Can’t believe how quickly time flies, and here i am almost 26 weeks / almost 6 months pregnant. Feeling little baby kicking more and more, it makes this whole thing even more real. We get to understand when he sleeps and when he’s awake, when he likes music or when there’s too much noise for him to handle. I was never too mushy or had the baby fever, but oh boy this whole thing definitely makes my heart melt.

We have already ordered a crib and a dresser (and a few cute outfits) but we’ve yet to start decorating the nursery. In fact, we took a spontaneous trip today to the city to do some baby shopping. Long story short, we realised we’re not the spontaneous type of people and this whole trip has been a small disaster. BUT, setting everything aside and focusing on little Jason.

This isn’t much of a mood board, but rather a small illustration i did yesterday, with out little boy in mind. The theme of the nursery will be a mix of folk stories and woodland adventures. I love all things white, beige and neutral, with a mix of black and spots of colour. The illustration probably doesn’t have as much colour as i’m planning to add, but i think it sets up the mood nicely.

Now i’m off to buy some cute little wooden toys!

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Last month i got the chance to work with a very lovely lady and writer. I got pretty lucky and already ready her incredible book of poetry and was entirely inspired by her emotions for this book design.

We wanted to show they beauty from the inside, the emotions, and the connection to water. I had so much fun creating all kinds of different hairstyles with the water pieces (you can see 3 in this post). What i loved most about this one, is how effortlessly it was easy for me to create and how much we connected with Cate straight from the start. I’ve never worked in collage style portrait before, which is why this was even more exciting!

The final design we’re going with, is the image where you can see both sides of the book, with the black hair waves.

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Hope you all enjoyed an extraordinary new year’s weekend and ready for a seriously awesome new year! We’ve got so much to wait for in this one. As days go by, we cannot wait to meet our little one in May, i already find myself thinking how summer and life here will be with a little baby. You know, seven was always my favourite number -it’s a lucky one after all right?- So i do have a good feeling for this year!

I’ve prepared two super minimal January wallpapers for you. Was aiming for a calendar feel, with some texture and decayed gold. You can download the two versions right below. The first one, i’ve already had for a few days, it kinda feels nice to have this calendar as a reminder for the very first month of the year.

January Wallpaper with lines

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January Wallpaper with circles

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Giving a tight hug and letting 2016 go is a lot easier than other years! I’m ready for this new one to come and have been for a long long time! We’re back from our trip to our families and we’ll be spending the new year’s probably at home with our good friends. Simple, warm and cozy. Just like i want it. May the new year finds us all happier and more inspired. Even if you’re going through hard times this time around, may 2017 bring you everything you wish and so much more.

I’ve illustrated two ladies for your desktops, looking exactly how i would like to look if i attended a fancy new year’s eve party. I’m kinda obsessed with that polka dot lace choker and with the star freckles!

Happy new year dear friends!

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Download  here

New Year Babe Lace Choker

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New Year Babe Black Chocker

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It’s been ages since i last had the time to gather greenery and scan, to turn them into patterns. As we take our daily “pregnancy” walk with the husband and the pup, i’ve noticed how much greener it has gotten in the winter. I just love the fact that even though it’s so cold, nature has the most beautiful colours these days. So one of these days, i spotted this tiny little plant that its branches is not longer than 5cm long. Too adorable right?

While i started doing my usual “snowflake” botanical pattern, i thought i should experiment with something new – now that the new year is just around the corner! So instead, i went a little crazy and cut my snowflake pattern to Rorschach style design. Really loving how it turned out, can can’t wait to try it out with some flowers!

 

Here’s the wallpaper to add a touch of green on your desktops

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Have been having so many thoughts on all the things i want to do in the new year lately. Most of all the goals and things i want to achieve. Now adding to the list being a good mother, but rewinding and thinking of all the things i want to avoid in the new one – learn from my mistakes.

 

The great thing about the year changing is we get to start fresh. Have almost all our mistakes forgotten and promise ourselves we’ll do and be better this year. I do love how refreshing it is and the thought of doing better and setting new goals feels so inspiring don’t you think?

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Lots of warm wishes to all of you! I’m feeling so fuzzy and warm this year, grateful for my family and everything we have. Complaining for the may be easy, but no-one can deny that we had great moments and beautiful memories right? Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world.

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