non color


Threw around some ideas with @nerdaday and gave our favorite gals some matching bezzie mate sweaters 😖

Ti farà male,
però imparerai.
Imparerai a dimenticarlo.
Imparerai a dimenticare
come cammina.
A dimenticare
come si muovono
i suoi capelli
con il vento.
A dimenticare
la sua voce.
A dimenticare
come gesticola
mentre parla.
A dimenticare
il suo colore preferito.
A dimenticare
come gli piace il caffè.
A dimenticare
gli orari
del suo pullman.
A dimenticare
dove gli piace
sedersi al cinema.
A dimenticare
di che colore
mette il costume d'estate e
in che spiaggia
ama andare.
A dimenticare
la sua musica preferita.
A dimenticare
i messaggi
alle quattro del mattino
che dicevano
‘Giulia Ghironi sei la MIA vita!’.
A dimenticare
come salutava te.
A dimenticare
gli sguardi e
le occhiate.
A dimenticare
le domande assillanti.
A dimenticare
come strizza gli occhi
al mattino appena sveglio.
A dimenticare
come ti urlava “Giulia, ti amo!”.
A dimenticare
come ride.
A dimenticare
le facce buffe che fa per prenderti in giro.
A dimenticare
le date dei giorni che avete passato
e ogni dettaglio e particolare di questi.

A dimenticare tutto.

Farà male,
te lo giuro,
farà male ma
a non cercarlo, 
a non guardarlo,
a non pensarlo,
a non parlare di lui,
a non riguardare
le vostre vecchie foto,
a non incrociare
la sua strada,
a non sederti al suo posto al cinema,
a non indossare il suo colore preferito,
a non prendere un suo pullman,
a non rifare le sue facce buffe,
a non fare battute che lo avrebbero fatto ridere.

Farà male.
Farà male da morire,
da non farcela più,
tanto che sentirai
il tuo cuore scoppiare
e straboccare
che vorrai
strappartelo via,
insieme a tutto
il dolore.
Farà talmente male
che ad un certo
momento dirai
e vorrai andartene via.
Farà tanto male
che vorrai
solo gridare nel buio
e piangere
sotto le tue coperte.

Farà male,
te lo assicuro.
Più volte ti sentirai morire,
oppure ti sentirai
cedere le gambe
mentre sali le scale
per andare in classe,
oppure ti verrà
da nasconderti
in un vicolo
appena vedi uno
con lo suo stesso
o vorrai evitare
chiunque beva il suo stesso caffè,
o non sopporterai
più quando ti chiederanno di lui
e come è andata
tra voi.

E sai perché farà così male?
Perché non puoi,
non puoi dimenticarlo.

Te lo giuro,
potrai fare tutto quello che vuoi ma
non ci riuscirai.
Potranno anche passare giorni,
persino anni,
che sarai certa
di averlo lasciato
nel tuo passato
per sempre,
sarai certa
di averlo cancellato
dalla tua memoria. 

Ma ti basterà
la canzone
che ascoltava sul pullman,
conoscere qualcuno
con lo stesso
ripassare davanti
ad una vetrina
con in mostra
la stessa felpa
che gli hai regalato per natale,
e che usavi tu
perché era comoda,
grande e calda
come i suoi abbracci,
o magari
cambiando canale
ti fermerai
davanti alla televisione
a fissare
una scena del film
che siete andati
a vedere insieme,
o risentirai
una risata
alla sua.

E lui sarà di nuovo in te.
Lo sentirai
di nuovo.
Lo risentirai
nelle vene,
nelle ossa,
nel profumo
di caffè,
nel vostro
film preferito,
nella sua musica,
nelle mani
che ti tremano,
nelle gambe molli che cedono,
nel giorno e nella notte,

E sai perché non ce la farai?
Perché non potrai
chi hai amato
in quel modo,
non potrai
dimenticare mai
chi hai amato così.


GIULIA GHIRONI. - (via @queitaglisuipolsisporchi)

Ho passato molto tempo a scriverlo, per favore non togliete la fonte, ci tengo tanto.

Se prendi questo testo, ricorda di aggiungere il mio nome.

Seguimi anche su Instagram, se ti va:
@giuliaaghironi ✨

Here is 10 things I tell my students on the first day of class about building yourself up into being a artist. This is starting point, not a all encompassing list. Hope you find it helpful!

1. Never stop experimenting. When you stop trying new things your style will get stagnant. Developing your style never has an stopping point, you’re going to continue learning and changing–that is a good thing.

2. Don’t draw to please a particular person or audience. It is tempting to draw something you think the person viewing it will like. It starts with drawing to please a friend/family member, then a teacher, and then a wider audience online or in person. However, consider drawing to please yourself first, an audience will follow in time and you will face a lot less burn out down the line. You’ll be hired for this, work you made out of something you liked crafting–not something you forced yourself to craft. Don’t make art that makes you miserable.

3. Learn the basics. Get good at anatomy (human and animal), perspective, creating depth, lighting, etc–then break the rules you’ve learned. Work, no matter how abstract, pushed, and pulled is always stronger when informed by a mastery of the basics.

4. Practice working in ways that do not hurt your hand. Learn to draw with a relaxed hand and draw in long strokes. Both of these methods help prevent issues with your hand, wrist, and arm. I’ve never gotten carpal tunnel, and I draw on a daily basis, because I have learned how to treat my hand well. Your hand is your tool, if you wear it out there isn’t a new one you can just pick up. The best treatment for any possible physical issues is prevention.

5. Learn how to draw without erasing. It is scary and it is tough no doubt! However the best way to become more confident is through not erasing. There is a medium for everyone to try this out, whether it is pen or non-erasing colored pencils. If you want to ease yourself into this method try out Pentel red lead, it erases a bit–but overall will always leave a mark with every stroke you make. The importance of this is learning to not be afraid of mistakes.

6. Draw from life, from reference photos, and from imagination. This trio is important, combining all three is usually how you build great drawing skills. Drawing from life gives you the ability to capture small details that you’ll remember to put in when drawing from a reference photo, drawing from refs will give you the practice you’ll need to handle whatever subject so that one day you can draw it from your own imagination–see how that works?

7. You’re art isn’t completely unique and that is okay. I can’t emphasis how many people I know who have gotten so hung up on being something totally unique that they burn out fast and never make work again. Now, considering how much art is in the world there is no way that what you create will be 100% unique to you. That is fine, your personality in your work is more of what makes something yours than a “style”.

8. Figure out your work’s personality. On that note finding the personality of your art is important as you go into trying to build your own place in the art world. The personality of a piece is a combination of style, subject, color, shapes, lines, and maybe most important themes (yes subject and themes are different). This combo is what makes your art special. At a loss for where to start figuring out your own personality? Compile a list of 10 artists you love. Why do you love them? Is it the shapes of one artist that speak to you, the line work of another is beautiful, the themes of a third make you feel inspired? Now take the 10 things you love about those 10 artists and start applying them to your own work. This isn’t about copying these artists, it is about the inspiration. That line work you love in another artist’s piece is gunna look different in yours for example. Those themes from another artist, well when you take them on your life might inform them in a opposite way. In time your inspired work will evolve into something that is your own.

9. Talent is nice, persistence is more important. Someone may be naturally talented in some areas of art, however someone who is persistent in their craft is so much more likely to succeed. Effort, continued growth, and practice will add up to so much more in the long run than just skating by on “talent”.

10. Be a good person. Treat others with respect, learn about social issues, don’t be a creep, and use your art to help people. And this might mean you craft a piece about an important issue that changes thousands of lives, or you might just be creating to help yourself get through the day. Both are important, after all you are a person too and you should always be trying to help and be kind to yourself.