Green and Yellow

In my sketchbook



And in my feet


Once every four years I get excited about football. I don’t come from a traditional family of football lovers (though I have a distant cousin who is a professional player. Go figure!). BUT, starting tomorrow, it’s that time again. So… GO BRAZIL!

This week’s specials

Here is a little list of the things I loved this week:

These two films

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One French, one Italian. One is a “coming of age” story. The other is about the chaos and emptiness of life. They could not be more different. I loved them both.

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This book

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I originally bought this book to give away as a birthday present, but I loved it so much that I shamelessly decided to keep it for myself. (To be honest, this book is not even new. I should have bought it years ago!)

The images show Mario Testino‘s vision so obviously, everybody in the book is absolutely stunning. Not all Brazilians look like that, I’m afraid. Then again, I don’t think that’s really the point… the photographs are able to capture the spirit of Rio, which is this unique way of looking at life and being in the world, and a certain sensuality ingrained in the culture. Anyone who’s been there knows what I am talking about. The images are grainy, steamy and magical. You can almost taste the salty air. It’s a gorgeous book!

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This airplane

This is the airplane that will carry the Brazilian team during the WorldCup. Painted by Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos (meaning: the twins). I adore it. Go Brazil! :0)

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And speaking of twins, it was my brother’s birthday this week. We are officially the same age! Just for a few days, then it will be MY birthday. Last year I was in Hamburg. The year before I was in Switzerland and the year before that, I was in Lisbon. This year I’m in England, which should be a lot of fun. I just hope it doesn’t rain (too much)! :0)

Have a great weekend.

The Collector of collections

This was the latest piece I illustrated for Brazilian blog “Before they Grow up“.

The Collector

See the original post here.

Book Tour News

If you follow me on this blog, (or on instagram, or on twitter, or on facebook), you will know that I published a book of illustrated short stories at the end of last year, just before Christmas.

It’s my very first book and I am so excited, I talk about it constantly. I apologise for that. (No, not really, I don’t. It’s awesome! :0)

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After the first official launch party in Florianópolis, in the south of Brazil, “Tales of the Sunset” is about to go on tour, not to one, not to two, but to THREE different Brazilian cities.

Here are the dates. All other details (exact locations, contacts, times, etc) can be found in our official facebook page, here.

♥ Fortaleza: 30th January

♥ São Paulo: 13th February

♥ Rio de Janeiro: 15th February


If you’re around or close by, come! You have no excuses.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend. Living on the other side of the ocean poses a slight problem. However, both authors, Rita Paschoalin and Luciana Nepomuceno will be there, signing autographs, drinking champagne and telling everyone about our story. Our creative process was quite unique. You see, this book was created by three women who don’t even know each other! Each one of us lives in a different country on Earth. We were admirers of each other’s works and one day decided to get together (via skype) and produce a book! The whole thing was a little crazy I admit, but then again, everyone who is willing to publish a book must be a little crazy, right? I was the illustrator who put the project together and I am so very proud of its success.

Now, Brazil is a very big country. We’ll be visiting more cities soon but at the moment, I’ll leave you with these three dates. Come if you can! It’ll be great.

Collaboration: Before they grow up

Christmas is not over yet! :0)


This was the latest children’s illustration I did for Brazilian blog “Before they grow up”. See the original post here.