graphic designer and illustrator blogging about design and self-care

TWE NO.26 // Slow Sundays

Sundays are perfect for unwinding and relaxing. Especially here in Germany since Sunday over here is a super lame and boring day, nothing is open, not even many restaurants are open on Sundays - so at least it is the perfect day to meet up with friends. In Summer Sundays are usually a lot of fun because you can go swimming, head to the beer garden, go for a picnic...outdoor activities are always welcome on Sundays in Summer.

So that's what I did yesterday as well. I met up with my friends, we drove to the lake, soaked up lots of sunshine, we went swimming and after leaving the lake we went to an Italian restaurant for pizza. It was spontaneous and a lot of fun and I finally went to a restaurant in my neighbourhood that I wanted to try for quite a while already. Actually my whole weekend felt like a short holiday since I did quite a lot and I did not do any work at all. All I did was meeting my friends, enjoying the good weather and eating lots of good food. This weekend felt like a mini vacation and I feel super relaxed today, even though it is Monday. My last week was quite busy and I was working a lot.

This week should be a little more quiet so I have enough time to work on my own projects. I am always happy about that. Also I have a long list of things I still want to learn or where I want to improve my skills, the list keeps getting longer and longer but that's fine. Learning and improving is something you do for yourself, I see it as an act of self-care and self-love and that makes me incredibly happy. Stagnation is the worst so it is important to focus on yourself and to work on yourself, pretty much in every aspect in life...your biggest project is you so make sure it is an awesome project!

While working on this blog graphic, I was thinking of waves...waves that are overlapping forming little squares. Lately I love experimenting with lines, line art and just creating different shapes of through lines like the ones forming little squares here. More line art inspired graphics will follow for sure. I am just always happy to experiment and then to see how my work evolves through experimentation. It is a lot of fun. 

TWE NO.26 // Slow Sundays (by Phylleli) #design #graphicdesign #minimalism #selfcare #selflove #thewellnessedition #branding #logodesign

Sometimes I feel sorry for all the years that feel so lost to me because I was just feeling miserable due to health issues, unresolved personal problems, struggling with depression and disordered eating...I am happy I can finally call myself a very happy human being but it took me so long to get there and sometimes I just wished I had not lost so much time struggling but at least I can say I am finally getting where I want to be, better late than never. Things got so much better for me in the the past few years and especially in the past year ever since I quit my former job and I am sure things will continue to get better and better the more I work on myself and this week I will dedicate to really focusing on myself and my projects/learning objectives. Yesterday was a great preparation to get back into that mindset since I had the weekend to unwind and to recharge my batteries. Slow Sundays are made for that, right? 

Dear you reading this, I wish you a wonderful start of the new week...

Waves // The Logo Series

Waves // The Logo Series

Summer 2018 // The Logo Series

Summer 2018 // The Logo Series