Tuesday, May 24, 2011

laundry jeers

When I was a little girl, as almost all the other children, I went to the playgroup. There was a kid who used to tease me by singing "Beatrice Lavatrice! Beatrice Lavatrice!". At that time it riled me to death, but now it makes me laugh: I suppose it's not too bad to be a washing machine! :) (yep, because lavatrice means washing machine indeed). Some years earlier, one of my older cousins tried to wash his cat (in italian, gatto) into it but, luckily, someone saved that poor kitten in time from an unwanted bath :)

Bitter:Sweet - Dirty Laundry

Sunday, May 22, 2011

bubble #10

In these days I got a new hit. Released less than one month ago, it already blew my mind (and my hips, and my ears, and my arms (raised up to the sky), and my feet, and my heart, and my throat...). Something tells me that we're going to hear it very oft. : ) Well done, Yuksek! And well done, The Magician for this stunning remix! Volume up up to the moon and enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

wax on, wax off

What if I was born in Japan? I would have been for sure a karate kid! But I was born girl in Italy, and the only wax I put on and off is on my hairy legs :) Well, maybe next time, then!
I would like to use this opportunity to renew all my best wishes to Japanese people, as they could overcome this unlucky period.
頑張ってね! (hope I wrote it well) 
Japan - Life In Tokyo (Extended Disco Mix by Giorgio Moroder)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

farfalla, the final episode

Click here to see the previous 7 episodes, if you missed!
Our mysterious friend reached our ballerina just in time for the show.
Now he takes out his creation from the backpack...

...to be worn by her. Is that a spray in her hand?

We have not enough time to know, because the curtain is opening!
Oh, look: that cocoon again!

Something is happening! :o

...and a beautiful butterfly is born :)

Yes, farfalla means butterfly.
Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

bubble #9

When I first heard this song (I think it was earl 2008) I went totally mad. And when I first played it for a dancefloor, all the people did the same.
Actually, this is not a bubble of mine only, but the bubble of an entire platoon (my platoon! ♥) of wild poofs dancing away :) Needless to say, it immediately became one of my biggest hits ever.
By the way, joking aside: today is May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia. I just read an absolute truth: being gay isn't a choice, but being bigot certainly is. I'm straight, but my world is mostly gay. It's thanks to some special gay persons that, some years ago, I found and picked myself up to fly again. Yes, it's a corny story, but I really don't know what could I do without my queenies: I never wanted anything to happen to them because of what they are. They and anyone else. I'd fly into a rage, I cannot even think about it. Unfortunately, it happened to some (too many) of them.
I dont' know what prompts homophobia: maybe fear, maybe envy, maybe ignorance or just stupidity, but I have had enough. All my Love to all the gays in the world today, tomorrow and forever ♥
After all this blarney, the concept I actually wanted to express is: hands off my faggots! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

cave divas

As in every good house where savage beasts live, Leo and me as well put a warning on our door :) Some people warn their visitors about the presence of dogs with the latin sentence cave canem (which means beware of dog) with a door plate like this. Unfortunately, there are no dogs in our house: just two tremendous divas, so I painted this artwork :) I used watercolour, ecoline and gouache for the objects and a touch of gold glitter for the lettering.

Suggested soundtrack: Julie Andrews - Le Jazz Hot from one of our cult movies, the brilliant Victor Victoria. Actually, I did this work while we were watching it probably for the 10th time :)


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

feel good tip #3

As its creator says:
"Blissed out sounds for hot summer days and sweet summer nights, enjoy!!"
And I absolutely agree! Although Bologna is still cold and rainy, I'll keep it in mind for the forthcoming summer :)

Celestial Love - Test Pressing Mix by Psychemagik

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

masters: preraphaelites

Today my friend Roberlina shared the Fuck Yeah, Pre-Raphaelites' blog link on Facebook. And it was suddenly flashback and love! I always loved Pre-Raphaelites, I love their magical mixtures of symbolism, realism, bright colours, impressionism, nature, fairy tales, mannerism, flowers and everyday life. Browsing this fabulous blog, I found this wonder: Snowbound, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1883 (yes, I said 1883).
Isn't it amazing and terribly modern? I think it's every bit as good as any present fashion photo portrait and maybe better, if you think about the techniques they are made, more than 100 years apart from each other. Wow.
Anyway, chapeau to this blogger who enlightened us with his (or her) research into that beautiful group of artists who were the Pre-Raphaelites. Enjoy the trip!