venerdì 12 febbraio 2016

Movin (again) and switching language / Trasloco!


Dear english readers, 
please forgive me if I'll switch to my native language from now on. I'll try to translate a few sentences here and there, I promise.


Ciao, come va?

Nell'ultimo post (settembre 2015, argh!) ho scritto che non sono molto brava a tenere aggiornati questi benedetti social -  a meno che non si tratti di lavoro, allora lì è un'altra storia.

Con i miei spazi (portfolio, questo blog, pagina facebook, twitter, tumblr etc.) sono diventata davvero pessima. Forse il lavoro ha preso il sopravvento, o forse sto solo crescendo, sta di fatto che non provo più così tanto piacere nel condividere ogni cosa mi capiti, sia essa lavorativa o privata.

Uno dei miei buoni propositi per il 2016 - con l'imminente arrivo del mio nuovo spazio lavorativo, di cui parlerò dopo - è quello di riprendere in mano questo blog. Non troppo: non voglio partire con il botto e prendermi un impegno che farò fatica a mantenere.
Vorrei partire con un obbiettivo semplice semplice: un post a settimana.

Sembra ragionevole? Lo è!
In realtà mi sembra il massimo che posso dare in questo momento, ammesso che ci sia ancora qualcuno che per sbaglio capita su questo spazio a farsi gli affari miei (hehe).

Ho detto "nuovo spazio lavorativo"? Sì, l'ho detto.
Sto traslocando nuovamente, ma sempre nella mia amata Trieste.
La casa è bellissima e non vedo l'ora che questo mese passi in fretta: con i primi di marzo tutto dovrebbe essere sistemato - o almeno in gran parte.


Questo è il futuro soggiorno - adesso sembra spoglio, no?

La stanza che si intravede sulla destra sarà il mio nuovo studio/campo base. Non ho foto degne, ma sicuramente ne farò quando sarà tutto sistemato e finalmente potrò dedicarmi ai progetti che mi aspettano per la primavera.

Ultimamente ho un gran da fare, soprattutto dopo il mio viaggio nel Regno Unito (yes, a gennaio ho fatto qualche giretto esplorativo, un po' per lavoro, un po' per piacere).
Mi sto occupando di gestire l'immagine coordinata di un festival, l'organizzazione dei corsi di formazione di BloopersLab (a proposito, io ne terrò uno di Illustrator a maggio, se vi interessa!), un video d'animazione, altri progetti più piccini e, come sempre, Busking Bears.






A proposito di Busking Bears, se ancora non ci seguite su facebook forse vi siete persi gli ultimi aggiornamenti. Prima di lanciare la collezione primavera / estate abbiamo deciso di indìre un giveaway.
Potete mandarci da 1 a 3 scatti dei vostri viaggi per vincere felpe, borsine di tela o buoni sconto da spendere sul nostro shop. Il regolamento completo lo trovate sulla nostra pagina facebook.


Per il momento è tutto - altrimenti questo post diventa chilometrico.
Alla prossima!


Irene








martedì 15 settembre 2015

On being back after a while.


Note: There's always been a constant lack of motivation in my life towards keeping social networks and web areas active through weeks, months, years.
Let's say I get really excited about blogging - like I was, actually. It gets really intense for a while, then I just move on something else.
I've always been like this and I guess you'll just have to deal with it.


Well, hello.
So much stuff happened lately (you don't say?).
I moved - AGAIN! - but I'm still walking on the streets of Trieste.
I'm freelancing more than ever, illustrating, meeting new people and getting into new things.
Life's happening, I guess.

I'll try to write down more in the short future, but as for now you can have a look at the following links and get amazed by the wonderful people I'm interacting with at the moment:


1. Busking Bears (my brother and me, as a clothing line for adventurers! I'm the art director)
2. Banshees Roller Derby (my roller derby team! Currently coaching)
3. BloopersLab (a local association that works on media production. Soon doing things with them)
4. Collective Pictures (movie production - hardcore professionals! Worked with them last summer)
5. Tetris (a nice friendly DIY club in Trieste. We released some tees w/ Busking Bears)
6. ArtElettronica (a new techno music project in town! Doing the graphics for those kids)
7. Chicks in Bowls Italy (we rollerskate on ramps! I'm the admin)
8. Inconnu LAB (friends!)










giovedì 26 marzo 2015

See you, space cowboy!


Long time no posting here!
My life so far has been filled with strange happenings, curious events, small and huge changes, radical haircuts, new relationships, new friends, new jobs, new cities, old friends, renewed passions and sport (much much much physical activity!).

If I had to describe the whole package in detail, it would probably take me another year to write it down properly. I won't even try.
I would go with a list, more likely.



1. I moved to Trieste (again? again.). That would probably be the proper start of this new life. I met lots of new people and built new relationships. I'm also enjoying this corner of the world way better than the last time I lived here. I live in my own apartment, which is small and cozy: exactly what I was hoping for!

This is actually an old picture. Now it looks a bit different. Flat tour soon?



2. I got back to the same job I had before my departure. Here I am, graphic designer in-house for Etnoblog!

Portrait with Mia the Dog



3. I launched a new project with my brother Tommaso. It's called "Busking Bears", but I'll speak about it in another post later next week.







4. I started a roller derby team! We are the Banshees: learn more about us on facebook






5. I organized my very first self-publishing / zines / art / screenprinting / music festival ever! It has been tiring but super exciting.











6. I organized the first Etsy Italia Craft Party in Trieste on march 21st! It took place in that awesome venue called "Grip", and I have to thank you the owner Alessia for letting me doing it!








That's all for now. 
I know there's much much more to tell, but it'll come in the future. 
I'm happy to be back, especially because I never felt the urge to attend this blog-thing regularly. It's quite spontaneous and when it comes back to me, well, it's always a pleasant feeling.





lunedì 2 giugno 2014

E V A





Sorry guys, I'm literally packed up with commissions and work!
I'll start to post again very soon.

xx



venerdì 23 maggio 2014

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mercoledì 21 maggio 2014

Inspiration Board: Wanderlust




Busy busy week! What about you folks?
I'm getting some inspiration here and there for a new exciting ( super-secret ) project I'm working on.
Enjoy!








San Francisco by Shansloth








Disclaimer: I do not own the rights of these pictures. Commercial use is forbidden without the consent of the owners.

venerdì 16 maggio 2014

Friday I'm in Love #4



Are you starting to feel this summer vibe already?
I hope I'll get to walk on the beach this sunday, but in the meanwhile let's have a look on this week's lovely findings, shall we?





This Fish pin by maremagnum is adorable!
( via Etsy )



( via Etsy )



( via Modcloth )




( via Forever 21 )




Knot Too Shabby Pool Float. Awesome! I want one.
( via Modcloth )





Have a nice weekend everybody!

xx

Irene