Illustration Time Lapse


Juliet Sulejmani | October, 24 2015

After a couple attempts at filming time lapse’s of myself illustrating, I feel like I’ve mastered it.

I’m quite happy with this one. The only challenge is that on IG you can only post 15seconds of footage. I may do slightly longer ones to post up on YouTube.

Also, everyday that goes by I keep having the urge to VLOG or create video’s. They would obviously incorporate illustration in some way as well, I have a few idea’s running through my mind, I’m also open to any suggestions for possible vlog content.


How does he do it?


Juliet Sulejmani | October, 23 20152015.11.23_stellashoe

Honestly. I don’t know how Casey (Casey Neistat, my current mentor, he doesn’t know that he’s my mentor) does it.

How he comes up with new and interesting content daily and creates and uploads a new video each day, is just mind blowing.

Even just the creation of the video is so time consuming, you have to wait for files to transfer, for files to upload, update, edit, cut, add audio, upload to youtube, etc, etc etc. And at the same time produce something of great quality. High Five Casey Neistat.

Something I’d love to do is create process videos for my illustrations and also some animations. This clip above is my first attempt at a process video. There are quite a few things that I need to work on. For a first attempt its ok.




10 Things To Learn


Juliet Sulejmani | October, 22 20152015.11.22_learning


Upon first opening Austin Kleon’s new book ‘The Steal Like an Artist Journal – A Notebook For Creative Kleptomaniacs’, I almost had an existential crisis.

The first prompt was ’10 Things I want to Learn’. I couldn’t think of anything, then I freaked out, closed the book and moved on. Until last night, when I decided to be brave and actually face my fears. I thought about it first, and then looked up these sites for some inspo:

And then came up with this list for now:

  1. How to live better
  2. A new language (French)
  3. How to Poach an Egg
  4. Juggling
  5. Ride a Skateboard
  6. Draw better
  7. Learn to Code
  8. CPR
  9. Learn Poetry
  10. To meditate on my own

What are 10 Things that you want to learn?


[ Credits: Words and Photography by me. ]

Tall Timber


Juliet Sulejmani | October, 21 2015

So…something that I realised. If you stop doing the things that you love, you will lose yourself and your inspiration.

One of my favourite things to do is go to new places and especially to new cafes. And since becoming a freelancer about two months ago, I haven’t been doing as much as I used to. Which explains why I haven’t been feeling like myself lately.

I had a Juliet Day today and went to the art store, I went to the gym, I went for a walk and I checked out a cafe I hadn’t been to yet, but had seen people IG repeatedly. That cafe is Tall Timber.

Tall Timber is at 60 Commercial Road in Prahran. I must say, I was super impressed when I got my coffee. In all the time I have been drinking coffee and visiting cafe after cafe, I have never been presented with a swan in my cup. Boy was I impressed. So clever.

I ordered the: Wild Cacao, Gogi + Organic Oat Granola, with seasonal fruit (strawberries, blueberries and fig,i don’t think figs are actually in season?), honey vanilla yoghurt. Loved it. I eat granola at almost every cafe that I go and this is in my faves list.

It was actually the perfect day to go in there because it was raining and I sat in the front window and read my book, it was so cozy. I’m still reading Open Secrets by Alice Monro. Oh and the atmosphere is great and the staff are really nice and cool. I’d totally go back and I’d really like to sit at the communal table next time.

Tip: Even if you don’t have to go to the bathroom at cafes always go to the bathroom. Cafe’s have the best bathrooms. Trust me. That’s where I took the selfie!


[ Credits: Words and Photography by me. ]


Juliet and Her Friends

2015.11.14_blog_008Juliet Sulejmani | October, 20 2015

Hello Blog_008!

I made it to a week of daily blogging. Amazing. I was kind of testing myself to see if I would actually keep doing it or if I would get bored and I’m finding it’s actually quite a fun thing to do. It kind of forces me to think about what I’m doing and what’s going on in my life, and that’s always a good thing.

An update on meditation.

I’ve meditated 2/2 days, it’s a start. I’ve really been enjoying Tara Brach’s guided meditations. I was used to doing 10 minute meditations, but I’ve realised I get much more benefit from doing the longer, 20 minute ones.

Lately I’ve been so busy with illustration work, which is great, but I haven’t really been spending time on learning and practicing my drawing. And I feel like I’ve kind of lost my inspiration. A friend of mine gave me some advice and told me to go within, reconnect with Juliet, and to meditate. So I’m on the right track, I just need to make more time for experimentation.

I realised I started a fun project a while ago, #julietandherfriends, my goal was to draw something for every single one of my followers on Instagram. I’ve done 22 so far, (I’ve included some of them are the illustrations at the top of this post), I have a lot more to go, so I might use this project to experiment with and try some fun things.

So if you’re reading this and you also follow me on instagram, tag me in a photo that you’d like me to draw and I’ll add it to my ‘next to draw’ list.


[ Credits: Words and Illustration by me. ]