You will probably remember Cambria from her lovely guest post while i was gone. Cambria is a photographer, and approached to work with her. The best thing on being a freelance graphic designer, is that you get to meet so many wonderful and super talented people. Cambria is definitely one of them.  I was really… Read more »

You will probably remember Cambria from her lovely guest post while i was gone. Cambria is a photographer, and approached to work with her. The best thing on being a freelance graphic designer, is that you get to meet so many wonderful and super talented people. Cambria is definitely one of them. 
I was really excited to work with her. This girl is the happiness in one person. She got me so inspired, and she was actually the one to inspire me to work on my own Lookbooks. Here are a few of logos we worked on with her. The last one is the final. But that’s not it only, we also worked on her lovely Lookbook, which i’ll be really excited to show you soon! 

Well Trina, you totally influenced me to do this post. As i read on Of Trees and Hues yesterday post, Latrina shared her Spirit animal which was the owl. Reading her post, and how others have shared their spirit animals, only made me think, how people are actually more open to the spiritual world than they… Read more »

Well Trina, you totally influenced me to do this post. As i read on Of Trees and Hues yesterday post, Latrina shared her Spirit animal which was the owl. Reading her post, and how others have shared their spirit animals, only made me think, how people are actually more open to the spiritual world than they used to be.
I haven’t been sharing a lot about my beliefs, especially not in the internet world. Not because i’m ashamed, but because i know what is my truth. Most of the times i get to discuss about this matter, people always try to prove that their truth, is the real one. Don’t they? Each religion, believes that their God is true. What i believe in, is to believe in what feels true to you. After all that’s what matters right? To find something that makes us feel good from the inside. 
It feels nice to see, that we are more accepting today with the fact, that there are so many religions and people have the right to believe in what pleases them. God and the mystery of the unknown, always attracted me since i was young, and i was lucky to find what’s right for me from an early age. I couldn’t actually put it into a few words, i would make this post huge. If you are really curious you could take a look the Journey of Souls and it will give you a small idea. 
Now to my spirit animal, from the second i thought about it, i knew it was a cat. As you know we, have a dog and a cat. And although i’m an animals person, i can say i have this HUGE weakness to cats. I even remember myself saying so many times that if i was an animal, i would be a cat. When i googled about the meaning of the cat, i was just surprised to see how it completely describe me.
  • Patience, waiting for the right moment to act
  • Independence, yet enjoying social connections
  • Spirit of adventure, courage
  • Deep, relaxed connection with self
  • Healing from the inside out
  • Curiosity, exploration of the unknown or the unconscious
How exciting that was. No i guess i know why i am so connected to cats. Do you know what is your spirit animal? Do you have a specific connection with one? 

All designs are available in iphone / laptop / ipad cases. Throw Pillows, totes, jumpers and tees. From Left to Right:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 I’ve missed designing just for fun, so today i took some time just for me. I believe that all… Read more »

All designs are available in iphone / laptop / ipad cases. Throw Pillows, totes, jumpers and tees.
From Left to Right: 
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

I’ve missed designing just for fun, so today i took some time just for me. I believe that all designers should get some time for themselves. Not the me time i was talking on yesterday’s post, but some time to let your creativity shine, 100% for you. What you have in your mind. With no rules. 
A while ago, i decided to delete my old Society6 account and start a new one, just with patterns. Not my illustrations, but patterns i can see to be fashionable, something i would wear / use. The weather doesn’t seem to go with my mood. Since vacation’s gone, and most of our friends and relatives have left  island, i’m already in that sweater, cozy, drinking hot chocolate while watching the rain mood. But it seems that that’s going to take quite a while, since were experiencing the warmest days for this year. Pastels, blush and blacks are in my mind right now.

I woke up today feeling rather fresh. Getting back to work, allowing myself to go crazy on Pinterest and getting back to your blogs. I feel somehow new, i guess that’s the whole vacation thing for right?! I took a moment to think about why i felt so tired at the beginning of my break… Read more »

I woke up today feeling rather fresh. Getting back to work, allowing myself to go crazy on Pinterest and getting back to your blogs. I feel somehow new, i guess that’s the whole vacation thing for right?! I took a moment to think about why i felt so tired at the beginning of my break and it wasn’t really difficult to see why. Like some of you fellow freelance friends already know, being a freelance sometimes means no schedule. Yes sometimes you might need to work all day, just because you can. Sometimes you forget to give yourself a break and maybe a pat on the back? September has always been a “New beginnings” kinda month, so i thought instead of sharing a vacation post (so many pictures, i have to break it into parts) i should share with you my list / guide to a successful freelance year. 
Waking up early in the morning, has to be on top of my list. It has always been a huge problem for me, since i enjoy sleeping way too much. A morning shower, must be one of the best things you can do to wake your body happy. And some 7 minute excursive wouldn’t be bad either. 
Preparing yummy snacks. This rule might not be perfect for everyone, but since i don’t mind about my weight or figure, i always find it an exciting treat within my working day, to have a snack different than just a toast. A cupcake? A cheesecake, or some nachos with guacamole sauce. Doesn’t that already cheer you up? 
Sometimes No is better than Yes. Filter the projects you undertake. I used to never say no, and always thinking i could do everything. Well, i turned out wrong. I did work on some projects that i wasn’t feeling right about (wether the project itself or the person i was working with) and sometimes many of them at a time. I always see better results when i work with people / projects that inspire me. It’s only fair to me and the clients. Having a waiting list also helps you to give 100% of yourself to you the projects you work on. 
Schedule wisely. I would schedule all my projects in one day on my organizer, and would run like a lunatic all day to check them all. Most of the times i didn’t and would feel guilty. Schedule your tasks within reach. It’s better to spread them within the week and of course within reasonable timings and having some more relaxed working time.
Taking a break within the day. What is that? Honestly, i’ve never done that before, but would love to try! hah for reals, a break just for you is the best. Don’t take a break to get your nails done, trust me, you’ll feel tired afterwards. But a break to read a book, or sit on the couch or go for a walk, will boost your creativity.
Taking a good break on weekends. Oh yes, that’s my favorite. You do deserve a weekend off right? Plus getting away from the internet will clear your mind, and get you inspired. I know Pinterest is the best inspiration place nowadays, but a small adventure in the forest is even more! 
Date time! Both hubby and i being freelancers, sometimes take for granted the time we spend together. Just because we are sitting on our laptops facing each other, doesn’t mean we are spending some quality time. We don’t go out, for a coffee or on clubs etc. it might sound shocking to some, but that’s not how like to get entertained. After one visit to a local pub for a beer on my birthday though, we saw that going out doesn’t need to be extreme. It could be casual and still close to what we like! 
And speaking of fresh starts. I’ve worked on new topics that will come with the new blog, and was wondering if there is category that you really enjoy reading. Style post? life? I would appreciate your opinion! 

Can you even believe it? It’s been 3 weeks! How time flies right? It’s crazy. I can’t even consider all the things i got to do and all the people i got to see. Between you and me, i’m exhausted! i totally missed my daily routine, my office and my projects. Most of all this… Read more »

Can you even believe it? It’s been 3 weeks! How time flies right? It’s crazy. I can’t even consider all the things i got to do and all the people i got to see. Between you and me, i’m exhausted! i totally missed my daily routine, my office and my projects. Most of all this place! 
I was preparing like, a huge post, with picture from these days. But turns out that i’m one foot on vacation and one back. I have a few projects to work on. So i get to go to the beach daily, and see a few friends too. It’s 8 pm here now and i just got to sit down in front of my apple. I have sooo many things to share, but i guess i have all the time in my feet. No hurry. 
Remember how i mentioned i’m getting a new blog face lift? Oooh i’m extra excited on this one. Everything is ready, but the coding. Turns out, my beloved hubby is going work on it! He usually works on pre made themes, but this one is going to be from scratch! So maybe it’s going to take a while. Hopefully not, cos i’m just way too excited to have my new place. Not that i don’t trust him, but in case he doesn’t got the time, do you have any web designer in mind who could code it? Any advice is appreciated! Plus i’m moving to WordPress! (it was high time i did!) 
Anyways, it’s good to be back. I now have to arrange all the posts i have in my mind. New projects i was working on, pictures, style posts and so many more! Hope you are all doing great! 
PS Did you see the awesome giveaway going on at the moment? All the t-shirts are a limited collection, so this is going to be your only chance to get your hands on one of the “Idols of our Generation”

Just a couple of days ago, hubby and i were swimming, and a small piece of bread was floating just a few inches away from me. In just a second, somewhere about 10 fishes the size of my palm, colored silver, blue and black, where fighting for that piece and i was just in awe.… Read more »

Just a couple of days ago, hubby and i were swimming, and a small piece of bread was floating just a few inches away from me. In just a second, somewhere about 10 fishes the size of my palm, colored silver, blue and black, where fighting for that piece and i was just in awe. It was like time stopped, and i was experiencing something so awesome. Swimming with so many fish near me – i still get goosebumps and don’t know why. I’m a sucker for little things like that, that makes your day special.

Truth is, we’ve been visiting the sea daily. My husband has taken an early vacation, so he has more free time and i kinda have to keep up. My schedule – just freaks me out! I’ll be working from the time i wake till as long as i can handle. When time comes every evening to go to the beach i tell myself that  i need a break, but when i’m there my mind just isn’t!

It has been such a difficult and busy year thought! Relocating, moving out from two houses (in just a year) both of us going freelance and so many other. And yet so many to come from this September, i just know i need to stop, and reboot. That’s why… we’re taking a very long vacation for the very first time!

We won’t be going anywhere since we are already on our vacation destination! Each year, we would take a couple of weeks of, and come to Kefalonia Island. Now we are already here, and all we need to do is relax. Which, is kinda pretty awesome! I will be working on a couple of projects that haven’t finished, but it’s ok. As long as i know that i have all the time to relax, i’m good!

I won’t be leaving you alone, so stay tuned, for more details tomorrow! 

The music i listen to usually, is a mix of indie rock / alternative rock, something emotional and inspiring at the same time. Something that fills me with lots of mind traveling. And sometimes kinda depressing. I noticed that none of my itunes playlist had an uplifter. The kind of music that will make you… Read more »

The music i listen to usually, is a mix of indie rock / alternative rock, something emotional and inspiring at the same time. Something that fills me with lots of mind traveling. And sometimes kinda depressing. I noticed that none of my itunes playlist had an uplifter. The kind of music that will make you want to get up and start dancing even if you try not to. Or will make you happy just for no reason and just make you dream. There are not a lot of songs that effect me like that, but there are just a few out there. So i decided to make a playlist, to *finally* have them somewhere reachable whenever needed. They are just 8, but i’m squeezing my mind to remember the other ones. Playlist – under construction. Enjoy, and dance your butt of!

Pretty Lights | 8tracks

1. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z & Alicia Keys
2. “Valerie” –  Amy Winehouse
3. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore feat. Ray Dalton
4. “Carried Away” – Passiopit
5. “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
6. “Rumor Has it” – Adele
7. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
8. “Strawberry Swing” – Coldplay