1. You have such a positive and fun space over at Hearted Girl. What got you to start blogging?
Thank you so much Anna! I actually "started" a blog inside my head about 2 years before it became a reality. From the moment I spotted my first glimpse of others amazing spaces I was hooked on the medium and impressed with the variety it allowed for. To me, a blog is like a personal online self-exposure of memories, dreams, hopes, plans, inspirations and day to day life. It's the living diary form that appealed to me plus the design integration towards graphics, photography and illustrations.
After completing a web development course and upgrading my skill set I felt ready with the tools to brand myself in a way I'd feel proud of. Since then I started hearted girl and have loved growing and expanding on those initial roots. Nothing like a good dose of preparation to give you the confident spark!
(via hearted girl)
2. When someone asks you what you do for a living, how do you describe it?
ohhh, the "elevator speech", that's one I've sort of rebelled against. Since I was little my soul put it's back up towards any boxed in fences. The way I usually describe what I do is that I'm a creative person who's found a balance between my love of the logical and my passion for design.
This intention has expanded into a variety of workplaces; all with creative environments. Right now I'm involved with 3 things: I'm an event & office coordinator for Eckhart Tolle Teachings, a free-lance designer and a blogger. You know, to me, even Excel spreadsheets can be seen as a Zen like experience because you need to focus on the data, refine it and embrace frequent interruptions. Staying scrappy, being reactive with a good sense of humor and blending in some DIY approaches seems to be where it's at in my books!
3. What has been the best aspect of blogging for you?
Hand in hand: connection and creation. I had no idea when I began blogging that there would be such a grand community. I'm so grateful and humbled by the amount of wise ladies I've been fortunate enough to cross paths with; they are all awesome as anything!!! Bonus points go to Adobe CS, addicted is an understatement.
(via hearted girl)
4. What are your go to places of inspiration? (people, places, blogs, etc.)
people: the boyf b/c he can pretty much MacGyver anything and has wizard ideas about graphic elements. Kiddos are the smallest inspirations; their take on things almost contains transformative powers zooming me back to innocence. Childisms that speak volumes of truth make me recall a more tender age when we all were harmless as doves, believing in every possibility and young-minded delight.
places: Italy and New York.
blogs: too many to name but the first to come to mind are a beautiful mess, Rockstar Diaries and DESIGNLOVEFEST.
5. Just for fun, what is your favorite way to spend a day?
awe, any day with the boyf, our fur babies and some sunshine works wonders on me. If the evening included a lovely restaurant and a live concert then that would be most excellent too!
Thank you Anna, it's an honor to be here! Your space is so beloved by me; our friendship has been a pleasure to polish and be blessed with. ♥