Friday, October 28, 2011

the diva's birthday

Today is Leo's birthday, so this sketch is dedicated to him. He is really too handsome to be drawn, so I drew what he is: an actor, a stage animal, an old-fashioned gentleman, a hysterical diva, an excellent pianist and a natural born artist. He loves mint ices, lamps, lighting bulbs, teaspoons, strings of pearls, diamonds, candles, striped t-shirts, glass drops and feathers.
Yes, but is also the one who eats all my cookies and spreads coffee all around our house. And I love him for that as well :) This drawing is absolutely simplistic compared to the wonder that he is, but it's what came out from my heart :) Happy birthday BD, which means my Bette Davis 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

flowers and berries

Alkekengi is my favourite plant. When I was a little girl, my granny had many in her garden and I loved to pick them up and open the flowers to steal the berry inside. I also remember that she used to dry them to make table flower arrangements. I think I'm going to buy one tomorrow :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BettyBoop ★ Fluo Mix ★ 2011

Today is the day: at 8 pm my illustration exhibition, A come Alfabeto, will start at Bar Osvaldo. Everything is ready, I just have to hang the pictures on the wall with Leo's help - he is the master of mise en place :) - so after an exhausting - but extremely satisfying - week, starting from tomorrow I'll be back posting my daily sketches.
Meanwhile, enjoy my last totally 80s italo disco mix, which I played last saturday at Locomotiv Club during A Tropical Clash :) Stunnning party, thanks again to all the hundreds of people who attended and, obviously, to all the crew: I really love you guys 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

bubble #17

These days I'm totally absorbed in the preparation of my exhibition and, for a change, I'm doing everything last minute. Thus I think that this is going to be a silent week, in a special way for the daily sketches :(  But don't worry: they will be back after the exhibition opening, on October 25th.
About silence, this song is another one of those which remind me of my past life. This one maybe more than others. What this song reminds me is cold weather, some fog, a car, a smell of home, a sunny afternoon, chestnuts, a tree, the sensation of walking, love, nostalgia and other not yet clear things.
Who knows where they come from? But if I still don't know, perhaps there is a good reason :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

hello world!

Today, while I was helping dressing the Locomotiv Club - where I proudly work on saturdays - for tonight's party, I found a piece of cardboard with two holes in the middle and two wings sidewards. The temptation was irresistible!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

artemio does knitting

The today's sketch is dedicated to Artemio, the spider who lives in my bathroom: he is an old fashioned gentle-spider who loves chatting and knitting while drinking Martini and listening to Wagner.
Winston has great respect for him.

a come alfabeto

My heart is full of pride because I can finally announce that on October 25th I will attend my first personal exhibition ever! Right after one year from the first pencil mark, the 26 letters of my alphabet will be displayed at Bar Osvaldo in Bologna for about one month :) The exhibition will start inside the Osvaldo's musical tuesday, accompanied by the Dobro Duo's live improvisation: I can't wait to listen to my friend Simona singing. And many many thanks to my friend Emanuele, who is the curator of this adorable weekly appointment which hosts various musicians and artists. This is the wallpaper I made.
If you are in Bologna, come and meet us!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

dear moon

Full moon today! Full moon is a blessing but sometimes can be very hard to deal with: this one in particular is being extremely challenging to me. I think that it depends on the zodiac sign it is in: this time is in Aries. By the way, are you feeling tired, nervous, horny, uneasy, aching, stiff, anxious, mad or sad without a reason, lately? It's the moon's fault. Don't worry: tomorrow the waning phase will calm us down, as we are made of water like the sea :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

in the perfect world...

..beers grow on trees :) This sketch is dedicated to my dear friend Gabri (well known as Manolo Sanchez) because today is his birthday. The cat on top of the tree is la Topina, the coolest cat ever seen in the world: wherever there was a party, she was there on someone's shoulder (or croup, or head, or chest, or knees, or neck) in that exact position and she lived in Gabri's house until she was called back to rule the parties up there. We are now looking forward to see who she reincarnated in :)
When we grow old, we will move to a commune farm and plant beer trees, so we won't never have to tell the guests that we ran out of booze anymore.

Monday, October 10, 2011

by the way

Even at the risk of sounding repetitive, let's put the record straight:

feel good tip #8

Monday, monday, monday, holy crap it's always monday. Why the hell? Why me? Bah. I'll never resign.
Anyway: if I can't stop Mondays, at least I can sweeten the pill and this is a good way to do it. Thanks Rotciv for sharing some berlin-ness to the world! This mix is exactly what you can find in the clubs I usually go pirating when my feet sail the berliner ground. Oh, shit! How I miss it :(
Well, I suppose that this is not my happiest day. Better if I start doing something and stop thinking... Enjoy! And, trust me, book a flight to Berlin 

MDD MIX 041 . mixed by Rotciv
by Mischio Dischi Disco

Friday, October 7, 2011

hello rain!

Today, after an unusually warm beginning, Autumn has arrived in Bologna. The rain is falling, a fresh cold wind is blowing and you can finally wear long sleeves without asking yourself if you're going to feel hot during the day. This is me this morning, when Leo woke me up and said "so welcome, Autumn..." with a twisted smile (he doesn't like the cold weather at all!). Now, all I can happily do is enjoy the next 6 cold months!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The unicorn says: "you've never seen me because I fly over the rainbow".
Have you ever been over the rainbow? Perhaps that's why you never saw me.

bubble #16

I'm not listening to anything else for days. At home, at work, cycling, walking, in the bathroom, at the supermarket... even waking up and going out at morning has become pleasant. I think I've found the talisman of happiness or, at least, of feel good. Which is luxury, these days. A trillion chapeaux for Lucio Dalla, of whom I am proudly fellow citizen (Bologna, when she wants, is genius). This song from 1977 talks about a guy being dumped by his girlfriend who supposedly joined feminist ideals (it used to happen, those days) and, after an inconclusive walk in a freaky Bologna, looks for comfort in self-eroticism. Unfortunately, it's pretty impossible to translate the elegant dirtiness of the lyrics, but I'm absolutely sure you're going to love the music and enjoy your life a little more as I'm doing :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

the firefly's question

Sorry, I skipped the sketches of the two weekend days: I was truly too busy. 
But here we start again :)