most proper topic today! This morning when I opened the window I found my town
all covered in soft and white snow. And it was still falling, fairy and
obstinate like in a Pieter Bruegel painting. Adults didn't appreciate very much
the surprise: too much trouble to reach working places, gates blocked, soaking
shoes. But for the children at the school bus stop it was pure bliss. My
illustration “snow” is from The Sketchbook Project 2012 and I like to pair
it with the song “Snowflake” from Kate Bush album “Fifty words for snow”, a
delicate, surrealist piece of music. The text is a dialogue between a woman and
a personified falling snowflake. “the world is so loud, keep falling, I’ll find
On 23rd of June 2012 a nice event will take place in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Many beautiful illustations will be sold at Atelier Viadeigobbidue to raise funds in favour of some Italian schools damaged by the recent earthquake in region Emilia Romagna. I donated this illustration, titled "a story in red" a mixed media on paper cm 22x22.
It was my firm intention to post something this week after such a long time! And I chose one of the illustrations created for the Sketchbook Project 2012, this is the drawing that takes its title from the theme of my Sketchbook: a path through the trees. Like some other illustations of the projects this is freely inspired by the novel "Il Barone Rampante" by Italian writer Italo Calvino, the story of a young Baron who one day climbs up a tree with the intention of spending the rest of his life among leaves and branches.
Here you can view the entire project, comments and opinions are always welcome!