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Collage No. 60 // Finissage

Collage No. 60 // Finissage

So here is collage no. 60 - wow, I can't believe that I finally reached the magical number of having created 60 collages. I really loved this self-initiated project a lot and it certainly helped me to improve my skills and designer's eye...that is for sure. And of course it also improved my creativity and to think outside the box to come up with new ideas, ideas outside of my comfort zone. That my friends is the best challenge that will certainly bring you the best benefits. 

Also I want to finally take down my website for a long needed overhaul. Somehow redesigning your own website/branding etc. always seems a lot harder than doing it for someone else. But now after finishing the collage series I think I am ready to conquer it and to give my website and blog a new facelift. 

I am so busy these days teaching that I unfortunately don't have much time to blog and design. Please don't think I abandoned this lovely space I created but I am taking a short break lately due to the fact that I have to make money and that German politics is not treating us freelancers kind, so surviving in the beginning is very tough and takes a lot of my energy and time - I have to work a lot in order to be able to be self-employed. Let that sink in and wish me luck that I am back soon to blogging and designing. 

Uuhh, Winter and the dark grey season really depress me a lot lately. How do you feel about it? I certainly can't wait for Spring and Summer days to come!

xx, Phyllis

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images found via pinterest, graphic design by phylleli

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Collage No. 59

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