Memories, Reflections

Quando il mondo dell’infanzia era in bianco e nero

Ho vissuto la mia infanzia nei primi anni sessanta ed ero un'avida lettrice, ma quello che ricordo delle mie letture era la ricerca del colore. Il panorama letterario infantile che mi si presentava, prevalentemente autarchico, era poco illustrato o illustrato malissimo, perché oltre ad evitare il costo della stampa a colori (si illustrava in bianco… Continue reading Quando il mondo dell’infanzia era in bianco e nero

Memories

Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

The desire to create humanoids: replicants, avatars, dolls, puppets or robots, is as old as the history of civilizations. Moreover, the human body has been used as a geometric parameter, for artistic or architectural canons. Human beings cannot do without their appearance even when it comes to imagining monsters or aliens: eventually, they add a… Continue reading Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

Making, Memories

How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Perhaps one of the reasons I created Zisa Dolls is the opportunity to sew their clothes   I started sewing when I was six and started with my dolls' clothes. In my family there was little sewing, with an ancient Durkopp sewing machine, donated to my great-grandmother on her wedding day (in the nineties of… Continue reading How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Memories

Why the name Zisa

From wikipedia "The Zisa palace (from the Arabic al-'Azīza, or" the splendid ") stood outside the city walls of Palermo, inside the Norman Royal park, the Genoardo (from the Arabic Jannat al-arḍ or" garden "or" Paradise of the earth "), which stretched with splendid pavilions, lush gardens and water basins from Altofonte to the walls… Continue reading Why the name Zisa