In case you haven’t heard already, i’ve designed a tarot deck for Kristine Fredheim!  This has been such a huge and exciting project the past year, as you can imagine how it must have been to design 78 line art tarot inspired totems. Our goal was to keep my detailed totem work, but at the same time making clear what each card stands from the first look. This is “The Empress” in the black & gold version, and over my other instagram accounts you can see the other version “The Lovers” in pink & copper.

Can’t wait to share with you more about this one! You’ll definitely hear more soon.

These days, i wonder why it has taken so long to discover a way to create what’s been inside me for many years. For as long as i can remember myself, i’ve been inspired by anything magical, sparkly, supernatural, out of this world. I was 10 years old, walking to school with my nose stuck inside Harry Potter not looking where i went. During class, the book was always open, eager to be a part of that magical world and not the boring reality.

I always dreamt of something more, that magic was real and that if i found a way to make it part of my life i would feel special, complete. Daydreaming, more books and movies and i was always starring in supernatural adventures in mind. Starting the cocorrina account earlier this year, has opened the door to a whole new creative universe. But what’s more, is all the incredible people iv’e and the chance to connect with. Incredible people that believe in magic as well, are inspired by the universe and see how golden our energy is. To each and every one of you following along, i absolutely adore you and thank you for being part of this universe i’m creating.

Now, not only i have my own magical corner in this world, but so many plans to bring this magic to you as well. Many designers aspire to be teachers, do podcasts, create organisations, empower women. All of which i admire so much. Me? I just want to create magic. Whether that’s through the brand identities i design, the stories i get to tell, the people i connect with and now this little shop we’re preparing.

I know i’ve been teasing a lot on the grid and stories, and for now that’s all i’ll be doing. You see, i started this account just for inspiration and you’re catching all the ideas -i literally saw in my dreams- at the very beginning of their creation. While i wanted to create just one thing only for the shop, i find myself wanting so. much. more. I feel like all these ideas are going to burst and there’s only one way to stay sane… to bring them all to life. There’s something so fulfilling to see what you’ve had in mind take shape and becoming an actual thing. So this is what we’ve been making.

Magical little bottles, full of potions, art and more magic. I wish there were ways to tell you without spoiling or revealing anything, but i’ll just stop here and say i’ve never felt more inspired in my life.

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!

I did this project a few weeks ago and had a little too much fun with the concept and props. I loved playing with the shadows and the reflection from the shell. Mother of pearl can’t look any better when the sunset rays hit it. This photoshoot is to symbolise females blooming, being confident and loving yourself. There are a lot more symbolisms but i’ll leave it to you to discover.

It’s a rare occasion that i shoot still life, but this one was really fun. Art direction and photo shooting is something i’ll definitely probably do more.

If you’re into astronomical maps, planets and manuscripts, there’s no way you won’t be obsessed with the Flemish astronomical graphics. There’s something so alluring in a universe map as it was seen and drawn so many years ago. It even looks more magical and mystical and as a designer i truly adore the details, colors and element positioning. There’s such a natural flow in them, artistic but educational at the same time.

So kinda wanted to give it a shot and recreate something with my own style with some Flemish astronomy dose to it. This is nowhere close to a real astronomy map, but it’s a gif that took me so much math to create (a lot more than i thought i knew). I created it in about an hour, and it’s a mixed media piece with watercolour on paper and the edited in Photoshop where i also did the animation on.