Hi lovelies! How have you been? Hope the answers are good!
First of all, can you believe that we're nearing half the year? Because I can't quite do. I remember when I was little time used to go by very slowly for me, almost like every month was a year. I couldn't wait to grow up - ah, didn't we all? - but now I'm an adult, time seems to literally slip between my fingers.
It's okay though, because some months I will do my best to slow things down, and others I just want the month to end as soon as it begins, and, for me, april has definitely been that month I couldn't wait to end. First with my awful creative block, rendering me unable to work at all, and then with some other personal happenings, but worry not! I have a feeling May is gonna be my month, so let's jump into this month's recap of good stuff i'm looking forward to.
GIVE ME ALL THE PALM TREES AND NEON, PLEASE!
One thing I've been very into this month is ~ the feeling of summer ~ and neon, even if weather in Madrid is a bit crazy right now, I want to, at the very least surround my home and workspace with warm tropical vibes. Maybe I'll even book a trip away to a tropical destination this summer, who knows?
One thing that always reminds me of summer too, is neon signs. Specifically those neon signs in bars and other tiny shops lining the beach. Last year I went to Saint Petersburg, FL. and got to see tons of these signs and I think it's safe to say I've been in love ever since!
PEACH, BLUES, WHITE SANDS AND GEOMETRIC SHAPES!
I think, if you've been following me before this crazy hiatus I just took, you might realise that I'm slowly infusing bits and bobs of color here and there - in the blogpost images, the scrollbars and favicon respectively, and then maybe more! I wanted to give it a makeover for summer and I'm feeling pretty excited about it! What do you think?
NOW BOOKING FOR LATE MAY AND EARLY JUNE!
Keeping up with the theme of getting back on track, I think it's time for me to also get back to work. I'm currently working on my work page and portfolio to update it for the year, but please be sure to check it out if you're looking for someone to help you bring your brand and vision to life and hit me up! Also check out my instagram, because that's currently where you'll find most of my work, until I find how to display it here on the website so that it looks all nice and tidy.
I've also been toying with the idea of offering a downloadable branding workshop + facebook group focused on how your brand can help you gain trust from clients before they even have time to say hello! I know I'm definitely biased as a designer in this, but I can't tell you how many times I'll trust a brand, product, blog, social media account, etc just because of how well done their brand is, and on the flip side, how I'll avoid good brands et al. with shitty branding just because it doesn't inspire trust and the want to consume from them. So please, let me know if this is something that would be of interest to you!*
*Not taking clients at the moment. please check my work page for updates!
A NEW CREATIVE OUTLET: YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK
If you follow me on my other social media, where I've been more active and less of a ghost - sorry, exclusive readers of the blog -, you might've noticed that I've been getting specially creative with my facebook posts...doing a weird thing called The Mid Sessions - which are, in essence, blogposts where I don't have to freak out and go ocd about my images because that's mainly the biggest reason why I won't post something despite it sitting pretty in my drafts collecting dust for months.
The other big thing is: I started a YouTube Channel! Ahhh! I was so nervous about doing this because last time I tried didn't go so good, but fear not! I've been researching about how to film stuff, how to edit things in after effects and premiere, how to record good quality audio with a shitty mic - hint: you do it becoming a human sauna, that is! - and all everything else! I currently have another three ideas for youtube videos that I wanna do and will probably get around to doing them before the month ends, but please please please, let me know what kinds of videos you'd like to see on my channel. I'll link the one I currently have available here and make a blogpost version of it soon, so pretty please, check it out and lemme know what you think?
A/N: I always feel guilty of calling it ocd because I don't want to be insensitive to people that do suffer from ocd, but it definitely feels like that and I'm considering heavily that I may have some form of it
A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST FOR THIS SEASON: MAY MAY...
This month has been defined by two very drastic kinds of noise. On one hand, and to once more throw the summer vibes all over your face before you get sick of me, a very beachy and folksy kind of sound, and on the other, a more darker and edgier kind of noise, forever dominated by the ones and only All Time Low with their release of Life Of The Party and overall everything that's come out of Last Young Renegades, so I've made, not one, but two playlists for you to choose this month!!!
Volume 1. Get it here.
Carry You - Novo Amor / Holocene - Bon Iver / Coastline - Hollow Coves / Blood - The Middle East / Heartbeats - José González / All I Want - Kodaline / Like Real People Do - Hozier / Barcelona - George Ezra / Stay With Me - Angus and Julia Stone / Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran / To Whom It May Concern - The Civil Wars / Celeste - Ezra Vine / Stay With Me - Roo Pane / Coast of Carolina - Telekinesis
Volume 2. Get it here.
Dirty Laundry - All Time Low / Last Young Renegade - All Time Low / Life Of The Party - All Time Low / Caroline - All Time Low* / Ain't No Rest For The Weekend - Cage The Elephant / My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy / The Mighty Fall - Fall Out Boy / Believer - Imagine Dragons / Radioactive - Imagine Dragons / Warriors - Imagine Dragons / Beast - Nico Vega / Miss Jackson - Panic! At The Disco / Heaven - Pvris / St. Patrick - Pvris / My House - Pvris / Holy - Pvris / Mirrors - Pvris / Fire - Pvris / Jungle - X Ambassadors
...And a cute bagkground for your phone
In case a youtube video and two playlists weren't enough! I've also gone ahead and linked the cute May May poster up for grabs, feel free to use it on your phones, and if you share it on social media please be nice and include a linkback to moi - @sieleth in all social media, easy peasy!
Okay! I think that is all - hope that was enough for you! I think the length of this post has got me covered in apologies for my absence, I don't think I'm in any position to make promises about my return, but I will try my hardest to be here for however many years I'll be doing this thing!