art & science journal


July 25 2017

Five months until Christmas!!

Studying physics looOOOOl. Last night I dreamt I moved back into the dorms already and I met my roommates and I forgot to bring going out clothes so all I had was undergarments and pajamas!! yike


It’s not often you’ll find these 24 names in the same place. They are historians and musicians, computer scientists and social activists, writers and architects. But whatever it may read on their business cards (if they’ve even got business cards), they now all have a single title in common: 2017 MacArthur Fellow.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the winners of this year’s fellowship — often better known as the “genius” grant — and the list includes a characteristically wide array of disciplines: There’s painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby, for instance, and mathematician Emmanuel Candès and immunologist Gabriel Victora, among many others.

(Note: The foundation is among NPR’s financial supporters.)

Each of the recipients has been selected for having “shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction” — and each will receive a $625,000 award from the foundation “as an investment in their potential,” paid out over five years with no strings attached.

Here Are The 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


October 31 2017

check out those veggies from bplate who am i even?

Studying alcohols and their reactions and I’m so sleepy. In lecture on monday one of the TAs took a shot of tequila in front if the class “in the name of science” according to my professor. Good stuff

Idk if you guys know but I’ve had REALLY long hair for the LoNGesT time (i think you can see it in my profile picture) but on sunday night i chopped it and it’s short now hehehe

I hope you all have a safe halloween and are ready to welcome the holiday season!!!


August 22 2017

Getting a chapter of physics in everyday!! I guess I’ll be done in like 13 days but we all know my summer commitment levels are low

I opened an instagram!! I mean I haven’t even posted anything on it yet lol and I’m in the middle of changing the name of my blog here (maybe) so whatever I change this to I’ll change my instagram to.

I’m hoping to start posting soon!! I’ll document more personal sides of UCLA life, and in-progress note taking things, and other spammy finsta studygram stuff. But ya I haven’t even posted anything yet!!

insta: @studyellee


ID #76322

Name: Lucy
Age: 19
Country: New Zealand

Hey! I’m Lucy and I’m a second year computer science student. I’m a bit awkward and not great at introducing myself haha but I’m keen to make some new friends, email would be cool but I’d love snail mail - someone to exchange random doodles/magazine clippings/friendship bracelets and other cute stuff as well as letters would be awesome! I love reading, TV shows, movies, sleeping and trying to make pretty things in my Wreck This Journal, so if you’re keen to chat about any of that, or just random stuff like the meaning of life or what you had for breakfast this morning, hit me up :)

Preferences: Preferably someone around my age, any gender or country!



Slightly late, I know, but I’m honestly buzzed about my GCSE results. I worked so hard to get these grades and it means the world to me that my hard work payed off.

Since starting my A-levels I’ve really noticed the step up from GCSE work, but I’m pretty confident that if I take it one step at a time and don’t get ahead of myself, I should be able to keep up.

I also completely fell in love with this painting and impulse bought it even though I have absolutely nowhere to hang it.

An album I’ve been obsessed with: Science Fiction by Brand New. 10/10 would recommend.

- Ellie x

ID #46787

Name: Zac
Age: 25
Country: Australia 

Hey, so I’m currently a university student in Brisbane, Australia. My majors are, French (Haven’t started my French courses just yet), Political Science and Journalism. My interests include; books, political discussion, global affairs, human rights, films (foreign, indie, the bizarre, disney etc.), writing, and exploring art galleries with no real sense of what is actually on display. I’m really interested in giving snail mail ago, especially with the exchange of postcards etc. I’m looking to do a study exchange in Lausanne, Switzerland, so it would be great to make some friends beforehand. Really just interested in broadening knowledge of different cultures and making friends for life :).

Preferences: No homophobes, transphobes, sexists, racists, or bullies. Maybe a few people who speak French, so when I start I have some people to practice and hopefully not embarrass myself with. Oh, fans of The Newsroom, The West Wing, or Frasier would be great too. Also Harry Potter.


August 5, 2017

Hello all! (:

I am a life sciences student at the University of Toronto. Currently, I am in my fourth year taking courses in all three disciplines: Biology, Psychology and Linguistics. 

I have always wanted to join the study blog/journaling community on the web. I think Tumblr is the best place to kick-start my journey in academic journaling and excellence!

I have come up with a header, a logo and name for my ‘studyblr’. Still, I haven’t narrowed down the type of content that I would share. I aim to make this blog an aesthetically appealing collection of: 

1. Study tips. 

2. Motivational study quotes. 

3. Life lessons extracted from academia. 

4. Stationery reviews. 

5. Note-taking templates. 

6. Academic tips (e.g. networking, research, thesis etc.)

7. Fun scientific facts and/or terminology. 

8. UofT locations to study, places to eat around all three campuses, etc. 

9. Book reviews (I’ll try to include a variety of genres).

10. My artistic side: photography, poetry, illustration and paintings. 

11. Study snacks ideas.

12. Templates for scheduling, journaling, etc. 

I am open to any suggestions you guys might have! That said, I want to welcome you all to follow me on this journey of self-discovery through knowledge attainment! 

Cheers! :D


Today was my first attempt at writing a diary entry since I was 7-8 years old. The idea came from a beautiful friend gifting me with this gorgeous Harry Potter diary/journal and my fellow tumblr friends sharing their beautiful daily stories! I probably won’t be posting everyday but I hope to share some of my memorable experiences with you all! Last night was a beautiful way to celebrate my birthday.
Shout out to my Mum for having her birthday yesterday too!
Let me know if you guys also have an interest in studyblr content or diary entries, I’ll be sure to follow you! ❤️

There’s this really interesting 80s documentary called “The Volcano Watchers” featuring the French Volcanologists Maurice and Kaita Krafft on their first research trips to Eldfell on Heimaey, Iceland, the Hawaiian Islands, Africa, Indonesia and Japan. It’s a fascinating watch with some beautiful imagery!