29.4.10








the Andalusian route # 7: looking up in Granada

27.4.10











the Andalusian route #6: the unbelievably beautiful Alhambra in Granada

24.4.10


UFO attack #2: the elephant
After the case of the covered ugly cushion now it was the turn of the elephant. The picture below shows the state of it for more than a year. I suppose it was the lack of a real motivation that kept it like that. Then the real motivation  my fourth niece was born and I completed it in just a few days :-)

And this is me attacking the next UFO... I´ll show you in a couple of weeks...

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the Andalusian route #5: the route of the vivid colours

19.4.10






this afternoon, spring on my way back from school

18.4.10


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The funny man at the top is Bruno Munari, one of the greatest Italian artist and designers. Apart from his paintings, videos, sculptures, toys and all sorts of odd machines he left a great deal of texts about the subject of art and creativity, a must read for everyone interested in that field. Have a look here for an overview of his work, including his very experimental videos about the effects of light, colour and movement.
I own two of his books, both of them gifts from a friend, and they are between my favorites. One of them is Design as Art (Arte come mestiere in the original Italian version, a book I keep reading over and over as it is such a great source of inspiration) and the other is the one is Roses in the Salad (pictured above in its Italian version). 
Roses in the Salad is a collection of prints made with sections of  vegetables used as stamps. I used chards on a piece of cotton fabric: they actually turned into roses!



The following pictures are taken from the book: the first one uses onions and the second...daffodils (the flower cut close to its base, would you ever guess?) 



The process is simple, the results surprisingly beautiful, why don't you try it?

16.4.10








the Andalusian route #4: images from the Easter processions in Granada and Malaga. Next year I want to dress up like the woman in the second picture.

14.4.10


I made a felted bowl for my living room

12.4.10








the Andalusian route #3: shadows

11.4.10







the Andalusian route #2: in Nerja, by the sea

10.4.10








the Andalusian route #1: in Cordoba

9.4.10



...back from the sunny South...