A collection of my YouTube videos where I talk about art, writing, and everything creative.
I Have Too Many Books! Book-buying ban and shopping my shelves
So I decided to count my books the other day – and the number was larger than I thought. And more importantly – the number of books I’d read were not as many as I would have liked. So I am implementing a buying books ban on myself until I have worked through more of my own shelves.
What I read in 2022
So hello again from the other side of the new year! I decided to try a video without a backing track this time so let me know if you guys like that or if you prefer the music. I thought I would go through all of the books that I read in (some of) 2022 since I started…
NaNoWriMo? Tried but didn’t ‘succeed’
So this blog post is going out incredibly late due to the chaos that is Christmas and Retail – but I tried out the NaNoWriMo challenge in the month of November and didn’t succeed in my goal. Will I ever reach the goal of finishing my book? And what will I do if I get there?
Autumnal book recommendations and my favourite cosy reads
So I am back with a more general book recommendation list for the colder months and cosy season. These are some of my faves and there are quite a few non-fiction on list list as I always embrace the academic vibes that I get at this time of year.
It’s spooky season so time for some Halloween reading recommendations
It is the Halloween season 🎃🎃🎃 So I thought I would trawl my bookshelves to see what spooky books I could recommend to read over this season 📚
October Book Haul
So I’ve been in a few bookshops this October and thought I’d show you what I picked up! Christy Anne Jones’ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aileaux Darling Desi’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DarlingDesi Music by Eann Grimm Edited in Premier Pro
New House, New Room, New Upload | Imagination Mansion
Apologies for the long wait – I moved house and then work increased so this unfortunately got put on the back burner. As you can tell, we have Wi-Fi now (it was fitted at the end of September which is how long ago this video was filmed… sorry about the wait once again) so uploads should go back…
I found something special | Charity Shop Haul + catch up
So I went to a charity shop the other day and I found Matching Series Books that I read when I was younger and got very excited – and some clothes and some stationary. I am also in the process of editing my children’s novel and it is taking me a while but I’m getting there. So if…
Supermassive Book Haul – Some New, Some Vintage | Imagination Mansion
So I got confirmation a bit back that I was being kept on as a professional bookseller!Before and since then, due to the Glorious Discount and Enabling Coworkers, I have built up quite the collection in the 5 months since I started working there!If you liked this video, give it a thumbs up – and subscribe as I…
A mini Stationary Haul, Painting, and reshelving my Books
Hello and welcome back to Imagination Mansion! I did some stationary shopping and thought I would show what I got, as well as a little painting time-lapse and showing the remnants of my Book Collection Video as well as shelving my books. Hope you enjoy!
Left to my own devices & Building an Easel
So Kenneth went to visit family and so I decided to film a little video. Journaling and building easels is apparently what I do when left alone
Tidying the Flat, K’s Debut, and Painting Birbs
Welcome to the new flat! So I decided to switch on the camera while doing some spring cleaning and my partner decided to pop on to say hello (I asked his permission to include his parts dw)
Packing Books and Moving Tales
So it’s been a while since I made a video but this video explains the reason why – I moved out!
Writing streak on 4TheWords
4thewords is a website that has monster battles for writing streaks and is apparently the only way that I can motivate myself to write nowadays 😅
Organising my desk space and a chat about novels, studies, and dreams
So a lot has changed since I last made a video – and even in the time it took me to upload this video. But my desk needed sorting as I was getting claustrophobic with the amount of stuff on there. And here’s to being creators!
Daily Log: 07.02.2022 | Lyric Writing and Music Study
Another study log – I’m on a roll. But I am trying to stick to my limits with this and making sure I don’t do what I did last year and do a load of work, burnout then have zero inclination to do anything for months. I think that having goals and loose schedules seems to be working…
Daily Log: 04/02/2022 | Music Theory & Business Studies
Keeping up with my studies and making sure that I get things done in order to achieve my dreams. I am taking my dreams seriously this year and making active steps to achieve them.
Daily Log 01/02/2022 – Notion editing & Music Theory note-taking
Just a little timelapse log of my Tuesday where I was feeling pretty productive and got a fair amount done. Done a bit of introspection and realised that I started this channel to try and hold myself accountable so that what’s what I’m going to do. So if it does its job, then future logs should contain more…
Hello 2022 | What I’ve been up to and the chaos of Winter 2021
So I haven’t been active for a little while and it isn’t routine/ scheduling issues this time (at least not completely). Hopefully in 2022 I will be able to fix some things and progress with others and take you along with me My blog post: https://imaginationmansion.com/2022/01/06/happy-belated-new-year/ Find me on social media @babyfrog96
Happy (belated) New Year!
post simply because November and December seemed to just bring about a stream of issues and setbacks (and Christmas wasn’t one of them hilariously). But a lot of stuff happened all at once and so I didn’t have the time, resources, or energy to post a video or write a blog entry due to it all.
Gamification Planning for my Bullet Journal
So this video is a bit different to what I usually do: Skill Unlocked – Voice-over But I also watched a video on Gamification as a way to try and get through life and so I thought I would give it a go – I’ve also always wanted to have a go at bullet journalling so this was…
Inktober painting session | Watercolour timelapse
I filmed some of my final Inktober paintings and so I decided to put them all together in a timelapse with some spooky music – enjoy!
Weekly Vlog 8 | Broken tripods, Autumnal vibes, and a mini Book haul
Sorry that this video ended up being late, my editing kept getting put on hold for one reason or another but that’s life I suppose. I tried to film some good shots in this video because *Autumn* Hope you enjoy! Feel free to like, comment and subscribe – and share if you liked it! Social media: @babyfrog96
Weekly Vlog 7 | Media City, Canal Walks, and Library Trips
So I did a lot outside this week, and so I didn’t really feel comfortable filming too much where other people could see me – however, I did my best with what I had and I hope that you enjoy the results 🙂
Weekly Vlog 6 | Sketches galore, New Books, and a Venture Outdoors
So after last week, I felt a lot more comfortable talking to the camera and even went on a trip outside and vlogged in a cafe (ish) Hope you enjoy the video – like, comment and subscribe if you did! It means a lot to me ^_^
Weekly Vlog 5 | Sketchtober, Anxiety, and a Stationary haul
So this week has been a bit of a stressful week for no reason whatsoever except my brain being mean. But I tried to put some stuff together and get better with adding stuff in to make the time-lapses a bit more interesting and to add more info into them. Hope you enjoy!
Weekly Vlog 4 | Painting and Procrastination
Second week at my parents and my ongoing problems with procrastination – but progress is being made!
Weekly Vlog 3 | Painting and Story time
Once again, a late video – but at least the weekly term still applies!! This week I’m back up at my parents’ house for birthdays and I managed to squeeze in some filming – though I’m still awkward talking to camera when people are around so sorry for the tiny talking segment compared to my first video. But…
Weekly Vlog: Attempt 2, Timelapse Boogaloo
So week two was almost worse than week one in terms of staying on schedule – as seen from the Sunday upload instead of the Friday (though I was travelling for this one) but I hope you enjoy it anyway!
Weekly Vlog | Study, Reading, and New Routines
So I’ve started another new system of trying out weekly vlogging. This one may have not gone completely to plan (damn my nocturnal nature) but I will be back again next week, hopefully having stuck to my timetable better.
Watercolouring Part 2: Timelapse and Pride in my Paintings
Here is a part two of the painting that I did during my mini holiday at my parents’ house. I wonder if I was proud of them..😂. But I enjoyed it so much and so I now just need to figure out how to keep it up now that I’m back in the city.
Getting back into Painting in Watercolours
So I went to my parents house for a few weeks and while I have the house to myself for the weekend, I thought I’d do something that I haven’t done for ages: Paint! I haven’t used watercolour in a long time and so I’m a little rusty but I still had a lot of fun!
A Spontaneous Book Haul
This was all a bit sudden and so if it’s waffly, I got excited about being home alone – as shown by me using my ‘nobody’s home inside voice’ XD Hope you like it! Books mentioned in the video: The Hollow Crown – Dan Jones. Why does E=MC (squared)? – Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. Windsor Castle -…
A couple of Studying days (Vlog)
So this video is a chill one – and I like to use vlogging as a way to motivate myself to study, which is kind of what this video is.
A New Start and a Fresh Perspective
So I’ve decided to be a bit more free with my content and my filming so that I can actually enjoy what I am making again (and I was too broad with my previous videos so I may make more nuanced versions of them in the future) but for now I am making sure to have fun.
World-building Episode 1 (Video)
So I have been AWOL for a bit as I tried to come up with new content and I’ve come up with a new series where I walk you through how I world-build and you can contribute too by adding comments on what you want to be included in future episodes.
How I plan my stories
So I thought that I would go through how I plan my novels (and uni fiction works) to show off one of the many ways that it can be done (and also that all are valid cos mine is pretty odd)
Today I wanted to go through some tips on an issue that a lot of us are probably struggling with right now – lack of creativity. I hope you find these tips useful
My Creative Influences: Animation Edition
In this video I list off my 7 most inspiring animations – film, cartoon and anime.
Building a Story Ep 3: Settings
Today I am talking all about settings and world-building in your stories. What type of settings do you prefer to write or read?
My Creative Influences : Film Edition
In this video I talk about the films that have influenced my creativity and which have stuck with me throughout my life. What are your favourite films?
Building a Story Ep 2: Plots
In this video I will be talking all about Plots and how I construct them.
My Notebook Collection 2021 Edition
Something a little different this week – I take a look at all the notebooks I have accumulated over the years. Which ones are your favourite?
My creative influences: Books
Here is my video which accompanies my blog post on the same topic – I ramble a bit but I just love books too much.
Building a Story: Characters
So I am calling this series Building a Story and this is episode one where I discuss how I build my characters and what should be kept in mind when creating your own.
I am a Writer
I have a new video up on my YouTube channel talking about my plans for both my writing and future videos.