Thursday, March 19, 2015

VIta- Enchanted Doll Contest 2015

Leo is here! He was born at the end of February. He is a lovely and healthy boy. I am so very happy!
Right before his birth I made this drawing for the Enchanted Doll Contest 2015.

Introducing Vita. Her tattoo shows the unfolding of life through the intermixed symboligies of the Moirae myth and of the changing seasons. Clotho is the spinster that generates the thread of life, Lachesis defines the lengths of the thread, while Atropos cuts it. As winter’s snow falls to cover with silence the dead, there is hope for the future, in the form of seeds that fall on the ground, a promise of rebirth and renewal in the generations to come.
The project could be expanded with the depiction of three embracing female figures of different ages on the back of the doll. These would represent both the different phases of a woman’s life and the joys of motherhood (and grand-motherhood)."
Clearly, my pregnancy affected my choice of topic! :)
I did not win this year, but I enjoyed working on this very much!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ritratto di bimbo 2 finished

All right! I did it! I finished the third picture of the portrait of the family children for Isabella before her brother comes! Yey!

She has asked for a picture of baby Pluto, so I think I will have to comply, if I can...but I think that should be within my reach and simpler to do. :)

Have you gotten any snow? We barely were able to celebrate Isabella's birthday before we got snowed in! That's the trouble for those who are born in the winter....but we were lucky with our scheduling this year!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Here is my entry for the Popovy Sisters contest. You know that I have a weak spot for art dolls. Last year I discovered these Russian artists, whose production is very interesting and captivating. This year they launched an illustration contest I thought to give it a try. 

This has been inspired from their latest line, called Royals, which is based on the game of chess. Here is victorious white queen, regal and ferocious, beautiful and deadly. You can also look at it as the price of power or the horrors of war...I know, it's unusually gruesome for me, but every once in a while it's fun to change tone.

Back to my regular children works, now.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Another Ritratto di Bambino

Little Giac is now almost 10 month old. Time to make a new portrait to add to Bella's room. Drawing in ready...I am leasurely working on the inks.


It's strange to think that after this I will make just one more portrait, for little baby L., and then the series will be completed.
There will be other kids-themed drawings though...Bella now has her own requests (she wants a drawing of baby Pluto) and I have to start thinking about decorating the new nursery!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy holidays!

The holidays are finally here! After weeks of ups and down with the pregnancy and various infectious diseases that have plagued Bella and the rest of us with her, we can finally relax. I hope we will all be in good shape for Christmas....we have guests and we don't want to gift them with our bugs!

No art for this occasion... I am working on two projects, but they are at very preliminary stages and I did not have time to take pictures of them. So, I'll leave you with my best wishes for a lovely holiday season. May the new year bring you only good news, love, and amazing memories.

Hugs to you all!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pan and friends finished!

I know, this is a very bad picture, but I was in a hurry this morning and I wanted to share this with you. So, I laid the drawing on the coffee table in the living room and clicked away. As soon as I have a bit more time, I'll fix it...meanwhile enjoy! I had a ton of fun making this one!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pan and friend WIP colors

I just thought to post a little in progress picture. Looks like it'll take a long time to finish, just because of the details of the city on the front. It's fun though and maybe the Thanksgiving break will give me some more time to progress with it.

For those who celebrate it, happy Thanksgiving!