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my works on the Uppercase 2016 Calendar

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when you love something so much and one of your favorite magazine features your work the risk of a melt is really high. And when the last October I received the confirmation that my drawing would have been published into the 2016 calendar I was so so happy. The Calendar was sent to all the Uppercase subscribers around the world with the last published issue, the nr. 28.

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Here are the two designs I drawn and that are feautured in the booklet with other great and some very affirmated artitsts and illustrators.

the "share it on" - a social media illustration that was perfect for the editor's page

the "share it on" - a social media illustration that was perfect for the editor's page

as many of you I LOVE Stripes and I own a lot of stripes shirt. So, why not draw an illustration about what I love to wear?! Remembering this in a calendar day is just awesome. So you can find my "It's a stripes kinda day" illustration on the November 10, 2016.

as many of you I LOVE Stripes and I own a lot of stripes shirt. So, why not draw an illustration about what I love to wear?! Remembering this in a calendar day is just awesome. So you can find my "It's a stripes kinda day" illustration on the November 10, 2016.

And this is the picture of my sketchbook where I drawn the original illustration.

I am so so happy and this really encouraged me to continue to explore the illustration world.

Till next time, xoxo, Bubiknits


Do what?

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Hi there! Since I declared to the world that I am an Artist, it seems I wasn't been able to post on this blog for a very long time. So, what happens in those past silent months? I've been creative and happy all the time but very busy due to normal life events. First of all my son started primary school in September and if you've children or newphes you may know how the transition from kindergarten isn't very smooth. Fortunately my son likes the school and loves doing homeworks but we had to change our habits a lot. Since then I felt overwhelmed and I needed to step away from virtual life and get into real life only for a period. I also started going to bed at 9.00 pm instead of 11.00 pm. This i a very good new habit to me but as you can imagine the time for blogging is going down to zero and I just posted something in my mother language on the Italian version of this blog. I missed blogging a lot!!
Embracing my natural inclination to pattern and design, I discovered that drawing, sketching and painting make me feel very good and happier than ever, with no stressful thoughts about competitors, or thoughts like "Am I good enough?" as the knitting world was for me on the last few months before I've get stuck and blocked about this feeling. As it was for quilting first and sewing later in my craft adventure, i needed to step away from knitting. I stopped enjoying it on April, and I haven't got my hands on needle since then, exept for finishing an almost completed capelets and I've started a hat last week for my son, just because he needs one. I am happy with this decision to step back to my root and even if I love knitting for myself and my loves, I am proud of the knitting patterns I've done, I do not know if the knitting world is for me. What I know for sure is that I need to do what I love and so designing, painting, sketching, journaling and writing is what I love most at the time. There will be always space for crafting in my life, and I surely want to continue making things, I've just took advantage of a coupon Sproutpatterns offers to some survey's participant, and I ordered the Sprout pouch pattern on two of my own fabric design, so I can't wait to have it on hand!

I will enjoy making a new pouch and having the pattern already traced onto the fabric is just what I need to boost my sewing!
It will also be a test of the Sprout Patterns itself, in fact i am dreaming about an Anna dress too.

anna dress and bubiknits fabric


So... what else? I am going to share some recently drawing from my sketchbook now and more to comes on next week.

Rita's got a Secret - Bubiknits artworks

Rita's got a Secret - Bubiknits artworks

circus


Xoxo, Giusy aka bubiknits


Merry Xmas

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Sipping my favorite Spiced tea, the dinner already cooked, I am ready to set up all the good intention to have a wondeful Xmas evening, that is my favorite festivity.

And so I wish for You! Have a Merry Xmas!!!

Bubiknits Artworks - Xmas Card 2015

Bubiknits Artworks - Xmas Card 2015



Journaling

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I think this could sound ridiculous, but in more than 15 year of blogging I've never wrote a post about Journaling. This is something so personal and intimate to me that I never thought to make it public. It is from when I was 10 that I keep a diary, and then a journal. I’ve wrote for all my life, about me, my thought, my wishes, my intention, my purpose, business, life etc. etc. It was also very exciting to follow a course by Susannah Conway on Journaling lately. She is a truly nice guide, I’ve loved her grace since I meet her in 2012, and in all her courses this grace is reflected.

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Also lately I've read a lot about Journaling, I've read several things about the usefulness of Journaling, not just what it looks like, a tool of introspection, but also as a tool to achieve your dreams and desires. I found Julia Cameron through my friend PrettyInMad , and intrigued I bought her book. I have not started yet, 'cause I am reading"Women who runs with the Wolves" at the moment, but listening to the effectiveness of the "morning pages" and that this technique has gained many followers, I stopped to think that I even for several years before having my son I kept a morning journal, where I wrote many of the things I realized then in effect, was the time when I was selling my handmade textile items on Dawanda and Etsy, and at that time I had acquired a certain notoriety and success. Who knows... about unconscious of morning pages?

So, let me know, what about you? Do you keep a Journal? Is it your intimate friend? You share it with friends and family or you keep it secret? Did you notice that when you wrote something to it and when you follow your intuition what you wrote will come true later? I did!

till next time, xoxo, Giusy