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?

 

tuttacqua-web

 

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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Gambarimasu!

I’m back in Berlin to usual life and usual weather….it is cold! It seems like the winter is back, a crazy cold! I miss the spring that I left in Barcelona…

But it’s ok, that means I have to stay at home in my little studio, sit at my desk, working on all the projects that I want to finish this year.
“GAMBARIMASU!”
This magic japanese word means “I will do my best!”, I learned it from the thousands of anime that I watch always and of course from Yuki, my boyfriend.

So I will work hard this year to go a bit closer to my goals, and the bad weather can not stop me 😉
Just to remember that it is actually spring time, despite the Berlin cold, here a sketch that I did in Barcelona at Sant Jordi, while I was in La Rambla with my friends, selling books and bookmarks.
It represents the Princess of Sant Jordi’s legend. Although I thought it could be maybe a bit creepy, many children appreciated it and that made me so happy!

sketch_jordi web