asking for trouble

Six Months


I realised last week that I have been living in Helensburgh for six months! I’ve really settled in here and still love it a lot. Having my own place is obviously the best thing, especially being able to shut the studio door on my works in progress. A close second is the view from the seafront. I walk along here most days and never get bored of the views, whatever the weather.

Helensburgh seems to have welcomed me too. The postman says hello, people ask me for directions and next weekend I’ll be doing a craft fair around the corner with the local artisans group. Her’s hoping I can stay here a good while longer!


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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