Tuesday, October 15, 2019

She wants to be a ballerina, they want to be dinosaurs! If you Dream it you can do it.

If you dream it you can do it.


Design this last illustration was so much fun!After evaluating different options composition I deiced to go for a ballet class! I used to get dancing class when I was a kid and I loved to try all the different positions!
Here we have Walden, Nicasio and Farallon, three siblings living in San Francisco. As their mom said they surely love to dance! 


Sunday, October 13, 2019

50% in my Etsy shop!



Creating this coupon for my favorite people! enjoy!!
The shop is all update with my newest illustrations .

Monday, September 16, 2019

I love you to the moon and back. Forever friends.


Here is my last custom illustration ❤️ celebrating a long lasting friendship between two lovely women. Celia and Rita have been friends for over 23 years and they have shared so much life together, supporting each other always . I loved hearing the story of this strong friendship.
Celia ( on the left ) told me that her biggest dream is to lounge by the beach together with Rita but for this illustration she wanted to tell her friend that she loves her to the moon and back and she wanted to have all their favorite animals with them . And I went for a fairy night in San Francisco 




I love you to the moon and back. Forever friends.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

If you can dream it, you can do it. Darla Rose.


This is Darla's dream.
Practicing gymnastics with a unicorn and her French Bulldog.
 And I wish Darla Rose all the best in becoming a children book writer!!!




Darla Rose.

Last illustration for the week πŸ’™Summer life keeps me busy. 
We are off to a mid week camping night tomorrow then the weekend will be upon us and my son will not let me draw ... 100%sure 😜
Have a nice rest of the week!

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How it all started: I love listening to, Alex, my son (4) talking about his dreams, his likes and dislikes, and what he wants to become when he grows up. I would love to record our conversations, to remember all the details, to freeze his sweetness in time so that I can go back to it every time I want. He is growing and changing too fast.
To keep these memories I have decided to create a special illustration for him every year showing his favorite dream at that age.

THE DREAM PROJECT ( click to see all the illustrations I have created so far)

I have asked my friends and community to share their children's dreams. I have been blown away by how many people took the time to write to me.
This project is now open to everyone
 
If you would like to submit your kid's dream just drop me a message through the contact form.
LINK HERE
 Every month I will picking some to illustrate ! Subscribe to my newsletter to be sure not to miss any new illustration.
LINK HERE
Happy Dreaming !

Monday, August 5, 2019

If you can dream it, you can do it. Nicolo`.


The construction site is the favorite thing EVER of Nicolo', 3 years old from Faenza. 
Wishing him all the luck in pursuing his dream!






If you can dream it, you can do it. Nicolo`.


If you want to join the project or you know anyone who would like to :)
Thank you!
and Happy dreams πŸ’™




Friday, August 2, 2019

If you can dream it, you can make it! Damien


Happy Friday and Happy August!
Here is my first dreamer for the month πŸ’™.
This is Damien, he is 3 and he wants to become a firefighter.
His dream? Going on the moon with his fire engine!
Good luck Damien!






Damien


The dream project is up and running! I am getting so many requests , THANK YOU ALL!
Please share my website with who ever you think might like to join this beautiful and FREE project :)
I will be trying to illustrate as many dreams as I can, trust me .😍



Have a good weekend everyone!





Wednesday, July 31, 2019

If you can dream it, you can do it. The chocolate slide!


Today's dreamer is Lilou, she loves chocolate :)
But she is not the only one! My sone got upset for me for not being the one in the picture going down the chocolate slide!!!πŸ˜‚




Lilou.



If you want to join the project or you know anyone who would like to :)
Thank you!
and Happy dreams πŸ’™






Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Coming soon! G will be a big sister :)

Congratulations to Brenna & family πŸ’—
a baby girl is coming soon
and G will make a great big sister!
sending you guys lots of love all the way from Italy.




Coming soon!

Monday, July 29, 2019

If you can dream it, you can make it. Narwhal and mermaid.

Here are my last dreamer, they are brother and sister living in San Francisco.
If you want to join the project or you know anyone who would like to :)
link here. SHARE :) and JOIN :)
Thank you!
and Happy dreams πŸ’™

Madeline and Declan.

Friday, July 26, 2019

If you can dream it, you can do it. Matan & Orel.

Happy Friday!!!

Here is my last illustration for this week, Matan and Orel.
It took me some time to come out with the right story for this special duo from San Francisco, Matan loves superheros and firefighters while Orel loves French-Spanish songs.
It has been so hot here these last few days that I thought the green mouse of Sourir Verte and cow Lola would have not said no to a cool shower!



If you can dream it, you can do it.
Matan & Orel.


I am so looking forward to the weekend!
Planning to keep my laptop shut and hopefully we'll enjoy some rain on Sunday. Around 40 C here today, way too hot for the San Francisco girl in me.


If you would like to see your kid's dream up here is very easy !1. subscribe to my website LINK HERE
In my monthly newsletter you will see my new illustrations and you will be able to enjoy special gives aways :) ( plenty of treats for my followers!!)2.Drop me a message through my website.CONTACT ME with few info : your kid age/where you live/like-dislikes/what he-she would like to do as a grown up.3. Like my facebook art page!Laura Dallagata ART on FB 
Every month I will be choosing one, two or more kids and I will be drawing their dreams!Looking forward to hear from you all! 


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

If you can dream it, you can make it. Ballerina.






Lavinia: a 3 years old from Perugia (Italy) . She loves ballet and horses. At the question , what you want to be as a grown up she said she wants to be a leopard!! Well the leopard didn't make it into the picture 😜. 
Hope she will be happy with Lavinia Ballerina!


If you can dream it, you can make it.
Ballerina.


f you would like to see your kid's dream up here is very easy !
1. subscribe to my website LINK HERE
In my monthly newsletter you will see my new illustrations and you will be able to enjoy special gives aways :) ( plenty of treats for my followers!!)
2.Drop me a message through my website. CONTACT ME with few info : your kid age/where you live/like-dislikes/what he-she would like to do as a grown up.
3. Like my facebook art page!Laura Dallagata ART on FB

Every month I will be choosing one, two or more kids and I will be drawing their dreams!

Looking forward to hear from you all! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ari, let me love you a little more.


Ari's mom wrote me asking to draw a special moment she shared with her daughter. When in Hawai, one morning they woke up early and they went down to the beach. They held hands, cuddled, looked for patterns in the sky and they were absolutely in awe of how much they loved each other. 
Ari's mom asked to include also a mermaid (Ari's favorite!) 
Here is what I drew for them .





Ari, let me love you a little more.




If you would like me to create a unique illustration with YOUR special moment  πŸ’™




Sunday, July 21, 2019

If you dream it you can do it! Astronaut



Gabe just turned 4 . He lives in San Francisco and he loves dinosaurs and the outer space but his dream is to become a firefighter. 
I drew him here as a S.F. Fire Department on  mission in the outer space!
Happy Birthday Gabe!






If you can dream it, you can do it.





If you would like to see your kid's dream up here next is very easy !
1. subscribe to my website LINK HERE
In my monthly newsletter you will see my new illustrations and you will be able to enjoy special gives aways :) ( plenty of treats for my followers!!)
2.Drop me a message through my website. CONTACT ME with few info : your kid age/where you live/like-dislikes/what he-she would like to do as a grown up.
3. Like my facebook art page! Laura Dallagata ART on FB

Every month I will be choosing one, two or more kids and I will be drawing their dreams!

Looking forward to hear from you all! 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Coming soon!




Coming soon!


I am so excited fro this friend of mine who is expecting! and not one but two!
Wishing this new parents all the best and sending ton of love to the four of them.
Alessandro and I can't wait to meet the new additions .πŸ’•

Thursday, July 18, 2019

If you dream it you can do it! the vulcanoligist.

This is Jasper, a 4 years old from San Francisco, California .
I was fascinated by what his mom wrote in her submission message and I knew I had to draw Jasper dream! I hope he will enjoy my interpretation of him :)





" When you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he responds by saying "I am going to be a famous volcanologist who will help save people's lives!"
I can't remember exactly how/when this interest started, but he is obsessed, and surprisingly quite knowledgeable. Most conversations we have go back to volcanoes. He'll start by talking about lava and magma and tephra, and then continue by talking about the ring of fire and tectonic plates, and if you really get him going, he will talk about the calibrian arc, all the different types of volcanoes (e.g.stratovolcanoes, mud volcanoes, ice volcanoes, etc), the structure of volcanoes (e.g. craters, calderas, side vents, etc) and chemosynthesis and photosynthesis. I have learned so much from him! The other day at Karate, the instructor mentioned something about saving your energy for class, and Jasper responds "Ok, let's talk about kinetic and potential energy!" 


If you would like to see your kid's dream up here next is very easy !
1. subscribe to my website LINK HERE
In my monthly newsletter you will see my new illustrations and you will be able to enjoy special gives aways :) ( plenty of treats for my followers!!)
2.Drop me a message through my website. CONTACT ME with few info : your kid age/where you live/like-dislikes/what he-she would like to do as a grown up.
3. Like my facebook art page! Laura Dallagata ART on FB

Every month I will be choosing one, two or more kids and I will be drawing their dreams!

Looking forward to hear from you all! 





Tuesday, July 16, 2019

If you can dream it, you can do it. Mermaid-unicorn-dinos tea party!

Here is my last illustration for my "If you can dream it, you can do it" project.
This is Hannah, a 4 years old from Belfast (UK).
She loves princesses, unicorns, mermaids, and dinosaurs. 



Hannah. If you can dream it you can do it.

I am loving creating these fun pieces and bringing your kids dreams into my illustrations.The messages I have been receiving are so many that I have decided to try to do TWO special illustrations each months instead of just one.

HOW TO TAKE PART :

1. Subscribe to my website LINK HERE Every month you will be able to see the new illustrations in my artsy-newsletter.

2. Drop me a message through my website. CONTACT ME with a few information about your kid/kids : name, where you live, likes/dislikes, what he/she would like to be as a grown up.

3. Like my FB art page FB Laura Dallagata ART


Looking forward to hear from you all!!!






Saturday, July 6, 2019

Home is where the heart is.

Home is where heart is!
We are celebrating my baby (the big baby!) birthday today but we are also celebrating 10 years together. Since we met in London exactly ten years ago, just before his 30th birthday !
Baby, you are my love, my man, and my home :)
Home is where ever we are together. And just while we are packing the home where we became a family I am so excited to create our new home in our next adventure.
 Happy birthday to you!



Home is where the heart is.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

If you dream it, you can do it! Thomas meet Baby shark!

This is Ezra’s dream. Ezra is 2 years old and he has just been promoted to Big Brother. He loves playing with trains, especially Thomas the Tank Engine. His mom says that he plays with imaginary trains wherever he goes. His favorite song is Baby shark and he loves dancing! He would like to become an engineer, like his dad. Ezra, his baby sister, and his parents live in Orlando, Florida.

If you dream it, you can do it.




How it all started.I love listening to, Alex, my son (who will turn 4 soon) talking about his dreams, his likes and dislikes, and what he wants to become when he grows up. I would love to record our conversations, to remember all the details, to freeze his sweetness in time so that I can go back to it every time I want. He is growing and changing too fast.
To keep those memories, I have decided to create a special illustration of Alex every year. The theme for these illustrations is his favorite dream at that age. Research shows that surrounding kids with illustrations, colors, and artwork that is accessible boosts their creativity. Our thoughts attract people, things and events to our lives. Illustrating our kids wildest dream will make them work harder to make those dreams come true. This is a great encouragement for children to chase their dreams. 
THE PROJECT: 
I have asked my friends and community to share your children's dreams. I have been blown away by how many people took the time to write to me. Choosing the one to draw has been very difficult with so many sweet and unique stories!
I would like to show the diversity of our community and the creativity of the kids. I am excited to hear new ideas.

TO PARTICIPATE: 

1. Subscribe to my website  https://www.lauradallagata.com
2. Drop me a message if you would like to be part of this initiative. write me here  And please share my website with your friends who might like the idea behind the project, or who could be interested in my work.



 My Etsy shop will  be closed for the summer!
SHOP ON ETSY  so enjoy this last minute FLASH SALE
EVERYTHING IS IF 45% OFF using the coupon SFSUSOON at the check out.
( I will be still taking commission :) so write me if you are interested in a unique piece!)



Friday, June 28, 2019

You are Smart, Strong, Good and Beautiful.




You are enough.
digital illustration


I am just finished with this last illustration...which I LOVE!
It has been on my to-do list for some time but is now ready! Also available in my Etsy shop for download.
LINK HERE
Few years ago I painted a collage-mixed media of an angel with the same quotes. I have been asked many times to sell the collage (which is still hanging on the wall in front of my computer!) and I have decided to do create digital illustration instead. Available for just 9$ in my etsy shop. Enjoy!!!



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Twinkle Twinkle little Dada.

You are my universe.
digital painting.



Alessandro's birthday is approaching so last week we had this conversation:
me : " Is there anything special you would like for your birthday? "
him: "Yes! A Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!"
me: "Well...that might be a bit difficult !"
him : "You can draw it mommy!"
me : " Yes, Of course!!"
My boy knows me well I have to say πŸ˜πŸ’™
We started chatting about what he wanted in the picture and here it is!

Working on this special piece for my son made me realize I would love to create more pf these personalized illustrations.

Alessandro loves to look at all his artwork on the wall, the pictures made by him and the ones made by me.
Drawing what goes on in his imagination  encourage his creativity and he comes up with even more stories when he is playing on his own. 

So here is my idea for my next project!
Every month I ll be choosing one kid and his own dream-story to draw.
I will be creating an illustration out of his imagination! Outer space, ocean world, back in time...in the sky... all will be possible.
How to partecipate:
1. Subscribe to my website  (LINK HERE )
2. Drop me a message through my website  (contact me )
 with few information: your kid name / city where you live/ what he likes/ what he would like to see in his own dream illustration
3.Like my FB art page FB Laura Dallagata ART

On the first week of each month I ll share the name of the chosen kid to draw in my monthly Newsletter.
I am hoping to create a very diverse collection  of kids' dreamy illustration!
Can't wait to get started!!!

And if you like my "You are my universe " print you can find it in my Etsy shop  (etsy shop)
Have a great day everyone!

Laura






Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Before and After the campaign

Pag 1 and pag 36 AFTER the Kickstarter campaign! 





Pag 1 and pag 36 BEFORE the kickstarter campaign.

Pag 35-25 It's a Bad time! A true story.

... Hard to believe it... I AM DONE!!!! the books is finished!!!
It has been a long, exciting, tiring and exhilarating journey !
Today I added the last backers characters in the first page of the second story,.

From left to right :

Davi, Julia, Dora from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alberto and Edo from Faenza  Italy!
Georgi, Emi, Viki, and Maria with their dogs Bianka and Vihra from Bulgaria!
Andrzej, Marisja, Katarzyna from Sczecin , Poland!
Giuseppina, Ebro, Vitto and Mimi (cat!) from Faenza, Italy!
Federico from Faenza, Italy!




The campaigns is finished but you be able to pre order the book on Amazon in few days!!! 
THANK YOU ALL from my πŸ’™

Laura

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Daddysaurus & Dadasaurus. Happy Father's day to the daddy in our life!



That is what I call perfect co-operation! Early wake up for me to finish up this while Alessandro decided to have a rare late morning sleep. 8am and still on going :)


Happy Father's day to this Baby of oursπŸ’™
You are the best Daddysaurus we could have ever asked for !!!
We love you so much and we are very grateful for all the hard work you put in for us. 
Looking forward to spend more time together, soon!

LOVE ! 
mami and dada





Daddysaurus & Dadasaurus


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It's a BAD time! (page in progress)

Here is how my pag 36 is coming along πŸ˜†
Things are not going that well on Dora Lane....maybe is not bed time yet but it's just a BAD time!!
Davi, Julia and Dora  on the left and Andrzej, Katarzyna and Marysia on the left!
The two girls are clearly having a crying contest :)
Fun fun fun! more to come


What 's out there?

Loving this last custom illustration !
I was asked to draw robots, because this dad is very much into robots. They even have a dog robot at home! (for real !)
I had so much creating this piece πŸ’™

Another magical bedtime πŸ’™


what's out there?
digital painting

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The pout pout fish ...is in my room!!



Another one for Fathers' day πŸ’›.
This girl loves bedtime reading with her dad!


The pout pout fish ...is in my room!! 
digital painting

Monday, June 10, 2019

Little zoo lover!



Reading books to kids is so important! It allows parents to better connect with them and it boost children imagination...here is my last custom illustration !


My little savana.

digital painting 
8.5x11 inch

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pag 1-2 Its Bedtime! A true story.


We are almost at the end of the kickstarter campaign  LINK HERE ).
It has been an exciting three weeks. I am so thankful to all of you who have supported my project.
Some of you made it to the books!!!

Davi, Julia and Dora from San Paolo, Brasil
Alberto from Faenza, Italy
Ebro, Giuseppina, Edo, Vitto from Faenza, Italy
Andrzej, Katarzyna, Maria from Sczecin, Poland
Federico from Faenza, Italy
Anne Sophie, Julien, Albane, Mathilde, Charline from San Francisco, USA