Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nutella first time.

This Bibi had his first taste of nutella few days ago...
We prepared together a small slice of bread and spread the chocolate on top.
Then I walk to bedroom to start cleaning and when I walk back to the kitchen I find him with his hands inside the jar and full face covered.
And he was saying " Ancora!!!"," More" in Italian.
Mona was patiently waiting for some chocolate to fall down. Of course ;)
Way too funny not to draw :)
My bibi!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's bed time! A true story. Almost one year and the book is finished. My dear boy this book is for you .

I decided I wanted to do a book for my baby last year,  here is the short movie I did the day I started sketching few ideas down.
I played around with some concepts for a couple of months till I found the one I really liked and in January 2017 I started with the first thumbnails .

It is just amazing to look at how much Alex has changed in this past year.
From baby to toddler.

At Sf zoo, sept 2016. ALEx was in love with the train.(he still is!)

And now he is a little boy, with so much hair!!! And he talks so much :)

I love spending my time with you, even though we are not together every day all day as we used to be. You started day care last september ( no way I could have finished the book without the help of the amazing Hope!) and you are becoming more independent . 
You are such a funny little man, full of smiles, and full of energy.
You love jumping, especially on the bed but literally everywhere.  You love dinosaurs, trains, alligators and mermaids. Your favorite cartoon is Peppa Pig and you have a stuffed Peppa you take to sleep and Peppa's house is one of your favorite toys, together with your trains and cars of course:) You probably love Thomas the train as much as Peppa...i think. 
You also love to draw, and we spend hours  drawing inside and outside with charcoals . WE love sunny day of but we also enjoy rainy days and jumping in the puddles.
Dear dada, I feel honored you have chosen me to be your mommy!!I am loving this part of my life . (Even though I am  always tired and in need of sleep !) and I would never EVER trade my time with you for some more sleep ;)
So my dear boy, this book is for you. 
A sweet funny memory of our bed times together .
I hope you will enjoy it! 
I love you.
your mammina.

Monday, November 27, 2017

FIRST TIME Alex slept through the night.

For some people this happen at two months and for some people it happens after 2 years, to us it happened last night. After 2 years , 4 months and 6 days. ALEX SLEPT THROUGH THE THE NIGHT. ( He fell asleep at 9 and woke up at 6.15!).
 I am feeling like texting everyone I know, calling my mom and telling it to every persons I met on my way. (But justing writing this post instead lol!)
Are you asking my how i feel?
I still can't believe it, and I just hope he will repeat tonight:) !

The picture below is a page from my JUST FINISHED BOOK (yes!!!!!this is happening too!!) showing our normal night routine , but it looks like there is finally light at the end of the tunnel !

pag 15-16

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Thank you everyone for your support!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mammina !! I am hiding!

Finishing the "Mammina !!I am hiding!!" series.
This morning we received a large amazon package and by the time I was back from putting the content to place Alex was already hiding.
It took me some time to find him, just the time to sip a coffee and browse my fb :) lol

Mammina! I am hiding!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mammina I am hiding! #3

Another illustration for the " Mammina I am hiding !!!""series.
I have to say that this is one is the FAVORITE spot :)
Alex has been hiding in our bedroom behind the curtains for over here now. Same safe spot several times a day.
It is so sweet how he is never EVER tired to play hide and seek!!

Mammina! I am hiding!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

" We will be friends for ever! won't we poo?" " Even Longer!"

Sharing here one of my last commissions.

" We will be friends for ever! won't we poo?" " Even Longer!"

Friday, November 17, 2017

Is date night!!!! :) another page from "It s bed time!A true story"

We try to have a date night once in a while... but we don't last up too long these days... 

If you like my illustrations and you want to follow the progress of my up coming book
click LIKE on my FB page It's bed time! A true story. 
Thank you for supporting my project !

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome baby Henry!

He is finally here!
Eager to spend time with his mommy, daddy and sweet big-little sister.
We can't wait to meet you :)

Laura and Alex

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's bed time!!

Another page done, just few more left.

Drawing this scene was quite straight forward, I had just to look around our living room to get inspired :)

Please like the page:
to follow the book's development! It's coming out SOON!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mammina!! I am hiding ! #2 A sunflower kind of day .

Before having my baby I used to do oil painting and sunflowers was one of my favorite subjects .
Sunflowers fields, still life with sunflowers, girls with sunflowers....whatever with sunflowers basically :)
We have plenty of paintings on our wall and my boy who is getting more curios every day is asking me daily to talk about each image, what is there? what is this? what is that?
It was just a matter of days before he started asking for sunflowers, of course.
And on the next trip to trader joe they were the first item on the list.
Apparently they are also perfect for hiding behind! 

Mammina!! I am hiding ! #2

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mammina ! I am hiding! number ONE

Alex LOVES playing hide ad he is NEVER EVER tired of it ! 
He inspired this small series of "Mammina! I am hiding !"illustrations, here is the first one:

"Mammina!! I am hiding!"

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jumpy Puddle !

A wet Friday here in San Francisco today, but no complain!
My boy and I had actually a lot of fun.
We went to Fort Funston for a full hour of "jumpy puddle" as he likes to call it, after "Peppa Pig"! :)

Jumpy puddle.

Some moms were asking where we got the AWESOME rain outfit , on Amazon , following is the link :

We are looking forward to the next rain day already!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Night night. Kiss Kiss.

Another page done. And this is one of my favorite.
A couple of months ago I took a nice photo of my sweet boy sleeping and I decided to draw this page around that image.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Trick or treat, final illustration.

It was our very first Halloween this year. Alex LOVED going trick or treating and enjoyed wearing his cat costume (no complains for almost an hour!!)  .
So many kids dressed up, beautiful decorations all around town, pumpkins at every doorstep. It was a really lovely celebration :)

For my illustration Halloween themed I created a composition with some of the photos posted under my thread on the MSM fb page.

Here it is :)

Trick or treat!

I am kind of sad is finished already. but well...Christmas is next! And I am sure Alex will love it too!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Trick or treat, work in progress.

Taking a day off from my book to do this Halloween illustration.
Totally enjoying creating this composition and looking forward to have Alex in bed this evening to start coloring it.
Posting the finished piece soon!