Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Super Raw Life Magazine, A Silk Scarf - And The Sundance Film Festival

This is my nephew, Brad Gruno. A great guy.
(And not too hard on the eyes.)

This is his company, "Brad's Raw Chips". Deeeeelicious stuff!!
(Please check out his website for store locations.)

This is Brad's friend, Brian James Lucas, aka, "Chef BeLive".
The creator of the most scrumptious raw cuisine!!

And here is the fabulous, Michele Marie Jeppson,
at the "Sundance Film Festival"!!
Wearing my hand-painted silk scarf, painted especially for her.
(Oh, how I wish I could have tagged along!!)

It's funny how things happen -
It all began when nephew Brad and I took a little trip to the Wine Country,
in Northern California. (More on that in an upcoming post!)
He introduced me to his good friend Chef BeLive.

Through him I found out about a fantastic magazine called,
(There is an article about him and Michele, in this issue.)
For some reason, my computer wouldn't let me download it -
So I decided to email someone there, to see if they could help me out.
I randomly picked a name... it was Michele's.

In the signature on the bottom of all of my emails, I have a link to my blog and my website.
Michele went to my website, Gabriele Agustini, and saw that I hand-painted silk scarves.
She liked my work and contacted me.

The new issue of Super Raw Life Magazine was supposed to be out today,
2/1, but I found out last night, that it was delayed. :(
I'll let you know the new date, as soon as I know!
I hope you'll take a look. Not only because it's a really, really cool magazine,
but because I'm being featured in it!! :-)
(They'd appreciate a donation, but it's a free download.)

I can't wait to see the article and the photos!
Am I concerned about the silk pieces showing up well?
The colors being correct? The studio being spotless?
I'm just hoping I remembered to suck in my stomach.

Here are a few shots of work in progress,
a finished silk scarf, and some velvet scarves as well.

Silk, stretched on the stretcher-bars, ready to go.

I love, love, love painting on silk!!

I hope it shows.

"Butterflies & Fireflies" - velvet.

"Maple Leaves" - velvet.

"Asian Influence" - velvet.

I hope you'll take a peek at the magazine and the other websites as well. Thank you!

There are SO many things to love!
I love "Followers" and comments too!
(Thank you.)

Signing off for now,


  1. I see why you have so many things to love; you are an artist and everything you make comes out just beautiful...lots of love in there.
    Brad is quite the Hunk; I'm an old lady...am I allowed to say that? I wonder if those chips will make it to Canada; when it's says healthy. it has to be good!

  2. Rita,
    Thanks for the compliment!
    Yeah, Brad's not too ugly. :)
    And we're never too old to appreciate a good-looking man!
    I think he's working on getting the chips, etc. to Canada.
    They are really good!
    Have a great day -

  3. Brad is easy on the eyes....real easy!
    Your painting still amazes me....and the ones on velvet are to DIE for!
    I am really thrilled your going to be featured and she wore your scarf too! Great photo op!
    Seems that this is a great venture for you and we thank you for sharing the beauty of it all.

  4. Lynette,
    The older he gets, the better he looks.
    Guys have a tendency to do that! Not fair, if you ask me! :)
    Thanks for your compliments! Much appreciated!
    I can't wait to see what they did with the article!
    I wish it had been today, but it will give me something to look forward to - like a kid at Christmas. :)
    Have a great day -

  5. Yep, Brad's a handsome man. :o)

    I'm so, so happy they've done a feature on you and your absolutely beautiful work! You so deserve it and I hope it brings you many, many more things to love ... like kudos and appreciation and more opportunities to paint lovely things for lovely people! I can't wait to see the feature. Huge hugs to you!

  6. i met brad! he was offering samples of his yummy chips at a store called essene in philadelphia. small world!

    your scarves are BEAUTIFUL! and congrats on being featured! can't wait to see it!


  7. Yay, I love Brads raw! Good stuff!

  8. Your scarves are so beautiful! I especially love that one with the orchids. Congrats on the feature and good luck with it.

  9. Oh, it shows, dear Gabriele ... it really, really SHOWS!!
    Your work is absolutely stunning.
    And ... your nephew ... well ... "yum"! LOL!
    hugs, luny

  10. oh my goodness!! congrats!!! That is SO EXCITING to be featured in a magazine about something you are so passionate about! What a wonderful gift! : D

    Your work is so beautiful.... one day I hope to own something by you!

  11. Gabriele, how exciting that you'll be featured in Super Raw Life magazine! I look forward to seeing the story. Your work is just beautiful, and you are so modest about it, but really your gift is so amazing.

    Isn't it fascinating how connections are made? brad and his chip both look appealing. i hope he does well with them!

    Much love to you, my friend.

  12. Lisa, Grandmother, Lunytune, Amy Rose, and Angella,
    Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments and compliments about my work! (And my nephew:)
    It means a lot and it warms my heart to consider you friends!
    I'll post here when the magazine comes out and in the meantime - I'll see you on your wonderful blogs!!!!
    Kelli, what are the chances that you met Brad?! A small world indeed!
    Hugs to all ~

  13. hi Gabriele, nice to meet you! Always great to connect with another silk painter. The scarves, especially the velvets are gorgeous. And I love that huge flower!

    Congrats on the mag feature... I hope it brings you lots of business!