A Day With… Depeapa

I’ve written about the fun work of wonderful Spanish artist Verónica de Arriba also known as Depeapa – many times, I love her melancholy illustrations and quirky accessories – all so original! Welcome to her day with…


My name is Verónica de Arriba, I´m an illustrator and graphic designer. Since 2007, however, I’ve been using the name Depeapa, and I’ve been re-shaping my illustrations into handmade acessories. These creations, which are made of felt, wood, paper…travel around the world to find a new home where they stay to live.

I live and work in Granada [Spain]. My apartment is also my studio. It’s little, but have a large terrace that I love! My neighborhood is like a village in the middle of the city. And this is my day a day…



I start my day with a cup of tea and a toast. Normally all the morning I check and replay emails and work on some illustration projects. After spending almost the morning at the computer, some days I go to a market near to my home to buy some food. Today is one of those days. I love the atmosphere and colors of this market…


I go home to eat with my boyfriend and then I return to work.




In the afternoons I work preparing orders for stores, sewing brooches and some days I go to the post office to send orders.  If I have time I paint, recently I’ve been painting with brush, I was tired of always working with photoshop.

Two afternoons a week I go with my boyfriend at the swimming pool.


After working if  I’m not tired, I like walking in the city. This street near my house, called ‘Walk of sads’, is very nice.


At the midnight….Bed time!!


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

9 Comments on A Day With… Depeapa

  1. Cristina Camarena
    Saturday, March 13th, 2010 17:37 at 5:37 pm (12 years ago)

    que chulo te ha quedado Veronica, un abrazo

  2. esther
    Sunday, March 14th, 2010 10:21 at 10:21 am (12 years ago)

    precioso día, muy de tu estilo
    Beautiful Day!

  3. Miss Rosenthal
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 09:07 at 9:07 am (12 years ago)

    Tal y como me imaginaba un día tuyo pero todavía más bonito.
    Me ha encantado la ilustración sobre el pañuelo de tela
    Un besazo

  4. virginie etc...
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 09:52 at 9:52 am (12 years ago)

    I just discovered this blog via depeapa. love it. very nice idea !!

  5. heather
    Thursday, March 18th, 2010 12:10 at 12:10 pm (12 years ago)

    People who know how to live life, should blog/share the details more often.

    Very nicely done.

  6. Amiloquemegustaescocinar
    Saturday, March 20th, 2010 09:44 at 9:44 am (12 years ago)

    Hola!! te acabo de descubrir y me encanta tu trabajo!!! Luego descubro que vives en Granada… yo soy de allí!! pero hace 5 años que vivo en Milán. Uff, cuanto la echo de menos!! Bueno, pues nada, seguiré tus pasos y tu trabajo que es precioso.
    Felicidades! Alicia

  7. NiñoCactus
    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 09:17 at 9:17 am (12 years ago)

    A saber la de veces que nos hemos podido cruzar sin saberlo…
    ¡Cuántas vidas alrededor!
    Preciosas fotos. Es que el Albayzín…
    Abrazo de Carvajales

  8. Analía
    Monday, April 12th, 2010 13:49 at 1:49 pm (12 years ago)

    HOOOO!!!! Me encanto conocerlos a ambos, son geniales tus ilustraciones, pero envidio rabiosamente que vivan en Granada, quiero volver ya! un abrazo fuerte.

  9. Tierraymar
    Monday, September 26th, 2011 04:40 at 4:40 am (10 years ago)

    Hola Verónica. Tu trabajo es de lo mas original que he visto ultimamente. Te felicito. Desprendes ternura, timidez y melancolia. Te deseo que nos sigas sorprendiendo con esas fantasias que plasmas en los mas variopintos formatos. Otra vez más enhorabuena.

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