mercoledì 23 dicembre 2009


We found this wonderful picture on the web,
we thought it was perfect to
Wish everyone a joyful and peaceful

mercoledì 25 novembre 2009

Music sketch

First we want to thanks all the people
for the kind words about our book,
We are doing the last corrections on cover
and then we'll need only to write the
So also this week for Illustration Friday
"music" I menaged to upload only a
little rough did it before going to sleep

martedì 17 novembre 2009

IF: Unbalanced

I wanted to colour last week illo,
but we are finally quite at the end of
our children book,only the front and
back cover and lettering and............
So we decided to post an old illo, for
IF topic "Unbalanced"....well the guy
in background lost his balance discussing
with a "good"guy....

mercoledì 11 novembre 2009

IF: Blur

Even if I didn't menage to complete
the illustration,I decided to post
the illo for IF "Blur"It's only a rough
I did this morning.I was thinking
how much blured isthe limit between
reality and imagination for children,
sometimes we should try to remember
how it was,for usbut also for them.

giovedì 22 ottobre 2009

IF: Frozen

This is an old illustration me and my boyfriend
did years ago but I thought it could be right
for this week IF topic"Frozen"
Normally one think about cold things but
you know these old western movies when
time seems frozen:)
Last news: we are doing the last illos for the book
and (probably we are mad)but we begun doing
comics lessons to teenagers,it will be a great
experience but we are also a little scared....
perfect for Halloween:):):):)

giovedì 8 ottobre 2009

"Toofs" Sneak Peak

Here you are a sneak peak about our book"Toofs"
written by Jennifer Poulter.We are doing it
digitally,it's a great experince .
Will his big brother
survive the little one that is testing his new teeth?
A book about teeth and relationship

mercoledì 7 ottobre 2009

IF: Germs

Also this week I menaged to do only a rough for
Illustration Friday topic.
When I think about germs I think about flu and
all these days reading a good book,a flavoured
cup of chocolate ,my lovely cat and a lot of
handkerchiefs.At the end germs aren't so bad!
I'd like to thanks all friends that did comments
and a patiently waiting my pencils coloured
but me and Andrea we are trying to finish
the book .

mercoledì 30 settembre 2009

IF: Pattern

This week Illustration Friday topic is "Pattern"
I have to say that the idea arrived thanks to a friend
of mine ,mother of a little girl that last week told
me about her little one that decided to colour with
pastels the wall of her room,so I figured her doing
the same thing but with her little hands.
The dog wasn't in the story but I like how
children and pets normally interact.

martedì 22 settembre 2009

IF: Infinite #1

This morning I received a postcard from
Infinite Space ,but how will they menage
to come back ?The spaceship for some
reason became too little for them:)
This illo is from my boyfriend Andrea
that have the idea for this week
Illustration Friday topic.

mercoledì 16 settembre 2009

IF : Welcome

Here I am ,finally I menaged to do a new
illo for Ilustration Friday "Welcome"
Sometimes we wait for something far
from us instead of looking around us.
Hope to colour it in these days,I say hope
because I'm uploading this image from
a friend's computer because ...............
Lucky monitor decided to die
yesterday :) :)

venerdì 11 settembre 2009


Here I am,finally I menaged to write again
in the blog,I've been a bad blogger in these
months.I'm not very good in writing but
First of all I want to thank
Joanne May for an award given to me
2 months ago and
AtelierBrigitte for another award 1 month ago
"Thanks and sorry for not answering you before"

venerdì 7 agosto 2009 :published!

Before the loss of our dog this was the good news we wanted to
share with all of you
Thanks to Jennifer Poulter that sent one of his wonderful poems
" Cat_Factorium" we had the possibility to publish on an illustration did for the poem.
Go and check it if you have time!

lunedì 3 agosto 2009

Goodbye Blacky

This week I wanted to come back to my blog
with good news,but this morning Blacky
our dog passed away.He lived with us an
year and a half after we found him in the country.
He was old , had problems for walking and he was
without an eye but he menaged to give love to
all of us and we tried to give him a house and
all our love.
This is a message for everyone:

giovedì 25 giugno 2009

Happy Birthday to my blog

Today is 1 year that I bigun with my boyfriend Andrea
this blog for submitting to Illustration Friday.
I have to thank everyone that commented to
our illustrations in this year,a lot of things
happened (a writer called us for a children book)
but the best thing is that we met a lot of new friends
So without your support nothing could happen

giovedì 11 giugno 2009


A great thank to Joanne May for giving me this award,
she is a fantastic artist and if you like fairy and celtic arts
you have to visit her blog.

Here are few rules if you accept the award
Feel free to deliver this award to eight other people
(or as many bloggers you would like) and include the
following text with the award on your site.
" These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in self aggrandizement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,
even more friendship are propagated.
Please give more attention to these writers."
Here are my blogs choise:

martedì 9 giugno 2009

IF: Craving

Also this week the only thing I menage to do is
a rough for Illustration Friday topic "Craving"
We are working hard in these days for the
children book we are doing and so this is what
I can do for the moment,but once the book
will be finished I'll colour all the illustrations ,
it's a promise for all the friends that so kindly
do comments in this blog,they are a great
support for my works.
Now talking about the new illo,I thought which is
the most craving thing for a children...
growing isn't it?

venerdì 5 giugno 2009

Finally published :Night of the crabs cover

This week been full of work and the only
thing I can do is give this wonderful news
for me and my boyfriend.
Finally the book cover "Night of the crabs"by Guy N.Smith
that we did for Ghostwriter Publications
is published,we are so excited :)

giovedì 28 maggio 2009

IF: Cracked

I'm late,I'm late ,I'm late....:)
As always I'm late for Illustration Friday
and for visiting my friends blogs.
This week topic is Cracked and yestarday ,waiting
for a job appointment I did this rough on a
piece of paper.I was thinking about the word and
I thought that when I was a little child I asked myself
what the little insects do when they disappear in the walls.
So this illo came out ,hoping to finish it in these days

mercoledì 20 maggio 2009


This week Illustration friday topic is"Contagious"
I did this simple illustration for a t-shirt and
thought it was a good idea for the topic.
Sleeping in these warm days is contagious
and is one of the thing I love the best.

martedì 19 maggio 2009

Parade in colour

Yestarday was my birthday,hurray for me :)
my first 40 years old... so as a gift to
everybody I decided to colour the illustration
I did last week for Illustration Friday.
Hope you like it.

martedì 12 maggio 2009

IF: Parade

Here I am again after a difficult time of my life,
my grandmother died after Ester ,now quite a month
passed and I begin again doing all the things I left
and so I finally menaged to do a new rough for
Illustration Friday(hope to colur it before friday)
and again at work on Jennifer Poulter children book.
This week Ilustration Friday topic is "Parade"

venerdì 10 aprile 2009


This week we had some family problems
but now Easter arrived and it seems everything
is going better,so we want to wish everyone a

lunedì 30 marzo 2009

IF: Poise

This week illustration friday topic is Poise
I did this illo last week during a moment of
relax and when I saw this week topic I thought
it could be quite good.When I did it I was thinking
about something I saw when I was little,I was on
holiday in a country house and one morning I saw
a little mouse drinking milk from his tail after he
had put it in a milk bottle.It was so cute.
Thanks to everyone for the nice words last week,
I'll try soon as possible to colour all the roughs I did

mercoledì 25 marzo 2009

IF: Subtract

Finally here I am again,maybe not 100%
but anyway I menaged to do a rough for
this week Illustration Friday topic"Subtract"
Well probably there isn't need to explain it
but I love to see children playing with
animals and in this case who is trying to
subtract the ball......?

lunedì 2 marzo 2009

IF: Breezy

This week Illustration Friday topic is Breezy,
what is better then sleeping in the breezy night
one near the other waiting for the morning light
as these two bears.

mercoledì 25 febbraio 2009

Finally out of bed!

Finally after a week of fever I'm out of bed,but
I have to say that I fell like the cat in the image.
Unfortunately I did't have the force to do no
illustrations but the positive part was that
everyone was at my service...:) and I could
sleep how much wanted:)
But now at work again

martedì 10 febbraio 2009

Thanks for the award

So many thanks to Faruffa for the award,
a great and talented artist,if you don't
know her you must visit her blog full
of imagination and an amazing view of life
Here there are 7 things I love:
1. all kind of sweets
2.reading before going to sleep
4.drink chocolate when out is cold
5.rainy days (but only if I'm at home)
6.our cat expressions
7.going out with friends
And now the 7 bloggers I pass the award


This week Illustration Friday topic is "Time"
What a wonderful word,you noticed that
sometimes you have too much of it and
sometimes it isn't enough.
This week we hadn't time to do a new illo
so we thought to use one I did years ago
for a springtime topic.

giovedì 29 gennaio 2009

Work in progress_Climbing

Not finished yet,but I menaged to ink it

martedì 27 gennaio 2009


This week Illustration Friday is: Climbing
"What a joy climbing the mountain to
discover that the old hermit went for the
winter holidays and a storm is arriving!"
Unfortunately last week we didn't manage
to post something and also this week we
weren't sure to menage to do it.
We are working on some characters for
a book written by JR Poulter who asked us to
illustrate one of her poem.
But Andrea decided to do something that we hope
to finish before the end of the week,while I was
sketching some characters.

mercoledì 14 gennaio 2009

IF: Contained

Watercolour and digital

This week Illustration friday topic is "Contained"
I haden't much time to do it but I wanted to do
something in watercolour but when I saw it scanned
I wasnt' very happy with it so I used photoshop on it.
I don't know wich is better,I'll let you decide.
About my interpretation of the word I imagined a little
mouse trying to fish the moon that is contained(this is
what he thinks) in a little lake near his house .

mercoledì 7 gennaio 2009

IF: Resolve

This week Illustration Friday is "Resolve"
The idea is from Andrea that decided to colour my pencils.He imagined our little bear resolving
to come back ,for Xmas,at home after a long journey,
because nothing is comfortable like home