Print: Sara's etsy shop
I've met many great people through instagram, I've made friends that I consider to be really close to me. One of the friends I've found is the illustrator Sara (@sararrocha) from Lisbon. She is the sweetest and kindest lovely lady you'll ever come by, and her art mixes real life with fantasy. I have personally added some of Sara's amazing art to my wall at home, and I am also the owner of four lovely brooches made by Sara, through her etsy shop.
Dress: Zalando (sold out)
I first got into contact with Sara because of our mutual love for the film Amélie. Sara makes the most darling Amélie brooches (that I am wearing in a photo below), and I knew the second I saw it that I needed it. That's when I also saw the rest of her astounding work. Sara turned out to also be a complete sweetheart, and I am now happy to be able to call her my friend.
Amélie Poulain by Sara.
I recently got some new pretties from Sara, that have gone up on the wall and on my shirts. Her brooches add the right amount of whimsy to any outfit.
A wandering Alice.
Brooches and print from Sara's etsy shop.
Blouse: ModCloth (sold out)
Print from Sara's etsy shop.
Customised portrait by Sara.
Blue Persian by Sara.
Because it is fun to know more about the artist behind the art I asked Sara some questions, and you can read her answers below:
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I have a passion for little pleasures that make me happy, like drawing overtime in the company of my boyfriend (who's also an artist) and my cat. I also have a passion for cakes, dresses and shoes. And I love to research for new art supplies, new books and films. Drawing and painting are some of my ways to express myself and to make people smile.
Q: Have you always illustrated and where did you learn to illustrate?
A: I have always loved drawing and sketching - ever since I was little! I started working more enthusiastically in the last few years. I learned to illustrate on my own. I'm a self-taught artist.
Q: Did you always want to be an illustrator?
A: I have always been creative. Since I was a child I have been obsessed with drawing. But apart from illustration I'm also a professional lawyer, it allows me to afford my art work.
Q: You have a very special and unique drawing style, when and how did you develop it?
A: I have developed my main style all my life. I don't stop creating, I wish I could spend more time drawing and giving life to all the projects I have in mind.
Q: Where does the inspiration behind your art come from?
A: Everywhere. A lot comes from my daily life, cinema and literature.
Q: When did you start your etsy shop, and how come you opened a shop?
A: I started my etsy shop last year. I had been thinking about starting this project for a while but the support I have found in my boyfriend, family, friends and the amazing community from the social media was very important for me taking the step.
Q: What are your goals for your art?
A: I hope to continue to show my artwork to a wide range of people and to be part of wonderful projects such as doing an exhibition and publishing a book illustrated by me, someday.
Illustration by Sara.
Marie Antoinette by Sara.