Sunday, December 21, 2008

the last post of the year??? HOLIDAYS! ...with drawings...

Yeah...on Tuesday morning I will go to my parent's for a week and I don't know if I will have the time to post on my sweet Blog....

Christmas day...(name day, December 26)....MY Birthday (December 28)....HOLIDAYS!!!! eat,cook, smiles,people, confusion, gifts...but I love it!

I will be at home the last day of the year, December 31.

I want to thank you!

Some gifts for you... some of my drawings that I create during the night.
Thanks for having read my posts until now, I promise you new ideas and creations.
I think these drawing will be part of a book for the next year...

for the moment friends...PLEASE...Look at the sky, see the stars and DREAM. AUGURI, Merry Christmas and wonderful Holidays!

and remember...Yes,YOU CAN!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

European Street Team and Secret Santa

As a member of European Street Team on Etsy, This year I parteciped to the Secret Santa organized by Artmind

My secret friend is Alessandra Ilardi from Turin (Italy) and her website is

What is my Secret gift? a wonderful violet neclklace! a beautiful handmade necklace!

For more News about the Secret Santa 2008, visit Artmind and to see all the gifts sent and received visit the Flickr Pool

Thank you friend, for this Christmas gift experience, and thank you for This wonderful team!

....I forgot to tell you where is my secret Santa...I sent a doll to Iceland, I hope my secret friend will post my Marquise of Tea... Tinna...? are you reading?

Merry Christmas Etsy team!

Friday, December 19, 2008

White Thoughts

Go to, I added the first post, thanks Lisa!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Painting and fans

This is my last gift to a little little fan...Mattia! He is 2 years old and He is very sweet.
The technique is the same of my self-portraits: a transferred photo on canvas with charms and acrilic paintings
hey Mattia, thank you, you are a perfect model!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Silent Night....

IS EVERYBODY SLEEPING SINCE HOURS? Strange Sunday, silence...silence, quiet, without cars or childrens, only the sound of wind and dark sky. I love it! I'm drawing, but I want to post these pendants, good night!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saint Lucy Day: The Saint of the Light and the longest night of the year

It's a special day for us, italian and european people.... This is the day children await the most (In some parts of Italy and Europe, Saint Lucy brings gifts to children like Santa Claus).
Celebrated in many parts of the world, but in Sweden above all, Lucy is a Saint that is born from an ancient legend of the Sicily (South Italy).

(Saint Lucy's body, Venezia, Church of Saint Lucy,Italy. Go to see the Church at )


(Santa Lucia, oil on canvas, scuola popolare siciliana del secolo XVIII. Chiesa Madre. Santa Maria di Licodia)

from Wikipedia..." Her feast day in the West is December 13, by the unreformed Julian Calendar the longest night of the year; with a name derived from lux, lucis "light", she is the patron saint of those who are blind. St. Lucy is one of the very few saints celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church among the Scandinavian peoples (Danen, Swedes, Finns and Norwegians) who take part in Saint Lucy's Day celebrations that retain many indigenous Germanic pagan pre-Christian midwinter elements...
In medieval accounts, St. Lucy's eyes are gouged out prior to her execution.

In art, her eyes sometimes appear on a plate that she's holding.

(Saint Lucy of Siracuse, Italy)

Dante also mentions Lucia in Inferno Canto II as the messenger "of all cruelty the foe" sent to Beatrice from "The blessed Dame" (Divine Mercy), to rouse Beatrice to send Virgil to Dante's aid. She has instructed Virgil to guide Dante through Hell and Purgatory. Lucia is only referenced indirectly in Virgil's discourse within the narrative and doesn't appear; the reasons for her appearing in this intermediary role are still somewhat unclear to scholars, although doubtless Dante had some allegorical end in mind, perhaps having Lucy as a figure of Illuminating Grace or Mercy or even Justice.[13]Nonetheless Dante obviously regarded Lucia with great reverence, placing her opposite Adam within the Mystic Rose in Canto XXXII of the Paradiso.

In Mark Musa's translation of Dante's Purgatorio, it is noted that Lucy was admired by an undesirable suitor for her beautiful eyes. To stay chaste she plucked out her own eyes, a great sacrifice for which God gave her a pair of even more beautiful eyes.

(Francesco del Cossa, Saint Lucy)

...Lucy's name also played a large part in naming Lucy as a patron saint of the blind and those with eye-trouble. She was the patroness of Syracuse. (Italy)

(Saint Lucy,Domenico Beccafumi, Italy)

(Saint Lucy's burial, Caravaggio, Italy)

Is It for you a special Day around the World? I want to know! write on my blog!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

That creative place:I am a member of the team!

WOW, It's a wonderful News, It's official, This is a solemn moment..tadatadaaaaa...yeah!
I am a member of the team..with Marilyn Radzat, Lisa Gatz (the owner of the blog), Dayle Doroshow and Catherine Sneiders who is a writer and fan of That Creative Place!
Here the sites of The members:
Lisa Gatz (and
Marylin Radzat (and
Dayle Doroshow (and

sorry, I haven't the Sneiders's blog or site, please team, tell me the address site!
Good luck for our work...Buona fortuna!

It's time to celebrate the event. With a symbol of Holidays

This is my Santa Liberty.
Elegant, solemn, almost ascetic: because Christmas also means meditation, search for hope, and being born again in a better world. Cloth, twig of pine, golden metal garland, hand painted features.

you can see Santa Liberty on my Etsy shop,

ciao, thanks Lisa!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm decorating my Christmas....

first steps...
I have a little tree, a patchwork tree, handmade by me some years year I add witches, one year angels, another dolls...This year only lights and branches of fir (I have photographed without light around the tree, only the tree's lights)
and this is my fireplace, with big bells and my collection of Santas and Snowmen and Angels

some of my Santas/Snowmen are on my table with myrtles and holly (from my garden)
stay tuned!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Another Award! interesting blogs!!

It's a good time for awards...:O) ...perhaps because it is Christmas? ehehehhh, I LOVE AWARDS!
Thanks Stephanie from ...I am in good company, I see our dearest Gail Lackey in your list!

Ok, The rules of the game:
1.Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog

Ok, my nominations:

1.They called him Gustav Augusta because She lives in Finland and I love her magic atmosphere....

2. Bambole di pezza because It's the first italian site that I follow (and I'm italian!)

3. Designs by CK have you seen the CK Hallomas tree 2008? incredible, I love it!

4. Ohm Sweet Ohm very interesting!

5. The dark ravens nest have you seen her dad's carving?

6. Odddollz by Jaqui She is a little sister of Frankenstein eheheheh

7. The CopperMouse Dolls She has a new incredible, wonderful doll, She is Madeleine Grace, go to see her!

8. Little arty crafty crow I love her design and the drawings!

9. That Creative Place Lisa Gatz is my friend and She has wonderful worskshops! I hope we can collaborate very very soon....

I love you all so much!

Trompe L'oeil:another step

No free time for me today, a very busy day...
Today is Holiday for us (italians) and I'm decorating the house (next days the photos)...but the sunset was so incredible...dark pink with green and violet... that I have taken my brushes and I have added a touch of pink and dark green on my trompe l' an impressionst landscape

This is a work in progress! go to see my post 'wall cupboard and earth Day', Post April 22, 2008 and you can see the other photos!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mixer Media Sunday

It's Christmas! and I'm decorating my house, but...
I have stopped the decorations because I have found a precious object in my box of memories...
I found the shoes of my little sweet nephew Matteo when He was 1 1/2 years old...

and I thought of using these shoes for a 'memento'.

Matteo began to walk (Summer 2007) and his small shoes are a little consumed by his small sweet!

His steps are full of flowers and red leaves and butterflies and candies (metal charms) ...I hope that Matteo will have his road full of colours and life, as this little panel!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Treasury West from Bead and knit

Liz (beadandknit, Etsy Community) has created this Treasury.

There is one of my little bears, Saturnale: fly to have a look!

Monday, December 01, 2008

A French Award

Et voilà! Paris, Parigi, the city of Coco Chanel, Surrealism, the Tour Eiffel, the Louvre!
Paris is my grandma gave me the money to go to Paris....hundreds of years ago eheheheh..thanks Marilyn for this Award..I had my honeymoon in Paris...

Here I am in Montmartre, a wonderful day of October 1996

if you think a city full of fashion, artists, ideas..This is Paris! ...and I love profiterols, crepe suzettes and baguettes!

The blogs I award the French award to are:

1. As seen through my eyes
2.Cestandrea Art blog-Paris
3. Polly vous Francais
4. I prefer Paris
5. La coquette
6. Paris daily photo
7. the Paris blog
8. The Tao of the Elfin Poet

Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them

A self-Portrait:Photo Transfer Magic with Radzat

Another class on (thanks Lisa!) with Marilyn Radzat. The transfer painting is very fun and easy and quick. I can use my old photos, I can use my new photos, magazine's photos, illustrations and so a 'decollage', I can decorate the transferred photo with acrilic paints and rhinestones. No limits!!!!

You can see: a self-portrait and a black angel (painting on canvas)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas's Jewels

Everything shines when it is Christmas...and I love the cold days, the dark, the little lights on the windows...inside our mind...I'm creating little jewels, for the moment only pendants when people sleep, The rain falls impetuous on the roofs.

For me a pendant is like Rubik's cube: If I am tense, nervous, or stressed I like very much to interweave silver wire with precious stones and charms

yeah It's Christmas, jewels into precious envelopes! my customers! (and to my etsy page )

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Muse, ideas, nature

I think that every piece emerges when our soul, heart and mind absorb sensory stimuli by the nature and life. The image that you create in the brain is cradled,cherished and displayed in time...I am sure that the piece of work will be born full of energy and communicate to the whole world..what do you think?

I have an example. Today at sunset it rained a thick and fragrant rain and there was silence.
Only The noise of small birds with wet wings...Suddenly the rain ends and the clouds are opening to the moon...And the last gift of the universe is this wonderful Rainbow, that I gift you for this night full of beautiful dreams (...from my studio...)

Saturday, November 15, 2008 new piece!

This is a north italian recipe (Lombardy)...with eggs, almonds, white flour, 'polenta' flour (maize flour as used in Italian cookery), sugar, butter, baking powder, 'amaretto' liqueur (Italian liqueur having the flavor of almonds ) The name of the recipe is 'love-amor-polenta'

November, a little journey in the garden...

This is one of my little gardens, in front of my house

I love to work in my gardens, to think, to walk in my gardens, like a little journey inside myself...and these are flowers and gourds. They say 'welcome' to everyone

Oh I know I know I know, I will have a vision of a piece, a new idea this evening, my Muse is singing...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Urban Elf has emerged with urban pixies...

..from the depth of the night..into the city, here is the Urban Elf with pixies...

...and into the light, the pixies!!