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


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


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.

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!



mercoledì 14 maggio 2014

Intervista su MakeitLand!

Se non avete già sentito parlare di MakeitLand, dovete provvedere subito!

Questo giovane team di appassionati dell'handmade fa proprio le cose per benino: le loro grafiche sono fresche e accattivanti, il loro stile rimane nella memoria e le loro attività organizzate si fanno ogni giorno più interessanti.

Sono stata intervistata da una di loro, Giulia di Juice for Breakfast, e l'intervista la trovate a questo link.

Etsy Craft Party : Venezia 6 giugno

Non so se ve l'avevo accennato qui sul blog, ma sono diventata da poco Rappresentante Regionale di Etsy Italia per il Friuli-Venezia Giulia! Sono lieta di annunciare che assieme al team di Etsy Italia e le nostre "etsyiane venete" abbiamo organizzato un Craft Party a Venezia!

Ci troveremo nella splendida sede della Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, a pochi passi dalla stazione FS, che ci concede gentilmente un'aula per poterci incontrare, creare, far festa assieme e conoscerci!

✏ Cos'è un Craft Party:

E' un modo per conoscere altre persone con la passione per l'handmade, incontrarsi (e magari far nascere nuove idee e collaborazioni) e fare due chiacchiere mentre si possono seguire dei mini-workshop per la realizzazione di facili progetti creativi.

Rebecca Chew for Esquire

Found on madeforkidsotis

✏ Il tema del Craft Party di quest'anno:

Il tema di quest'anno è "Recapture". Dicono che un'immagine valga più di mille parole: trovate una vecchia fotografia che vi rappresenti al meglio. La foto di vostra nonna al suo matrimonio? Le prime vacanze al mare dei vostri genitori? Una foto d'epoca trovata nella mansarda di una vecchia abitazione? Se non volete pasticciare su una foto originale, procuratevi una riproduzione o anche una semplice fotocopia: andrà benissimo! 
Quello che faremo sarà tanto semplice quanto estremamente divertente e d'effetto: ci ricameremo sopra. Provate a pensare a quanti tipi di intervento si possono realizzare con ago e filo colorato, pensate a cosa vi piacerebbe fare e portate la vostra idea.
Non andate d'accordo con ago e filo? Nessun problema: esistono i pennarelli indelebili, il collage, e altre tecniche con le quali potrete sbizzarrirvi. 

Spero di vedervi là!