Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I wish I had enough time...

I wish I had enough time to:

*playing more with my pups
*reading books
*learning knitting and crochet with constancy
*editing my pictures
*sewing new clothes
*painting on canvas
*writing children's tales
*illustrate them
*make some quilled Xmas-tree decorations
I could go on forever...

It seems to be a very busy month this November.
My favorite month of the year.
The days are getting colder day by day and in the morning, the windows and the cars are covered in ice.

(Winter 2010-2011)

I'm working on some new Illustrations and walking a lot with my pups...
Reassembling pcs, eating tons of tangerines...
And so, my month seems so busy...


I'll be back soon... And in only 2 days my mate will be back.
I'm sorry he has to leave for a few time his sweetie...
That means I have to take care of him! :)

(Joe, the Reindeer)

There is only one month before Xmas and I have a lot of stuff to do.
This Xmas will be a little poor... but I'll try to do some DIY little gifts for all of my loved ones
(and they are a lot!!!)...
I can't wait Xmas eve...In Italy is common to celebrate Christmas on 25 December but since I've german ancestry, we are accustomed to have a great dinner on 24!
The Dolomites all around are covered in snow (but not that much, only on hugh peaks). We are having a wonderful Fall and the weather here, is merciful. My thoughts are going to all the victims of the flooding and mudslides that are hitting the other regions of my loved Italy.
We are into very bad days here... But I don't want to talk about politics here, on my blog.
This place must be my virtual Island...
uncontaminated by negativity.


PS: My best Friend Gabriel is here, at home... And he will be there til the end of December.
I'm so happy :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Best Friend...

There's a lot of things that make me happy.
The rainy days (yes, rainy days!)
The Fall Season.
The smell of wet leaves.
My puppies jumping when I get home.
The Music.
Being with my Parents and laughin.
Talking with my Nick before sleeping.
The taste of sweetened fennel seeds.
The sparkling water when I've got fever.
I could go on forever.
But this evening I NEED to talk about my Friends.
I've always been a lonely girl.. or almost always and this led me to have few people around me, outside my family.
When I was a teenager I was sorrounded by people but very few of them where Friends. 
I suffered a lot due some bad friendships... I trusted too much of some people who just abused my love and patience. Such things still make me cry sometimes... I gave a lot... or too much.

But there are some Souls that were always sorrounding me like a warm embrace...
They are living very far from me... But they are here, every step of my way.

This is for you...
Maybe I said to you a thousand times that I love you from the bottom of my heart, but maybe I've never shown it to you.
I'm sorry I've never been the best Friend you deserve.
When you was here, I spent a lot of time crying on myself without seeing that you were right next to me.
I always taken the worst decision without listening your silent and respectful opinion.
You were here to dry my tears and not for saying you were right.
Thank you.

I remember today like light feathers the very bad days I had when I was in my early twenty...
I say like "feathers" because today the weight of these days seem so light, cause you were here...with me again.
You had my own needs but you could not count on me.
You've got a grip for both and after, you transformed the rot into gold.
Thank you for this...

I want to thank you for teaching me how to play guitar.
For teaching me English... You are the best teacher I could have.
Did you see today how I write? I'm sure my posts are full of mistakes...
But my "Eng" improves day by day.

Thank you for giving me all these CDs full of your music that you did also become my music...
Thank you for all the nights watching B-movies with Stephen Dorff or Juliette Lewis or David Bowie or Chapelle (whatever her name was!!!)...
But... I'm sorry... "Demonlovers" was awful.
And thank you so much for being always patient when I was in my "Roger Waters" mood.
Thank you for all the drawings, the written and the amazing phrases you wrote on every piece of sheet.
(But I can't forget the Chihuahua thing... Ahahaha!)
Thank you for catching on tape a lot of silly things with me (and Lumpi too). Sometimes I watch them and it feels like you were here.

Thank you for always being my brave best friend.
I'm proud to be your Friend.
Thank you for the "ma sono piccolissimi!" thing.
You are tiny, skinny and cute but I don't know anyone as brave as you...
The World is in your hands...
I love listening to your tales about your travels... When you talk about them I feel like you brought a piece of me with you.
And I love reading your novels. I miss them...
You have the power to create images.
And delicious japan food....

Thank you for having loved my Lumpi... and for sharing with me my mourning.
She loved you so much and you know she had such a temper...
She loved very few people and you were the only one outside my family.
My wary fat black pup...
I miss her every day and I know you miss her too.
Thank you.

And thank you for having the best boyfriend you could find on the earth.
You have a special person to your side, because you are special.
Special people are living only with special people.
I love that you two have become one because when I think about you I think about Matthias too.
And now I've got a beautiful brand new Friend!

I love you Matthias for being so funny... For being so tenderhearted and sensibile...
I love the way you talk in Italian, your humor, your being that caustic when you talk about Droghellos...
I love the Eau de Parfum you wear (it fits on you like it was made for you) and your collages.
Your incredibile comparisons...
I love the way you love Babi and for being that perfect with him!

Thank you for these wonderful days in Austria... and for the delicious dinners.
You saved me, last August (August? But... wait... was yesterday!!!)
I miss you so much, everyday... but you know what I mean when I say "you are here right now!".

We had very special times togheter mate.
And I am sure that we still have a lot!

So, dear Babi...

A huge hug to you and Matthias!
I Love you guys!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A brand new Illustration!

I think it's the weather...
But today smells like Christmas!
So, I had the whole afternoon for doing my stuff...
I did an Illustration for a special girl (be sure to follow her blog... it's AMAZING!).
I'm very happy she liked my little gift... and I'm so honoured that she posted the illustration on her blog!
(Thank you!)

Then I did a brand new Illustration.
I call it:
"Early Snowfall"

I started a new project...
I think a bone in my left hand is broken and it hurts like hell.
I hope tomorrow I'll have enough time for doing (or starting) new works...
My last week was very busy and so I had to put my blog aside... and so I had to do the same thing with my
Etsy Shop Project.
Well. This is "the thing".
I hope you'll like it!

Have a bright day World!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Router!!! A little journey and... a new project.

I just came home! :)
I went with my lovely Nick to Rome and to the Republic of San Marino. We had nice time, nice food, nice evenings... So, this was a very little journey... Hit and run... I drove so so so much. I love driving, expecially when I'm alone or with a silent sweet company like my Boyfriend. We are twin souls and we don't need always to talk for being satisfied...
The Republic of San Marino wasn't in our project and we went in Rome only for doing some bureaucracy... Then when we were on the road I asked him if we was in the mood for a "little" detour. And he says "YES!".
Awww. I love that he never backs down in front of the unespected proposals...
Thank you for being so adventurous!


And I finally got my new ROUTER!!!

I can upload a lot of pictures... and surfing faster!
These are pictures of our wonderful Fall season.
I love living here.

Today is a great day.
Today we had an idea... 
We have a great project about our life.
Living among/with/in the Nature is something that we're sure, will make us happy and so
we decided to become a weird kind of farmers :)
We're young enough.
Strong enough.
Enthusiastic enough... and 
we have enough very good ideas!
This is something that makes me happy, thinking about a new great project of life.
Full of Animals, Plants, Traditions, Diy, Creativity...
Thank you Mother Nature for inspiring me that much, every day...

So, these are my pictures...
I hope you'll like it!!!

 I love you Nicola... You're the best thing about me
And I love that you love my puppies like they were your puppies...
They are OUR babies now...

I want to thank my new followers! You're so kind! Thank you very very much! <3

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall, oh Fall...

I was into very busy days...
...and so neglected my blog! :(
But I had pretty fun taking pictures outside...
The Fall is now at his peak even in the morning the streets are wet and almost frozen...

I want to share my pics with you... But due to some internet connection problems I can't share all of them.
Friday I'll have my new router and so I'll be able to upload more of them.
I'm very happy about those pictures. I had a wonderful afternoon...
I brought home lots of acorns and buckeyes...
Fall in the Alps it's something unforgettable! <3

Today I'll leave and untill Friday I'll be in Rome with Nicola.
See you soon! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Next Week on Etsy! La prossima settimana su Etsy!

I'm so excited!
The next week I'll be on Etsy!

I'm into very busy days...
So, I can't keep tracks of my activities on the blog...
I'm working and planning and creating and running and doing a lot of things...
Have a hyper-super-wonderful day! <3


Sono così emozionata!
La prossima settimana sarò su Etsy!
Sono in giorni impegnatissimi!
Così, non riesco a tenere traccia delle attività che svolgo sul blog...
Sto lavorando, pianificando, creando, correndo e facendo un sacco di cose...
Felicissimo giorno a tutti! <3

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hot Chocolate Afternoon...

This afternoon I went with my dad and my boyfriend in the country.We brought the dogs for a walk in order to enjoy the last mild temperatures of this wonderful October.
I love the light in Fall, my favorite season!
The sky was painted in a stunning light blue...
The sky here is something spectacular!

When we were on the way home, my Dad was looking for some hot chocolate.
I said I had no chocolate home and so I promised him I would go tomorrow to get lot of it...
I can get 3 or 4 time in a day a cup of hot chocolate.
That's why my shelf is empty...
I found a lot of delicious recipes around the blogs...
I love to share with you something sweet! :)
So, Enjoy!

We can start with this easy-to-do recipe...

...if you're brave you can try this dense one... it's my favorite!

Anticipate the Halloween mood with this cup!
Your guests will be delighted!

Or try this...

Nutella it's no longer an Italian secret...
 I think I could faint reading this recipe!

And why do not associate a warm cup of hot chocolate with some spicy cookies like these?

Or with lovely chocolate hearts?
(Chek out the whole page!!! *-* I love it!)

Tomorrow I'll try one of these recipes... I promise!
My shelf must be filled with tons of Chocolate... bars, powder, cream.
In other words...
I love Chocolate!!!
Have a bright day

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary

Today would be the hundredth birthday of Mary Blair, one of the illustrators who have made the History.
Thank you Mary.
Happy Birthday, from the Heart!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yayyy! The brand new Logo is Done :) - Yeeh!!! Il nuovo logo è pronto!

I spent a lot of time thinking about the brand-new-logo of Hausgeist.
Like in the explanation page, Hausgeister are benevolent Home Spirits...
I love (and I believe in) Pixies, Elves, Fairies... so, the name for my blog and for my brand is absolutely perfect!
The Pixie:
 I was inspired to my father.
He looks like a human-sized Elf and I love his smiling (sometimes frown) expression!

The Moon:
Is a very important part of my Life...
I believe in her influence so much!
Not without reason I was born on Monday :), the day of the Moon.

The little heart:
The Heart is the Reactor of the Feelings and Emotions.
I draw Hearts everywhere since I could hold a pencil.
I've been drawing them (and not only them), since I could hold a pencil in my hand...
Always keep a little heart with you! 
It can only send positive energies!
The Gears:
These gears in the background are nice combination of meanings...
The gear is something human. It has a reference to the cleverness.
A lot of things are coming from the pure and simple flash of inspiration...
Some things not. They need to be managed, planned and developed.
For example, if you are a dressmaker you can have a model-style very clear in your mind but, before tailoring
you need to take the measures. You need to draw the pattern and before drawing it, you have to calculate the values ​​based on measurements taken previously. Then you have to choose the right fabric, the right needle, the right tools of the trade... 
Not all creations are born spontaneously!

I hope you like it like I do...
Have a Beautiful Day 

"A man paints with his brains 
and not with his hands."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I feel a little bit embittered... (and a Free Brush)

Today I feel a little bit embittered and sad about some things...
This is a problem that is putting me into troubles since few years.
I was pretty skinny before my 20th birthday. I've had a hormone treatment when I was 19 and after this treatment, I gained a lot of weight.
I lost a lot of weight during a bad period, due by the end of my first important relationship, but I was totally without any form of appetite. Not really anorexic but very very exhausted.
But, when I started to feel better (and eating a little bit more), I've gained all the excess weight again... even though my diet remained unchanged (before the treatment and after the treatment).
Since this treatment, I'm no longer the same.
It is certain that something happened to my endocrine system.
Sometimes I feel good in my new body...
Sometimes I burst into tears, expecially when I find pictures or old dresses...
Today I read on internet that Christina Aguilera is being criticized for being plump.
Remarking that I'm not one of her fans (although I think she has a beautiful and powerful voice), I felt myself a little bit embittered about this topic.
I do not know if it hurts me because it touches one of my sore spots...
People are beautiful the way they are.
How can you judge someone so harshly for his weight?
I read very awful comments about her... About a lot of people.
Also below pictures of common people who is being jeered for their appearance.
I loved to be skinny, I felt myself better, and I love the skinny silhouettes... But, it's "only about being in a new dimension of the body.
Isn't the body only an envelope? The container of the Soul?
Yes, we're flesh and bones but, above all, aren't we all walking Souls?
I think she's very pretty even if she's plump than before.
Harrassers are annoying me saying "Only beautiful and skinny people can reach success" and when those people are without make-up, or are aging, or are getting fatter they are categorized, by the same harrassers, like "ugly" "trash" and they throw all of their hate againts those people, claiming that the showbiz doesn't match with "ugly/fat/old/wrinkled/short" people...That's a nonsense.
And this is something that happens every day, all around the "common" (but always beautiful) world... to the common people. Stereotypes are changed through the decades and what was attractive in the past, nowadays is something almost unpleasant.

I guess we worry too much about what other people may think.
We spend a lot of time crying on ourselves and that's something weakening.
You have to know the bad influence that this thing has on us...
Charging ourselves with such bad energies is dangerous.
I firmly believe some disorders are coming from this garbage that is filling our Souls.

I always loved assymetry.
Assymetry makes the world beautiful.
Imperfections are peculiarities.
You are beautiful.

I nearly forgot... Today I did a Fall-themed Brush for Photoshop...
This is Free and for you, if you like it or need it...

You can download it (for free!!!) on my Deviant Art profile