August LET THE GAMES BEGIN theme and lots of reading and planning for future Book Box Club boxes, we have really earned our long lie-ins.
Before we dive back under our duvets, we thought we’d treat you to some top secret info about one of our August items. So, without further ado, it’s time for a SUPPLIER REVEAL…..
We are thrilled to announce that our August LET THE GAMES BEGIN box will feature a gorgeous, exclusive item designed by Catarina Book Designs.
With her irresistibly pretty illustrations and her stunning hand-lettering, Catarina is the perfect artist to create this super-useful fabric item, which will feature an inspirational quote and will be designed especially for our August members.
We have long been admirers of Catarina’s artwork – in fact, Book Box Club veterans might remember the stunning ACOTAR pouch that she designed for our Stargazers box way back in May 2017. Now we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Catarina once again.
At Book Box Club we like to get to know the talented artists and small business owners who help to make our boxes so unique and so we were thrilled to chat all things arty with Catarina in our Crafty Q&A. Keep reading hear all about Catarina’s favourite books, artistic inspirations and creative disasters!
Yes I love books very much! My favorite book is “The Edge of Never” by J.A Redmerski, I’m a very hopeless romantic person ahah! And my favorite author is Colleen Hoover so any book by her is a favorite as well. For fantasy I love the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor!
Which of your creations are you proudest of and why?
One artwork that has a special place in my heart is “Find a place” design. I had this quote “Find a place with books and kindness” in my mind one day and I decided to create a design with it, and it is special to me because I believe in this world we need to be kind to one another, always. And to have a place where we have that and books is paradise to me! I loved the final result of it and it quickly become one of my favorite designs.
What does your arty area look like?
I shouldn’t admit but to be honest – a mess! Ahah! I always try to keep my desk organized but I like to keep my essentials tools near me, like pencils, pens, rulers, sketchbooks… So in the end of the day everything is out of place, but besides that my office it’s very inspiring for me, it has a cork mural with inspiring art and photographs and the perfect sunlight for me to work!
What do you eat while you craft and what do you listen to?
Well for safety reasons I don’t like to eat nor drink on my desk because I’m always afraid to spill something on my sketchbook or iPad, but I always have a tumbler with water to keep my self hydrated! For music I listen to two opposite genres while I’m working, the majority of time I listen to Metal which is my favorite genre, it keeps me very energetic and motivated to create art but somedays I like to listen instrumental music, very relaxing piano and violin tunes to keep me inspired!
Have you ever had a crafting disaster?
I think every artist once in their life experienced an art disaster but for me I like to refer it more to an art block because for me that is a disaster, when I can’t produce art because I’m having a lack of ideas or just because I can transfer to paper what I have in mind. That really is a disaster.
Since I was little I always was a very artsy person and loved everything related to art, so I’ve always wanted to work on something related to it, I started my freelancer journey after I graduated from college and I wanted to share my art to the world and there is nothing more gratifying than doing that and have support of so many people!
Apart from making beautiful things and reading what do you like doing?
Creating art and reading are definitely my favorite hobbies but besides that, I really like playing games (video and board ones), visiting inspiring places, going to concerts, spending time with close ones and sometimes doing some DIY things too!
Here’s why you won’t miss out on our August LET THE GAMES BEGIN box:
Our explosive featured read: Set in a vivid, underground world, our featured book follows a young girl, who is struggling to keep her dangerous special powers a secret. Soon she finds herself embroiled in a deadly tournament, where the stakes are high and surviving to the bitter end is the least of her worries!
This magical fight club is packed with intense training sessions, epic battles, super-human allies and plenty of inner turmoil. If you’re a fan of The Mortal Instruments, X-men and The Young Elites then you are sure to love this thrilling read!
Bookish Goodies Galore: Alongside an exclusive fabric items from Catarina Book Designs, our August members will be treated to all sorts of useful, gorgeous and (of course) bookish goodies, including items inspired by Harry Potter, Caraval and Alice in Wonderland. Stand by for more supplier reveals coming your way very soon!
Book Group fun with the Author! Our friendly online book group is always a real highlight of the Book Box Club experience. All our members are invited to join us and the author of our featured read for a fun and relaxed chat about our featured read. Our August author is super excited to meet you all in our online Clubhouse, to answer your questions and to tell you more about her brilliant book! You’ll find a personalised invite to the book group, with all of the info about how you can join in inside your box.
Or Opt for Purely Books: Remember; If you love the idea a brilliant new read and membership to an exclusive author book group, but bookish extras aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun. Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only memberships include the same great featured read and membership to our awesome online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.
It is now possible to purchase our Purely Books parcels on a one-off basis. Check out Our Shop to find out more and make sure you select the correct option for your location (postage prices are included in the costs displayed).
August LET THE GAMES BEGIN boxes and Purely Books subscriptions are available from our subscriptions page now. As ever, we only have a limited number of boxes available so get yours before they all disappear!
Have amazing weekends, everyone!
Love, Libby and Kate xx