I almost cannot believe that October is almost over. And i’m even sad that Halloween is here already. We enjoyed celebrating it the whole month so much. Watched nothing but Halloween movies every single night. A couple of days ago just finished watching Harry Potter, we carved our pumpkin, lighting candles every night, and getting… Read more »

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I almost cannot believe that October is almost over. And i’m even sad that Halloween is here already. We enjoyed celebrating it the whole month so much. Watched nothing but Halloween movies every single night. A couple of days ago just finished watching Harry Potter, we carved our pumpkin, lighting candles every night, and getting cosier with the new carpets as it’s getting colder and colder outside. Yes, we even wore our jackets today.
We just got home from trick or treating. Oh i wish! That was actually a quick stop to the super market to fill our cart with lots of candy and chocolate. I promised myself to eat nothing else until Sunday. I totally earned it!
And something that i should have shared yesterday. How could i not make a tribute to my cat Shrek on the National Cat’s Day? I was filming the whole month his fails on catching the treats and put together a rather elegant video. He’s kinda obsessed with them and not only on Halloween. That, or he really likes jumping.
Have an awesome weekend loves and Happy Halloween!

 

“There is no rest for the wicked” Right on point isn’t it? Creative souls never rest, they are never satisfied (although sometimes a bit) and they never stop pushing forwards. This post is for you guys. You’ve made it, you’re living your dream, doing what you’re supposed to do, but what’s next? Freelancing is just the… Read more »

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“There is no rest for the wicked”
Right on point isn’t it? Creative souls never rest, they are never satisfied (although sometimes a bit) and they never stop pushing forwards. This post is for you guys. You’ve made it, you’re living your dream, doing what you’re supposed to do, but what’s next? Freelancing is just the very first step.
Although for some, planning far ahead can be stressful, it’s crucial for your sanity and moreover for your inspiration and creativity. Is freelance the one thing that i want to do for the rest of my life? Personally, i know that once i conquer one thing, i must move on to the big next. Being easily bored since birth, things need to always be exciting around me. The fact itself that i’ve been freelance designing for the last years, says a lot about how much i love what i do.

 

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Honestly, i didn’t know what i was going into when i started working on this one this morning! The husband and i took a quick walk yesterday evening. We drove to the town and strolled by the bay. The sun was setting, the lake looked crystal clear. I loved how glassy like it looked and those… Read more »

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Honestly, i didn’t know what i was going into when i started working on this one this morning! The husband and i took a quick walk yesterday evening. We drove to the town and strolled by the bay. The sun was setting, the lake looked crystal clear. I loved how glassy like it looked and those ripples made it look unreal. Reminding me somehow the Hogwarts lake. As if the giant squid will jump right off it.
I’ve been inspired by the galaxies, cosmos and planets lately, and this picture was the perfect one to experiment on something like the above. Unfortunately, after spending four hours on it, i realised that my psd file was around a giga, and would simply not export to a gif. The original file had 200 frames, were the dance went smoothly, and even the small planets around the planets were moving in circles, different orbits on its own. Now i only wish you could see it!

Couldn’t help myself not posting just one more skull before Halloween ends! I’ve worked on this one back in August, while re-watching The Book of Life. Boy, there are surely no words to describe just how much i love this movie, just how much it inspires, me the colours and everything it stands for. Called… Read more »

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Couldn’t help myself not posting just one more skull before Halloween ends! I’ve worked on this one back in August, while re-watching The Book of Life. Boy, there are surely no words to describe just how much i love this movie, just how much it inspires, me the colours and everything it stands for.
Called this one “baby” as it’s a very subtle, rather sweet version of a sugar skull. Plus, it will be one of my prints on the shop, perfect for a kids room. Those who saw The Book of Life with their kids, might appreciate it! The eyes are small mandalas, lots of hearts and flowers and the “Remember to Live” Quote from the movie.

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This gorgeous lady does not need in introduction! It was very awesome working with Mara from M loves M. One of the fabulous times that i got to work on the rebranding and web design! Not only she’s gorgeous, and has an amazing sense of style, she’s also a dream to work with. She was… Read more »

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This gorgeous lady does not need in introduction! It was very awesome working with Mara from M loves M. One of the fabulous times that i got to work on the rebranding and web design! Not only she’s gorgeous, and has an amazing sense of style, she’s also a dream to work with. She was one of those really cool clients that know exactly what they want. She knew she wanted high fashion, elegant, feminine, with a touch of organic and natural vibes.
And that’s exactly what we came up with. You can see in the process and the moodboard, how the concept of the aesthetics and the double monogram M was strong from the very beginning. This is one of my favourite “behind the process” share, as there was a lot of monogram experimenting.

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This post is something less than a freelance post of me giving you small tips and insights. I would say it’s mostly a personal or even a therapy post… is something like that even exists. I wonder how many of you freelance designers have been experiencing stress. I bet a lot. And if you’re wondering… Read more »

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This post is something less than a freelance post of me giving you small tips and insights. I would say it’s mostly a personal or even a therapy post… is something like that even exists. I wonder how many of you freelance designers have been experiencing stress. I bet a lot. And if you’re wondering if it ever goes away, oh boy, it never does.
There are always things to be stressed about and i can imagine each freelancer has hers / his reasons. For me lately it has been that i’m pushing enough myself, but feeling that i’m not pushing enough myself. So odd, i cannot even put it into words. From one side i feel that there’s a lot of things to handle at the same time while expanding, and from the other, that i’m not doing much.
I’ve sat hours thinking how to make this post useful to you, how to give you a tip if your experiencing stress that gets under your skin but each case is unique. One thing that helps me out, is shutting my laptop and with it every thought i have of work when evening comes. My rules are clear, don’t think about work, don’t think about anything that stresses you out, and if you do while you go to sleep, start thinking about cats and unicorns!

 

[fruitful_ibox_row] [fruitful_ibox column=”ffs-two-one” title=”Title 1″][/fruitful_ibox] [fruitful_ibox column=”ffs-two-one” title=”Title 2″ last=”true”][/fruitful_ibox][/fruitful_ibox_row] Lately more than often, i’ve been daydreaming -and actually dreaming- patterns, shapes and colours. Another Easter egg for today, is that we’re planning to have cases in the shop! Yeah! How could i not design some since i’m the only person i know who’s changing… Read more »

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Lately more than often, i’ve been daydreaming -and actually dreaming- patterns, shapes and colours. Another Easter egg for today, is that we’re planning to have cases in the shop! Yeah! How could i not design some since i’m the only person i know who’s changing cases like t-shirts. And as it should be! They always must match our outfits right?
I’ve always shared with you big news, and spoil surprises, so as i’ve been designing the collection’s patterns, i got really excited about these ones. I’m already using the first as my desktop wallpaper, and the second as my iPhone’s wallpaper. They’re a little more tropical than it fits the season, but let’s say that i’m getting ready for Spring. Enjoy!

 

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tropical yellow | tropical pink

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