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Ticket to Dream Town and passport is all set (YES!). Now all I need to do is tackle my suitcase.
Things to bear in mind while packing:
♥ It has been snowing in Dream Town. Temperatures ranging from 0 to minus 7. Nothing too dramatic, I guess (I have experienced the minus 20s before so I’m pretty sure I’ll survive), but still: need to pack scarves, coats, hats, boots and gloves. It’ll be weird having come from a 35-plus Celsius summer in Brazil and going to a bellow freezing winter in Dream Town in the space of two weeks. Weird as in good-weird, not bad-weird because to be honest, nothing gets me down these days. Cold: I am not scared of you!
♥ Accommodation is all set. Location is great. Everything seems to be in order. My new flatmates: 2 girls and a chiwawa puppy called Gangster. :) I haven’t had a flatmate since university (boyfriends don’t count as flatmates, do they?), and I haven’t lived with a dog since childhood (I had a beagle called Wendy years ago). I have no idea what to expect, but everyone seems very nice and welcoming. Watch this space.
♥ Illustration material is neatly piled up, just waiting to be included. Markers, sketchbooks, watercolours, laptop, walcom tablet, pencils and paintbrushes. All ready to travel. New business cards are done too. The cutest I’ve ever printed so far! I almost feel sorry to hand them out.
♥ Cameras are ready to go. I was given a Canon G9 as a Christmas present and together with my genius 500D, they make the perfect team: one for proper good images, the other for fun stuff. Note to self: need to empty out all cards to make space for new pictures. My new hometown will be way too irresistible. I’m sure I’ll be snapping away left and right.
♥ Still not sure where I am heading? Here’s another clue:
Lots of love from Lisbon.
It seems like it’s been a very long time since I last updated this blog.
I finished 2011 in Lisbon, saying goodbye to a really great advertising agency where I’ve worked as an art director for the past 7 years, and also saying goodbye to a lot of very good friends that I made whilst working over there.
I started 2012 in Brazil, in the summer, among friends and family, some of the people I love the most in my life.
I am now packing my bags and heading to a completely new adventure. It involves a new location, a lot of illustration, a lot of walking and gazing around. It’s been a dream and a project of mine for the past 4 years and I can hardly contain myself!
Without giving too much information away, here’s a little clue:
Source: Everything’s Beautiful Here
Vintage Vogue via Pinterest
Vintage Vogue via Pinterest
Kate via Pinterest
Source: Miss Pandora
Source: Terry Richardson’s Diary
It’s always wonderful being a woman. Be it in the sun or in the rain, in color or in black and white, it doesn’t matter.
There is always beauty to be had and beauty to behold.
Last week I received a new illustration assignment: to color some of the new images I have recently finished for Wardrobe Mistress. – These illustrations are brand new and haven’t been published yet, so I’m keeping them secret for the time being. I hope you don’t mind. :) – Anyway, these new colorful versions will be turned into postcards which is very exciting, as I’ve never done postcards before. Yay! They’ll be all over London and I can’t wait to see them ready!
So, as I was looking for inspiration and trying to decide on my color palette, I kept finding myself being drawn to all things orange. I mean… what? Orange? Really? – This has never happened before. I have always been much more into pastels, nude colors and darker tones. Oh, well I guess inspiration works in weird and magical ways and I think I’ve just discovered my new favorite color. I’m absolutely in love with it.
Via Habitually Chic
Audrey in orange via Bath Water
Source: Pitch Design Union
Via Fashion Copious
Orange stairs via Slumber Designs | Orange room source: Claudia Haguiara
Orange stairs via 1262 | Orange phone via Anthropologie
Source: both images via Pinterest
i-D Pre-Spring 2011 via Faking Fashion
Lots of love and orange kisses, from Lisbon