Luchi, Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do? What ispires you? Who was Luchi before CuentaPlatos?
I’m Luchi, I’m 29 years old, I’m a graphic designer, an artist and I paint mugs and plates by choice. Nature inspired me, my favorite moment is when there is sun and wind blowing in your face, I feel that it is total perfection. Luchi before Cuenta Platos barely existed, I had no identity and I was really afraid to be really me. It was from dying my previous self with the depression that I was reborn and I began to design the life I always wanted. I am an artist, I am sensitive, I love with all my strength and above all I am aware that I am going to die and that helps me to live each day with a lot of intensity and look for joy in each moment.
How did you begin with Cuenta Platos?
Cuenta Platos began in 2015 after been 3 months in Germany with my brother because I was diagnosed with depression, I began to paint to feel happy, to start smiling again and express what I felt. That was my therapy, painting stories and making orders for people, they were angels for me because they helped me get out of bed and be productive, I never thought that 3 years later it would be a company operating and delivering daily orders.
What is your biggest achievement with Cuenta Platos?
There are many wonderful moments that I have lived thanks to Cuenta Platos from knowing Richard Branson, working with incredible brands, projects for National geographic, Samsung, Mercedes benz but I believe that the greatest achievement has been to change the lives of women. When a woman thanks me for having dared to wear an outfit, for going to study in another country, because when she heard me she had the courage to follow her dreams, those are the best gifts that I have, to be able to touch someone’s life in a positive way .
What are the biggest challenges when it comes to work in art and being a life coach?
The biggest challenge was to follow my instincts and work in art believing in me and in my project. At first many people told me that it was never going to be profitable to paint mugs and plates, that I wasn’t going to get far and that it was a nice idea but I could not live from it and the reality is that I do not live from art, I live through it and art is my motor every single day. Being a coach is hard because people don’t want to invest in them, nobody wants to see inside themselves to solve problems and it is easier for them to spend their money shopping, eating or partying than working on them and that is the main challenge; that people value and want to change their life.
What is the thing you enjoy the most of your work?
Meeting new people, painting and create every day is something that keeps me sane and helps me to express myself. I love being able to create my schedule and really design my life, I do not like the routine so what I enjoy most is being able to have diversity during the day and the week.
What is your dream? Where do you see yourself in the future?
My dream is to travel around the world talking about mental health, self-esteem and helping as many women as possible to understand that they can create the life they want, that they can leave behind any fear, that they can build the dream they want. and that problem they have can be solved with self-love. In the future, I’ll start working as a coach creating a program to help women design their lives, continue to paint and promote mental health with the help of professionals.
I also dream of building a house in the beach for my mom.
What is your dream for the world? What message would you like to share to our audience?
I dream of free women, without fear of them or what people will gossip. I dream of happy women because that’s what life is for, to smile, to create and to share. I dream of a world full of love and generosity, without fear of sharing and that all people know that we have fewer and fewer days and we must use them to love, create and be happy, that’s what life is all about.