We just came back from a wonderful and inspiring trip to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. It was my second time and again I did like every minute of it! Such a great event!
One of the many hightligts was receiving a printed version of the catalogue 'Your own voice' an illustration class
with Javier Zabala, including one of my works:
Bologna is beautiful. Also by night. We arrived at Sunday In the evening one of the streets was filled with enlighted poetry. I love the italian language. This part means: - to be here - in this moment ...
I also really love the colors of Bologna. By day ánd by night!
In the morning we walked from our piccolo appartment to the Fair. About half an hour. We enjoyed the sunshine and again the beautiful warm colors and all the arches.
We also visted some interesting lectures. There is so much to see and listen to. A real illustrator's paradise! I also had some very nice meetings with publishers and illustrator friends.
The Illustrator's exhibition was nice and inspiring this year. Of course I did buy a catalogue of it.
And one of the hightlights was a meeting one of my favorite illustrators: Kveta Pacovska.
When we came on the Fair on Wednesday morning she was there to sign her new book. No row yet, so I almost was the first one :-)
I felt a bit like a lucky little girl to meet Kveta in person. Such a wonderful and kind lady. And a great artist!
I'm really thankful for this moment!
I also loved the visual identity of the fair this year.
And of course we did enjoy the italian food, wine and ice-creams a lot!!!
In the city of Bologna there were some other exhibitions too. This one below is from illustrators who did embroider their portrait.
And one by Richard Scarry in one of the libraries, a beautiful old buiding
And there was lots and lots more! So many beautiful books. I'm full with inspiration and looking forward to make new things. Ciao Bologna!!!!