mercoledì 2 maggio 2012

Outdoor mini fashion shoot

A few trials on outdoor photography with 2 new garments... the Polar Star oversized sweater and the one-of-kind Pic Nic blouse in silk and cotton stripes.

Ohhhh now more will come, as I build my confidence with the camera !

Hey Hey here we go !

Polar Star sweater 

Pic Nic blouse

Photography snap shots n.3

And finally the last photos .... The work is not all done though, the phography Group will get together again in the middle of the month, and we will take more shots to complete the Silence theme. In september we are going to exhibit ! Isn't that fantastic ?!!!

Stable II

Stable I

my little flower

Stable III

Window I

Window II

venerdì 27 aprile 2012

Photography snap shots n.2

Thank you for all the comments! 

I have a more photos to show you, hoping you will enjoy them... taken at the same place as the last lot...
yes sad atmosphere, I know, or quiet... to photograph I found it a great place with so many interesting details... some extraterrestrial... what do you think?

extraterrestrial IV

extraterrestrial III

extraterrestrial I

extraterrestrial II

venerdì 20 aprile 2012

Photography snap shots n.1

Hallo my friends ! 
Did I tell you I took part in a fantastic Photography Course in my city's Negri Photography 
We are a close friendly group of amateour and our teachers, two awesome guys. On sunday we had a whole photography day in an isolated and abandoned village called Levi Cavour, in the Vercelli Province.
The theme of our snap shots was Silence... 

I am enjoying this experience so much, it is truely helpful for my fashion shoots... which I would like to improve.

Here are some of the pictures I took: 

Silence I

Silence II
Silence III

Silence IV

lunedì 16 aprile 2012

Embroidery portrait for the second place winners

I did think a lot about the second place winners gift... and I started sketching the cute dogs when an idea hit me! using the sketch drawing as a sample for an embroidery portrait... I started hand stitching and sewing on an oval vintage fabric, when a secon idea hit me ! How lucky was I :)

A trophy ! 

I cut another oval piece to sew down the portrait, and filled the mini pillow with stuffing... then added two double layer straps, the finishing touch to a soft trophy. I was pleased with the result :) Send it to the dogs and I heard the barks from Usa and New Zealand, one in the afternoon from Titi, and one (bless) in the middle of the night from Penny... I guess Penny is not aware of the time difference :)

Wof Wof happy dogs !




sabato 7 aprile 2012

First Price Winner 2012 : Tiki

Hallo ! ... sun is shining over here in Italy! We are getting ready to celebrate Easter weekend... large lunches and bbqs, friends and Monferrato wine.

Today Stefano recieved the ink and pencil portrait of Tiki, the winner of "My Pet is the Best" photo competition. He is very happy with it, and so am I, glad I did a good job ! But you can judge for yourselves, I am not a top portrait artist,.... but I try my best and enjoy the process very much !

Here we go Tiki portrait by Monica !

Tiki "My Pet is the Best" Winner 2012

Happy Easter to everyone ! Celebrate well, and have a happy family time ...
see you soon for the second place winners secret treat .... coming soon ...

sabato 31 marzo 2012

Shhhhhhhhhhh.... this is a secret

Hallo dear friends!
I have a little secret to share with you,.... do you remember that Tiki the cat won the photo contest "My Pet is The Best" ?
Well I have started drawing the portrait, and it's not finished yet, but here it is, a little peak into my studio, my drawing table, the pencils and the ink...


Not too long and it will be finished, so I can send it to Stefano and his wife Daniela. They live in Cagliari, Italy.
I can't wait to know if they like it!
What do you think?

xxx Happy Week End ... I am off to a birthday party now !