marți, 31 ianuarie 2012

Lovely friends


Hello, there!

Today was one of the typical school days. After coming home, I did my homework and then slept a little (because I don't have much time).

Anyway, I am very happy to welcome some lovely friends, who were kind enough to support my liitle blog:

Thank you so much! If you want your button on my blog, please read the page called "Blog buttons".

Good night! :)

luni, 30 ianuarie 2012

Be different!

This is an illustration I did yesterday evening. It's my first time drawing feathers and I already love them!

Well, I did this illustration, because I know how important it is to be different. Different in a good way. Better. Stronger. More creative. I consider myself a soft person, but also strong and unbreakable. I have a strong faith and I guide myself after it.

This is a reminder for the everyday life. We sometimes forget it and consider ourselves strange or awkward. Well, we're not. We're just special. I am sure of it.

What do you do in order to stay motivated?

duminică, 29 ianuarie 2012



This is my newest illustration. Her name is Maya. I am very attached to her, but I am sure she will find a lovely home to live in :)

Also, I've thought about hanging on my photo wall (see this post) my artwork. Also, I would love to have other artists' artwork on my walls. It would be lovely! Do you paint?

What are you doing in order to stay creative?

sâmbătă, 28 ianuarie 2012

Friday, I'm looking back


Hey, there!

I know it's Saturday, but I've decided to post this today due to the lack of time. Forgive me. How are you? I am good. Today I slept in, I read, I drew one of my girls and relaxed! It was a peaceful day.

Here there are some favorite links from the week:
1. This magical post
2. This pretty, pretty giveaway
3. I adore this lovely blog!
4. This floral hanger DIY
5. Those blogging tips

Do you have some favorite posts, DIYs, photos or illustrations this week? I would love to read them :)

vineri, 27 ianuarie 2012

This weekend...

Hello, there!

First of all, I want to apologize for my general mood (I am really tired). Nobody wants to read about such things, but I really had a full week. Now that it is over, I can't wait to:
  • read
  • blog
  • clean my room
  • redecorate a little bit
  • illustrate
Also, a few days ago I got a new haircut. I just love it. You can see a little peek above :) I really needed a change.

What are you planning to do this weekend?

joi, 26 ianuarie 2012

The tree of hope

I love this kind of trees. I call them "tree of hope". It was painted with watercolors on thick paper back in 2011 and edited on the computer today, after a snow day :)

It was a magical day, I can say. Everything was white and shiny! I know I've already had two posts about the weather, but I just can't help myself. It is lovely!

What would you like to see in an illustration e-course? I would love to hear! :)

miercuri, 25 ianuarie 2012

A fairytale has just come true

It's snowing! Going outside now it's like reading a fairytale - magic! I took a moment today and went outside for a couple of minutes just to feel the snowflakes on my skin. Beautiful!

Anyway, tomorrow I have school and I can't enjoy it to the fullest, but maybe in the weekend. I am dreaming right now, haha.

Do you have snow?

marți, 24 ianuarie 2012

The view from my window

This is the view from my window. It's raining. It's snowing. It's raining again. The wind is blowing and it's so cold!

These days I am a busy bee, but I am also working on some projects for the blog. More illustrations to come! :)

Are you a busy bee, too?

luni, 23 ianuarie 2012

What's going on?

Mondays are not that bad. Actually, I had a pretty good day and I am feeling tired (but good) right now. Yesterday morning (on Sunday) it has snowed for an hour. I was so excited that I spent that hour just admiring the snowflakes! Unfortunately, it melted right away.

Also, today I've thought about some projects that I want to start. One of these is a free e-course about illustration. Although I am completely self-taught, I would really like writing something like this. Are you in? If so, I'll start planning right away :)

Also, I've written a new page on the blog, Blog Buttons. If you have already read it, than you know that I am willing to make 'ad swaps' with blogs that share the same interests as mine. It's completely free :)

What are you working on?

duminică, 22 ianuarie 2012

The box of aspirations


A few weeks ago I made this little box (which is made of wood). It has a tree painted on the top and a tree pattern on the sides. I put a lot of time and attention in making this little piece, but I like how it turned out!

Here there are the sides. It is a 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm box. It is perfect for jewellery or small treasures! Also, it is varnished for protection :) It was a pleasure to work at! More to come, right?

What projects have you started recently?

sâmbătă, 21 ianuarie 2012

The nun


I've just found this mixed media painting and thought it would be interesting to share. It's a nun, actually a thoughtful one. It was painted a year ago.

I wanted to share this nun, because it was drawn right before I got sick. I was feeling thoughtful, although I had no reason for that. So I just wanted to say that it's okay to be sad or full of thoughts from time to time. Really. It is okay.

Now that I've gone through all that, I have to say I feel stronger. Better. More satisfied. Maybe sometimes, just sometimes, you have to go through hard times just to cherish the better times.

What about you? :)

Big Cartel Shop


One of my 2012 goals was to open a shop on Etsy or Big Cartel. Today I've decided to give it a try and open a shop on Big Cartel. I was so excited to see how it was coming together!

So, if you have the time, visit my shop. There you'll find some of my prints!

Can't wait to read your opinions :)

vineri, 20 ianuarie 2012

Friday, I'm looking back

Hello, there!

It's Friday! I couldn't be happier, haha. I have big plans for this weekend -apart from doing my homework and studying, I want to be creative and make beautiful things.

One of my little plans was to introduce a new feature here, on Life is Colour, to inspire you. It's called "Friday, I'm looking back''. This feature is all about things that inspired me throughout the week. I really hope they will inspire you, too :)

1. Those cute printables.
2. How to write a personal mission statement, written by Gala Darling.
3. This amazing Etsy shop.
4. The sewing lessons from A Beautiful Mess.
5. My Quote Board on Pinterest. I just love quotes!
6. Holly's List.
7. Vera's photos.
8. Your sweet comments <3

Every week I'll share a random number of things that has inspired me. What are the things that inspired you through the week?

P.S. As I said in this post, I'd love to write a post about inspiration. Do you wanna play along?
( or maybe want to send me your thoughts and post them to my blog, in a post? )

Let's make beautiful things today!

It's Friday! After coming back from school, I'm planning to make beautiful things :) Also, today I'm gonna start a new series here, on this blog. Can't wait to share!

So...what are your plans for this Friday? Let's make beautiful things today!

joi, 19 ianuarie 2012

Beautiful quote


Today I was looking for inspiration and found this beautiful quote on Pinterest. I think this quote represents me as a person, because I always find myself dreaming big. I am person with lots of hopes and goals for the future and I think this is what keeps me going. You see, if you try, than you have 50 percent chances to have something more than nothing.

Just allow yourself to dream a little from time to time and you'll see that you'll feel better.

What do you do to stay inspired? I'd love to write a post about this :)

A look inside my sketchbook

Hello, there!

I just wanted to say that I have some great ideas for the weekend. Two more days to go! Until then, I have to find some time every day for the things that I love.

One of my 2012 goals is journal at least once a week. I hope I'll be able to do this all year long :)

Do you keep a sketchbook?

miercuri, 18 ianuarie 2012

I can (free printable)

Hi, there!

How are you? I am looking forward to talking to you :)

Yesterday I was at school, the second day of school. It was a fine day. Anyway, I came home with a lot of ideas and all I could do was make a free printable just for you!

It's a simple and fun reminder for the every day life. I really hope you'll enjoy it. If you print it, do share!

marți, 17 ianuarie 2012


Hey, there!

Today was the first day of school in this year. It was pretty good, I have to say. Anyhow, I am very, very tired and I can not wait to sleep.

I made some time today, after school, and drew this portrait. I like it so much :) Also, I wanted to thank you all for reading my little blog! It means the world to me.

I am thinking about some new features here, on my blog, so be prepared!


luni, 16 ianuarie 2012

The list


Hey, there!

Today I am at school. Actually, the first day of school in this new year. I hope it'll be a great one! :) I just wanted to share with you my list of things that I want to do this year (inspired by Holly Knitlightly).

  • open an online shop
  • create a photo wall in my room
  • redecorate my room
  • keep my blog alive
  • learn web design (I know basic things, but I want more)
  • do my best at school
  • read more books
  • paint more on canvas
  • be myself
  • be positive
  • read psychology books
  • take my own photos
  • be a love letter to the Universe
  • journal at least once a week
  • write real letters

Maybe I'll add a few more things to this list, but that's it for the moment. Thank you so much for takeing the time to read this :) Do you have a "list" ? Do share!

duminică, 15 ianuarie 2012

Blog planner


A week ago I started writing in a "blog planner". It was basicaly a notebook with random covers. Today, as I was feeling crafty, I changed the notebook into a real blog planner. This is how it turned out!

What do you think? Do you keep a blog planner? :)

P.S. I made some kind of makeover to my blog. What do you think?

sâmbătă, 14 ianuarie 2012

Dreamcatcher painting


This is just a peek of a messy, messy painting made by me. I just love it! It was meant to be a dreamcatcher painting. I want to hang it in my room and keep it forever :)

So...if you want a fun afternoon project, a messy painting is the perfect choice!

Have a creative day!

vineri, 13 ianuarie 2012

5 resolutions for my blog


I think this quote is not only true, but also sweet. I mean, it's a more beautiful way to say 'Do your best'. I chose this quote because today I want to share 5 resolutions for this blog and my upcoming (I hope) shop.
  • dream big about this blog
  • make the dreams come true
  • open a shop (I have one on , but it's only for those who speak Romanian) on Etsy or BigCartel
  • continue to write my ideas regarding the blog and shop on paper
  • take my own pictures
Do you have a blog? If so, do you have any plans for it? I would love to read them!

joi, 12 ianuarie 2012

Cat love

[photo by me]

Today I worked hard with my mother at a project and cuddled with my little cat, Felix. I love him so much!

One day I even thought how much he has brightened my life. I don't consider Felix a pet. I think of him as a member of my family!

Do you have animals? If so, tell me a little about them :)

miercuri, 11 ianuarie 2012

Canvas painting

As promised, I am back with my newest canvas painting. The colors look more like in the second picture.

Also, check out the Portfolio. I've updated it with a print for Valentine's Day!

Have a great day :)

marți, 10 ianuarie 2012

Good morning, sunshine!

[photo by me]

Good morning!

Today I woke up later than usual (maybe because those past days I've worked really hard at the computer and this exhausted me).

Just wanted to tell you that today I have big plans. I'll show you pictures these upcoming days. Also, this evening or maybe tomorrow morning I'll show you a picture of my newest canvas (which is finished).

Have a creative day,


luni, 9 ianuarie 2012

Blogging thoughts

Hi, there!

These days I worked like crazy on some projects (a DIY, a new print and, of course, making this blog work). I've recently discovered a great blog, called My girl Thursday, which has a page with blogging advice. I've seen all the videos there and begun thinking. What should I do in order to have a regular audience? I know I AM myself. I really am now, after a period of doubts. I would love to have a pretty, pretty blog, read by pretty, pretty people. Those past days I received some great comments and I am very thankful for that. Do you think this is the way a beginning should be? I would love to know the stories behind your blog! Here are 3 things I learnt since 2009 about blogging:

1. Be yourself. I know this is a very common one, but it is very important. I mean, if you are yourself, then you will stand out in the crowd. I am very emotive person and being myself wasn't that easy in the beginning. Let the people who read your blog know you. You can always write about:
  • what you like
  • your greatest achievements
  • a trip
  • anything that it's not too personal and is worth sharing

2. Be constant. Nobody follows a blog which writes posts at months distance. I know this is my case and I am really sorry for that, but now I made it my goal to be constant on this little piece of universe.

3. Be positive. People often read your blog in their coffe break and nobody wants to read your problems. It's okay to post from time to time some posts, if you feel like doing this, but don't make those problems the subject of your blog.

Thank you so much for reading this! If you have any piece of advice, I would be glad to read them :)

duminică, 8 ianuarie 2012

Maybe it will snow

[photo by me]

Hello :)

This post was thought to be a letter to the Universe, so that it will know I want snow. Badly.

As last year I hadn't had the chance to enjoy the snow due to some health problems, I would like to see the town covered with a white blanket.

Did you have the chance to enjoy the snow? If you have pictures, I would love to see them!

sâmbătă, 7 ianuarie 2012

What I am reading...

Hey, there!

I decided that it was a good idea to post what I read from time to time. I just started "La Père Goriot"
, written by Honoré de Balzac and I can say that it is a promising book. I was recommended to read this book and I am sure I won't be dissapointed. I will come back with a review after I'll have finished it.

What have you been reading lately?

vineri, 6 ianuarie 2012

I am wishing you...

[photo by me]

A new year has just started. We all have goals, dreams and maybe hopes. At least, I do! I've made my goals for 2012 at the end of December 2011 and pinned them to a board in my room. This way, I can read them whenever I feel like doing this!

I think 2012 will be the year of achievements. I think it will be a big year! Really.

One of my goals for 2012 is to blog at least five times a week. I didn't started this goal from the first week of the year, because I had to make some plans. Think about it. Start a notebook full of ideas. In the end, I know it will be worth it!

I am wishing you a great year, full of enthusiasm and joy!

What are your plans for 2012? I would love to read them!