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Christmas cards have arrived!

My Christmas cards have arrived!!! So very exciting! There are 2 designs to choose from – one is Ruby & the Bear, and the other is Peace Man… Cards cost £2.20 including delivery, and if you wanted to go really wild I am doing 10 cards for £15, that is a serious bargain.

I’ve been madly busy lately with graphic design work, illustration commissions and a hugely exciting top secret book illustration project which I can’t wait to share!

If you fancy buying some cards just drop me an email at emma@laserra.co.uk and I’ll pop some in the post for you xxxx

 

Lovely Nonna

This hot weather has me thinking about lazy summers spent in Italy with my Italian ‘family’ and I found myself drawing Nonna under an olive tree. Her real name is Dina, and she’s run the family restaurant for the last 60 years. She built it with her husband, and this Summer is the first of her retirement, having closed the beloved restaurant at New Year.

Nonna can make pasta without looking, while she natters to you over a hot chocolate. Her kitchen is the size of a small garden shed. The restaurant had no menu and Nonna’s daughters, son in law and grandchildren all helped to cook, fetch wine, waitress and clean it. The family lived above in several apartments, still do. Wine was brought to the table in unlimited quantities. When it is time for our small family to go home again after our regular fortnight round the corner, Nonna bursts into tears. I love her dearly, and I hope she’s putting her feet up in the sunshine, enjoying the benefits of being 80+ in Italy.

nonna in the summertime