Laura Brand will discuss her book, The Joy Journal for Grown-ups, exploring 50 homemade craft ideas to inspire creativity and connection. Described by TV personality Fearne Cotton as “self-care, in the most beautiful ways”, the journal invites readers to experiment, play and unlock their creative potential with a range of simple crafts to bring calm to your everyday life. 

Aimed at beginners and experienced crafters alike, the author will share her step-by-step guides to numerous delightful projects that will help enhance your creative experiences with friends and also carve out some cherished ‘me time’.


About The Author

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Laura Brand

Laura Brand is an author and illustrator. She shares her crafty experiments and creative ideas for
everyday play in her Sunday Times bestselling book The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play and on
her online platform The Joy Journal. She has led workshops for children and adults at Fearne Cotton’s

Happy Place Festival, Port Eliot Festival and others.

Laura lives in the countryside with her husband, their two daughters, two dogs, ten cats and chickens.
Home is a place of muddy boots, half-finished creative projects and DIY decorations.
With chaos and calm in equal measure, Laura aspires to guide people in joyful crafting and a
connection to nature that is accessible to all. Laura has discovered that having her own creative outlet
positively impacts her mental health and wellbeing and provides a welcome tonic in a busy world.