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.

It is such a warm week this one! The birds are singing, the sun is at its warmest, we barely wear any jackets and all i can think of is digging my feet in the warm sand already. Please summer, hurry up we so desperately need you!

This graphic has its own story today. The eucalyptus branch from my Valentine’s bouquet (the one that my two lovely guys surprised me with). It’s dried and sits proudly on my desk. I was really eager to scan it of course and it just looks divine! The scanner is dirty and filled with creativity, love and some blue paint from a watercoloring pattern i’m creating for a branding project for the incredible Swell Press (you seriously need to check out Britt’s instagram)

Lastly, this divine quote that makes me tear up from Charlie Hope’s album World of Dreams. We put it on every evening once we start Jason’s nighttime routine. I love every song, and Jason already recognises them as well. We’ve been listening to this one ever since J was born and i think this one will be sticking with us for a long time. I remember listening to Best Part when Jason was just a month old, breastfeeding him in his bedroom and crying. “The best part of my day, is when i’m with you”

I’m sharing the eucalyptus background as wallpaper today, because it’s both on my desktop and iPhone and i love it. Personal use only 😉

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A year older today. Twenty – nine and a day to be exact. Yesterday was simple but oh so special. Blowing out the candle i didn’t make a wish. I already have everything i ever wanted. The life as i used to dream, with the most perfect family, and special people in my life, living in the most creative way, doing what i love to do on one of the most beautiful islands. How could i want anything more than that?

This year, i feel content, exactly who i want to be and me more than ever. I know what i want, what i like and what i don’t. I’m strong, inspired by it all and extremely grateful. Many are terrified of the thirties or getting older, but i embrace and welcome every year new year on my body acknowledging how lucky i am to be on this planet.

Although i can’t share my bday cake with you, here are some birthday roses and glitter for your screens. May they make you feel as special as they made me.

It has already been more than a year that i have updated my portfolio and i was so eager to finally update it! Well, it took me only 5 months hah and it has been quite the ride! The website has been ready and live for about a month now while we were figuring out some stuff with Cargo.

I absolutely loved building the new template and felt like it was a good time for a small rebrand, closer to the warmer tones i so love since late last year. So cocorrina.com was next as soon as the portfolio was officially live and i updated some things here and there – mostly the colors to match my cargo website. These days i’m updating also all my brand’s assets (brand guides, project guides, welcome kits etc) to match the overall mood.

It has never felt so good to have a mini facelift like this one. This warmth feels good to my soul. And we have big plans for cocorrina.com after the summer with the Cocorrina  4.0 in the worlds. It’s going to be grand, epic and like nothing else you’ve ever seen. I promise you that!

The New Moon illustration was a very quick graphic i did in like 20 minutes. It just felt nice to do something different for a change. Not to mention i love all these Matisse faces on jewellery and prints these days.