Monday, 12 August 2013

Bright idea from friends...

I was asked to come up with a fragment idea for a new born boy. Must thank my friend for the commission since I have been asked to repeat... pink ribbon for a girl!  

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Something different...

Trying something a little different for this small piece. I'm aiming for a mix between Impressionism with a touch of illustration... 
Early days!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

words of kindness

"The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." ~William Wordsworth

I remember reading this quote as a young girl and believing that a small action can produce a momentous roller-ball effect. Being on the receiving end of a "small act of kindness" bestowed upon by unlikely people, who certainly owe you nothing, is one of the beauties of life and deserving (when known) of recognition. 

On this note, I wish to thank Ede Crivella, a kind lady that with no fuss, requested to take a photo of us working. Who, (unbeknownst to us) was a journalist and went about her business of forming an article on us. An act of kindness that has given us a little more coverage that usual and a train of people who continue to ask about the article and our work.
The client for this specific commission (mentioned in the piece)  is a designer of international fame and that in itself has been a great honour, although one that also required some level of discretion on our part. So this really has come as a surprise!

I live in a remote village of Piemonte, there are no decorative leagues, no guilds, no occasions to meet with other artisans working in similar fields and for all intense purposes the "decorator" isn't a recognised field of work in Italy. Yet time and time again, it is in the faces of those who watch us work that I am reminded that it is only through lack of support and not lack of interest that many artisans in Italy struggle.

Again, many thanks Ede, as they say in Italy "A buon rendere!"