Painting Event

♥ Hello lovelies,

I have been away on holiday these past few days. A friend of mine was here from Brazil and we went to London and Paris together. I am exhausted but very happy, as you can imagine. – London and Paris are definitely my two favorite cities in the world!

I am sorting through my pictures and will post them here very soon. Watch this space. :)

So, what’s new on the illustration front?

Quite a few things actually. Let’s start with a painting event I took part.

Before I went on holiday, I was invited to paint the menu of one of the coolest restaurants in Lisbon. It’s a fantastic bistro called Tosca, and the owner is a good friend of mine (we used to work together in the same advertising agency a few years ago).

Every Friday he invites an artist or designer to paint his special Friday menu and I was one of the chosen ones. Yay! Check out the pictures:

And finally… the finished piece!

This is a great initiative and I had a brilliant time!

Physically, the menu was huge and I sort of made a mess of the lettering (I blame the mojitos I was drinking whilst writing, though, they are definitely the ones to blame!), but overall I was very proud of the finished piece. I managed to make it work with my own drawing style and I later heard that there were loads of locals and tourists snapping pictures of it throughout the day, which made me very happy.

The restaurant is really amazing and I recommend it. The menu is classic Portuguese and the wine selection is pretty special. Check out the website here:, and don’t forget to try the mojitos if you ever go there during happy hour. They are delicious!