Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Every year Practical Pre-School magazine 
run the "Practical Pre-School Awards
which recognise excellence in Early Years products across the board, 
and "Feelings" has gained recognition by being awarded the 
gold award for for the books category for 2011! 

Practical Pre-School magazine is the main magazine
subscribed to by people involved in Early Years education, 
including pre-schools, nurseries and childminders.

Titles of the serie: 

I'M HAPPY - and other fun feelings
I'M SAD - and other tricky feelings
I'M TIRED - and other body feelings
I'M BUSY - a feeling story


illustrated by me!









...so, I'm (very)happy too!


Monday, 5 December 2011

time to do Christmas tree




...and this is the time to do Christmas tree
I did it, but I can't have also the singing bird on it,
because of my two (terrible) cats...

(this is another greeting card of my shop)



There's always a bird that sings somewhere...
There's a why, of course, but maybe we can't understand it.

I hope that people can sing of joy sometime in their life,
and when it will happen, that this singing could be contagious!
Happy Christmas...


Christmas is coming



Christmas singing for a cat...


Thursday, 24 November 2011

a Christmas greeting card...




if you want, you can take a look in my internet site,
today I put some other Christmas cards in my SHOP on-line.

(click on "Christmas")

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011





From today, this two drawings are on sell as a prints on Society6.
There are available three different size of each one

Monday, 14 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

new watercolours in my internet site...





these new watercolour are available in my on-line shop
(18x24 cm) www.illusimi.com/shop-fset.htm (menu "watercolours")


..if you want to have more information, or if you want to see better some of my
watercolours on my shop, please send me an e-mail, I'll send you a bigger image.


Monday, 31 October 2011

someone asked me the meaning of the paper boat, in my drawings...





For me, the paper boat is...

A small, tiny human object compares with huge nature, strong and almost incomprehensible.
The paper boat is the return of humans to nature.  
A Human naked from all the stuff which from hundreds and hundreds years he built himself around, above and inside him.

This is his humble return to Nature, looking for harmony, mingling and rebirth.
The paper boat let itself flow along; it goes looking for something, lands in places where animals are going to build their new harmony from the ruins of the human civilization.
The fishes go out from the water and find another way of life. 

The paper boat comes there and softly mixes with the other creatures... Or it finds home through the branches of a tree, born on a "fish-island" that sails the sea. A home that has missed its own meaning, as a fixed object in a fixed place.
The tree believes to have roots; and it has it, but his roots are not stuck in the ground, but dragged through the water, from an island that is not still.

The paper boat lives another life, it seems to be so delicate, but its new life make it, at the same time, delicate and stronger as the other creatures, because it has no fear of the others, it feels no superior, and so it has not to protect itself, it can be free.


Friday, 21 October 2011

... paper boats are ready to sail the sea



november is coming and the time for my little exhibition is close,
my paper boats are ready to sail the sea !


If you take a look in my internet site (www.illusimi.com) and click
on the paper boat you can find the paper and the instructions to make
a little boat as the ones above.. You could download the paper with the
little drawings and then you have only to put the printed paper
on the right way as you can see in the instructions!


Thursday, 20 October 2011



the fish-cat and the little bird
watercolour on paper

Also these last watercolours that I painted will be exposed in Pistoia
(www.illusimi.comwww.arcanami.com for more information)
but they are not part of "metamorphosis".
I love trees and I like a lot drawing this kind of subject.
I like think about them as odd creatures from which could born every
sort of "fruits" or "leaves", that are really neither  fruits nor leaves...


I'm testing a new kind of paper, while before I used
only cotton paper, and I'm very happy of the result!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011











some pieces of my new painting, that will be
hanged in the same room of the previous one


Monday, 3 October 2011


greeting card


In November my paintings and drawings about sea, will be exposed at Arcanàmi.
In this beautiful atelier there's a wall with a tree made of a thick rope,
and from this tree a lot of branches curl in any direction.
This is the palce in which the artists follow one another every month.


You can find Arcanàmi in the old centre of Pistoia (Toscana),
exactly in via Castel Cellesi, 2.
For any other information:
www.arcanami.com


metamorphosis
vegetal and animal life
www.illusimi.com


Thursday, 22 September 2011