19 December 2012

Keeping it Local

Hello dears,
How are you all?
I'm wonderful since it is the week end and I love week ends.
In fact, I adore them. Who doesn't right?

This week end I got to see some friends I haven't seen in ages, some family also, gone on some great frosty walks with Twisty and also…


yeah... Did manage to do some work as well, which is reassuring…!



I did a cover for this sweet little parish magazine which is just adorable. I love things like that! The illustration had to be in black and white so I chosen to use ink pens and pencils and to draw a local view (the Capel Mill - you can google it :)
I had so much fun doing it!
Next week?
Well, lots of things, but above all, I'm reading a manuscript for which I'll be doing some illustrations for. I'm starting with sketches and you might well see the book up on the shelfs of bookstores one day, who knows? Won't spoil any surprises for the coming year or years, but keeps your eyes open for it ok? Don't worry, I'll definitely let you know if and when it comes out (probably even post a 'Buy on Amazon' button too! ah ah! shamless plug. Well why not indeed, it is my blog after all...)


14 December 2012

the most beautiful video in the world!

I saw this video a little while back on Cheryl Richardson's facebook page and I had to share it, it is just SO beautiful. 


I will say no more, and let you just enjoy it.

x

10 December 2012

Persistence


 I came up with a quote yesterday morning…
and yes... it's a 'tweetable'!

"Persistence is an Art, master it" ~ Giulia Mauri

I decided that it was so good I needed to illustrate it, so here a sneaky peak...


I really do love lettering projects...

03 December 2012

Christmas Time - Have a Party...



Hello my sweetie pies!
I hope you are having a wonderful December so far…

Hedgehog and the Snowman, Watercolour

I feel so festive surrounded by all the decorations, cards and presents! Outside it's very cold and frosty these days.


I'm so excited about these new Christmas Parties invites featuring my illustration the Hedgehog and the Snowman!


These beauties are available in my shop as Downloadable Pdf Files, so you can print them from the comfort of your home.
They'll be wonderful in white envelopes or just rolled and sealed with a little candy cane ribbon…


01 December 2012

Custom Thank you cards + Blog New Winter Look

Hello my lovelies, how are you all?
I hope great.
Birthday celebrations have just come to an end for me.
On my return from Italy I had a beautiful celebration with my hubby and my dog twist, how bought me lovely gifts and made me a beautiful vegan cake. I opend all my cards on my Birthday and lined up all the presents to appraciate each and everyone of them.

Jason, Twist and I also went away for five days in the Lake District which was wonderful. (I will post a picture of two next time I log in).

So now it's the time to sit down and write all my thank you cards to the lovely people who made my Birthday a very special day indeed (or days I should say).
Being an illustrator and all I decided to design my very own personalised one which i thought was rather cool.
Here a few pictures of the working in progress and the final cards...




So sweeeet!

Also…

Please say bye bye to pink blog for a little while


and welcome the new winter look for the blog!
I hope you like it. It's the 1st of December tomorrow and I really wanted to spread the Christmas spirit on the site!


Our Christmas tree is up now, the first advent candle will be burnt in the morning, the first advent calendar window opened and the first chocolate eaten…!

All of our Christmas shopping has already been done in plenty of time; we were so lucky as to find all our beautiful pressies on our holidays and trips this year. I even already have birthday presents for friends and family up to April 2013! Love it…

Now all we have to do is sit by the fire, relax with a cup of mulberry punch and enjoy wrapping all gifts and writing the beautiful sparkly Christmas cards…

Much love to you all
and Happy First of December…
the first day of Christmas!

Giulia


06 November 2012

Bring on the Autumn

Hello Darlings,

I hope you are all well.
This month has started off in a really jolly way for me. We had a Birthday/Halloween Party at my sister in law last week end. If you are following me on Twitter you know that this year was dressing up as Snow White, and that Jason was the Huntsman, it was really good fun. I had even found the perfect red apple (red devil variety - grown in sussex!)
I was thrilled with my medieval costume because it was really fairy-tale like...


As you can see it's green and red, just like in the movie.
I'm seriously considering using it as a Pixie costume this Christmas... it's too beautiful to be kept in the cupboard! Also it just needs a green hat and pointed shoes with bells!

Right now I'm writing to you all from Italy where I'm having the best time. Weather it's amazing, sunny and crisp. 
LOOOVE it. 

I'm back next week working on all sorts of projects such as covers for Pilgrim Angry, a new music video for Silicon (I did some shooting of clouds on the plane to Venice) and I'll be working on some animation projects such as 'Above the Mountain' and 'The Hedgehog and the Snowman'.

To see more regular updates of those you can subscribe for my HitRECord uploads and my Facebook Art Page.

Much love to you all,
until next week

x

Giulia

Give me all the flickering lights...


Hello you guys,
 hope you are well.

If you are following my work on my Facebook Art Page, you already know all about my latest video art projects.

If you are not... well...why?!
Only kidding... if you are not, this is your update.





I fell in love with Wirrow's poem instantly.
I used my autumn footage from my video 'trip home' and music by Eaneikciv (things, a tiny tune).
More work by these artist an be found on their hitRECord page, please check them out!
I left images quite raw.
I hope you enjoy it. have a smashing week!
Giulia

29 October 2012

Sacre - Blood Runs Deep Video for Silicon


Hello you guys,
I hope you are all well and had a smashing week end.

Despite not having been to well this past week, I have not stopped working.
I release three videos this week and this is one of them:


Silicon - Blood Runs Deep (OFFICIAL VIDEO)


To find out more about Silicon you can visit:

Twitter

Check it out and give it some love!!!

15 October 2012

Mark's Portrait - Version n* 2

Hi guys!
I realised that the first version of my Time Lapse painting was a little too long; so I made it faster!

 I hope you like this.

Have a great week,
Giulia

14 October 2012

Halloween Fever - Part II

 New in!
Party invites!

Hello my sweetie pies!
So I was thinking… for all of you who are having a wonderous Halloween Party…

How about PARTY INVITES?!

So here we are:
you can find these clever peeps (Downloadable Pdf Files) in my shop!




13 October 2012

Halloween fever

Hello darlings,
how are you?
I hope you are having a great week end.
sometime on Friday a few of the creatures that i invented demanded hat I did halloween costumes of them. Would you believe it?
Well, what else was I gone do?

So here we are!




Happy October guys!

11 October 2012

Bee Cards now in store!

Hello Sweeties,
I hope you are all doing well.
I'm really excited about my new range of Bee cards for many occasions:








 and Christmas cards also…




I really like this character and I'm thinking I might be doing more artwork with him in the future…

I hope you enjoy them!

Love
Giulia
x

08 October 2012

Hooray for Puddles!

Look at this happy pup!
she loves a good old muddy puddle once in a while… especially if she has been playing with the ball and she is all hot!



"In life you must learn to enjoy life's puddles"
Anthony Robbins

Have a great week

x

06 October 2012

Healthy Light Breakfast


This morning I created a delicious Green Smoothie that I really want to share with the world as it was amazing… I call it:

'Tropical Awakening'


1/4 Pineapple
2 Bananas
4 Cos lettuce Leafs
Coconut Oil / a few Coconut chucks
Coconut Water or Rice Milk

Serve with fresh coconut if desired


I hope you enjoy it!

05 October 2012

The Darkest Hour Project

 Hello you guys,

Happy October everybody!

We are having a Halloween/Birthday party this year, like we did last year, so I'm wondering who am I going to go as…

 The theme is Fairytales, so I won't actually wear anything scary… I don't think. Plus Jason and I wanted to go with outfits from the same story. I'll keep you posted...

In the meantime, I have here some sketches and the final work of The Darkest Hour Project, that I was telling you all about in my last post.

I'm so very happy with the final Artwork. It's also so great to have a record of all of the sketches I did and the different stages of the painting and studying process;
I love looking back and see how the artwork has evolved since the beginning. 



Colour Sketch - Watercolour on Paper


Colour Sketch - Watercolour on Paper


Pencil Sketch of the Final Artwork Sketch


Final Artwork, almost completed


Completed Artwork. Acrylics, watercolours and inks on paper + lots of time.

It's really nice to see it completed.
This week end I'm working on some brand new children illustrations, as well as re-doing my hanging baskets with teeny tiny violas and super cute white cyclamens!

Hooray for flowers!

I have lots of other projects lined up, so stay tuned to see more sketches. Also if you haven't already come and join my facebook pages, 'cos I tend to post there more frequently and while painting! You also get to see lots of working in progress pictures and other etceteras.

Much love...



12 September 2012

'Darkest Hour' Project


Hello darlings,
Very exciting project I'm working on at the moment, I thought I give you a sneaky peak of the pencil  sketches I did so far. 






This is are illustration for the album The Darkest Hour for composer Ian Livingstone (Release early 2013)
 Stay tuned for more colour sketches coming up soon...


10 September 2012

Cheeky Sneaky Peek

Hello Darlings,

Hope you had a lovely week end.
Here in Surrey it has been wonderful.
Twist and I adventured in some lovely walks that we had never attempted before.
At one point i really did not know where the path would lead me, or where the heck we were.
but we just carried on intrigued anyway, and, all of a sudden, we ended up 100 yards from home!
Its an amazing sense of achievement for me not getting completely lost!
Epecially when im driving. Oh thank heaven for sat nav's and postcodes
- I love you postcodes! -

anyways… going back to our sneaky peak…
here there is:


i'm doing final touches with ink pen today and then I shall crack on with the cards designs process…
I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime have a wonderful day

Love,
Giulia

09 September 2012

Celebrations


Hello Everybody,
how is it going?

I hope great.
We have had quite a bit of celebrations in the last 2-3 weeks.
first, Jason and I celebrated 9 years of being a couple on the 16th August, then our first Wedding anniversary on the 22nd, and then, Jason's Birthday.
Wow!
Our house is covered in birthday flags, balloons and all sorts of birthday and anniversary cards.
It's lovely! I love celebration times!


This was Jason's beautiful vegan chocolate birthday cake, made by Vicki.
It was AWESOME! 
sort of like a cheesecake type of thing.
I looove vegan cakes. they are yummi and healthy, so you can eat as much a you want!

mmmh… delish!
On that note...

What do you think of this pretty bee birthday cake here?
i thought to myself, if bees were to celebrate birthdays, what cake would they make?
so i decided it was going to be a pollen cake filled with rose scented honey…


here a sneaky peek of the working in progress illustration...


Tune in tomorrow for more colourful bee sneaky peeks!
Have a great sunday

x

Giulia

08 September 2012

Out of the Blue



Hello Darlings,
wonderful news!

Pilgrim Angry's Out Of The Blue debut Album is now available in many stores:




This is a sneaky peak of the booklet illustrated and designed by me: