Illustrations for “10 in scienze”

Fresh off the press in the bookstores, a book I worked on a few months ago came out: 10 in scienze, storia della vita sulla terra, (10 in Sciences, history of life on Earth), published by Centro Studi Erickson.It’s been such an exciting project to work on because the illustrations I had to conceive were…

Birds in folklore: the magpie

I am passionate about legends and folklore. In every place I go, I always look for local legends but I have also begun to be interested in beliefs related to some animals. I have found many about the birds that inspired me. For this illustration I was inspired by the belief that the sighting of…

Paper toy: hamster

illustrated cute hamster paper toy for free download…

Paper toy: Easter chick

In this Easter, where we are all inside our shell, I hope you can find a little serenity, of things you like and love. I hope you can use this time to think about things that really matter to you and remember them when we can go out. In addition to the wishes here is…

Paper toy: pygmy marmoset

In these days I’m working on my paper toy-making skills and, until the end of the quarantine, I want to share and make available for free download every one of them.Today, I want to share what I’ve done for the Wildlife Wednesday Challenge, an initiative to raise awareness about endangered species.This monkey lives in the…

New paper toys!

On my Instagram account, I asked to participate with some suggestions for new paper toys. After choosing two, I made these new animals. The first one is a cat, to celebrate the pets that are comforting us so much in this period of quarantine.⁣ The coloured one is inspired by my cat “Desbela” (in Piedmontese…

Paper toys for free download

I love to create simple and fun paper toys! I like to challenge myself to think about how to make a paper animal with few 3D shapes. Here you can find the the contemplative koala, the climbing koala, and the little pig (don’t worry, he isn’t always so moody!) You can print it and assemble…

Folk tale: the “giorni della merla”

In Italy, the last days of January are called “Giorni della merla”, the “hen blackbird days”.⁣ A folk tale tells that in ancient times blackbirds were white. In a cold winter, there was a family of blackbirds hidden from the icy weather in their nest. At the end of the month, the hen blackbird jumped…