Welcome!

Hello and welcome to astistenning.com. My name is (surprise surprise) Asti and this corner of the internet is dedicated to my two main creative outlets: blogging and illustrations.

I have been blogging regularly since 2012 with a majority of my blog work revolving around books.

A Bookish Heart, my first solo book blog, featured daily content including reviews, discussions, book art spotlights, and more. It was voted “Best Breakout Blog” by fellow bloggers.

After moving to the UK to pursue my Publishing MA, I transitioned from solo blogging to a co-blogging with my best friend at Oh, the Books! There we gained recognition as creative bloggers who liked to highlight books beyond reviews through such features as thematic book lists, book-inspired games, quizzes, and book cover analyses.

I can currently be found working on the two book-related projects below:

If you would like to read the archives of the creative lifestyle blog that was hosted here previously, you may do so here. Posts are divided by category, highlighting the three main focuses of my blog: life, stories and art.

While I’ve always considered myself a creative, I didn’t give myself permission to create regularly until the end of 2016. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop. I create new illustrations to accompany all of my personal projects as seen above and share any other art I create on my Instagram.

My favourite thing to draw is people so most of my work revolves around cartoonifying those I see around me. I love the variety of shapes, sizes, and colours that make up people around the world and love trying to capture the essense of a person in an illustration.

Visit the links below to look at my current work:

If you like my art and would like to work with me, please use my contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!