Once again thanks Sweetbento for the amazing job you did with my characters ♥
Recently I am always late.
I don’t know which part of me is slower right now, mind or body…all I know is that I feel as I am entrapped in a slow-motion alternative life.
Maybe it’s just that I’ve just heaped-up so many things during these last weeks of study that although I am trying to catch up with, the pile of “undone things” is still very high. The good news is that I overcome the driving licence written tests (yeah!), soon I’ll start the driving lessons.
Anyway, here’s a new bento box inspired by the Nextlola’s Zoo, my friend Sweetbento made and awesome job once again!
Today is Pepe’s turn to show off all his energetic nature…and the lovely Vivace seems to appreciate it
See more bento boxes at Sweetbento on Instagram.
P.S. short note for my Postcrossing friends: sorry for being late in reply, I’ll be back soon.
You can never know what life will bring you.
In a boring rainy afternoon life led me into a collaboration with Sweetbento.
A lovely London based food artist that is now creating bento boxes inspired by my Zoo characters. The experience is amazing for me, and it’s fun to follow the whole food creation step by step.
Both of us can’t wait for spring to come, that’s why spring is our main theme.
Unluckily, at the end of the day I am not the one to eat the bento food, but her beautiful daughter Vivace.
If you want to see more boxes you can also visit the page of Sweetbento on Instagram, it definitely worth a visit.
Here we go again! A new illustration is ready…I had this one in my mind for over a year and finally here it is. It will be soon available as postcard.
This time I was inspired by a French movie, Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, I saw it just once in January 2002 and I was stunned by its poetry and colors. Maybe ten years later it’s just time to rewatch it…to have a bad memory could be useful sometimes, as you can watch the same movie again and again through the years as you’re watching it for the first time…a very bad memory indeed
Here’s a short clip for you (in Italian, sorry!)
Today I’ve been asked if I’m going to make other postcards inspired by famous artists and their works…the answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!
I don’t know yet who’ll be the next one…you can’t plan inspiration, it just suddenly takes you to bring you where it wants…that’s how it happens with Klimt’s artworks, one day I woke up and I just couldn’t resist to make those three illustrations…not matter what was already scheduled, my soul just refused to do anything else.
I surely already have some ideas I hope to realize as soon as possible, as to remake at least one illustration from the works of: Edward Hopper, Alphonse Mucha, Tamara de Lempicka, the Pre-Raphaelites Brootherhood…. although I am not sure yet if my style will match well with these great painters’ styles.
But, if I could start a new art illustration right now it will very probably be “Marcella” (1910) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. He his one of my favourites painters, and I still remember the joy of finally finding (it was a very long treasure hunt, especially if you don’t have any sense of direction and you’re moving in a huge foreign city) and visiting the “Brücke-Museum” in Berlin…the effort was worth it because I came home with a fabulous Marcella tote bag.
I love the idea to confront myself with such a powerlful image, and such vibrant colors.
(The Bridge) was a group of German expressionist artists formed in Dresden in 1905, after which the Brücke Museum in Berlin was named. Founding members were Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Later members were Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and Otto Mueller. The seminal group had a major impact on the evolution of modern art in the 20th century and the creation of expressionism.
Die Brücke is sometimes compared to the Fauves. Both movements shared interests in primitivist art. Both shared an interest in the expressing of extreme emotion through high-keyed color that was very often non-naturalistic. Both movements employed a drawing technique that was crude, and both groups shared an antipathy to complete abstraction. The Die Brücke artists’ emotionally agitated paintings of city streets and sexually charged events transpiring in country settings make their French counterparts, the Fauves, seem tame by comparison.
Here’s the last illustration inspired by Gustav Klimt’s artwork, a detail of the “Tree of life“.
With its roots embedded into the soil and its top branches going to heaven the tree is a symbol to many faiths of: wisdom, rebirth, love, strength, friendship, redemption, and encouragement.
Klimt put very few leaves on his tree, and he made them to look like eyes staring back at you…delightfully alarming!
…in a rainy day.
If you don’t like my opinion of you, you can always improve.
- Ashleigh Brilliant -
Audrey is always right:
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
P.S. To smoke is unhealthy…Lola is smoking just a chocolate cigarette (gnammy!) and the smoke all around is just a special effect offered by parrots (hidden behind the lip sofa and shaking their wings on a lot of dry ice)