It’s been quite a long time since i shared something personal on my blog. And even though i love sharing design stuff, blogging tips etc, this place started as a personal blog and i feel like not loosing myself in the flashy designs.
Life right now… has been complete nuts. Somewhere along the lines i would want to apologise for missing your blog posts, not being as much around on instagram as well. My surroundings have been my office, couch and bed the past couple of months. I found myself being really excited taking on tons of projects. And i do find myself in my happy place. Music in my ears, and creativity flowing all directions, but i do kinda miss the good old days, catching up with the blogs i love and spending hours on instagram, and picture hunting. That’s exactly what makes this place so special. You.
I saw this
graphic “way to success”
yesterday and laughed so hard to myself. And it really is something like that. Living your dreams is not an easy thing, nor being successful at what you do, and lots of times you may need to make sacrifices. Like always said, the life of a creative is never easy, but always creative! I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I’m finally where i want to be.
Good thing is, creativity never ends, no matter how tired i am. The other day i ended up working straight 12 hours (ehm said the one who stresses about the importance of a healthy schedule) and i could have kept going on for another 12 if i didn’t stop myself realising that my body needs to relax.
Lately, i’ve been working in my mind another rebrand for cocorrina. I know, it hasn’t been a year since got one, but i keep having the itch. And i only get the itch not when i got tired of my brand, but when i’m ready for the next chapter in my life. And at this point i’m talking really minimal, all black and white, and pretty darn simple. Seeing how things have picked up, and the projects i’m taking on, i’m taking more and more seriously how important my blog is and how the whole brand reflects who i am and what i do.
And definitely taking the whole copyrighting – protecting your creations seriously. I’ve had a few small issues here and there, but nothing that really bothered me. I’ve been in the same place at the very beginning, feeling inspirited by creatives, almost copying their work because i still hadn’t found my voice and style. Honestly, i can’t find it more flattering finding creations, can barely fit it in my mind that someone would find me that inspiring. But the past couple of weeks i’ve been dealing with a major clothing brand that completely stole one of my letterings and turned it into a tshirt. And i was the one to discover it, while buying online a couple of things from that very same brand.
It’s truly scary just how easy someone can just rip off your work just because. Even more a brand that i’ve been shopping my entire life. I’m only hoping that things will get solved easily. Otherwise you’ll be hearing about it soon 🙂
To wrap things up, because this is getting really long and i’m not a long post person, i wanted to close this by saying how much i appreciate your support and the unconditional love you’re showing me, this blog and all over the media. Taking the decision of taking seriously this blog 2 years ago was the best i’ve ever made.