New fresh refurbishing ONLINE SHOP!!!

Hello there!

I have fresh uploaded new vintage hand painted ceramics on my Etsy shop.

Lot of dishes, espresso cups and tea cups for all the taste! I hand painted and fired them in my home studio in Berlin, adding to the original glaze and decor my illustrations. The two thing merge perfectly despite the difference of age.

And because of the power of love, Valentine’s Day coming and my incurable romanticism and blablablabla….I’m planning to have soon sales, giveaways and many other surprise so STAY TUNED!

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Bacio!

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Japan holiday is finished – Back to work!!!

Here we are again, Berlin! I was one month in Japan and just came back to reality…

It was a great time and time flied faster then I imagined.

I came back full of new ideas and energy to immerse myself in my new projects! Now it is a count down to Bologna Children’s Book Fair, I’m working on couple of new books and I will update the progress here and on my social networks.

If you are curious about it, follow me on Instagram: @cicca_boom .

In the while enjoy the Okinawa mermaid 🙂

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Illustrated Diary: drawing without thinking

It happens always.

I take a brush and I draw whatever in the first sheet of paper I find close to me and …. TADAAN! Waoh, it’s really a nice one!

Then I try to draw it again and better, and the result? It is always worst.

That’s why the second time I want to create the perfect drawing, I try an excessive control on my hand, so that I’m scared to wrong and fail. And the final effect is artificial, not natural, bad.

What I need is to make free my drawing of the fear of not being able to make the perfect piece, I have to learn to make beautiful mistakes.

So I start an illustrated diary, full of daily sketches, doodles and scratches to feel free to draw, experiment and find a new way to put in the paper all the mess I have in my mind, but with no care.

Drawing without too much thought. That’s it.

 

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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