Before i definitely say the typical oh boy, how did june come and go so fast, i’ll just mention how inspired i am by Miranti with the post she started about a month ago. Writing down all the highlights of your month, made me wanna do the same thing. Besides a graphic calendar as my… Read more »

Before i definitely say the typical oh boy, how did june come and go so fast, i’ll just mention how inspired i am by Miranti with the post she started about a month ago. Writing down all the highlights of your month, made me wanna do the same thing. Besides a graphic calendar as my blog is, and from here and there a personal too, i’d like it to be a little bit more personal, and a little bit more memory like. 
So here i go. Just how fast the month of June come and go?! no, seriously, it’s insane. Although we’ve started going to the beach and swimming, bitterly, i feel that i was way more excited about it during the winter, rather than i am now, that i’m living it. I’m definitely living every moment, not thinking twice, and basically go for literally everything. But even thought it’s hot, it doesn’t quite feel like summer. Maybe some vacation will make it real 🙂 
LISTENING: Like insane Brooklyn Baby. It’s just stuck with me. 
WANTING: to change my hair. And i am. This month, is the month. Get ready to see me blonde once again. 
FEELING: in peace with my self and my body. Like i can do anything. 
BOOKMARKING: Some really awesome yoga sessions my friend introduced me to. I went from doing everyday, to spending a good hour 3 times per week. Less stressful. 
GRATEFUL: for all the love you gave me this month. No words to express the feeling. Thank you
COOKING: brownies! Really simple, like 30 min prep and bake, and combined awesomely with some vanilla ice cream. 
FOLLOWING: Dara Muscat, that girl is out of this world. 
HOPING: to visit Diagon Alley.. man, i almost cried watching the red carpet! 
WAITING: for our trip to Athens in July and vacationing
WANTING: this bag.. a girl has to have a big black bag. 
WATCHING: What dreams may come – an old very loved movie. So much truth in this one. 
FIRSTS: Swimming on the 7th, and seeing the sea in those amazing blue colours.
PROUD: of my collaboration with Vincent Vega

Not kidding you, this is the first time i’ve witnessed something so beautiful in my life. Today, the beach we usually go, instead of having the typical turquoise clear colour, was something like fluorescence blue – as if you were swimming in milk.  The science theory goes something like: “Colder waters hold much more oxygen… Read more »

Not kidding you, this is the first time i’ve witnessed something so beautiful in my life. Today, the beach we usually go, instead of having the typical turquoise clear colour, was something like fluorescence blue – as if you were swimming in milk. 

The science theory goes something like: Colder waters hold much more oxygen and CO2 per volume than warmer waters. The dissolved gasses allow much more phytoplankton and zooplankton to live. Its the phytoplankters that make water green and cloudy (mostly) and where they are absent the water appears blue and clear.” Guys. It was amazing. Everybody went crazy taking pictures and with big waves, you felt like you were in an aqua park. 










I wish i could upload all 800 of the pictures i took (this girl went crazy!) but still, please bare with me with all of those! Now i’m only hoping tomorrow is the same


And because personally i find this shot insanely good, i turned it into a wallpaper for you. It definitely looks magical on my desktop! 



I know i’ve stressed about this matter on previous tfls, to encourage go out and do the things that you want to do. But lately, i’ve been feeling most powerful about things i want to conquer. After all, the only thing that’s stopping is, is just us. Our fear of failure and rejection.

As a kid, i was very introvert, shy and always unsure about my actions and words. But people who knew me, knew that in reality, deep down, i was nothing like that. I just had to let go. Whenever i would go to my dad for an advice, he would always say “i have never regretted the things that i did, i only regret that things that i didn’t”. Although i knew that phrase would hunt me for life, for all the things that i would regret in the future because of my fear, it took me just till this year to keep it close in my thoughts.

Yes, i’ve stressed you out about how we only got one life to live, and we should go for everything we want now. Really, what do you have to loose? That’s what i’ve asked myself about quite a lot of things this week. What DO you have to loose? Once you realise that it’s really nothing, it’s easier to conquer your fears and go for the things you honestly want to do.

 

For the bloggers / freelancers: you shouldn’t wait for the big websites, magazines and companies to notice you. You should go after them. A simple letter of who you are, what you do, and how you can contribute. The least thing they’ll do, is ignore your email. The best thing is to reply, reject you, but your work will have been seen by them. So at least they know who you are – you’ve made the first contact. The awesome thing? You get to collaborate.

 

The past month i’ve been contacting some really awesome people to guest post while i’m gone in July (hopefully August too). At first, i would postpone sending the emails, feeling really stressed about it – honestly don’t know where the big deal is. But there was nothing to be afraid of. Instead, i got to introduce myself, and get to know some cool creatives. The awesome thing? i got to have great guest posters, that you won’t want to have me back 🙂

 

Personal life: be honest with yourself and others. Say the things you want to say, no reason to hold words back. Do the things you want to do, no reason to suppress your actions. It just feels liberating.

 

Graphic layout and illustration by Corina Nika

This is a very unusual way to show a recipe – i know, but i thought of getting a little bit creative with them. And i think now is the moment to admit that i’m really into patterns lately! Feel free to call me a crazy pattern old lady. I know it will sound odd but no… Read more »

This is a very unusual way to show a recipe – i know, but i thought of getting a little bit creative with them. And i think now is the moment to admit that i’m really into patterns lately! Feel free to call me a crazy pattern old lady.
I know it will sound odd but no we don’t have a blender. I’ve been seeing all those delicious smoothies all around pinterest and instagram, and how creative you can get. Plus they are just so healthy! You got me drooling all over them lol. So as we are preparing on a small business trip to Athens in July, a blender is on top of our to buy list! 
You know me, i’m all excited now and got down to find some delicious recipes. So here are my top three! 
With some ice in, and it’s the best way to beat the heat! And today, we’ve got lots of it. Trying to squeeze in a 30 min visit the beach over here, let’s see how that goes! And now lastly, one of my favourites. I love those quirky unusual where you put vegetables, like the one Courtney did a while ago. And who doesn’t love pineapples? Esp with how in they are this summer! 

Guys, such a big moment to finally being able to share with you some great news and a small part a played in a big project! One of our closest friend, created Vincent Vega. A whole idea, that i’m so excited to share with you.  Ok. You are a creative. You can be anyone, a… Read more »

Guys, such a big moment to finally being able to share with you some great news and a small part a played in a big project! One of our closest friend, created Vincent Vega. A whole idea, that i’m so excited to share with you. 
Ok. You are a creative. You can be anyone, a musician, an artist, photographer, a joggler, an actor, a cook – you name it – what’s the first thing you want to do? Expose your work. We all know how that’s not an easy thing to do when you are just starting, and i only wish i could have a chance to live the “exhibiting” experience. Show off my work, interact with people and other artists. 
Well, that’s what Vincent Vega is all about. Creating a place, where whatever you do, you’ll be able to show it, exhibit it, for free. And oh boy, the place is so cool. The whole project is up and running on Indiegogo right now and i took a part in the video, talking about my jewellery design. Such a sweet experience! To find more, follow the link below. 

One thing i’ve been much grateful lately is my little family. Each and every one of them, being unique and lovely as they are, i just love them to pieces. So many memories and feelings i want to hold on to and remember years from now. That’s why i’m start a 3 part series. Making… Read more »

One thing i’ve been much grateful lately is my little family. Each and every one of them, being unique and lovely as they are, i just love them to pieces. So many memories and feelings i want to hold on to and remember years from now. That’s why i’m start a 3 part series. Making a video, treasuring everything. And with Shrek being the easiest to put up with me and my camera, and spend so many evenings with him enjoying the sun and just playing. 

i love the way that even we don’t speak the same language
we always understand each other
i love our long conversations
and how you greet me every time you see me
i love how curious you are, i think more than any other cat i’ve met
and how you are always alert, making me feel safe
i love how sometimes you act more like a dog than a cat
i love your attitude and honesty
i love how you only want to be petted specific number of times
and then talk to me to stop
or if you’re not in the mood, slap my hand off right away
i love how you’re the best hunter
never anything slips in the house without you catching it
i love how you always talk back to me 
when i scold you. always.
i love that you play rough but always carefully
and how you get into hunt mode once our eyes meet
i love all of you Mr. Shrek

Writing today, from a sunny warm morning, at a beach bar, having the sea right in front of me. And why i’m here, is the reason i’m writing this post today. You know how i have always written throughout the blog about how awesome being a creative is and yes freelancer as well. And besides… Read more »

Writing today, from a sunny warm morning, at a beach bar, having the sea right in front of me. And why i’m here, is the reason i’m writing this post today. You know how i have always written throughout the blog about how awesome being a creative is and yes freelancer as well. And besides quite a few difficulties, it’s like really, the best job in the world. I’m not darth vader, but like all creatives i presume, there are times that you definitely feel that dark side approaching. 


Being a creative is a mental, not physical job. Treat your brain, as if it was your tired hands or feet. It’s not always hearts and butterflies. Yes, a lot of new freelancers, know that this is no joke. Going freelance, needs balls, and lots of work. Loosing your sleep too.


Maya Angelou said, “you can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have”. And i believe that, it just grows more and more in you. But one of your worst enemies, could be your own brain. At some point, it just gets tired and shuts down. I wish you could see me some days, walking around like a zombie, feeling that all creativity is just sucked out of me. I always said if i had a job that required 8 hours muscle work, i would be miserable, but my brain wouldn’t be tired all the time.

My blog is my baby and my work is my life. It’s still something i wouldn’t trade the world for. I was asked last weekend by my friends if i would ever see myself opening a restaurant, a beach bar or do something else. Nope. Not ever. I’m living my dream. Maybe that’s why creatives push ourselves to the fullest. Because whatever we do, whatever we create we do it with so much passion, to the limits of exhaustion. 

Then days like today and yesterday come. Where you just change your daily routine. Work from the beach, and your 5 minute break is a dip in the sea or sunbathing on the sand. Or like yesterday, a long walk around the island, talking with the mister, walking Bella and eating ice cream. That’s why i live my weekends and all the moments really to the fullest. There are batteries that need to be recharged.


So here it is. This post. All  you see in the cover is, relaxation. Zero creativity, just the sea in front of my feet, seconds after i was swimming in it. Because sometimes, even though your creativity is to the fullest, you just have to get a break…breathe…relax, even for 10 minutes..