Hello everyone! Welcome to my fresh new blog and to this new decade!!
My mind and body has fully recharged during the holidays, I have been working on full power over the past week (probably fuelled by panettone, chocolate and all the sugars I have eaten over Christmas), and I am exuding optimism and new ideas.
I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a long time and sharing thoughts about illustration, art, life as an artist, and in the spirit of new beginnings I have decided to jump right into it and start. Yesss!!
Let me introduce myself: my name is Camilla, I am an Illustrator, and I was born in Italy, where I studied illustration for three years, so if I sound funny or make grammar mistakes please forgive me as English is not my first language! (Also please feel free to point out if there is any mistake in the comments so I can correct it.)
My illustration adventure commenced in 2016, in the lovely city of Bristol, which is situated in the Avon region of England, where I currently live and work as a Creative Artworker in a design company.
Honestly I still haven’t fully realised that this is my life now, some days I wake up feeling I have absolutely no idea of what I am doing, and others I wake up feeling invincible. There has been many highs and lows, and I want to share how these three years of my life have been.
We live in a society that encourages us to always show how successful and happy we are. What I am hoping to start is an honest conversation with friends and fellow creatives, about what I have learned through my experience, to give a little insight on my creative process, but also to share some of the struggles I have gone through and expose my vulnerabilities. I want to be talking about lots of nice things that make me happy and inspired as well as how I carried on my illustration projects while having a full-time job, how I have dealt with bad days, how I got out of many creative slumps, how I have dealt with rejection, fear and lack of motivation.
By no means I intend to give career hacks, or give lessons on how to build a creative career, because I am still in the initial phase of my creative journey, so if you are reading this and you are an experienced artist or designer it would be very helpful if you leave a comment, if you can. Opinions and advice are welcome and strongly appreciated. So without further ado, it is time to finish this introduction and move on to the first content, I am feeling jazzed up and have a lot of things to say!
In my next post I will explore a recent conversation I have had with myself (as if often happens when I have a long coach journey), and it is going to be about the ugly side too, so… keep reading, and leave a comment if you like!
Wishing you all a prosperous 2020!