Painting the invisible

Ana Ventura coordinated a workshop at the Museu da Marioneta, in Portugal with a very creative, imaginative idea.
The participants had the opportunity to give life to the walls of the museum. Based on her collection “(in)visíveis” (invisibles), she proposed to everyone to look at the spots on that space and transform it into something new. Many different animals and characters are living now at the cloister of the puppets museum and became an ephemeral, beautiful and delicate exhibition. I’m so inspired by this idea that I feel like doing the same everywhere I go!

I have a friend who participated on the workshop, Andrea Ebert, and she was the one who told me about it. Obrigada Andrea! : )
You can see more pictures of the workshop here.

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Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil! [/box]

8 Replies to “Painting the invisible”

    1. Obrigada a você, Ana! 😀
      I love your work!!

  1. Ellen says:

    How lovely! Such small doses of great fun.
    Have you guys ever seen Tineke Meirink’s work? This reminded me of that:

    1. Hi Ellen, thank you so much for this reference, I didn’t knew Tineke’s work, and I love it! 🙂

      Do you know the work of Sandrine Estrade? It’s a French illustrator that works with the same concepts too, look:


  2. Awesome! i have a whole collection or random images from streets/side walks wherever – that i see little creatures in. I love doing things like this!

  3. ella says:

    Beautiful. I so often see creatures in the cracks so how wonderful to see them brought to life so tangibly!
    Reminded me a little of Ben Wilsons chewing gum art in terms of the concept.


  4. hrzla says:

    Vladimír Boudník from czech republic made this in 50s.
    Maybe he is first.

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