where to find inspiration

How to find inspiration

Life in the Atelier

The blank page syndrome. The burnout moment. The empty mind feeling. Everybody, but specially those of us who work in a creative field have experienced it. Even the student during the long hours before an exam has this thought: I don’t feel like it. And you know that it’s quite difficult to be productive when…

Books for the girl boss – UPDATE

Life in the Atelier

Do you remember my last post about books? Well, it’s this one . So maybe it’s time to update you on my reading list. I’ll start with the books I haven’t finished reading yet. My so-called freelance life  It’s a wonderful guide for the wannabe freelancer that has never been in that situation before, is starting now…

The dreamy artsy lifestyle

Life in the Atelier, The Great Outdoors

“ I wake up full of energy and motivation. Long days pass on through my studio’s windows, while my hands move quickly over paper and keyboards. I wander on paths of woods in the warm afternoons and the streets of imaginary cities on my mind indistinctly. I am a free soul. My fingers dance over…

How to go away with experimenting in art and design

Life in the Atelier

Creativity isn’t an easy friend. You know it and I’ve told you (here and here). It is important to be flexible in mind to be creative. But, how to do that? What does it really mean? Let’s remember what creativity really is: to make connections and see relationships were others haven’t.  When we use creativity,…

Creative books for the artist in you (2)

Life in the Atelier

Even if your art is your passion, it doesn’t come easy to devote yourself to it. There are those endless projects, too many ideas or the lack of them. Sometimes, working in our art feels like a battle, like a war. We started the topic with these books over here. This is the follow-up post,…

Creative books for the artist in you (1)

Life in the Atelier

I’m sitting in my sofa, a blanket over my legs, the last lights of the afternoon entering smoothly through the window. A cool breeze is petting the trees outside and dark clouds are moving fast towards the town, above the mountains. I’m reading a book and I’m fully immersed in the words. That, for good…

How to start any creative project … and move forward

Life in the Atelier

Your creative juices have been spurring ideas for days. You see plenty of things you could try out. You are definitely ready for a DIY project. The moment have arrived. You have the time to work on something creative for the pleasure of it. But you find yourself starring a blank page. Or this page. …