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Looking for autumn colors

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 23, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

One of the moments I prefer during the day is when I walk around my house with my dog Jack. Anytime of the day or night.

Yesterday there was stormy weather with strong wind that cleared the sky perfectly. The final result today was an incredible shiny light that amplified all the color of the nature.

I’ve taken my camera/phone and I’ve started to take a lot of pictures trying to find vivid colors that will inspire me during my winter working days.

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Dawn outside my window

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A perfect relaxing weekend activity: carving stamps.

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 05, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

Today is sunday, the sky is blue and I think that by the sea should be fantastic, even if it’s october 5th and fall has arrived.
Despite the family discussions on how to spend this sunday, at the end we have chosen to stay home and relax. I’ve immediately took advantage of this situation to do an activity that I love so much, also because is a sort of sculpting exercise, my very first love.
Last june we’ve done a trip to New York and through airbnb we rented a house in the 15th, near the Greenwich Village. My house was very close to a fantastic little artist’s shop called The Ink Pad. Here I’ve found all the tools and materials needed to do carving stamps and once back home I’ve started to test this technique having a lot of fun.
Here some pictures of my collection that is growing slowly, every time I’ve some moments to spend on it.
I’ve used “Speedball” for carving and “Staedtler Master Carve” Artist Carving Block.
I hope I’ve inspired you to find a new relaxing and creative activity. With such stamps you can personalize your stationary, books and any kind of paper you use in your daily life.
I wish you fantastic moments with the ones you care.

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Start with a draw on paper to be transferred on the rubber
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A midweek quiet morning

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 01, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

Hello friends,
today, after having brought my daughters to school, I’ve gone to the grove close to my house with my dog Jack.
While walking I was thinking that fall is one of my preferred periods of the year.
The grove was quiet and silent and I was enchanted by the pines’ shadows reflected on the ground.

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I like underwood and its shadows have always made me daydream, bringing me in a fantastic and undefined world.
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Tales and story books, gnomes and cartoons.

By paolafalconi   /     Sep 25, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

I’ve always loved tales and story books.

When I was young the opportunities to see cartoons on telly were very rare. Only once a week, on sunday morning. And then I grew up spending my days reading and dreaming on my story books.
I still love them today and I collect them a lot as they are a wonderful source of inspiration.
This afternoon I was working in my studio and while I was totally immersed in my activities my daughter Carolina came to me very proud and happy to show me an house of gnomes that she created in the garden.
I suddenly had to take a picture 🙂

 

House of Gnomes by Carolina
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