Ed è passato già quasi un mese da quando ho trasferito baracca, carta, colori e pennelli allo Studio 4, nel cuore di Friedrichshain.
Ho trascorso 5 anni a dipingere nel mio appartamento, in uno spazio ritagliato sotto la finestra della camera da letto, ed è andata benissimo. Sono affezionata a quel davanzale che ho riempito di piante e sporcato di gocce di colore, e devo confessare che mi piaceva lavorare in pigiama, soprattutto lungo gli scuri inverni berlinesi. Ma quest’anno ho sentito fosse giunto il momento di uscire dalla mia confort zone pigiamosa e rischiare un po’ di più, investendo su me stessa e sul mio lavoro.
Così eccomi qui, nello studio in Samariterstraße 4, condiviso con altri artisti e designer fantastici e non potrei essere più convinta che sia stata la decisione giusta.
Quindi se vi trovate a Berlino, passate a trovarmi, la mia scrivania è giusto accanto la finestra.
Studio 4 – Samariterstraße 4, 10247 Berlin
I have some big news!!!
On the 7th June I will go to Okinawa for about 2 months, that’s my first art residency and I am so happy that will be in the wonderful island in the south-south-south of Japan, as a Sicilian I kind of feel connected to Okinawa…SOUTH ISLANDS POWER!!!
I am honored to take part to a great theater project with my illustrations, and collaborate with great people there to create the scenography. I am so excited and looking forward to being there.
The show will be in the end of July in the Garaman Hall of Ginoza. I will post more details about it very soon.
And now let’s come 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 🙂
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!
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…
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.