10 August 2015

Periscope Me!

Hello guys,
I am oh so excited about this new app I ventured myself in!
Come and catch me on Periscope! Here is my last one, were I have a conversation with @moks about my Artworks and Artworks making process...


I love Periscope so I will Periscope often and take questions about being an Artist and Atwork process from anybody who asks them! 

04 August 2015

Mid Summer Offers

I'm delighted to announce

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They are valid until August 9, 2015 (at Midnight Pacific Time) 



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07 June 2015

Preview: A couple of unfinished pieces

Hello my Darlings,
Hope you are well, enjoying the summer and all the delights that it has to offer.
Sunshines, holidays, strawberries, ice lollies... etc.

I have a few pieces to share with ya all... you've seen a couple of snaps over on Insta but I now created a Time Lapse for you to see also. These pieces are yet to be completed... But you guys can have a sneaky preview anyways, just because its you, and I love you.

The piece of music I used for these videos is the stunning Dance of Ghosts by Jonathan Simmons. You can find out more about his tunes on his Soundcloud page as well as Hitrecord Page.
I just fell in love with this music I HAD to use it for both videos. Because, I'm like that.
You know that right?
I personally think that his music its stunning! Check him out!

Here they are:
Please feel free to share them, maybe they will inspire others to be creative with their artistic talents!




I will be posting the finished paintings and videos in the near future here on the blog...
But of course if you follow me on Insta/FB/Twitter you will know about it first.
And if you are interested in commissioning or purchasing one of my pieces, come over here and send me a message - rather then a comment on insta as occasionally I miss those!
Thank you guys.

Love you very much,
Keep alive and happy!


03 June 2015

Free Shipping this week

Just because.
Love it's in the air.
It's June. It's sunny. It's almost the holidays.
It's time to give everyone a break.


So follow this link to get FREE shipping on my illustrated items on Society 6.
Have a great day you guys.

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28 May 2015

Summer Treat

If you follow me on insta you already know that how much i adore raw vegan food!


well, between one painting and the next, this is the treat that i usually prepare. 
I love this because it's yummy, super healthy, super raw and light!
You can eat it and feel uplifted because, has the amazing healing property of the raw cacao and chia seeds, plus, it's made with water rather then a nut milk. so if you are looking for a light treat, this is definitely the one for you. nuts are great, don't get me wrong, but i find that sometimes, we, raw vegans, tend to use them a little bit too much. and anyway, if you love nuts, i have 2 super tasty recipes right here for you.


90 gr chia seeds
400 ml water
4 spoonfuls of raw cocoa powder
6 dates, soaked in warm water for 1 hour

optional 
2 spoonful of desiccated coconut
sprinkle of freeze dried raspberries



how to?

soak the chia seeds in the 400 ml of water for about 1 hour.
place the seeds with the blender, adding dates and cocoa powder.
blend, for about 5 minutes, until completely smooth.

Place in a glass and decorate with desiccated coconut. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours. just before serving, add the freeze dried raspberries.

YUM YUM YUM

enjoy darlings!

08 May 2015

Vision Exhibition

Hello Everyone!
Are you in London this week end? 
Then pop in to see the Vision Exhibition in Hackney Wick:
My Artwork Closed Down, in being auctioned there as limited edition print and cards at the Vision Exhibition!

I donated this Artworks to support the Papyrus Project that helps young adults coping with issues and works to prevent suicide.


You can buy tickets at the door:

Cre8 Lifestyle Centre
Hackney Wick,
London
or online here

The exhibition is curated by Shannon Rose Lane - see more about her work and this event here: Shannon's tweets & snaps

20 April 2015

Songbird of my Heart

Hello darlings...

you've seen updates of these painting over on Facebook and Instagram in the past few weeks.
Well now the painting has been completed and here it is... all in time lapse for you to view:



Enjoy, and... dance.
This song is fricking awesome!

17 April 2015

e-Store

Very exciting!
You can now buy my Limited Edition Prints directly on my web site!


Prices start at £15-£25. When you buy 2 prints, you will also receive a complimentary signed card with your order to keep, frame, or to gift to somebody with great taste. How about that, hey?
I will soon I will also be adding my latest original Artworks on the site as well; prices from original start at £250 a piece.

Click here to check them out.


Have a wonderful day,

Giulia

x

15 April 2015

The Cheeky Hedgehog


As you seen on Instagram recently,
I've been sharing some pretty cute images of hedgehogs and of my studio,


and I have also aticipated


that I would be posting a time lapse of this very painting.


Well, here it is!



Cute, trough and trough!
Some of you have asked me about my upcoming Creativity Course. Well, thank you all of your enquiries. I am going to be opening the registrations in the summer, for September start, and soon I will be telling you all more about it, and sharing little snippets of the video course.

If you'd like to receive more info, subscribe to my list (and tick 'workshops')
You will then automatically enter the Yearly Scholarship Draw and have the chance to win the entire course FREE OF CHARGE! I am really excited about this new venture, and I look forward to tell you all more about it!

Love

x

09 April 2015

Easter Break

This is were we retreat for our Easter Break this year, the New Forest.
It's a really beautiful location were we come back nearly every year. It's so peaceful and calm.


We took our bicycle out on an excursion amongst the big oak trees of the forest for a whole day on Easter Sunday. Had a picnic, enjoyed the rays of spring sunshine and admired wild deers and wild horses.


So magical!
It's the sort of place I could just easily moved to if I found the right little cottage. Perhaps one like this one:


and a tree like this one next to it:


so that I could hang a swing off one of the largest branches.
and if it had a lake like this one near by


with swans and ducks... well I think I would be in heaven!
Have a wonderful day folks!
Leave you with this beautiful tune by the houses:


17 March 2015

Love Bear

Dedicated to all the Love Bears out there.
Keep on being cute, sweet and loving.

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!




17 February 2015

I left my Heart in Rome


Hello Darlings,
Here it is the Time Lapse Video of 

I  L E F T  M Y  H E A R T  I N  R O M E




More time lapse coming soon! 

;)

10 February 2015

Guilt Free Treat



R A W   V E G A N 
i c e - c r e a m

All you need for this:

1. Some frozen fruit
2. Blender

(Blender with frozen dessert option - I use a Champion Juicer, but there are many others)

A.

Freeze your fruit. 
Strawberries and raspberry can go in pretty much as they are (I don't even remove the green bits, I'm so lazy). If you want to make bananas ice cream be sure to ripe your bananas well before freezing. They need to have some black spots on their skin. Then peel the bananas and stick them in freezer chopped in pieces.

B.

Stick the fruit in the blender/juicer and go for it. I like to blend fruit one at the time rather then mix it, but you can do pretty much whatever you like! You really cannot go wrong with this. 

Banana ice-cream is smooth and vanilla like texture, while frozen berries ice-cream will be more like a sorbet. So you can use bananas to make other flavours more creamy.

Hope you enjoy it... send me pictures of your delicious treats!



08 February 2015

The Mixed Media phase

Yep.
I am officially into my Mixed Media phase.
It's weird
I've always love watercolour... since, well, forever!
I loved the challenge that water-colour and ink offers to an Artist to grow and expand improving  their skills with every single stroke of paint.


But at time I felt a little bit limited with water-colour; and I always wanted to experiment with it in a more 'unconventional' way. (Remember this?)


Recently, I have re-discovered the delights of Mixed Media Art, and I am loving it!
I used to do mixed media art in my teens, well before my Art training, and at the time, it was my favourite!


I have always been a collector for things.
I actually think that every Artist is a collector

Artists save that piece of scrap paper because the colour its just the one that they adore. They save maps because they are oh so gorgeous. They save music sheets because they are so poetic and romantic. They save stamps because they consider them miniature paintings that could not be possibly be throw into the recycle. They save petals, because it remind them of happy summer days wondering about in a field of grass.


 I have all of these things... I have always collected them and kept them knowing that someday I would use them in my Artworks. Now the time has really come!


I had loads of fun with my new mixed media paintings recently.
Happy to say that I've been filming the work in progress of each piece, so you shall soon see them coming along from start to finish.


These pieces are also going to be up the Society 6 Art Store, available as prints, cards, cushions and more...

~ By the way I have 3 Society6 stores, did you know? ~

↓ C L I C K images to open S H O P S 



http://society6.com/product/poet-l3w_tank-top?curator=word

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03 February 2015

Another version of the Angel Song I love.

Hello my lovely people,
do you remember when I was telling you guys about the song I love so much?
Well recently a friend shared this with me on Facebook... and I fell in love with it!
It's so beautiful... Almost, I want to say... More beautiful then the original song.


I love that! There is nothing worse then a cover worse then the original song. I think, If you are to 'remake - 'remix' - 'redo'
(Which I don't believe it to be wrong in any way, by the way)
Just like the "Steal Like An Artist" concept by Austin Kleon - or the idea behind Joseph Gordon Levitt's Hitrecord. I love Hitrecord and the idea of remixing artworks, collaborating with other artists to create something even greater!


When Remixing, Redoing, Remaking an Artwork, the result has got to be an improvement on the original work... or a different twist on the original work.
A bit like the students artworks in Mona Lisa Smile...

Have a beautiful and creative day.

30 January 2015

Spring Collection Coming Soon

Hello my Dearest,
In the next couple of weeks I will be posting the New Spring Collection up in the shop!
I will also be sending out Discount Codes, so be sure you subscribe to the mailing list to receive them!


Don't worry, I won't spam you, I only send out emails occasionally, and they are full of interesting content, special offers, and... roll drums... our Facebook Give-aways!
So if you'd like to be notified and join in the fun subscribe here.
Much love and bunny hugs...

Giulia 

x

28 January 2015

Society 6 store

Yay!
Now days are getting longer, walks are getting fresher, more and more things are happening!
Love these #happydays.
Been posting lots of everyday pics over here


Very happy to say that you can now buy my art on Society 6.

I love Society 6 products, and Artists Customer Care. 
When I sell work there, I get paid right away!

So nothing like Red Bubble, who over the years has NEVER paid for my sales, and refuses to pay me for my past orders! It's unbelievable.

So I have removed all of my artworks from Red Bubble, and I now selling on Society 6.
Click on the image below to see my store front!

13 January 2015

Waffles = Happiness


When you wake up at the sun is shining is the best, right?
Well today was one of those days. I woke up thinking: 'Todays, it's going to be great!'

I made some freshly squeezed orange juice and chocolate waffles! Yummy!!!
Here is the recipe for these bad boys. 
Enjoy it.


Vegan Waffle Recipe:

(This recipe makes 4 waffles in an Andrew James waffle maker - if you have a larger machine double the size)


1 cup of organic plain flour
1 teaspoon sugar (I use Raw Coconut Palm)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan salt or sea salt)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla (I use organic vanilla paste)
1 spoon of melted coconut oil (gently melt it at low heat)
1 cup of rice milk 

Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl; mix well. add the wet ingredients and mix again, removing all of the lumps of flour. Takes a couple of minutes. i squash the mixture on the side of the bowl with a wooden spoon.



Vegan Chocolate Sauce Recipe:

(Makes enough for 2 waffles; I usually have 2 chocolate waffles the other 2 with lemon and rice syrup!)

1 spoon raw coconut oil 
1 spoon of sugar (I use raw coconut palm sugar)
1 spoon of chocolate powder (I use raw cocoa)
2 spoons of rice milk


Gently melt 1 spoon of coconut oil at very low heat. Add the sugar, mix well, add the chocolate powder. Mix well. Add a little rice milk and mix again. And it's done!

Been enjoying all of the music I received for xmas. this one is one of them. #love it!



02 January 2015

Miracle, the Bee

This is the story of Miracle.
Miracle is a Bee, I found yesterday on the outside windowsill of my lounge.
She was completely still and looked completely dead. What are you doing there wolly?! Shouldnt you be in hibernation somewhere warm and cosy?

However, since I had not see her there in the morning, It could not have been there too long.
I picked her up, (and while doing her dropped her on the floor... sorry bee!!!)
It was dark out, so I went and got a touch, and found her in amongst the sage.
I put her on a tray and put a drop of Manuka honey that I had since my pre-vegan days, and placed it right next to her little face. No sign of life.


I was praying that she would come back, and while doing that, I began blowing warm air on her. Nothing, nada. But after about a minute, of blowing hot air, I saw that her leg started to move a little! So I carried on. After a little while, she began drinking the Manuka honey! 
I could not believe it!
I found a net cake protector to place on top of the tray before she woke up completely, and kept her in my warm cosy studio. Shortly after she was buzzing around her 'new home'. 
I introduced her to a wild bee come I found in the woods, and she was well excited about that!
Today I gave her a Croatian honeycome that I had in the cupboard since my honeymoon three years ago (seems appropriate!) to munch on, since Manuka honey it's well strong. She is so into it!
I intend to release my little Miracle Bee, but I am a little weary about it, because it has been so cold out there, and I don't want her to die. But according to the Met Office the weather its supposed to be milder, so maybe tomorrow is the day when she will find her freedom once again.
I am so proud to have saved this little bee from sure death, and given her the care she needed. I am looking forward to see her fly away in the morning and pray she will find her way home!
She certainly will have lots to tell her friends back in the nest!
What a way to finish the year and beginning the year, with a Miracle!

Love to you all 
xxx


01 January 2015

Thank You Cards Pack Giveaway!


I am giving away packs of Thank You Cards!
For the chance to win a pack, swing over to Facebook and participate to the Giveaway.
These cards and other designs, soon to be published in the SHOP are available in 5 different languages! English, Spanish, French, German & Italian!


Oooh! and... I am feeling so grateful!

a mind boggling 
50500 views on my this blog
&
2009 views on my art site

which has only been open a couple of months!

Thank you so much for your supporting my work





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