My name is Arosha Luigi Taglia. I was born in Torino,Italy, where I have lived and worked most of my life. I moved to Israel two years ago, following my heart and my love to an Israeli woman, and this is where I live and create my jewelry currently.
I’m a visual and eclectic artist. I’ve worked in all the communication fields – from pure art to design, from television to advertising. If you are curious please give a look at my career and works on my personal website.
My work ranges from visual arts (sculpturing, painting, digital art) to jewelry design. I like to experiment with every material possible – plastic, silver, gold, metals, textiles, vintage pieces etc..
My work is presented in art, design, fashion and jewelry galleries all over the world.
My passion for design and especially for jewels comes from sculpturing. My jewelry is characterized by their clean and elegant shapes, and by their unique, modern and individual statement.
What is your craft / art / creative endeavor?
I love to make illustrations, paintings, and tiny stuff,like tiny books or tiny prints… I also wrote and illustrated a children book.
How did you get started? Have you worked in other creative areas before the kind of work you’re doing now?
I finished my studies In Bezalel academy of art and design in 2008. I studied in Illustration Department, and finished it with excellence!! Yaaw!
Is there a story behind the name of your shop?
I feel that our life runs so fast specially with the all new technology that came in 20 last years , so it feels to me that we miss something, we miss the happiness of simple stuff, of simple beauty , or just a shunning days, in my illustrations I am trying to remind the naives feeling of being a child, a simple happiness………. I really wish that all the people would a bit more happier!
Do you work alone? With a team? Do you engage your family or friends in the work? What is your process? How do you ensure you get your work done yet still have a life?
I am working by myself, absolutely alone but with a lot of Music!
My life is my work (my art),I need it and I love it!
Usually I am waking up in the morning, looking at the sun putting music on and starting with a painting or illustration…..
in the evenings I am making a dinner and waiting to my boyfriend…. sometimes I do make myself a holidays and going to my friends or just shopping!
Where do you sell your work? Which venues are your favorites? Do you prefer selling online or in person? Do you attend shows or fairs? Is your work in a gallery or brick-and-mortar store?
right now i am included in Dona show Espai Cromàtic Gallery in Spain.
Do you have any favorite handmade shops or sellers?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/talitka I am in Love with her tiny creations!!!!!!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/knittingdreams I love her teddy bears, and I have sitting close to me!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/natalyasots just love her creations
What inspires and motivates you?
I have no routine in my creation process. I love that it’s spontaneous and free. Sometimes I think about content, but sometimes I just pick up one of my pencils and start drawing. And sometimes I discover a new technique and I do something with my hands.
and sometimes I just making a painting of a photography.
What do you wish I had asked you?
“What i love to do apart of art?”
I do love to sleep and drink tea with cookies. Even when I sleep – I dream about drinking tea with cookies.
Those sound like great dreams :) Thanks for a fantastic interview, Jenny! And if you would like to be interviewed next, just head over to DIY Interview.
Are you a hat person? Me, I LOVE hats. I wish people wore them more often. And you wont find more interestingly designed berets then Hoboe Jane‘s! These quirky hats are a simple way to add a sens of fun to your look. Hoboe Jane’s creator Kristy has a background in sculpture and art and some of the hats have hand painted elements. Kristy picked up her love of arts, crafts, sewing and design from her mother, a Kindergarten teacher and has been exploring creative venues from a young age.
Kristy is influenced by lines and patterns in nature and also draws heavily from the fantasy movies she watched growing up like “Labyrinth” and “The Princess Bride”.
Kristy’s favorite item in her shop is the Spider Swirl Beret Hat. It’s a good representation of her style as it includes both hand painted elements and design with felt.
When I make my items, I think of a story that goes along with each piece. Like with the Spider Swirl Beret Hat I’ve made, she is a wandering tarantula from the northern regions of Chile and has made her new home on this very hat and wants to live with you now.
Kristy started making her own clothing and accessories in high school and to help with the family budge she started redesigning her old things and turning them into brand new objects! While she’s always loved making skirts and bags within the last year, she found a new love for making hats.
I love the work I create and I hope my love for it shows through, in my products. I try to give my work a sense of fun and joy, so whoever purchases an item will have their very own one of a kind piece.
Larger retail organizations may sometimes have better prices, but you are getting what you paid for. Retail stores sell numerous multiples of items, making them not as unique, quirky, and creative. I try to make my items as affordable as possible, for the everyday customer.
Hand made goods are much more personal and unique. Much more passion and care goes into everything we create ourselves than if it is made by a machine in some obscure factory.
There’s so much lame art out there for small people. And that is a terrible thing. I’m convinced bad art rots little brains. It’s why I ended up eschewing popular mass market toddler art for framed pages of retro books for my kids. I spent ages hunting down old books from the 60’s and 70s with interesting line art, decoupage prints etc. Lucky for you now, there is Etsy and Jonty Bloom.
Let’s face it. Babies, toddlers, etc look at their walls a lot, what with all the time they spend hanging out in their rooms. Do you really want to trap them in there with nothing good to look at? With some insipid cartoon-y depiction of jungle animals and fairy ballerinas? Or do you want them looking at something a little better, more thought provoking? The kind of art that tells it’s own story and gives you more to look at each time you examine it?
I thought so. Chances are you’ll spend a fair amount of time in the room with your kid too. Buy something that you like, that they like, and that your grand kids would probably like too, if you save it for them. Good graphics make the world a better place. Let’s work together to make ugly primary colored vinyl dinosaur wall appliques from mass market chains, go extinct. Yay art!
Today’s Shop Local post hails from balmy Tampa, Florida – and goes to show that retirement has reached the handmade & art communities of the state!
I’m totally digging this original art by Anika Easter. Combining wood, paint, and other media, these works jump off the wall. Her art appears to be conceptualized in the state between dreaming and waking. She says, “Sometimes I’ll dream up this incredible painting and when I wake up it slips out of my mind. Apparently I have a very creative subconscious. My goal is to prove it exists.”