“What’s the best thing I love about my job?
Going to sleep at night knowing that when I wake up I can do what I like to do, draw, paint, observe.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
It’s that bubble that envelops you when something, even small, goes as you hoped it would go.
What is my biggest fear?
Depend on others.
Which people in my profession do I admire the most?
I am enchanted by people who are curious, intellectually honest and generous.
What is my biggest extravagance?
I could not say.
On what occasion should I lie?
I could omit to say something if it caused unnecessary suffering.
What is the thing I do not like most in my work?
Economic insecurity and the fact that, at times, it is not perceived as a job.
When and where have I been the happiest in my job?
When I’m about to start a new project.
If I could, what would I change about myself ?
Perhaps I would like to be less shy and be able to talk about my work publicly in complete tranquility, but it is also a part of me that I have learned to love and that belongs to me.
What is my biggest achievement at work ?
When people recognize my style even when I use different techniques and shapes.
Where would I like to live more?
Right now I’m very well where I am.
What is my most precious treasure?
What is my most marked feature?
Patience and determination.
What is my most inspiring position in my city?
The local markets, full of people, colors and perfumes.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city?
By the sea.
Which books have influenced my life and how?
I like books that tell stories of childhood, ordinary people, artists’ biographies, I need them to keep my feet on the ground.
Who are my favorite writers?
Many, I love reading: Philip Roth, Fred Vargas, Nick Horby, Jose Saramago, Elsa Morante, Davide Longo, Wislawa Ezymborska, Marcello Fois, Giuseppe Pontremoli, Sandra Petrignani, Natalia Ginzburg and many others.
You only die once. What music would I like to listen to on my last day?
The voices, the laughter of my affections with Boom Boom by Lee Hooker
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Rosetta is the protagonist of the film of the same name by the Dardenne brothers.
Who are my heroes and my heroines in real life?
All women and men who despite having a scarce economic availability lead a dignified life, serene and even cheerful. For me they are the real heroines and the real heroes.
Which film would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?
The universal judgment of Vittorio De Sica.
What role does art play in my life and in my work?
I do not know how to live without.
Who is my biggest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
Myself and my life partner, my family,
my friends and my friends, always near and near.
Who would I like to work with in 2019?
With a writer I love a lot, his writing with my drawings.
Which people in my profession would I like to meet in 2019?
What project, in 2019, can not wait to work?
I hope to find a publisher who is passionate about a project that I have worked on, with some interruptions, in the last three years, about the illustrated biography of a great composer and musician.
Where can you see me or my work?
You can see on my Instagram @marilpas
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
That’s all. It is the salt of life.
What creative heroines should invite Peter to tell their story?
Patriza Savarese, Photographer, https://www.patriziasavarese.com/
Sandra Pasini, Actress, Artistic Director Teatret Om
Caterina Carbonardi, Business Coach – PCC ICF global
How can you contact me?
You can find me on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram
My books are sold on Amazon https://www.amazon.it/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=marilena%20pasini You can find some jobs here https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/MarilenaPasini?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Marilena Pasini . Illustratrice