Wednesday, January 30, 2019

San Francisco I LOVE YOU.

It is official ! We on our way to Barcelona!
But we ll be back in SF soon (2 years maybe??)
Time really flies. We left Europe exactly ten years ago. First NYC then SF.
It took me some time to adjust and make San Francisco my home but there is not a place I love more than this as right now.
But is not a bye-bye time yet :)
We ll be around till the summer and even when in Barcelona I will be  able work with all my SF based clients, because no matter where i move i will be drawing  :)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Our Good night bookie routine.

My last customized illustration :

8.5x11 inches

Our Good night bookie routine.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Ana is in town!

8.5x11 inches

I created this piece for super mom of our community.

Monday, January 21, 2019

We are what we believe we are.

We are what we believe we are.

In order of appearance Nonna Tilde, Chicco, Mona, Alessandro, Nonna Lucia and Palina.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The most wonderful costume ever! (work in progress)

This last illustration is for a very special project, one very close to my heart.
In the picture there is my son Alessandro with his great grandmothers. They both passed away several  years ago, still they are very present in my every day life, in my heart and my mind.
They were the very first artist I have ever met.
Nonna Tilde could create beautiful and super complicated crochet work. Nothing was ever too difficult, and her hands and eyes were never too tired for it.
Nonna Lucia could just create the most amazing dress from whatever piece of cloth was given to her. I still remember that one time when she sew the same dress for me, my mom and my doll.
They were the strongest yet the sweetest women I have ever known.
Nonna Tilde would be 107 this year, Nonna Lucia would turn 95.
I miss them. I would have loved for them to meet Alessandro.
In the picturewith Alex and Mona there are also my nonna's latest pets: Chicco, Nonna Tilde's doggie and Palina, Nonna Lucia's cat.
So this last illustration is for my nonne ( Le MIE nonne ) and my little boy.
We looked at the pictures together and I got to tell him few stories about them. It felt like we all were in same room. I am pretty sure if my nonne could be with us today they would be joining forces to create the most wonderful super hero costume ever!
I am also pretty sure Alessandro would be fighting every effort to keep him still while they take his measures!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Flying dragon.

I created this illustration for a friend that has recently  started a platform that sells education toys, check it out! They are pretty awesome :)

The flying dragon.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

If you can dream it you can do it.

8.5 x 11 inches
If you dream it you can do it .

This last illustration is dedicated to my son <3 and to the little girl inside me that have always loved drawing since I can remember but she was told that drawing cannot be a job. Instead here I am.
Many years later....because when you start doesn't matter ;)
<3 Just done with grad school and happily and proudly holding my MFA in children illustration!
Cheers to me and to all of us! Let's make these dreams happen!!

Alex saw the work in progress yesterday and he was so very excited to be finally drawn sitting on top of his Dino Boy, can't wait to show him the finished piece this evening.

Happy dreaming everyone.

Sunday, January 6, 2019