28.3.14

BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR 2014

A beautiful afternoon spent in my town at the Children's Book Fair.
Sometimes it's really nice here you know :-)
A few noteworthy things made my day:
> Ugo Fontana drawings where shown at the fair. Therefore I had the chance to see for real the originals of the one and only survived illustrated book from my youth by him: Grandi Regine.

> find the beautiful work Gelatology by Studiofludd among the winning illustrators of this 2014 edition. Remember I posted about them here? If you happen to be around they have an exhibition from 26th March to 8th April, c/o Inuit Bookshop, via Petroni 19/c Bologna. Read more about it here. I am planning to go.

Walking on a beautiful floor -me taking the picture but not on the picture, by the way. The amazing pattern comes from one illustration by 2013 winner Satoe Tone from Japan. 

> Enjoyed lots of new published reading material from all over the world.


> Discovered Zhila Hodaee from Iran -also one of 2014 illustrators contest finalists. 


Wanna know who the actual winner is? Look here. 


> See+touch books of some very good publishers such as Orecchio Acerbo e Topi Pittori, and many others. Naturally I did buy a few new lovely pieces that I will be very happy to talk about here another time.

See you all soon then. Wish you all an happy weekend.






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24.3.14

WORK IN PROGRESS



Define a character for your own story is special. Choose the right eyes, lips, face, hair. The right clothes, the right poses. My research has been going on for quite a while, I finally feel I have found the right little girl for my illustrated book.
Not her name, though. Suggestions anyone?








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20.3.14

URBAN JUNGLE BLOGGERS 7 > SPRING INSPIRED STYLING

Hello everybody, today it's time to join the URBAN JUNGLE BLOGGERS again. This is my third contribution: today we style our plants for spring or Easter. 

Looking at the daisy carpets suddenly making their appearance around here, I thought it would have been lovely to just 'steal' a little piece of that carpet and bring it indoors, on the Easter breakfast table. So that is what I did.



I wrapped a soil tile I digged from my garden complete with daisy and grass in a yellow net, then placed it on a simple white ceramic saucer. I know daisies are flowers, but this way it feels more like "green" for me.
The rest of the table setting continues on a white theme.


coffee cups > ikea stockholm
white square plates > present from a friend
egg warmers >  Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm
table cloth > Serholt, Sweden
tiny cups > Japanese hand made ceramics


Thanks again to Judith and Igor -who originally created and initiated this series. I really enjoy taking part to this and see all what the other Urban Jungle Bloggers are doing.
See you all next month.





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15.3.14

PHOTOGRAPHS, CHILDREN AND A BEAUTIFUL SONG


I was recently kindly asked to contribute a few pictures to an exhibition for a no-profit association dedicated to children. I very happily joined the project -and will tell you more about it shortly.

All pictures need to be taken in a specific place -Piazza dei Colori- where the association is located and operates. Thursday evening I was on location with the other photographers taking part to this. Totally unexpectedly some children playing there helped us out. Their joy, enthusiasm, shyness left a mark on me. It has been a special experience, and definitely looked like it was for them too.

At the moment I took this picture, the girl sitting on the right was singing to me Rolling in the deep by Adele with a really really beautiful voice. She asked if i wanted to hear how good she is at singing. Just like that, a special moment I will for sure remember.





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