ON and OFF

I don’t know how to explain it, but if I’m working on Sunday, it feels more like holiday to me. Usually people complain about having to work when everyone else is off, but I see a potential in not being in the same condition of the majority of population, on holidays. Maybe it’s because, having…

Fall in love

I love fall! The color of some leaves is my favorite yellow hue, as you can tell from my drawings. Last Saturday we went to Broadway Market, my fave market in London so far, and I just can’t stop drawing! Artisan foods stall was amazing to look at, and when this girl with a very…

Shine like a diamond

Although it’s months that I walk along Quaker Street, only few days ago I noticed this small kebab vendor, called “Diamond Grill”, with its warm, yellow light, in perfect opposition to the cold approaching evening light, nestled between two walls covered in advertising posters. Sono mesi ormai che passo da Quaker street, ma solo pochi…

Have a nice weekend!

A good beginning makes a good ending. Friday morning and the waste truck is at our door, apparently the workers are arguing with each other, but when one of them sees me he stops, looks at me and says, “Good morining lady. Have a nice weekend”. It will surely be. What I like about this…

In food we trust

It’s not my fault if almost all my posts have to do with food, London is the world food capital. Even Sloane, the physician thanks to whom the British Museum was born, has an interesting link with food, he promoted the health-giving properties of drinking chocolate mixed with milk. Non è colpa mia se quasi…

To be continued by the reader

As soon as we settled, Paco found, in a bookstore near home, the Stoke Newington Bookshop, a 2008 reprint of a book he’s been talking about for a long time: John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. Created by the author with Sven Blomberg, Chris Fox, Michael Dibb, and Richard Hollis, the book elaborates and broadens the…

Raw materials

Maybe I don’t see la vie en rose, but in yellow, as my French friend Robert Posnic pointed out, defining my London drawings “As a journey. A Neapolitan girl in England with lemon-shaped glasses”. This image made me think of another one: the portrait of my friend, the writer Rosario Cuomo, where he was holding two…

New ways of Seeing

Ok guys, I tried, we cannot say I didn’t, but a 2-month pause should mean something, looks like writing is not my thing, at least not at this time, so, starting from today I change format, a picture at a time and some random words. I’m at our new Dalstonian house, the one that I…

Updates

I may have had the writer’s block, but not the artist’s one. More to come. 🙂

Blue and beyond

The origins of the development of the universe are not linear and pacific, but always changing and fostered by contrasts