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Who are you?

Hi! My name is Emma. I won’t tell you how old I am (too old ) but I live in Scotland and this is my little corner of the internet. I am a graphic design student, currently I am in my second year and about to head to art school. In my spare time I read, occasionally write and work on my personal art projects.

What is a spoonie?

Hey, I am a spoonie. Spoonie is a fancy internet word for someone who has a chronic illness. The term comes from The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino who tried to explain what it is like living with limited energy. I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2014 after contracting septicaemia from a complication from having an ovarian cyst. You can find out more information here.

What’s your blog about?

The focus of my blog has changed a number of times over the last five years. I write about studying graphic design and share my design process. I review some of the books I’ve been reading. I also have a slight obsession with stationery so there may be a few posts about that too. If there is a topic I’m interested in I’ll probably write about it.

What does BluChickenNinja mean???


My username has no real meaning. It comes from a very old joke among some of my friends. When it came time to choose a name for my blog it made sense to pick a word that was important to me. I wrote a post on the history of my username here.

You know you’ve spelt blue wrong?

Yes I realise blue isn’t spelled the way it should be. I could make up some silly reason as to why the ‘e’ is missing but in reality this is because of a character limit on usernames when I was signing up to Tumblr many years ago.

Can you design something for me?

Yes I can! I have examples of my work on my portfolio and on my design page I have information on how to commission me. You can also send an email to bluchickenninja@gmail.com if you want more info.

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