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Monday, November 22


 Unfinished sketch for a friend ...drawing  from memory.

cofee or tea

it had been always Egypt... 
Egipte des d'Anvers, i molt abans.
Nancy Spero,. The Goddess Nut, 1990
And one of my favourite books about Egypt

dilluns monday montag mandaag lundi lunes lunedi ponedjeljak Понедельник

The soldier , the party
#Notebook illustrations
© Laia Riera Sanjaume

Tuesday, November 16

sov godt...

blue door, green door

>>blue door, green door

Old work. Left image: Research for the atmosphere of the collection silhouettes, back
in Antwerp.The right image is the silhouette I did. Model, Romy.

The atmosphere of the silhouettes dealt with the childhood perspective of the clothes.
The fantasy of being/becoming another through clothing, the impersonation.

The "girl " image belongs to the 1977 Year photo book. Second hand book from which lots
of images found me.

Wednesday, November 10

My ponponpon / folk/ eastern tale

My designs for the infamous tendence book in Antwerp Fashion Academy, as a student.
These illustrations had been with me ever since, and apparently are one of the posts most visited from the history of this blog. 
Good memories are forever linked to these designs. 

My first-first year tendence book was revolving on the Beijing opera singers, actors and actresses attires from China. Plus my own experience as becoming the sister of a wonderful little girl from China, my sis Jana now an incredible person of 15...
China rituals , their costumes combined with traditional folk costumes from Slavic countries Catalonia were also sources of research. Here you have some of the images as inspiration: because I loved the feeling of making the Tendence Book!

© Laia Riera Sanjaume

retro portraits ... // Tree man

A long ago I had met an incredible and tall man. He was like a tree. An eastern tree. 
This drawing was just a way to re imagine him. 
These days we were listening a lot to Radiohead, which he is responsible I  chersish their music so much.                                              

Tree man

>>'What shall I do now? What shall I do?'
'I shall rush out as I am, and walk the street
'With my hair down, so. What shall we do to-morrow?
'What shall we ever do?" >>

extract from the Waste Land, T.S Eliott