Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Tutorial for Scrappin' Sisters (Italian & English Versions) & Zentangle Ispired Art

This month I'm guest designer for the Italian artful blog called SCRAPPIN' SISTERS.
Each month we host a tutorial and a challenge. It is usually written in Italian, but anyone can join!

Do you remember my friend PRIMITIVE HARE's threadkeeper?
I created a sort of Fall "dreamcatcher".
The tutorial is in Italian and English!
Just click the Scrappin' Sisters link above.
And, YES, the purple background is my dining room wall! :)

I have also gone back at Zendoodling. Things are changing a bit here, but I don't want to talk about it yet.
So I'm working and doodling.
Here are a couple of reminders for my SELF.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Bunch of Patterns! 18th: Railwayz, 19th: Geerandola, 20th: Pin-Will, 21st: Drakon

My first week away from home has inspired me some new Tangle Patterns!
I have had a lot of time for thinking, reading and doodling.
I am trying to clean out my brain and move more positive energy.
For now I don't want to talk or write too much about my life journey.
So, you just sit down, relax and enjoy my drawings! :)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Moved! & My 17th Pattern: Kuky

Hello everyone!
It's been a very busy week!
I moved to Abruzzi on Saturday and I'm now settling down. Hubby has gone back home (600 kms away).
Doing a lot of HO'OPONOPONO!!
I need to move energies!
Let's see what happens!
Hubby's cardioversion went well. He still has to take his pills anyway.But it's a start.

I haven't had a chance to draw lately, so today I'm sharing with you something I made last week.

A new tangle pattern called KUKY

and a door hanger dedicated to my fave badass hero: Machete! :)
I'm already in Halloween mood!!

See you soon!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEWS! and My 16th Pattern: WORMETTE

Hello, Dear Souls!!
After almost three weeks of silence, here I am again!
I now have a new internet connection that costs twice less than the one I had before. I have limited daily gigabytes, but it will be good enough for my needs.

In my last post I wrote about some news.
Here we go!

1) Hubby is having his cardioversion tomorrow morning. I hope everything is going well and that he can solve his problem.

2) In a few days I'll leave my house/hubby/cats and go away for a job in another region. Do you remember my little town in Abruzzi? Yes, there!! :) I have found some people for private English lessons. My Mom has a vacant flat there (my late Aunt's) and she agreed to leave it to me for some months. So, hey, next time I'll post from there! :)
Yesterday I was thinking about the steps that led me to the current situation. All the "coincidences" that happened when I asked for a CHANGE in my life:
- In December 2013 I lost my job.
- In February I had a surgery that freed me from 20+ years of pain.
- In May my Aunt died and left her flat vacant.
- In August, as we could not afford to go away for Summer holidays, we went to Abruzzi with my Mom and Dad. I met old friends and talked about finding a job. 
- In September I exchanged some emails with friends with children who needed some private English lessons (in Italy English is not taught well in schools).
In the midst of all this my hubby was diagnosed with heart problems and now he is going to solve them (cross fingers!!!). :)
Moreover, lately I have found a caterpillar (I hadn't seen one in years) which is a symbol of renovation/rebirth/change and I keep dreaming snakes and water.
Look how beautiful and strange it is!
So, I am more than convinced that this is going to be a good choice.
Wish me luck, my friends!
Being without internet left me more time for drawing and doodling.
I created my 16th Tangle Pattern

And here are a couple of "marine" drawings.
They told me I could be anything I wanted. So I chose to be a Unicorn.

Have a great week!
And see you soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Internet for a while...

I'm going to be without internet for some days. I had to close my telephone subscrition because it's too expensive right now. And now I'm trying to find a wi-fi only company. 
I'll be available via cellphone connection for some days.
Back from Trentino! My hubby had a job there for a couple of days, so we decided to go together. 
 Another worth a visit place. Wonderful mountains, good air and amazing landscapes.

While I was there I had the chance of visiting my dear friend PRIMITIVE HARE (click to visit her Etsy Shop)
She creates wonderful primitive stitching patterns and threadkeepers (all cut by herself!).
This is the one she gave to me.
As I'm not good at stitching, I decided to create something new out of it. :)
Stay tuned as I'm actually creating a tutorial.

That's all for now, folks!
See you soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Remember my Crowdfunding Campaign?

Do you remember my Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign?
As I promised a couple of months ago, here is a juicy photo of all the supplies I purchased with those funds! :)
Acrylics, ink pens, markers, modelling paste, pencils, journals and paper!
You AWESOME SOULS made it happen! With those supplies I can make art for a loooooong time!
I'll show you some new pieces soon!

Last week I had to catch up with Fat Round Journal FB Group Challenge. The theme was Paradise/Heaven.
I am not a religious person. Not at all. I respect all religious thoughts, but I don't want/need to follow any. But, being raised in a Catholic environment still has some effect on me. Thinking about heaven brought this image to my mind. I just played with my intuitive drawing and blended it with a revised quote from John Milton's "Paradise Lost". I hope you like it.

And last but not least, here are some watercolor and ink postcards. A good way of recharging after two weeks far away from my pencils!! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back with some new Art

Hello everyone!!
I'm finally back from my (other) hometown in Abruzzi! 
I had the lucky chance of meeting some long time good friends from all over Italy and my sweet relatives. I have spent such a great time with them! 
And I also had some time for thinking about my life and what I want to do with it (kaizen - kaizen - kaizen!!!).
So, stay tuned for news! :)

Here are some photos of Città Sant'Angelo (Pescara), a wonderful Medieval town stretched down the hills between the Adriatic Sea and the Grans Sasso and Maiella Mountains.
Definitely worth a visit if you come to Italy. :)

 WEBSITE (Italian. Info for visitors and online visit)

As soon as I got back home I took my art supplies and started painting!! 
I looked like an addict! Ehehehe!!
So, here what I came up to.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Found Poetry & FREEBIE Friday

Last post before leaving!
Next week I'm going to Abruzzi with my parents, because they have to sign some documents for my late aunt's house. I'm going to stay at least 2 weeks. Internet connection has always been very difficult there, so I think I'll post photos and such when I come home.

I'm leaving you with another page of my Mixed Media Found Poetry little book.
You can find a short sample video of it in my YOUTUBE CHANNEL
If you want to know what Found Poetry is, please read my previous posts. :)

It reads:
"My art
is a gift of the gods.
Mistery and
Postcard size

This week I want to share with you one of my digital papers.
It is for PERSONAL USE. Please, DON'T resell it or include it in personal or commercial collections.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Don't worry, Mom! I'll protect your Supplies!

This is what my friend Cream is telling me. :)

During the last week I have been working on an art project: a Found Poetry & Mixed Media "book".
See my PREVIOUS POST for an explanation of what is Found Poetry.

First I have painted, collaged and doodled some background pages (front and back) and then cut them into postcard size cards.

I have used an old Italian edition of "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.
The collaged elements are also from scrap pages of the novel.

From each page I chose words or phrases and arranged them into new meanings. Then I glued each "poem" to each art card.

This is the cover. It says: 
" The most famous
creates huge sensation.

I am now trying to create a video of all the pages.
For now I can only share a short sample:

See you for the complete video!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

My 15th Tangle: Leafheart & Found Poetry

Oh, what a crazy Summer!
Well, I guess we cannot talk about Summer this month, because the weather looks like November. Rainy and cold days followed by one hot day. Apart from the huge humidity I'm happy with it.
Now that my family has gone back to Canary Islands I can pick up my pencils again. :)

Yesterday I created my 15th tangle!
I called it LEAFHEART.

This year I joined an Italian Found Poetry Swap Group on FB.

From Wikipedia:
 Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original. 

I like both kinds of Found Poetry and usually combine it with doodling and painting.
As I am still waiting for receiving my swap cards, I'm showing you some other pieces I made on Friday.
First I painted a background on an A3 sheet.
Then filled it with drawings, collaged papers, stamps and doodles and cut it into postcard sized cards.
I finished them them with some words cut from a book (I used Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"), creating a completely new meaning. :)

Have a great week!