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NEW STUDIO SPACE

28 June 2017


I'm so excited to share with you my new working space. After weeks of planning, creating mood boards and sorting out everything, it is finally ready. If you remember my last working space my walls where blue sky coloured, so this time I wanted to do something different. I chose a shade of light pink, something to make it more feminine and fun. This room came with most of the furniture, so I had to work around that. I did bought a bookshelf and a chair. 
As some of you know, I currently have a full time job, so when I come home this place helps me to unwind and reconnect with my creative self. I have always thought that no matter what you do for a living, you should always have a space for your creative self. It doesn't have to be a big studio, a complete room or something fancy, it can even be a small shelf where you put the things that you love most, a wall where you hang your art or things that inspire you. It can be whatever you want, as long as you have the things that are most special to you and hold a special place in your heart. It will be an instant visual meditation and it will help you set up a creative mood. 


I choose an open bookshelf because I wanted to showcase some of the books that inspire me. I  also have my favourite magazines on display Frankie & Flow, and my new fav magazine Lodestar. I'm so excited for my photo in their current issue. Plants also play an important place, I like to feel the sensation of bringing home nature. In some way taking care for them makes you feel less alone when working by your self. 




I found this cute oil lamp while exploring vintage stores back in Mexico, and I had to bring it with me. 




An important part of having a functional working space for me comes to these two: good lighting and being surrounded with things that inspire me. I love to hang my art in my working space, because it is a constant reminder of why I do what I do, and helps me reconnect to the love for my profession. I try to keep fresh flowers around, it is an easy cheer me up! And obviously washitapes had to be around, no matter where life takes me I would always hold a special places for my tapes.




Hope this post has inspire you to create your own inspiration nook!
Love & light,
Maria

PANTONE DOORS

22 June 2017

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to start a new project Pantone related. After my #MariasPantone series I stopped using them for a while, but still enjoyed having them at home. If you follow me on Instagram you know by now that I am a huge fan of facades, specially those colourful ones. I've posted so many pics of beautiful doors, windows and building, but London has definitely the best doors ever. I love to walk around and find a street where all its doors are different colours, almost like a crayola box. So I decided to start matching them with my Pantone cards. Here is a little peek of the behind the scenes of how I create them. For those of you how asked me if I carried around with me the Pantone cards all the time, the answer is, yes! Only when I know I will be taking pictures and will have time to explore around. When spotting a beautiful colourful door the next step is to choose which the colour that bests matches the door, and this can take a while. Some times there aren't any colours to match the door, so I have to go to the next one. 
 It is so much fun and I really enjoy doing this series, if you haven't seen it yet, check our the hashtag I created for it. Have a lovely day!
Love,
Maria









SUMMER OOTD

19 June 2017



 Finally we are having a lovely weather here in London, perhaps a bit to warm for some, but for me its been amazing. Yesterday we had a reservation for brunch at The Ivy and we enjoy a delicious brunch. I chose a mint coloured dress for the occasion, very fresh and bright. Have a lovely week and enjoy this nice weather!



STRADIVARIUS

15 June 2017


I know you have heard about Stradivarius before. When I was living in Mexico, this store had not yet opened in my town, so when they contacted me I had no idea who they where. Back in 2015 I got an email from their design department asking me if I wanted to collaborate with them in their Summer collection, so I immediately googled then and saw they where part of the Inditex group. I gladly accepted to work with them.They chose four of my Instagram images and was glad they selected one from my series #Ipaintwith. This idea came in 2013 when I was playing around with confetti and decided to use a brush and create this series. I did some stop motion videos using this idea with flowers, gummy bears, etc. , and that is how I started to experiment with this technique. But going back to Stradivarius, we got to collaborate on these beautiful summer t shirts. I was so happy when I got to see them in their online store and after they opened their first store in Monterrey I got to buy my own. Obviously my mom bought three of each and wore them proudly during that summer. I never wore mine, I wanted to keep it as new and maintain it for memories of that summer.









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