A Day With… Blanca Gomez

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I could not be MORE excited to welcome one of my most favorite and talented artists all the way from Madrid – Blanca Gomez! We featured Blanca’s work last year and I completely fell in love with her neat and graphic, colourful illustrations and the tiny retro characters that are central to them.

One of the big reasons I started this ‘A Day With’ feature was to get a glimpse into lives that we would never ordinarily see. Blanca sharing her life in Madrid, her home and workspace and the charming neighbourhood she lives in is a priceless experience. Also look out for Blanca’s adorable representative in her pictures – so clever! Thanks so much Blanca!

If any other artists and creatives out there are willing to share their day with us please email rohini@thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk.

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Hi, my name’s Blanca, I am an illustrator and graphic designer who likes making small things with care, my website is called ‘cosas mínimas’ which means “tiny things” in Spanish,  simple things inspire me and my work.

I live in a little apartment [that is also my studio] in Chamberi, a neighbourhood of Madrid.  The neighbourhood I live in is  lively, there is an school in front of my house, so I hear the kids playing in the morning. A  lot of of old stores and antique shops have survived here, we also have a great market… Sometimes I think it’s like living in a village, but in the center of a big city.

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Wake up time The alarm clock works [although it seems that it’s broken], but the tic-tac is so noisy and I’ve turned it off. Maybe this is the reason because I always wake up later than i should.

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In the morning. I have my studio at home, so after a quick breakfast, I put a pair of warm socks and… I’m ready for work. I usually spend the morning checking emails and working on some commercial projects.

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These are snow views from my window. It’s very unusual to see snow here, but this year this seems to have changed!

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Lunch time. It’s time to go for a little walk in the neighborhood and to buy some food. In the market really near to my house is a beautiful food shop is also called Gómez! Here we call these old shops of food ‘ultramarinos’ which is similar to a convenience store/deli.

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I buy some fresh bread and delicious prepared vegetables from the shop and return home to eat and work.

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In the afternoon. I usually work on my shop in the afternoons: preparing new prints, replying to orders, working on the packaging…  Today I pack up some orders.

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My home is full of tiny art, some my own and a lot of other artists I admire.

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In the evening. I go to the Post Office about three times a week. Today is one of those days. After that I meet some friends in a coffee shop.

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At midnight. It’s time to sleep!

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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

6 Comments on A Day With… Blanca Gomez

  1. anabel Fournier
    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 13:27 at 1:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Love your blog, photos and work!!!!!

  2. yael frankel
    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 13:29 at 1:29 pm (11 years ago)

    I just adore BLANCUCHA!!

  3. alice
    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 13:35 at 1:35 pm (11 years ago)

    How lovely! I have several of her prints and it is nice to know where they came from 🙂

  4. Luxlait
    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 17:08 at 5:08 pm (11 years ago)

    so simple yet perfect – lots of inspiration and I’ll definitely be looking out for her work

  5. Cat
    Friday, February 19th, 2010 10:23 at 10:23 am (11 years ago)

    So talented!

  6. Rohini
    Friday, February 19th, 2010 10:43 at 10:43 am (11 years ago)

    I know – I am so pleased and happy with this feature – one of my favourite so far!

    It’s just all so sweet and Blanca’s ‘mini-me’ is so cute!!!

    Rohini x

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