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There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea

There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea

Doing a graphic with fish had been on my mind quite for a while. I love everything related to the sea anyways, maritime interior and design always has a very calming effect on me. Can you relate? Looking at posters of lighthouses, fish, ropes, sea shells and so on feels almost like being on vacation already. It is deeply relaxing, the color combination of lots of blue and white probably does the trick as well. 

After going crazy on all the pink I thought it is time to spice things up with a little blue. Well, I am feeling a bit blue lately, so it fits my mood. I was hoping for some later Summer days in September but so far all we get here is rain, cold wind and cold temperatures. Needless to say that I am not happy about it and that this weather and the lack of sunlight is stealing my energy and optimism these days. Well, so I should at least try to create something pretty, that cheers me up, for my blog as often as possible. 

Lately i noticed again that I still suffer quite a lot under trying to be a perfectionist and doing everything the way I think things should be done. I realised that I put an unbearable pressure on myself, like I would never pressure anyone else. It is a big problem because the only thing it does is that it leads to a lot of self-doubt and in the end a creative burnout. Who wants that? Who needs that? Nobody. So I have to learn to take out the pressure and just to look at everything a little more easygoing and relaxed. I know, very often much easier said than done but I am working on myself here to improve it. 

There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea // by Phylleli #design #graphicdesign #posterdesign #editorialdesign #artdirection #designblog #graphicdesigner #designer #fish #nauticaldesign #inspiredbythesea

Well, you know the phrase that 'there's plenty of fish in the sea' right? Whenever we experience a breakup for example, that is what we are told...yes it is true, there are plenty of fish in the sea, but you don't see that whenever you thought you found the right fish for you already and then you get really depressed when it turns out that you were wrong. Then you feel like you dined on illusions and lies...even though it might not have been that way at all and things just ended because of really bad circumstances but nevertheless it leaves you with an odd feeling. 

I am feeling a bit blue lately and I hope it gets better soon again. Until then, I just have to stay strong, I guess. That's life, huh! The good, the bad and the ugly...

There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea // by Phylleli #design #graphicdesign #posterdesign #editorialdesign #artdirection #designblog #graphicdesigner #designer #fish #nauticaldesign #inspiredbythesea
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