Jazz and Bill Evans 🎶

 
 
I didn’t know anything about Jazz but my husband (check his blog hopstrains.com excellent short name) has been researching and finding a lot about different musicians. 

For me, it has always been difficult to listen to Jazz because I always considered it as something that people that are highbrow 🧐  and full of themselves listed to, until recently when I noticed one of my favorite illustrators (Frannerd) listened to it and I was humble and open enough to finally give it a try and I loved it.

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Mapping to understand Figure Drawing

I have been learning about Figure Drawing because I would love to learn how to draw bodies and Mapping is one of the techniques that has been the most helpful to understand how to place something on a white page.

Mapping is just selecting points as in image 1 and 2, connecting them and create a map on a white page as shown in the images below. I would recommend you just to repeat and practice and you will understand little by little more about mapping.

Image 1
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Why a “No” is a “Yes” to myself?

 

“A question is just an opportunity to be honest” –Byron Katie

I started wondering why it is so hard for me to say “NO”. Sometimes, I say it but I feel guilty afterwards, like wrong and I was wondering why it is so hard inside my mind to be honest. So I started researching on google and I found this article:

25 Ways to Say No by Kim A. Flodin

I liked it, I think that is a good introduction to the main question: “Why is it so hard to say “No”?” but for me it wasn’t completely clear, so I continued with my research and as always I decided to look for Byron Katie’s experience and I found this video:

Video 1: How to be grateful for the opportunity to be honest — The Work of Byron Katie
 

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My favorite Illustrators from “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud

Making Comics by Scott McCloud
 
 

This is a list of Illustrators that caught my eye in the awesome book “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud which I read recently and is full of important information if you are a self-taught illustrator or comic artist so I definitely recommend you to check it out.

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New Video: Mossery Unboxing Sketchbook

Hi blog bunnies!

In this video I share the unboxing of a Mossery Pastel Sky Sketchbook that I got back in 2018, I don’t own it anymore because the paper it has wasn’t what I was looking for to use with my watercolors but the cover and the brand is so beautiful that I wanted to share.

Back in 2018 Mossery created a Zine which I showed in the video, if you want to know more about the Zine just go to this link: https://www.mossery.co/blogs/news/to-inspire-and-encourage-inktober-2018-zine and if you want to know more about the artists that collaborated in this project you can go here: https://www.mossery.co/pages/mossery-inktober-2018

Mossery Sketchbook Unboxing Pastel Sky

Do you own a Mossery sketchbook? What do you think about the paper? 

Paola

My second stationery haul from my trip to Philly

Hi beautiful you!

There are four amazing stores that I visited in Philly:

  1. Philly’s AIDS thrift @ Giovanni’s room (Very curated thrift store)
  2. Atomic City Comics (Comic store)
  3. Omoi Zakka Shop (Stationery boutique and pen shop like Goods for the Study here in NYC)
  4. Kitchen Kapers (kitchen and food supplies)
Where I got multiple items:

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Weekend No. 9: Around New York City

Did you know there are numbers for the weeks of the year? I didn’t 👀

Two weekends ago my husband and I went to for a classic Saturday walk, we started eating in a restaurant called Raclette, where we ate a delicious burger with lots of cheese 🤤

Video from Raclette recorded in my phone

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