ILLUSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN

Making illustrations must be my favorite part of designing. I love mixing styles and I often go between traditional and digital art. Most of those illustrations were drawn by hand using watercolors and then enhanced with the help of Photoshop. Some are made with Corel Draw!         &nbsp…

BOOK COVER DESIGN

Using the synopsis of the book I was inspired to create a vivid and moving cover that reflects on the history hidden between the pages. I used images to create my own cover art with the help of photoshop. I used bold fonts as I believe it goes well with the bold colors selection and the overall theme of the book. I imagine the cover done with metallic foil that…

HUNGER by ROXANE GAY REVIEW/ DISCUSSION / BODY POSITIVE TALK

Hey, guys! I recently tried out a new endeavor where I address one of my biggest passions in life – reading! Books are one of my favorite things in the world and they mean so much more when they hit close to home. I wanted to read something inspiring and something that would make me think, feel and learn. This is why I reached for Hunger by Roxane Gay. Roxane…

OUR DARK DUET BY VICTORIA SCHWAB

“People were messy. They were defined not only by what they’d done, but by what they would have done, under different circumstances, molded as much by their regrets as their actions, choices they stood by and those they wished they could undo. Of course, there was no going back – time only moved forward – but people could change.”   Well, this book made my poor, little…

EMBROIDERY OBSESSED | PLUS SIZE FASHION

As the summer is starting to gain power, scorching the ground we all walk on – I find myself more and more drawn to anything that can offer me a steady temperature of 17 degrees (Am I thinking of vampires? Maybe!) Spending time inside, where it is nice and cool is not something I am against. Actually, I quite like my indoors time, to be honest. But, as every grown…

LIFTING WEIGHTS IS NOT THE PLUS SIZE GIRL WORST ENEMY

I was a chubby kid, with almost non-existing ability to do any kind of physical activities (mostly due to psychological reasons more so than physical). The word Gym was putting the fear of God in me! I hated it, well rather I was afraid of it. For me it was just another opportunity for people to make fun of my subpar running, jumping and squatting skills. It felt like…

BOOK EXPO – end of the term work

This is a project I loved working on. It was presented at the end of the year in my university and got me my bachelors degree.       &nbsp…

ALL – NATURAL SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT | REVIEW

Hello, my little candy canes! How is your December going? To be honest, I am still missing any kind of enthusiasm for the upcoming Holidays, which is so not me! Recently I have been feeling a lot more anxious and I had some anxiety episodes, which might be the problem.  But no matter how I feel, I always want to come and share things with you. Today will be a…

CHIC ! C’EST NOËL| BIRCHBOX FRANCE DECEMBER

Ah, December is upon us and lights, sparkles and glitter are basically everywhere (what cool names for a band of unicorns though, no?). Usually I am not one that minds all of the above, but this year I have been struggling to find my “Christmas spirit”. This honestly is kind of weird because I am one of those people that take out the Christmas tree the first day of December…

MARIONNAUD CHRISTMAS SECRETS AND SNEAK PEEKS | ADVENT CALENDAR 2016

Well, well, well. I am back, my darlings. I have less time recently and the blog had been a little empty, but I will try to do better. Currently working on some  personal stuff, but I just had to come and share with you this new Calendrier de l’Avent 2016 from Marionnaud as I promised on my Instagram. If you are like me and you are one noisy…