News 2017 – Big update

Creating

 

Time has moved so fast since winter holidays! I had planned this post back then, before the new year. Even so, it’s still relevant. And longer. And I may be missing something that I’ve forgotten already.

Personal life

Christmas holidays were terrific. Good food and good company basically. January has been quite productive but allowed for some time of fun too. Afternoons and weekends of climbing (in and out), gym and swimming with my new fins.

The best part? Last weekend we went snowboarding – for the first time in my life. It was wonderful. Perfect conditions, good and new snow, good weather… And we ended it in a spa with natural thermal water, a pool outside, with lots of options. And we were alone, only my bf and I! Felt so good after the tiring day of snowboarding.

 

Art and Products

I have so many new things to show you! I had some new things prepared to share with you on Christmas but got beaten by all the holidays and their rush for presents, eating here and there with family and more family… You know how it goes. So here I you are.

The Unique as a snowflake. I’m dying to get one for myself as a hoodie or something warm. Hopefully I’ll get it before I get back to the snowed mountains!

Another christmassy one… the reindeer skull! I worked long hours to turn it into more than a painting and adapted it to some wonderful products. Don’t you feel the Christmas spirit lets caring for nature a bit out of the game? I do, and that’s why I decided on painting Wild Joy.

 

You may have seen these two before because they are already in my portfolio. I feel overwhelmed for how they turned out. “Water is life” and “It seemed complicated”. To honour my favourite element and the most important on Earth for life, and appreciating dreams. These always seem difficult to achieve, but when you go along pursuing them, they unfold smoothly.

 

There’s another event coming and I always feel my creative juices going wild around it. St Valentine’s is happening in a week so I did some new work. Here’s a sneak peak to my series of passionate love. Find everything about them here.

In other happy news, I can show a bit of what I’ve been working on lately too.

It’s a collaboration with an Australian collective I showed something about some time ago (here). They are called the Simplicity Collective and do a great work to make the world more conscious about important topics like pollution and the consequences of capitalism and especially the need and possibilities of living a more simple life. You can learn more about them here.

Also, here you’ll find the work (for now) of all collaborators of the project.

These have been my contributions until now.

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Also , have you been to Mariposas de papel? If you want to read some poetry (in english or spanish) go there! I’ve done the branding and website design and coding for them!

 

PS. You can find all my new designs as products in my shop! Get a print, a postcard, a t-shirt or whatever you fancy.

 

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How to make and use the perfect wishlist

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Christmas are coming, so quick and so close already. So I’ve found myself buying gifts, checking what I need and what I want to buy for my loved ones (and for me). For doing so, I like having a wishlist – and would be also very useful if other people did.

In my last post about books, I told how I find what to read next: using the amazon wishlist and goodreads want-to-read list. A quick way to save and have a list of items you won’t forget and need near where you use it.

In today’s post, I’m giving you 5 ways a whishlist can be useful and 5 ways to make them.

 

Why is it useful to have a wishlist?


1- Know what you like, want and need.

If tomorrow you’d win some extra bucks, how would you spend them? Well, you’d have a better idea of how to use them if you had a wishlist with all the things you may have needed or wanted recently. Think less, do more.


 

2- Know better what’s in the market… so you can find better gifts for your friends and family too.

If you’ve been wondering about buying that expensive gadget, surfed the web looking for the best opportunity, comparing opinions, etc. You may have a good knowledge. Even if you didn’t buy. Bring that to use with your next gift to the geek friend. Use your outdated wishlist and come up with the best present.


3- Learn about your style, preferences and dreamed lifestyle.

The things we like, we like for a reason. They may just be too expensive, they may be the things that people who live a life we “envy” have, something that just looks nice to us, etc. But because we like them, those things talk about us, about who we are or who we want to be. Maybe been conscious about that may not be so revelatory like a inner travel and hours of meditation and self-development work, but it can be a start.


4 – Be ready to find bargains.

If you don’t know how much something usually costs, you won’t know when it’s really discounted or on sale. Otherwise, if you keep an eye on prices and products you are interested in, more opportunities will appear to buy cheaper, better or faster. Having a wishlist makes it easier. And if you save them in the Amazon basket, you’ll see how much the price have changed every single day.


5- Be thoughtful about your choices with money and products.

If you think about what you want and need, have patience and are open to opportunities, you’ll learn to do better choices and buy smart. And you may even save a few.


How can you use a wishlist?


1- Have a written wishlist of things you need a want.

The old paper and pen technique always work for anything. Though, be mindful and save the paper somewhere you can find it easily or where it won’t go missing, like in a notebook, the fridge’s door or in the wallet.


2- Make wish lists in places you usually use that give you the possibility to do so. p.ex goodreads or amazon.

You could also make a bookmarks folder or just a plain note on the computer or mobile phone. Make sure you save everything you’ve been interesting on.


3- Make a board on pinterest.

This one is very fun, nice and may help you in many ways. To start with, you’ll have a pretty place to go see all of what you desire. You can try to use the law of attraction with it, but you can also search directly for the products on pinterest (that probably will link to the store) or share it with others.


4- Share links to that stuff in your social media.

The old trick of letting know your friends and family of what you’d like. Post it in social media and have more chances of somebody buying that for you. Even if they don’t, they’ll understand your taste better 😉


5- Tell people about what you like and your findings.

Letting know others what you like is ok, inspiring them is even better. When you tell people about the things you like, are interested in and want, you are showing them products that they may like, or be interested in, or even have bought and can give you an opinion. They may help you get it or come to you with new information. Sharing is caring!

 

 


Be ready for Christmas and the New Year. Celebrate with us :