The Welcome Mat


Sydney JoTo (Pronounced ‘joe • toe’) is a blog maintained by a film student, coffee addict, and artist who uses (she/her) pronouns and currently resides in the Northwest region of the United States with her two guinea pigs, Ducati and Ishka.

I’m an avid bullet journaler and frequently annoy professors with drawings in the style of Quentin Blake on the margins of assignments and notes. I use muji .38mm gel ink pens mostly.

I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and struggle with the effects of anxiety and depression daily. This blog exists mostly as a personal experiment, a showcase of my thoughts via doodles and daily struggs/wins/fails in efforts to validate and support any readers  struggling struggling/winning/failing similarly in a multiplex world.

And with that, I’ll leave you with a quote from one of the greatest films of my generation, The Princess Diaries,



29 thoughts on “The Welcome Mat”

    1. Thank You! This means a lot to me… you taking the time to stop by. It’s nice to know that there’s someone out there with a passion for teenagers. You’re a rare species indeed :)


  1. Hey :) I’m really happy i found your blog because its really creative and keeps me wanting to read it! Plus its a teenage blog that i have been trying to find! I have also written a teen blog mind checking it out :) Thanks xx


      1. Thanks! Not long, i have just started about 2 weeks ago in fact i’m looking to post alot more stuff, trying to get more viewers as well any tips?


      2. YES! Write a.o.a.p. (often) and read keep discovering kindred blogs to yours. Like, Comment, and Follow like a banshee. Make some blogging friends and you’ll be more than fine :)


      1. So first you need to start with some color. Go out and take pretty pictures until you find something suitable for your blog (make sure you REALLY like it) then I would change your theme to something that allows a backround picture. Once you’ve plugged in your picture and your blog’s starting to look cute, use the same picture you started with for this tutorial on buttons so they’re all matchy-matchy…

        Hope this helps! If you have any other questions feel free to pop on by here anytime.


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