Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I never...

I've found this on Pinterest and it makes me smile:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Do you know Spoonflower? They make possible to design, print and sell your own fabric designs!
I've tried with a sample and I'm very happy with the result!

This is the design I used:

And this is the print: I choose a Cotton Silk fabric (beautiful touch!) :

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Hi everybody! Such a long time without blogging...but I have something to share with you: I've finished the illustrations for a new children's book! It's the story of a nightingale and a skylark, written by the very talented writer Pilar Lucea.
I used my favorite technique, ink and watercolors, and I was very inspirated by this touching love story.
Here some previews:

Feedbacks are very welcome ;)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New project

Here are some sneak peeks to the new projects I'm in: an illustrated children book!
The very talented and nice author of the story is Pilar Lucea.
The story is about a girl, Violeta, and her adventures.

I'm looking forward to seeing the book published!

(to be continued)...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Circ Cric

Taken last week @ Circ Cric Festival (I added a touch of Photoshop).
The rain gave a touch of magic.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Flowers and memories

Hi everybody, sorry for not having written for a long time, but I'm involved in a new project...soon I'll tell you more about it!

My mum brought me from Italy this old book (it was edited in's old just as I am!), which I really loved. I remember I used to look at these lovely drawings and I had a sketch book where I drew the pages I like best.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cupcakes with Stephanie

Last Saturday I had a great time learning how to make cupckes! Thanks to Stephanie, a great teacher!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

dedicated to Sara

For my lovely sister, in love with France ;)
Happy birthday!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And the winner is...

Please contact me, I need your address so I can send you the beautiful prize you won!
Congratulations! And many thanks for all your lovely comments :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Dear Benila's readers, it's GIVEAWAY TIME!
For a chance to win a fabulous Patchart Brooch (look at the beautiful pictures) all you have to do is visit the Patchart Blog and then leave a comment below this post about your favourite technique. That's all! You have time until the end of April. A winner will be choosen at random on 1st of May!
Good Luck!

Would you like to know something else about Patchart? Here you are: my interview to my friend Judith, of Patchart.

Hi Judith!
First af all:
1- Can you tell us how and when did you start making patchwork?
Hi! It was about 10 years ago, when I came back to Spain. The mother of a riend of my son used to organize some patchworks workshops in her shop on Saturday mornings. I enjoyed a lot doing it.

2- Which are your main inspirations?
I like creativity in general but I specially like Japanese style, their fabrics and patterns are unique!

3- Where do you find the beautiful fabrics you use in your works?
There are nice shops here in Barcelona, but they are quite expensive. On Internet you can find cheaper prices. I used to buy online from a british shop, but recently I found a very interesting Etsy seller!

4- Next projects?
My goal is having my own style, the Patchart style, being able to create my own patterns, unique pieces!

5- Can you recommend some websites you follow? Are you going to organize any patchwork workshop?
Some of my friends ask me to organise a workshop, I'd like to arrange one in the future, maybe in Autumn...
Some webs I like are:,,,, ...

Thank you Judith, hasta la próxima!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little Epic Zine

This is the latest project I worked in: the 1st vol of Little Epic Zine, a collaborative project, curated by the wonderful sisters Katie and Jemma Green.
This zine brings together talented poets and illustrators from different countries.The result is a beautiful zine, full of emotions and adventures.
I illustrated two beautiful poems by Jennifer Roberts, "The meeting" and "Aun Lizzy".
A list of contributors:

Emma-Jane Howman
Joshua Williams
Jennifer Roberts
Emma Preuss
Elisa Zugno
Chris Fosten
Jemma Green
Lauren Addicott
Carol Shaw
Gillian Manford
Beverly Ealdama
Ilaria Benedetti (me!)
Katie Green
Aijung Kim
Jasmine Foster
Stephie Ginger
Gemma Luker
Tami Cohen

This zine is 44 pages in total, size A5 and printed B/W on 100% recycled paper.
I'm very proud of being part of this project!
I'll sell it on my Etsy shop, where you'll find a sneak peek to the zine. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giveaway ;)

News of this week: the super amazing blog Patchart has organized a Benila's giveaway!

My friend Judit is offering one lucky reader a couple of sushi magnets made by me.
For a chance to win, just visit my website and then leave a comment on her blog.
Deadline is on March, 30.

These are the magnets:

Good luck ;)


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stunning project

Look at these beautiful pictures: an underwater world created by the very talented artist Jason Decaires Taylor.

But there is more, beyond their beauty and their humanity: his project is called "La evolución silenciosa"  and is the most recent of four of Decaires Taylor's sculptural installations in the Cancun's Underwater MUseo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA).

image © designboom

They remind me somehow Pompei's ruins:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tous les matins du monde

Hi everybody, I'm back after some problems with my internet connection.

I'd like to share with you an interesting project I've been involved in lately.
It is called "Tous les matins du monde" and is based on the idea fo taking a picture at 7.59 a.m. the day 24th of january. The site shows you all the pictures taken, divided by the time zone.

I'm in the +1 zone, this is my contribution:

I like the way the light changes in each zone and I really like this project because everybody was free about the subject of the photo, thank you Myriam!