I was enjoying one of the few sunny days this crazy spring has granted us when the postman came with a parcel for me.
I watched the packet for a while trying to remember, “did I forget I made online shopping recently?” was the silent question in my head (I know that open the parcel was the faster solution to my situation, but, hey! I like to take my time).
I carefully searched any clue on the white envelope, nothing.
I was then ready to take scissors and cut the envelope…and… “Oh my!” I thought “here we are, my birthday is hunting me once again!”.
…but I still have a bit of time and I’ll sell my skin dearly.
Meanwhile, thank you Jolette for the lovely gift you sent me. ♥
It’s a long time I’m stuck with my Zoo; but inspiration is unpredictable and that’s what came from a night conversation with a friend on the Samuel Beckett quote:
I know, it’s hard to understand how this illustration could be related to the quote…but hey, it’s “difficult starmi Dietrich”
Rolling Stones – Paint it black (but this is another story)
Sunday it’s the only day of the week I can eat what I want and really like (damn diet!), even sweets and cakes. A new shop is appeared near the Zoo-house, and the look of its cupcakes was so awesome that we bought some.
My personal taster Pepe (actually just a sniffer) was very interested by the caramel one…and he was pretty right.
…Sunday is definitely my day.
Here we are! Christmas is just round the corner, doesn’t matter if you’ll celebrate it watching the snow fall on swimming in the sea (although is so weird for me thinking to an hot-Christmas)…we want to wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Finally yesterday weather turned to spring, people on TV say that it will last just for few days, so we all promptly moved outside the balcony to enjoy the sun and dreaming of a better view.
When I came back inside there were many surprises waiting for me in a box, my friend Renee from Pittsburg sent me many little scented soaps and moisturizing lotions and other cute stuff… luckily she sent anything short-dated as the postal trip took two months, TWO MONTHS!
My parcel was basically “ramsoned” by the Italian Custom duty.
I’m recently watching “Boardwalk Empire” and I’m pretty sure that if I could track a random parcel of 1920 it covered the distance between USA and Italy faster than my 2012 one.
And now, Mesdames et Messieurs, The Roaring 20′s…
P.S. thank you Paulo for sending me a picture from Portugal to make my “Invasion” collection grow…sometimes little things can make us very happy
On Saturday evening I left the Zoo-house (sometimes it happens) and the sleeping pets to hanging around with my friends. We went to Pozzuoli (also known as the city that gave birth to to the Italian actress Sophia Loren) and ate an icecream (not so good) watching the ships coming and going.
Naturally the scene wasn’t as doomsday alike as it showed on the picture but the weather wasn’t good at all, as attested by those scary clouds in the sky. I know I’m starting to be quite boring on this subject but if you live in the Southern Italy and the end of April looks as November there’s something really wrong that’s going on.
On Sunday, instead, I learned a great lesson, to beware carefully what I watch on TV when Pepe is around. I just finished to see Boardwalk Empire and Pepe made me such a long scratch on my face that I now look as Al “Scarface” Capone.Now he’s on the floor staring at me, it would be great to understand what’s up in his mind.
I don’t know why this picture make me think to “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down, so…
I’m an 80′s music lover, so was inevitable that such a golden bookmark made me think to the Spandau Ballet song “Gold”.
In the Eighties I was just a baby but I was big enough to understand how famous Duran Duran were compared to the others. I know their major hits and I have some of them in my music collection, but I don’t ever play them…meanwhile I hear Spandau Ballets’ hits quite often.
Does it make of me a thirty-year-late New Romantic fan?
A long time is passed from my last post but the Zoo really had a busy week: new illustrations, new postcards, fridge magnets are in the air…
But luckily I have found the time to go to see a teather show, I enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t resist to make an illustration to celebrate that fun I had. The Marinetti Sisters are three vocalists “en travesti” who sing 30′s swing songs. I really love that retro style…and when I proposed to my Zoo to make our own en travesti band, the “Zoo Sisters”, they were enthusiastic! As always Pepe was the most excited. I am supposed to be already a lady, of course…but Tobia is a gifted soloist, no way to convince him to be part of a band!
This is my favourite song in the show, it was an Andrews’ Sisters song titled Bei mir bist do schoen.
Cher medley in swing sauce…
The perfect soundtrack for the last three postcards I have realized in Japanese style. So peaceful.
[a huge hug to my Japanese friends: Miwa, Masayo, Sonoyo and Ayaka...the Zoo is with you.]