Life with a Dash of Whimsy

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.

Brooch: Sara
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.

Brooch: Sara
Cardigan: ModCloth

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.

Brooch: Sara
Scarf: Knitted
Blouse: ModCloth (sold out)

Print from Sara's etsy shop.

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.

Sara's art reflects a colourful and charming world that is slightly brighter and slightly quainter than reality. Her unique and sweet art embellishes the world, and brings a creative and fanciful flair to any day.


  1. I love her creations, I think she is so talented!! All her illustrations always make me smile :) And she's such a doll as well, which makes everything even better. I loved this interview and all the pictures, you look stunning ;)) Happy weekend my lovely xx

    1. I agree with you Kizzy. Art that bring a smile to your face is the kind of art you want around, and Sara's is just that.
      Thank you so very much. You have a lovely weekend too darling!
      Much love <3

    2. Kizzy Thank you so much for your lovely words! I'm so glad for Having met you :)

  2. Thank you so much my dear Mona for doing me this wonderful interview! This is such an honour to me! I Love your blog, mainly because I Love the themes and is very intelligent writen! Wish you lots of success! <3

    1. Thank you my darling. It was an honour to have made this interview with you for me too.
      Thank you so very much, you're very sweet. <3 <3
      Much love my beautiful friend <3

  3. I follow her on on instagram she seems very sweet and I love her work.

    1. Isn't her instagram just amazing!! She is the sweetest!
      Have a lovely weekend!

  4. I love that you made a little animation. This made me squeal. You're so gorgeous!

    1. Yaaay! Thanks, it was fun to make. I'm going to have to become better at it though :D
      Thank you, you're gorgeous-er :D