some silly selfprotrait and the trailer of one of the most bizarre and beautiful movie I've seen lately
yesterday I had some friends over for dinner and I made this beautiful salad and other things...everything turned out quite yummy, but I had the feeling of spending the entire afternoon in the kitchen, ending up with serving just a salad and some linsen/spinach burger and some sauce...sometimes it's like that...
HALLO Berlin, the ice is finally MELTING! Never thought I could love puddles this much, eheheh...
so, my mood is getting brighter, too: tonight and tomorrow I'll be attending two birthday parties, and my touring co-pilot is coming back home in about 48 hours, YAY!!!
thank you for your nice feedback and advices about my Radetskys! I think I may keep on making them with pompoms :)
Hey, have a look at the new t-shirts over at screenprint studio Le Raclet! this one wins my prize, designed by one of my all time favorite italian illustrators, Olimpia Zagnoli!
...yesterday night I almost choked because of a bad sip of miso soup: while I was busy trying to catch my breath, hyperventilating with a "hint" of panic at the tought of being home alone until next week (so that nobody could have discovered my dead body lying on the floor until then...) I forgot that I had a slice of bread in the toaster, and as soon as I was kind of breathing normally, with bulging red eyes and tears, the kitchen was completely filled with smoke... Holy shit, what a moment!
But I really enjoyed the feeling of relief after that! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
today I've been making some Radetskys... do you prefer them with or without the pom poms???
these days I've been thinking a lot and making less... I still don't know if it's good or bad.
Anyway, I have some new projects to work on, but sometimes my head it's just like a beehive of ideas like in that drawing I made a few years ago, and the results are often frustrating.
After a good start with bigcartel my sales slowed down a lot (i.e. no orders in the last two weeks...)
So I am kind of willing to pick up sewing projects not related to making creatures, like working on some new dresses: I've made that one in navy blue/mustard yellow, but it's only an unfinished prototype until now.
I've recently bought this book about pattern making and I went through it finding it pretty helpful, with simple explanations and a clever "spirit" behind it. Maybe a few more sketches would have helped in some "dark passages". and it's also a bummer that the measurement in every examples are only in inches, not centimeters, but anyway, I recommend it if you already have some little skills in sewing!
here's a clumsy flyer I designed for my boyfriend who is on tour: Thursday the 18th: Milano!
too bad that I wont be there!
I've been listening a lot to this beautiful album, I think it's perfect for winter!
here's an excerpt:
it is so strickening reading those sorrowful pages describing the German occupation of France, written almost on the spot, at the same time as they were happening, and knowing that less that 2 years later she would have been gassed by the Nazis. A sudden death, as she was one of her own characters.
I've been making Milo today! outside it was so sunny, I really wanted to go out, but I need to catch up on soooo many things I can't even start thinking about them all... Uh, I am very excited 'cause for the first time today I noticed that days are getting LONGER, uuuhoooooo!
tonight I am going to this event, can't wait to see OM playing!
I had a strange afternoon, I took a day off and wanted to go to Neukoelln, at Cafè Vux for dinner, Mr C hasn't been there yet. We arrived there starving, crossing a blizzard (that has been going on all afternoon) and: the place was CLOSED. Tuesday it's their rest day. jeesh. We opted for Hamy instead.
Later we went visiting Staalplaat, where I discovered this book GlömpX, I was particularly stunned by the work of finnish artist Hanneriina Moisseinen, a narrative comic entirely embroidered with the free-hand technique!