Wild and Free! Vintage Hand Painted Dish

Hello hello!

It has been a while from last the time that I updated my Etsy shop. So today I uploaded this vintage dish, made in DDR, I painted it last year with a hippie-gipsy-woman illustration, with her delicate flowers crown.

What? You were just thinking about a bohemian touch for your kitchen? Then you definitely need this dish 😉

Check out my shop for more ceramics and art!

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Fresh works online!

Hello hello!

Happy new year to everyone!

Back to Berlin after had spent a December escaping the cold winter, before in Hong Kong – I fell in love with this city in a way that I couldn’t never imagine – and then in my beloved homeland, Sicily.
But I couldn’t escape forever, so now it’s time to come back to the cold reality and, I have to say, I missed Berlin! So let’s start the 2017 with a lot of new exiting projects!

Have a look to my fresh uploaded works:

  • These cute wedding bowls I did for three couple of friends.
  • Watercolor sketches I painted in Barcellona, inspired by the autumn.
  • And some fashion portraits for a friend who had a genial idea about a very chic salad bar.

And lot of new stuff is boiling in the pot. Stay tuned!

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Children book work in progress

This project is lasting forever!

I should have finish it before the end of the year, but it seems impossible. This winter I’m traveling a lot, I was in Barcelona, then back to Sicily and all December I will be away as well, Hong Kong and Sicily again for Christmas holidays…

But the true is that I’m the queen of procrastination! You know what I mean, isn’t it? Especially now that the Berlin winter arrived, I feel like I need to go in hibernation.

While I was in Sicily I had the feeling I got used to the Berlin cold so, with 20 degrees there, it was still summer for me. Of course! But believe me, for a Sicilian 20 degrees are not summer at all. Winter is coming! It is getting cold! You’d better wear warmer clothes…Everybody told me this kind of stuff. Come on, seriously?! There are 20 degrees!!!

Am I becoming the girl from the “north continent”?…..naaaaaaa!

By the way, I don’t want to talk too much about this children book project I’m working at, not before it has completed, but here there is one of the paintings I did for it and that I rejected…are you trying to image the story?

 

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Old markers

I’m writing from my family house in Catania. I came here to visit my family because tomorrow my mother will have a medical operation and I wanted to be here to support her.

I am very happy to visit my family and my beautiful Sicily, also because now there are about 20 degrees more than Berlin… By the way every time I come here I order a bit the stuff I left here, behind me; many things go into the garbage, something has been donated and something else stays here, waiting for me to have one day a house in Berlin big enough to bring it with me.

Beside my bed there is, since always, a silver tube that once contained a bottle of Chivas whisky. I had even forgotten what was inside when today I opened it and found a bunch of old markers. Most of them are consumed and useless but, before throwing them away, I wanted to do the last drawing.

I thought about the just started winter that I will find in Berlin next week, once I will be back…

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New ceramic works!

Hello hello!

Just uploaded some of my ceramic works on my online portfolio: hand-painted illustrations on vintage ceramics.

Take a look at the new “THINGS” section of my works online!

I have not yet found the time to upload them on my Etsy shop, but they are all available for selling, so if you are interested please contact me.

You can find my email scrolling down the works page of my website, in the right corner 🙂

Ciao ciao!


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Rainy summer and Illustrations on vintage ceramics

Hello hello! Happy Saturday and summer weekend to everybody!

The most of you is already in holiday, spending the time in the sun, on a beautiful beach, snorkeling in the sea…aaaaaaahhh!!! I would like to go to the sea too! But this summer I’m staying in Berlin because I have a bunch of work to do.

As some of you maybe already know, I am from Sicily and the month of August for me has meant just sea, beach, summer festival, camping under shooting stars…I am missing all this so much! And also I have to say that this year the summer in Berlin is not really nice, most of the time the sky is cloudy and the temperature makes me think about the end of October in Sicily more than middle of August…

But maybe is better like this, I mean, I have to work anyway so maybe it’s better that the cloudy sky and the fresh air delete every chance to go even to the nearest lake…so sad……….

So let’s try to do a happy twist in the cloudy Berlin’s summer, for example adding to the our lunch table this vintage GDR dish that I hand-painted with the illustration of colorful little girl in the summer rain with her yellow umbrella!

You can find it on my Etsy shop, together with my prints and some of other hand-painted ceramics items.

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NEONCHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

I have exciting news for Berlin friends, Cicca will be debuting at Neonchocolate Festival at Berliner Postbahnhof on this weekend, 23rd-24th July from 1pm till 11pm.

I am so excited and a bit nervous, as this is the first time I will be attending an art festival with my illustration work.

I will display my new works of painting on vintage ceramics and some art prints, postcards and two handmade coloring zines!

I have still some work to do, as hand-binding for the zines and painting some pottery, but it is almost done 🙂
Please come this weekend and say hi!

Bacio,

Chiara.

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Vintage ceramic love

Here we are!

Looking for new ideas and inspiration it happened to find here in Berlin some beautiful ceramics made in GDR, then I thought: why not try to use them as base for my illustrations?

So now that’s my new obsession: painting on vintage pottery.

That’s one dish I made yesterday 🙂

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Garden sketching

If you could see how our little garden is growing! It’s so nice!

We were so lucky with the weather her in Køge, in 18 days it rained just once! Everybody told us it is unusual to have such a great sunny June in Denmark. Well, maybe I brought with me some Sicilian Sun 😉

I’m everyday inspired by this little plants.

Here one of the watercolor paints I did here.

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