asking for trouble

March Meet The Maker

We’re getting towards half way through March Meet The Maker and I’ve been enjoying it a lot.

My new studio storage for ‘reducing waste’ – more photos of this coming up.

I was hoping it would break me out of my social media slump and it has been fun so far, even though it often feels like I am shouting into the void.

Lots of Ghosts for ‘product range’

The main thing I noticed during my break in February is how repetitive social media has become as everyone is posting the same content over and over to try and get your attention and keep up a daily posting rate that the algorithm loves. It’s especially noticeable this month as many of the March Meet The Maker prompts are the same as previous years.

Hand-drawn poster by my pal Simon for ‘story behind the name’

I’ve been making an effort to take new photos and think of new stories that you might not have heard before so have a look back in my feed if you haven’t been following along. There’s still lots of good stuff coming up too.

You can find me at @marcelinesmith. I also post cute stuff on @sckawaii, seafront views at @averyquietstreet and Angel Bunny’s adventures at @angelbunnytravels.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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