Happy new moon everyone! Hope your sky is full of bright stars and a full beautiful moon tonight.

Our day was completely nuts as we were packing and preparing for a very exciting trip tomorrow. It’s J’s first big trip so wish us luck! Can’t wait to show you more about this place and finally reveal were we’re heading. I’ll be sharing everything on Instagram & stories and you really don’t want to miss this one!

This painting currently sits in our home office and i can’t get over the golden moon and copper sun. I shared it last week on coocrrina.co instagram and received so many complements and even inquires to create some paintings. So i guess next thing on my to do list for the shop launching will be paintings!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful ladies. Today was very simple but so special filled with laughter, happiness and all these cute little moments in between. I originally wanted to illustrate a pregnant figure (because i just love how beautiful our bodies become during pregnancy) but then it hit me. We are all mothers one way or the other, pregnant or not. So many different stories full of love. Yes, happy mother’s day to you cat mamas too!

A few nights ago we watched The True Cost on Netflix and our hearts broke. Not that we were oblivious of the situation in the fashion industry and not that sustainable fashion hasn’t been in trend for the past couple of years. Somehow my mind wasn’t ready for a change and only right after i became a mom the whole everything really struck me into wanting to do better.

I’ve read a lot about sustainability in the past and i continue to educate myself more these days. Changing what you’ve learnt your whole life isn’t easy and the greedy little monster in me wants all the pretty she sees. But as a start all the fast fashion brands and i broke up at the beginning of the year. I know i deserve better and that buying clothes that i know i won’t value in a few days won’t make me happy or prettier.

To begin this journey, i cleared my closet and gifted all the good stuff to my little sister that i know she appreciates. I kept only a few pieces, and even though many are from Zara, i’ll value them as they are and take care of the clothes i have. I only bought a couple pieces from ethical brands like Zingara with organic cotton and Faithful the brand and that is it for me. Liberating, easy and honestly, makes me feel like a million bucks.

I haven’t shared  a lot about the new shop we’re working on, but we aim to be ethical, organic and  all the way zero waste and eco friendly. Creating with a consciousness is the best way to create.

Gold has been always huge in my life. Without a specific reason, it just has been there.

 

These days, gold plays a huge part every day in everything i work. If you could take a look in my office, there are brushes covered with dried gold acrylic paint, gold ink sitting there beggining to be used, gold splatters, gold paper, gold water and today there’s some extra gold magic.

We have been working really hard on launching the new shop some time this year and i know i’ve already shared my new insta account that’s all about it – inspiration, behind the scenes and my cosmic work and today, i shared one of the biggest behind the scenes ever.

I don’t think i’ve ever felt this happy about a thing. Like, the knot you have in your stomach kind of happy. It’s always been about someone or an event, but never about a thing. This stuff just makes me happy.

The weather might not fit anyones mood these days, but i’m sure you’re dreaming of hot sunny days just like i do. This my -almost- last week in the office before we all leave for a week’s break for Easter. We’re visiting my family’s olive fields and i’m only praying for a good weather.

Cannot wait to spend some time outdoors with Theo and Jason, walks by the beach, that has the most beautiful sunset ever diving into the sea. Lots of food and lazy days with the family, and more walks and naps below the olive trees.

I may do a video for this little trip of ours so stay tuned!

Happy *second day of Spring! We’ve waited it for long and now it’s finally here!

I truly hope the weather were you are is nice and warm. I can’t quite say the same for us here, but at least we’re not freezing and it’s not snowing. Of course, i couldn’t do first day of Spring without a floral post and here is quite literally the first poppy in our mountain. And i’m pretty sure that this is the first as J and i walked quite the distance this morning and saw only this one.

So here you go, our first poppy just for you, forever preserved in your screen. You can download a higher resolution for your wallpapers here.

Here’s to a wonderful beginning of the sunny season!

These past months i’m connecting with many creatives, moms and artists over at instagram. With two accounts now i feel like i live a double life. One of the mom and one of the dark, mysterious, artist. The Cocorrina account allows me to follow all the brands & personalities  that i love for their ethics and aesthetics and it’s so refreshing to login in there regularly.

What i’ve come to notice is that a lot of people don’t have the time to be creative or inspired anymore as i get a lot of messages and emails praising me for finding the time to do all that with a baby. One person i need to give a shoutout is my husband. None of it would be possible if he wasn’t here to support me and give me time and freedom to express myself the way i do today. I’m so in love with the way that we live and how things have worked out for us. Stressful and tiring yes, but everything we ever wanted. And don’t be fooled, we’re restless. Everyday, we pursue different dreams and scheme more plans for the future and the lifestyle we want to follow.

More and more the nature is calling us and who knows where the next two years find us.

What i really wanted to share with you on this fine Monday is that no matter the obstacles, you only have one life to live. Live it the way you want, don’t be afraid for drastic changes – i’ve never heard anyone regret them. If you’re not happy with the life you live, change it.