Hi I’m Silvia,

I’ve been writing on this blog for well, let’s see, more than five years already.

Life does it, I’ve been changing a lot since my first post. I started out with baby food and baby stories, dedicated myself to recycled toys, posted a lot of recipes, shared my creative experiments and invited a lot of friends.

Now I mainly paint, stones and pieces of paper to be precise. I love tiny details, leaves and birds, dragons and tea cups.

When I moved my webspace here on WordPress, I could have restarted from scratch, with a new more organised blog and a more captivating name. I really though about it. But, well, Mammabook is me, after all. And I’ve been putting so much time and love and effort on it, that erasing it would be like loosing an arm.

So here I am, still Mammabook, with my luggage of experience and my curiosity, looking forward to the future, as enthousiastic as I’ve always been.


Something more about me:

Born in 1983 in Livorno, Tuscany.

Mum, translator, painter. I love illustration, graffiti, travels, classic books and books for kids. I bake my own bread, and I have my pockets filled with stones. When I am nervous I crochet. When I am happy and inspired I draw something. Either way, I forget about the world. I am a walker on the clouds, like we say in Italian – a dreamer.

I moved sooooo many times.

At the moment I live in Freiburg, Germany. It is a beautiful green place, and I recommend anyone to visit it.


More about my tiny world:

‘Silvia Paparella macht aus schlichten Steinen kunterbunte Kunstwerke’ on the Badische Zeitung

‘Dietro le Quinte’ on Atelier10

‘Im Reich der Steinfiguren’ on the Badische Zeitung

Mammabook on Folt Bolt

Mammabook on Wild Vintage Hearts

‘Sogni in Punta di Pennello’ on Pupillae

Mammabook interviewed on A Little Market


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