A Girl that draws, writes, cooks and shoots but is good at none of them. Grazia Giulia Guardo, for her friends Iaia, is born on 12-12 at 12 o’clock. Her name is made of 12 letters and she is the twelfth niece in her family. She is persuaded of being the cause of the end of the world in 2012. She has 12 visual photography projects. She loves a man who speaks japanese and gives japanese names to everything. She listen to Hisaishi and Sakamoto and watches mainly far east films but loves Burton and Lynch. In her head there are only evil garden gnomes and imaginary white rabbits. She lives in Wonderland. She collects fashion bags and phobias. Following the White Rabbit, she stops time with her cameras: Juni and Niju. She writes nonsense stories, macabre fables and sugary tales. She spends days baking cute food as cupcakes, muffins and cookies, giving them names and stories. She dreams of living in a place called Kokoroland where there are only heart shaped things and cartoon people made by her. She is vegetarian because she doesn’t eat friends, that is what eggs are also. They have philosophical and mystic meanings with their imperfect roundness. She is not a writer. She is not a cook. She is not a photographer. She is not a graphic. She is not a cartoonist. She is not a lawyer. She is not a doctor. She is not a hydraulic. She is not good at anything. She is Giulia and nothing else. She has a blog in italian Language Gi’s Kitchen and in in English Language Gikitchen.com
Hello I’m Giulia Grazia Guardo ( i Come from Sicily: Catania) but my friends call me Iaia, and there is a small biography here. Everything is under costruction here and many things do not work or are still empty, I’m sorry!
Maghetta Streghetta is my comic alter ego. Maghetta Streghetta in Italian means witch. I chose this nickname because as a child I always dreamed of, like all the girls, waving a wand to disappear and then reappear and make dreams come true.
I decided, after much hesitation and concern, to open the English section of my blog. I am a perfectionist and I hate not doing things right. I do not speak English very well and for this reason I have delayed until now. My friends on instagram, from all over the world, have asked me to do this to read the recipes and my silly things about illustrations and drawings. I apologize for my bad English but I hope that somehow you will understand.
When I was eight years old I spent the most enjoyable and unforgettable New Year’s Eve of my life. I was in a hotel in Palma de Mayorca named Guadalupe, with my mum and dad.
As always I had my bag and my paper notebook to draw and take notes. That night I drew the clothes of people dancing and some faces I saw. I met a Japanese child but I can not remember the name unfortunately. We could not understand our words but we did with pictures and smiles. At that exact moment I understood that it wasn’t important the language we spoke but instead the will to communicate our emotions, even with pencil and paper only. That night I asked, together with my beautiful Japanese friend, all the people to write or draw something on that book so I could have a piece of the world with me forever.
Many years have passed since then but I strongly believe that drawings, even in their simplest form, are universal means to communicate smiles and dreams.
That ‘s why every day I make small drawings and share them with the world of instagram. I cannot speak many languages but I hope to speak the language of dreams.
I hug and thank you for the constant love that you give me on instagram and from all over the web.
Why Gi? Because he ( my infinite love) calls me so but you can call me Iaia because all my friends call me so. Iaia is the name given by me when I was a child.
On the App Store you can download my app “Gikitchen” for free. It ‘s still under construction but I’m working on it! I hope you like it!
Thanks ! Thanks a lot !♥