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Sunday Thoughts No.3 // Summer is taking a break

Sunday Thoughts No.3 // Summer is taking a break

Summer decided to take a break lately, so instead of spending my Sunday outdoors I was at home all day and created this collage. i said it before, I aim to create more with my hands again (collages, pencil drawings etc.) so I decided to get started today. Truth is, the canvas I already painted black about almost one year ago, I have no idea why it took me so fucking long to get back to it - I mean seriously, almost a whole year?! But well, that’s how it sometimes goes in life, right.

So today i remembered that I have this canvas that I painted black such a long time ago and I thought it is time to work a little further on it. I buy fashion magazines pretty much only in order to use them for gift wrapping, collage making and illustrating from them. Luckily I found a Vogue magazine here that I also bought sometime last year, so I created this collage today finally. When I was finished, I photographed the canvas with my iPhone (lighting wasn’t great due to the dark weather but I decided not give a damn about it) and then edited the photographed collage in Photoshop.

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Oh boy, it felt good to do something creative with my hands for once instead of digital on my Mac. I will do it more often from now on, also for the designs for my online-shop - I want do design art prints created manually and digital.

Apart from getting creative, this has been a typical Sunday. I slept in, had breakfast, I was super lazy all day long, then all of a sudden I decided to bake brownies since I was craving something sweet (but of course I did not have anything sweet at home) but I had all the ingredients for my favourite brownie recipe, so I made brownies and already ate most of it…yep, I was really craving something sweet it seems ;)

I have a lot on my mind lately and somehow I feel held back to do everything that I want to do for several reasons. As valid as my reasons are, I also realise that I am sabotaging myself because I don’t do anything to keep on moving into the direction I want to move to and to make my goals happen. I felt sick last week, so when feeling sick, taking a break is fine, I allow myself that now finally. As soon as I feel more energetic I can hopefully conquer everything that I need to tackle to get back on track to open my shop and also to shift my design studio into another direction. Like always, I will keep you posted ;)

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and Sunday. XX, Phyllis



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