Hi there! How are you?
I have just finished Paloma Navio 's brand board :-) and I wanted to share it with you.
I have followed Fiona Humberstone's book guidelines "How to style your brand", really helpful with plenty of good advice and tips.
She prompts you to identify your brand with a season, according with its character and goals. Mine was clearly autumn with hints of summer, as what I wanted was:
-To provide a warm and cosy feeling (autumn)
-Have an urban and lively style (back in town with new projects in the autumn)
-Be fresh, elegant, delicate and inspirational (summer)
This process is particularly helpful when choosing a colour palette, main typography, illustrations, patterns, etc, for the brand.
Anyway, here it is, I'm very happy with this step, it has helped me to clarify lots of concepts and goals about my business, and also to give a consistent shape to this new website, together with the rest of the media sites, brand stationery and shops. Now it's time to carry on :-)
Hi there, I hope you are fine :-)
I have recently participated in an art swap organized by Louise Gale (see link here).
It's my first time and I just find it's a lovely idea to create a piece of art and send it, together with lots of good vibrations, to someone on the other side of the world.
We had to prepare three cards for three different people and these are the ones I have painted this long weekend:
You can click on top of the paintings to enlarge them.
I'm quite happy with the result and I just look forward to receiving cards from someone else soon :-) I will show them here when they arrive.
That's all for now. Talk to you soon! xxx
Happy moment: Sharing thoughts and experiences with a friend from the office, while walking in the fields at lunch :-)
I've had a bliss day preparing this blog (part time during the week and the whole day today) , still at an early stage, but getting there... :-)
(Revisited post :-)
Today I have prepared a floral mandala tutorial.
I have used a pair of compasses, watercolour paper and different shades of green paint and yellow-green.
I have also been reading about mandalas, the book “Mandala The Art of Creating Future, by June-Elleni Laine, and information on different websites. It is really interesting and highly recommended !
I haven’t followed any fixed way to build and colour my mandala. A mandala is a personal thing. But I can say that it has been fun and gratifying and I guess there will be many more mandalas to follow in the future.
Below is the step by step photo sequence and the final result.
For more ideas of mandalas have a look at my panel “Mandalas” in Pinterest and also in countless places on the web.
What are your thoughts? Try and let me know !
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