very excited about a new special project

very excited about a new special project

some of you know that I moved here in this little village on Lake Como (Italy) last April after living and working for nearly ten years in bustling and busy Milan city. I moved here hoping to find a slower pace of living, being able to live with less money (and things) and also because my life changed quite suddenly and I needed a new place to settle down where to be able to find myself again.

wild flower close-up

Village life is good. It’s not always easy and there are times I miss the big city, but I’m content here. I enjoy walks and chats with the locals and I’m doing lots of exploring (both the territory and myself). The sense of community here is still strong and whenever I need something (even without me knowing) somebody comes to my help. A little while ago, during a chat in front of some strong coffee, a local artist asked me what I thought about doing a little show in the local silk museum with him. My heart skipped and I really had no words. Obviously I was honored, but I didn’t take the thing very seriously, I thought he was just polite. Well, I was mistaken.

detail of wild flower

 

This morning I went to see the space with him and we talked to the City Councillor for the Arts and a date was decided. I’m going to have a show in an amazing location, just across the road from my home, on November 14 and 15. I’m still a bit in shock for this, I’m so super excited and thankful. I’ll show new works, all unique pieces, all hand drawn and hand printed with different techniques on different materials. I’ll use savaged finds like driftwood and wooden pieces, lots of organic fabric and the best paper ever. I can’t wait to start working on it and sharing my process and some finished pieces here. I hope you’ll follow my work in progress and I would love to know your thoughts along the way. Thank you!

little update in my Etsy shop and a discount code (use “oreganoprint5off” at check out to get 5$off the retail price) just for my readers to get this new linoprint below, I’ve printed five little cotton canvas with my oregano block, available here.

oregano block print

 

 

18 Comments

  1. This is such lovely news! I wish you a joyful process in preparing for it and look forward to seeing some of your work here or on IG :)

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    • thank you so much Jules! I’ll be sharing pics for sure.

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    • thank you Renée!

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  2. Mirta! You completely deserve this! I’m so glad to hear about this collaboration and cant wait to see the show once you post it here! Of course, I’d rather be there to see it in person… :)

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    • it would be wonderful if all my friends could be here, thank you Melissa!

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  3. Congratulations! That sounds exciting.

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    • thank you Laura!

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  4. Oh Mirta, that’s a wonderful news ! Congrats !
    I’m sure you’ll do great & will have a fab time ! I hope we’ll get to have some sneak peeks ! ;-)
    ox

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    • thank you Sonia. I’m feeling a bit nervous because I don’t have much time to prepare, but I’m so excited.

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  5. Oh Mirta these are great news! Hope you have great time and enjoy, and hope to see something of your creations! Xxx

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    • thanks so much Maria! I’ll share as much as I can xx

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  6. Oh such wonderful news! Congratulations! I wish I could see the show in person; it’s going to be lovely. How can it not?

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    • thank you so much Rebecca x

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  7. That’s so exciting. Very best wishes with the exhibition!

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    • thank you Kathleen x

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  8. What absolutely wonderful news! I love that you didn’t take him seriously at first! Such a great thing to work towards, I look forward to seeing works in progress as well as some pictures of the show itself hopefully!

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    • I was so surprise when I understood he wasn’t just polite. thank you Joanna x

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