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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Garden in Køge – Grow!

The work for our little garden in the square of KØS Museum continues.

I built with Yuki a little terrace and some plant pots using reclaimed wood, found in the street of the city. We were lucky to have a construction site very close to the museum, so that we could use lot of their waste materials; I was so surprise to see in the garbage container so much good wood thrown away.

We will stay here still 3 weeks, I hope to see some of our vegetable and flowers growing well before going away. We watch the earth every day and we are so happy when we see small leafs coming out.
I tell them “Grow!”, feeling like they can listen to me…

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Discuvry project in Køge

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Yukihiro and our little house made of material found in the Berlin’s streets.

I arrived in Køge on Monday the 23rd with my partner, the japanese artist Yukihiro Taguchi. We came here to continue our art project Discuvry at KØS Museum, in the frame of the current exhibition “In your heart – In your city”.

I collaborated with Yukihiro at this project; it started in the 2013 with the building of a little house in a empty area in Kreuzberg (Berlin); we built the first house in the Cuvry Brache and have lived there for almost 2 years, observing how it developed and changed from a waste-land to a chaotic town concentrated in a area big as a soccer field.

On the 18th September 2014 a big fire was started in Cuvry and the police used the occasion to evict the area. On the 22nd September the bulldozers started to destroy everything. We managed to get the authorization to disassemble their house and save it as art artifact. Now it is standing in the square in front of the KØS museum in Denmark, we will live here until the 19th June and make two house-party events, on the 9th and 18th June.

Our experience, work, action and life concentrate around the house in the Berlin’s squatted village are expressed by the stop-motion video created by Yukihiro and showed inside our house during the museum’s opening time.

If you are in Denmark by chance, come to visit us!

This time we are creating also a small urban-garden beside our house, planting some japanese vegetable and flowers.

You can find more info about Discuvry at the blog of the project: www.discuvry.com.

And for updates about our work here in Køge check please the KØS museum’s Facebook page.

We look forward to having many visitors!

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A view of the interior with some of my illustrations on the wall 🙂

 

digital sketching

Some days ago, in the office where I work as designer, it happened to have few minutes free, so I did a quick sketch to keep my hands busy.

In the last times I think often about how to get new ideas and, as the final result, I try to realize so many projects in the same time that I can not really concentrate.
So now I ask to myself, do I need lighting in my head or there are already too many lights that I actually need to switch off some of them to see better what is in front of me?

That’s the sketch colored in digital.lampadine color web

 

hand-made coloring prints

I’m constantly thinking about new stuff to sell at the sunday’s flea market or on my Etsy shop.

Thinking about black lines drawing, printed on watercolor paper and then colored by hand, so that every print will be actually a unique piece.

This is one fast try that I did today. I will uploaded it also on Illustration Friday for this week topic “Tattoo” 🙂

 

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Flea Market at Mauerpark

Hallo!

Last Sunday was my first Sunday as seller at the flea market in Mauerpark and I loved it!

I went at 6 in the morning. It is very hard for me to wake up so early but it was worth it!

From my home in Lichtenberg I rode my bicycle, on the back one old suitcase that my boyfriend Yuki lent me (he used it also for selling his postcards and it’s perfect) and a small camping table.

The people were so nice, I really had a good time!

It was great for me also because it was the first time I showed my drawing to so many people and I was so excited to see the reactions! I look forward to going there again this Sunday.

Hoping I can get the same place close to the entrance e to those nice market mates!

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Oh Barcelona!

So also this little break from the daily life is going to the end and tomorrow evening I’ll go back to Berlin. It was very nice being in Barcellona with my old sicilian friends, enjoying the heat of a mediterranean land.

Tomorrow before leaving I will be with my friends in La Rambla, celebrating Sant Jordi in an improvised stand with books, roses and my bookmarks. My friends are all amazing writers and their book are crazy good, written both in italian and spanish. So if you are in Barcellona come to visit us tomorrow!

And now I leave you with a sketch that I did in the Park Guell listening to a band called Tablao Sur, they played beautiful latin music danced so nicely! It was very inspiring being in that wonderful park with that soundtrack.

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Sant Jordi in Barcelona

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Hello everybody!

I’m in Barcellona right now visiting my best friend Diana. It is always nice to be here! The weather is wonderful! I came on Saturday leaving a cold and grey Berlin and I found the sun, the sea and a nice warm wind….aaahaha I miss the mediterranean weather!

On next Saturday, 23rd April, is the celebration of Sant Jordi, patron of Catalonia, who saved the princess from the dragon. The tradition wants in this day a exchange of gift between lovers, the man gives a rose to his woman and receives  a book. Furthermore Sant Jordi is also the book’s celebration.

My friends are organizing a small market where they will sell their books and roses – of course 🙂 -.

So while I’m here I thought to partecipate as well, preparing some handmade bookmarks and illustrations inspired to the legend of Sant Jordi.

I’m looking forward to seeing the festive city!