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Etsy Shop | Loja Etsy

Blankets

A few days ago I started to design blankets to the Home & Living section of my Etsy shop. While doing this, thoughts came up about cosiness and emotional shelter, also about Linus from Charles Shulz’s Peanuts. Now and then, we all feel insecure and in need of warmth.

From a long time I’ve thought of trying to live on designs for t-shirts, mugs and stationery, but objects like blankets, pillows and dog tags never crossed my mind. The universe of emotional attachment to objects fascinates me. The objects we choose both become an extension of our identity as a solid, concrete anchor to ground our existence, like Linus’ blanket. It is a thrill to become a designer of such powerful sources of emotional health.

Blankets might be the most obvious symbol of the role of objects in our lives. We depend on them to face the harsh hail of daily life.

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Personal | Pessoal

How Prejudice Destroyed Me

Since I was little I fell in love with European comics and later on with graphic novels from all over the world. I have always wanted to be an author of graphic novels but I restrained myself.

The reasons for that restraint are mainly two. First, in my country no one makes a living from comics as most artist, authors and musicians. Arts and culture are not valued around here. Second, I was and might still be a snob. I pursued social, intellectual and artistic validation which my prejudiced point of view determined it was unobtainable through comics. In short, I was – and, again, might still be – a pretentious brat.

Prejudice destroyed me with restraint after restraint on an imbecile endeavor for acceptance as an author and as an independent individual, to the point of not knowing what pleases me anymore. My concern was how others would see me. In the process I ceased to exist.

This is not new. It is a cliche. Laughter takes off. I am human.

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Personal | Pessoal

Inner Child

NunoNevesStore – Urban Art Framed Poster 16 

This drawing was made with total freedom. Shapes appeared without any planning nor considerations on concepts, meaning or symbolism. I felt like when I was a child and did not restrain myself. Recalling such an emotion was a turning point to me.

I stopped drawing regularly a long time ago and now I’m trying to fix that. Back then I turned my attention into writing and published a novel. Each chapter had music and illustrations but the publisher was interested in the text only. Both music and illustrations came up after I wrote the novel. Somehow I still felt the need to express the narrative with visuals and sound.

As a teenager I invested my time in trying to draw comics and now I got back to that stage. In the meantime, this Inner Child drawing came up opening the door for visual exploration independently of any sort of narrative or intention. I’m counting on such moments to enrich my graphic novel projects.

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Music | Música

Cristalia

I composed Cristalia during one of my attempts to write a second science fiction novel. The narrative was abandoned but the sound remained. Most of my music is the result of this kind of process. Sometimes a specific scene and more often a certain mood persecutes me and I do my best to convey it through sound. After that initial stage, music takes me over to the unknown. I just let it go, mood, scenes and ideas emerging one after another whilst feeding each other in a creative symbiosis. It is all a team work of sensations.

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Etsy Shop | Loja Etsy

Grandma Gave Me Cool Socks!

Have you ever imagined being delighted with the socks your grandma gave as gift? You are still on time to show her these!

You can find them and more on the Clothing section of NunoNevesStore.

I have made ink and watercolor drawings and also computer patterns to be printed on clothing, stationery and several other objects. It has been a lot of fun and gives to potential customers the possibility to buy MATCHING ITEMS. These socks are not alone! You can make your own collection with a hoodie, a journal and a mug, for instance!

Even better, you may ask your grandma to make a collection for you! Take her to browse NunoNevesStore.

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Etsy Shop | Loja Etsy

NunoNevesStore Blog!

Hi, everyone!

I am glad to announce that NunoNevesStore now has this blog. Here I will write about whatever comes to my mind and MAYBE about the items I sell on Etsy. PERHAPS I might write here and there a log about my drawings and my music.

This is the last drawing I have made.

Now I’m adding watercolor on it. This is the first page of a graphic novel that I might never finish. Only time will tell. Nevertheless, I am using the drawings on some items of my shop:

A poster, a few mugs like this one, lots of t-shirts, some sweaters, a blanket, and the cover of a blank journal.

More items will follow.

I add items to my Etsy shop on a daily bases. I intend to post about them here at the same pace.

Enjoy!