|Natalia with her longboard. Photo past times Filippo Maffei.|
Natalia’s wanderlust lifestyle is fifty-fifty truer at nowadays that her newest home—a boat inwards Sardinia, Italy—is oftentimes inwards motion, gliding through water. From her “office” on the boat or wherever she tin respect a identify to paint, she makes illustrations for the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera as well as Elle Italy. Look out for Natalia inwards "Peninsula, a celluloid past times Onde Nostre" coming out adjacent jump that documents the history of the Italian surf scene shot completely on 35mm, 16mm as well as super8 film.
It's been a patch since nosotros final surfed with Natalia inwards Italia while filming "Girls, Girls, Girls, a celluloid past times Onde Nostre" so nosotros view it was fourth dimension to select grip of upward with her over again as well as listen what it’s similar to alive on a boat.
|Natalia's home, "Fiore di Maggio."|
When did you lot start surfing?
I've start surfing during a trip inwards Hawaii, approximately 1998. I was only a "big girl," my parents allowed me to go in that location as well as I was super stoked. I think myself dreaming with this plane ticket inwards my hands,"Milano-Honolulu."I only couldn't believe it. I've learned pretty much watching the others as well as only go. The psyche ingredient? Determination, on as well as on. Back to Italy, I've never stopped fifty-fifty if it was non an slowly road. The Mediterranean Sea does non select consistent waves. At that fourth dimension I every bit good started my fine art studies. I began playing with "the elements," studying shapes on paper as well as novel forms on my board.
|Life on the sea. Photo past times Filippo Maffei.|
What practise you lot love nearly living on a boat as well as that every twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum is different?
I love as well as then much to wake upward inwards the harbor. I'm such a dreamer as well as my spirit gets large nourishment every morning. My beau is a sailor, a surfer as well as a fisherman, he's such a smashing waterman. Everyday is a modest adventure. We alive inwards South Sardinia, as well as it’s ever warm as well as sunny. The boat is former school, really comfortable, as well as in that location is a lot of infinite for chilling as well as creating. My psyche activities are: surfing, painting, swimming, reading, thinking, as well as fishing. The worst affair that could occur to me would endure go dorsum living inwards a normal house!
|Natalia's work inwards the boat.|
Where are some of the favorite places you lot select traveled to that are inspiring for your art?
Kingdom of Morocco is i of my fav places—close to Italy, inexpensive flights. In the few final years I've been in that location as well as then many times! It has a magic vibe. There is a sort of "light Islamic" civilization which is interesting to discover. Essaouira is i of the best cities I've seen inwards my life. The architecture is really ancient as well as sophisticated. Brazil is every bit good really inspiring. I loved the perfect mix of relaxed atmosphere, samba as well as salubrious lifestyle. Fruits are as well as then tasty over there! Impossible non to cite Basque country, the European surfing mecca, with as well as then many interesting people to meet.
What practise you lot ever pack with you lot when you lot travel?
Sunscreen 50+, white papers as well as watercolors, my "fatima hands" necklace (it brings a expert luck patch traveling), some mass as well as a dark Balenciaga Bag.
|Illustration past times Natalia Resmini|
|Illustration past times Natalia Resmini.|
Why is it of import to select expert surfing daughter friends?
Me as well as my girlfriends nosotros back upward each other—this is the psyche thing. We percentage beauty tips as well as laugh. They are all really ironic, I admit. When the line-up becomes "pink" its ever a smashing fun. Especially if the crew is wearing Seea! I love Amanda because she spread the Italian glamour inwards the world. She is ever positive as well as she industrial plant similar crazy, but never complains. She is non only a surfer sista: she is a rigid as well as determinate businesswoman, ever a expert lawsuit for me.
|Elisabetta Del Ballo, Natalia Resmini as well as Amanda Chinchelli inwards Italia filming with Onde Nostre.|
Why practise you lot love nearly beingness apart of the surfer community as well as that nosotros are all connected approximately the world?
It's a smashing question. I've met a lot talented people approximately the world. I tin state that all the surfers are creative as well as really idealistic. Beside the hippie allure, which is the starting fourth dimension impression, I noticed a truthful consciousness towards the "real problems." With my surfer friends nosotros often beak nearly pollution, health, religion. Instead, the people that I've met inwards the fashion draw of piece of work organisation are quite unaware. I believe the surfing community is a sort of large family! Longboarders inwards item are peaceful as well as laid-back. There is a large link alongside all of us. Internet helps a lot.
|Natalia inwards Morocco. Photo past times Mohamed Rob.|
|Natalia inwards the Onde Nostre film, "Girls, Girls, Girls."|
What projects are you lot working on now?
At the minute I'm icon a lot on t-shirts. My capsule collection is called "fishing for religion." It's handmade inwards Italia with love! They are all unique pieces: I pattern the graphics, I work a lot of pastels as well as sometime I add together some golden pigment every bit well. The lawsuit is really different! I've started to sell them inwards some selected shop. My favorite is Swell Surf Shop as well as Cafè inwards Sinnai, (Sardegna Island) they sell a lot of unlike brands.
|Fishing for Religion t-shirt.|
What other advice practise you lot select to share?
My philosophy at the minute is quite simple:
1) Don't compare yourself with the others people go right away for your road.
2) Try to endure grateful as well as smile.
|Basking inwards the sun.|
See to a greater extent than of Natalia's go on her website, blog as well as Instagram.
|Ode to Seea styles. Illustrations past times Natalia Resmini.|