#ChangeBrazil

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All my love to my friends and family who were out in the streets of Brazil last week.

 

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Life in Germany

Life in Germany_illustrationIllustration by Me. :0)

Here is a little bit of my life in this wonderful town we call Hamburg. In today’s chapter: “The way to work”.

This is what I see every day on my journey from my apartment to the Advertising Agency where I work:

The view from my window:

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Some cute houses on my street and neighbourhood:

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Then I jump on the subway and a couple of stations later, I’m standing opposite the Town Hall in the city centre:

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I walk past some of the gorgeous canals by the river. They look like this during the winter:

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And like this during spring:

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I pass some very cute shop windows:

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And next thing I know, I’m at the agency!

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Hamburg is a beautiful city! It reminds me a little of Stockholm: it’s clean, efficient, perfect from every angle and it’s surrounded by water everywhere, which makes it fresh and happy.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, walking around, having lunch or coffee outside and visiting the parks is that much more enjoyable. My next objective is to get a bike so I can enjoy Germany’s (undoubtedly short) summer as much as I can!

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For more details, pictures of Hamburg (and other places too!) and illustrations, you can follow me on Instagram: joanafaria

Lots of love from sunny Deutschland,

Ich liebe Deutschland

Happy New Year!!

Yes, this is my first blog post of 2013. No, I am not proud of this shameful delay. I do have a good excuse though: my life has gone through so many changes, that I just couldn’t find the time (or the discipline) to sit down and work on this blog. I missed it terribly though, and often thought about it. For me, blogging provides an ideal space, not just to publicize personal work (in my case, illustration and photography), but also to speak a little bit about art, travelling and what inspires me, hopefully inspiring others in return, of course.

So without further ado, this is what happened, in a nutshell:

After New York…

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Switzerland…

Switzerland

and Barcelona…

Spain

I moved to Hamburg, in Germany.

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Life has been pretty wonderful (and totally hectic!) and I am very much in love with this city. Work is great, the people are lovely and the city itself is absolutely gorgeous. My next post is going to be about some of the amazing things I’ve been seeing around here and also some illustration work I have done lately. I have tons of stuff to show, so come back and have a look!

Lots of love from Deutschland.

Hipster in Spain

Some more glimpses my Mediterranean life.

 Mr. Smith is always with me. There’s no changing that.

 Jack White at Razzmatazz

 My gorgeous friend

 Nicolas Jaar at the Apolo

Lots of love from wonderful, amazing, Barcelona…