December 22nd, 2022
I'm very excited to share online my first hand painted ornaments ever!
After creating the small acrylic painting featuring my new character "Chestnut Nose the Snowman" I decided to paint him on wood ornaments too. I also gave him a couple of friends named "Gnome Curly Beard" and "The Dancing Gingerbread Men".
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November 1st, 2022
Autumn and Halloween inspired me to create a collection of paintings that celebrate the seasons, the events and holidays that make them even more special. Since I have been living in the US, I have had a costume for every Halloween, and to take these pictures I was happy to be a witch again, that was my first costume. I wanted to add a sense of magic or mystery to every piece and also, I started creating some characters that will be recurrent through the seasons. Sign up for my newsletter to get updates on new works!
October 29th, 2022
On September 25 I saw for the first time my artworks displayed in my booth, as I had the opportunity to participate in the Lafayette Marquis Vintage and Flea Market. I really wanted to set up the booth and my artworks and test the layout with people coming by. It was a rainy day so very few people came by, but it was worth it anyway. I wanted the focus to be on both my "Black and White Shades Collection" and my new fall and Halloween themed small canvases series.
The white sheer curtains and the shiny black ivy framing the back of the booth and the big canvases on easels gave the effect I wanted. I was happy with the way I designed the whole space but as I always do, next time will be different and improved.
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January 20th, 2022
First of all, welcome to my blog. I never thought I would do such thing, but here I am. It happened to me before...LOL.
Today I was checking notes about the art I have been creating and I found something I wrote back in 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic, and I would like to retype it here.
In case you don't know much about me, I have been living in the United States since 2012 and Italian is my first language so... "Excuse my English" and please let me know if I made any mistakes LOL
"I never thought I would be sharing that photograph I took almost 10 years ago. Most of the time I didn't even want to share my photographs on social media. I was feeling like they were too personal to show to everyone out there.
Photographs are happy or sad life memories. Sometimes they are the only things left to help us remember special moments we lived, or people and pets we don't have around us anymore.
This year, right in the middle of the pandemic, while I was spending more time at home like everyone, something changed.
Living suddenly in a scary (note: my whole family and friends live in Italy and I live alone here with my 3 cats) different world made me see many things in a different way.
In one month I found myself creating my first website and online gallery. I went through photographs taken during the last 10 years of my life and felt like finally sharing them with the world. What a weird feeling.
I never studied photography or owned a serious camera, most of my photographs are just as they came out, no manipulating or cropping. Every photograph has its own story and belongs to moments of my eventful crazy sometimes unusual life.
I hope each one of you will enjoy my collections"
Today January 20th 2022, I am glad to share for the first time my thoughts too. Unfortunately the pandemic is not just a memory yet.