About Me

I’m Ema, a young art student from Portugal, currently living in London. I’ve just started year 3 of university at LCC. I’m taking (BA) Illustration & Visual Media – and loving it!

I live for lemonade, good music, books, films, stormy wheather, long days in the shore and close friends. If it wasn’t for these things, I feel as if life would have no purpose. I like taking photographs – of people, places, moments, etc. – as I have an obsession for capturing everything and soaking in the world’s beauty (and by beauty, I don’t mean just nice, pretty things; there is beauty even in the strangest places). I like writing – blog posts, notes, poems, journal entries and letters to friends.

In the future, I want to make a career as a visual communicator, either by being a graphic designer, an illustrator, a photographer or, ideally, all of these. I am a creative and a day dramer. I care about others more than I care about myself. It may be a good thing but it can also bring me a lot of trouble. I can’t help it though. I am an individual, I am learning. I am me.

About ‘Elephant Days’

I started this blog as a part of my assessment for a class I’m taking, called CTS/ISHE – Contextual & Theoretical Studies; Introduction Studies to Higher Education. You can read more about it here.

Even though this is – technically – a blog, it is meant to be much more than that. ‘Elephant Days’ is a sketchbook, a journal, a diary, a case, etc. It is a place to write things down, to gather my thoughts on my projects, to share my sources of inspiration, my works and favourite tools to work with, and to write my heart out.

Have a look around, enjoy and feel free to say hello!



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