Saturday, 21 September 2019

Best books about Creativity ever

Hello everyone!
In this post I would like to share with you
my favorite books on the CREATIVITY subject, so far.
This is one of my most researched area, as I am a very creative soul
and I have been wondering in this world for a while, as I guess many of you.
Rolling drums, let's start then!

This one is my number one. It is like if this amazing writer is sitting
in you living room with you, and shares in this very cosy atmosphere
all her discoveries and insight about Creative living .
Yes, not only about creative arts, but first and foremost about Living creatively, 
that is for everybody.
There are several breakthrough through the book,
I really like when she explain about how better is thinking about
Curiosity versus Passion, and it is also full of true stories.
GIlbert is a writer , after all, she will keep you glued on the couch!

This one is a classic, of the kind that never go bad.
Julia Cameron is a top artist herself, and this is a 12 week program 
about recovering the joy of creating, get back what we loved doing, 
and free ourselved from limitations.
The most interesting part of the course for me is  the "Artist date",
a solo expedition that we would do once a week to fill our inner creative well,
to get inspired and playful.
To keep us light.
It is the most difficult task in all the book,
for many professionals and for people who put 
in the arts part of their income.
But is essential!
The other big excercise, a life long one, is to write down 
first thing in the morning , 3 page of long hand thoughts.
Whatever comes is fine, this is a cleaning system for the subconscious,
to keep the road free for creative ideas.

This is a collection of easy reading, travel friendly books,
all about creating a happy creative life.
It talks about the up and downs and is very insightful
on the everyday life tips to keep going as artists.
Few ideas from the book:
~when uninpired, make a gift for a specific friend or person you love~
~if we add extra attention to the ordinary, it becomes extraordinary~
~art is for life, not the other way around~

I am now about to start a new book, 
It came out this summer and it has so many good reviews!

Oh, by the way, I still have few 2020 calendars in my shop!
Get ready for a colorful New Year!

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Isle of Wight LIVING magazine

Recently I had the pleasure to 
talk with Kate Cranwell, a lovely journalist from
and the interview is featured in the August issue...
It is free and available all around the Isle of Wight, 
in hotels, gyms and tourist attraction venues and ferry terminal!

For all of you that can't access the paper version, I thought 
to post the content here

My work has been features in the newspapers here on the Island, 
but this is the first magazine
where my work appears 

and I am over the moon because
I could tell my story and in reading it,
I discover that is truly charming.
Also, Kate said really nice things
about my work, and this makes me really happy!

I hope you will also like the interview
and take with you some inspiration from it..

Here it is in its full lenght!

I am currently updating my website and working on new ideas, 
about which I surely will keep you posted, meanwhile 2020 calendars
are still available on my Etsy shop ,
and as I am near to the 200 sales, whoever will hit that magic number
will get a gift!

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Happy Summer!

The most colourful season of the year is arrived, 
and so far is just wonderful
to see all the meadows in their best dresses!

My exhibition at The Garlic Farm ( Isle of Wight)
ended with the most beautiful display 
that would have made
every painter dream to paint

And I was the most happy to see
my work with these surroundings

And now some deserved holidays are at the near horizon.

I am spending my days completing orders
(my 2020 calendars is  already for sale
in my Etsy shop!)

and the shop will stay open
with just a few days delayed shipping

I am very inspired for a new season of artworks
after the break,
and many projects I can't wait to see out in the world.
In the month of August, my plan is
to slow down, do LOTS of creative journaling
(AKA necessary Playing!)
and getting to know myself and my art taste better
flowing the advice of Andyj Pizza in his 229 episode of

I just uploaded my last recipe to

and I really am in Love with this summery colours, aren't you?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

2020 Calendar is here!

I am so excited to introduce my new 2020 Calendar!
After the 2018 edition, many people asked me for new ones...

Well, I did plan to make one 2019 desk version,
but the planning of it went delayed and so ..
Hooray for the even numbers!

Waht is special about this calendar,
for me is that is full of curious characters,
and I did realize this ONLY when I arranged the images 
next to each other..
It made me smile, as I really wish the year
of everyone will be filled with friends and good company!

It is a limited edition and you can find it on 

The official release date is 22nd July,
and all the pre orders will get
a special dedication and gift from me!

I truly hope it will bring you joy,
as it did to me!

Monday, 15 April 2019

Exhibition is up!

From the 15 th April 2019
to the 30th of june
you can enjoy my colourful art
on the Isle of Wight!

It's the most stunning place in the wonderful
English countryside,
and there is a lot to discover !
I have been exhibiting here in 2017, and it was
one of my favourite venues...

Saturday 27th April at 2pm
you can meet me there and
enjoy my art together !

P.S. don't miss the wild peacocks on the grounds, 
they seem to own the place!

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Project Portfolio 2019

Hi There!
I am writing with an exciting news!
I am taking part in the 
hosted by Nina Rycroft

This is a FREE online event
launching next week, all about
how to make our portfolio great.
Many speakers will share their experiences on that, 
giving tips and help from different fields of creativity!

 Here all the folks! 
I am in there too, so happy to be
talking about the 
Plus, I share treasures of Bologna town.
Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, 23 February 2019

My first notebooks!

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
I am so excited for this new
product now in sotck in my Etsy Shop !

Two new A5 notebooks!

The images come from my paintings, and 
I'm so happy about how they came out...

Let me know what you think!

Happy writing!