Friday, 29 June 2012

#36 Seagulls by 8 Year Old Me

Recently my mother and father moved houses, in the process they found a drawing I made back when I was 8 years old, they sent it to me and amaze by it, I couldn't believe the unusual seagulls that I drew on the sky, so It was decided that I will use it as an element for a pattern.

The pink seagull is the original from my drawing, the rest shows how the figure for the pattern was constructed

Dear 8 year old me, 
25 years later, I am writing to you with some piece of advise:
- Your Barbie is made of plastic, it won't come alive, so stop praying and wasting energies on useless things.
- Don't worry about silly things, and don't overreact, nothing is so bad. The sooner you realise this, the better you will enjoy the little things. 
- Love your body at every age, you are not as chubby as you think. But please when you reach your late teens take example from your friends and start exercising. 
- Concentrate on searching on what drives you, on what makes you happy.
- Screw Disney and their Prince Charming. The only person that you have to impress is yourself!
- Early 2001, take out of all your saving from the bank, if not by the end of the year your Government is going to screw you, big time! 
- In 2003 you will move to two little islands in the South Pacific, a very good decision! But remember they are NOT tropical islands!

Friday, 22 June 2012

#35 Eat Cake!

Happy Birthday my precious Franca!!!! 3 years old, but not little at all! I wish I was there to blow the 3 candles with you, my darling. Maybe next year. I'm just grateful to your parents for bringing such an adorable creature to my world. I'm also grateful for free Skype. I promised I practice my Italian, so we can have better chit chats. And I hope you enjoy your first My Little Pony, it was one of my favourite toys when I was a kid! Remember there is not such a thing as too many brushes to that beautiful plastic pastel hair! 

Querida Ana, happy twentyten birthday to you, my mexican soulmate! Where would I be if it weren't for you? You are the dot to my i, the chimichurri to my meat and the heroin of my comic life! Total thanks! now... lets dance!

Friday, 15 June 2012

#34 Dot, Dot, Dot

Paul Klee said "A line is a dot that went for a walk", well then, here we have a crowd of lines, walking? talking? connecting? Or are they people in a concert? or peas in a soup? or lost full stops? 
what ever you want them to be, they are! 

Ah! you are so great, and I am so small,   
I tremble to think of you, World, at all;   
And yet, when I said my prayers to-day,   
A whisper inside me seemed to say, 
"You are more than the earth, though you are such a dot; 
 You can love and think, and the earth cannot!"   
William Brighty Rands 

This is also another thanks to ApetitPois, for your post and because you suggested it! Enjoy! Opy x

Saturday, 9 June 2012

#33 Melbourne

What is it about Melbourne?
Last weekend, I got the chance to go for the second time to this exciting city, and what do I think of it?
That if, thrown together: music, cafes, markets, street art, books, quirky stuff, photography, art galleries, festivals, bike trips, trams, St Kilda pier, the Yarra and creeks, gigs, theatre, fashion, food, fashionistas & hipsters (plus a few nut people, why not?)
you get the most livable city in the World! (and this is not invented by me!)
The pattern is inspired by the awesome Federation Square and
the colours by the City of Melbourne unique logo