Many months have passed… I can assure you, being hacked is a serious and horrible experience. It was all a bit touch and go at the beginning, with no guarantee that I would recuperate all my information, posts, and photos. But the experience is over, it’s time to start again. A new web, which I absolutely love. A design that represents my work and my essence. So the blog also looks a bit different now as well, to maintain coherence with the web.
So what has been happening during these crazy months of freelance existence? I finally moved to a bigger apartment, the attic flat was just too tight. I still remember the first day I went to visit and couldn’t take my eyes of the perfect tiled floors. The owner must have thought I was completely nuts, but I didn’t care. I knew it was to be our next home.
After two years of nagging, the kind folks at Primavera Sound offered me a new job during the festival, (yes, just another of the million and one things I do in my freelance existence), a position that I believed to be necessary to improve the work conditions for all involved. The experience blew my mind. Basically, I woke up from a long, lethargic snooze. I realized that I was none too happy with my professional life and needed new challenges. So after a holiday to visit family in Canada post-Privamera Sound, I started with real action to implement change.
I still haven’t arrived at any specific conclusions since I started this new journey in July, but I have managed to turn my life upside-down, or right-side up. In either case, things are good and I am terribly excited, popping with ideas. Aside from freelance copywriting and research, I am broadening horizons, branching out into creativity, which is part of what I studied back in the day. It almost seems like I opened the door to the universe and opportunities, sensations, and new experiences are flooding in.
One of the ideas, which I think I have mentioned in the past, is to write a book on the history of fashion in Barcelona. It’s a complicated idea that has lots of details to be considered, so that is one of the options.
I’ve also been trying my hand at ceramics, a new hobby to fulfil creative needs, something that doesn’t involve writing, computers, or books. Once a week, I spend a quiet and creative afternoon, working with my hands, shaping clay into objects. I never realized that several skills would be necessary, I usually draw a sketch for the initial idea and then rely on basic sculpting techniques.
I have also returned to styling for photo shoots and I can hardly believe how much I enjoy it. I really need to work on projects that get me away from the computer. Too much screen time is not a good thing. There has been styling for a catering company, photo shoots for a hat designer and I’m currently working on a huge project for an accessories designer. I’ll be sharing photos and projects over the coming months, but for the moment, I’ll leave you with a few snaps from a photo session for L’He Fet by Olga Ibars. These hats are entirely handmade in Barcelona. It was great to work with Anna Morago once again, I had really missed our dynamic.
So there you have it. Lots of things in my freelance existence over the past months. New ideas, exciting experiences, a slew of talented people that I have had the pleasure to work with. I’ve no idea where this is all leading, but it is good.