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Eva Mameli Calvino - Botanist fabric by chicca_besso on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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Description: Italian botanist and scientist, she was the first Italian woman who obtnained a University Chair. Eva Mameli Calvino (Sassari, February 12, 1886 - San Remo, March 31, 1978), Italian botanist and scientist, she obtained her first degree in Mathematics in 1905 and the second one in Natural Sciences in 1907. She was the first Italian woman who obtnained a University Chair. She wrote several books on botany. In her efforts to protect birds, she has been considered the "first and only woman" of the movement for the preservation of wildlife between the two World Wars. She was also the mother of the Italian writer Italo Calvino. Womens Day Toile 2014-03-05 Women's Day Toile Design Challenge Winner

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winterb...

winterblossom says: Very beautiful indeed. So dainty.

Posted over 1 year ago.

cassiopee

cassiopee says: Huge congratulations Francesca!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

charldia

charldia says: Lovely

Posted over 2 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Congratulations on a well deserved first place Francesca!

Posted over 2 years ago.

juliagr...

juliagrifol says: Congratulations! gorgeous design! well deserved!You are so talented!

Posted over 2 years ago.

wren_le...

wren_leyland says: Congratulations, Francesca! You were so thorough in design, research, consistency. I love the airy quality of birds flying over the palms.

Posted over 2 years ago.

wildfarm

wildfarm says: could this be printed on a cream background with a deep gold ? - how do i contact you ?

Posted over 2 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Congratulations on your win.

Posted over 2 years ago.

hootena...

hootenannit says: Big congrats on first place for your stunning toile! Thank you for sharing your imaginary garden and all its beautiful people! ;)

Posted over 2 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: The Calvinos would be very happy that you won :-)!!! Congratulations!!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

gracede...

gracedesign says: so lovely, one of my favorites. big congrats!

Posted over 2 years ago.

cerigwen

cerigwen says: Many congratulations on a great winning design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

mrshervi

mrshervi says: Congratulations on the [well deserved] win!! It's a beautiful design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

atate

atate says: Women's Day Toile Design Challenge Winner!

atate uploaded a fabric image for chicca_besso's design Eva Mameli Calvino - Botanist :

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Posted over 2 years ago.

celiafo...

celiaforrester says: Congratulations Francesca! This is perfect!

Posted over 2 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Congrats on top 10 win! Yay!

Posted over 2 years ago.

nellig

nellig says: Congratulations! You really slam-dunked this one!

Posted over 2 years ago.

demigoutte

demigoutte says: Wonderful ! Congratulations on your win !

Posted over 2 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Congratulations on yor win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Congratulations on your win with your wonderful design, Francesca!:-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

bad_penny

bad_penny says: Congratulations! Wonderful design.

Posted over 2 years ago.

graceful

graceful says: Yay Francesca! Love how you worked her profession as a botanist into traditional toile!

Posted over 2 years ago.

tailoft...

tailofthedog says: Love it! Great work

Posted over 2 years ago.

kwikdrw

kwikdrw says: Congratulations! Beautiful!

Posted over 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Congratulations on the win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

susan_p...

susan_polston says: SOOOOO well deserving. Congratulations. I love your design.

Posted over 2 years ago.

chicca_...

chicca_besso says: Wow! Thanks, thanks, thank you all! What beautiful things you have written about the design and not only! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Am touched! Now back in my imaginary garden with many beautiful people ...

Posted over 2 years ago.

mariska...

mariskadesign says: BEAUTIFUL!! Bravo!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

baleand...

baleandtwine says: congrats! The details, subject and style are gorgeous;-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: hugest congratulations! awesome! xxx

Posted over 2 years ago.

alfabesi

alfabesi says: Congratulations on your win!

Posted over 2 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: Francesca, I'm so glad this design won...it truly is beautiful...congrats!!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Congratulations!!! First Place.. Whoohoo I wondered where in the top ten it would get.. so happy for you that it's the tOp :-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

rebelb

rebelb says: Brilliant and charming as Signora Calvino herself--I must have this!

Posted over 2 years ago.

liluna

liluna says: Congratulations on your win!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

joyfulf...

joyfulfabric says: Congratulations on your win, this fabric is beautiful!! :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

shellyp...

shellypenko says: Congratulations! Gorgeous design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

kirpa

kirpa says: CON-GRA-TU-LA-TIONS!!!!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

siya

siya says: Congratulations!

Posted over 2 years ago.

zapi

zapi says: BRAVA!! Congratulations! ;)

Posted over 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Congratulations! Gorgeous!

Posted over 2 years ago.

k80horn

k80horn says: Congratulations! Great choice of topic!

Posted over 2 years ago.

vannina

vannina says: Congrats on the first place! Well deserved!

Posted over 2 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: I LOVE Italo Calvino...so this is even more wonderful!!!!! Beautiful design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Brilliant design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

hootena...

hootenannit says: So gorgeous - this is a wonderful celebration of her work, and a wonderfully executed toile! Thank you for posting such detailed information on her life, too.

Posted over 2 years ago.

paula's...

paula's_designs says: A toile masterpiece Francesca, beautiful theme.

Posted over 2 years ago.

vanilla...

vanillabeandesigns says: Lush and gorgeous! I can almost smell the flowers and feel the humidity of Eva's hothouse. This is a fantastic tribute to a remarkable woman, and a really successful toile de jouy design!

Posted over 2 years ago.

kirpa

kirpa says: Perfect work, Francesca!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: so awesome! xxx

Posted over 2 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: WOW! :-) It's amazing :-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

elramsay

elramsay says: This is so gorgeous! A design to get lost in - and who better to honor in a true toile than a botanist? Thanks for introducing me to Eva Calvino!

Posted over 2 years ago.

floria_...

floria_gloria says: Francesca, this is my favorite toile, ever! Thank you for honoring this remarkable woman in your beautiful art work. I found this quote in a paper by Paola Govoni: "Calvino himself, in his reserved way, described her: … my mother […] never left the garden, where every plant was labeled, the house swathed in bougainvillea, the study with its herbariums and the microscope under the glass dome." Makes me want to time-travel and visit Eva in her garden.

Posted over 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Your intricately detailed toile design is superb, Francesca! You have created an impressive piece of art work to celebrate the life and achievements of Eva Mameli Calvino. Thank you for sharing the fascinating background information about this amazing woman!

Posted over 2 years ago.

bad_penny

bad_penny says: This is wonderful! Plus, Italo Calvino's mother! What a great woman!

Posted over 2 years ago.

chicca_...

chicca_besso says: Oh yeah! I'm an illustrator and I have so many designs in the archives. Some I made them for work, others for me. In this design I modified and adapted flowers and plants to create continuity. The remaining, except for butterflies and birds, I drew from scratch. I discovered this woman's life thanks to Spoonflower contest. So I drew thinking of Eva. And I have a table full of butterflies and flowers!

Posted over 2 years ago.

alfabesi

alfabesi says: Incredibly good work and very beautiful. Impressive!

Posted over 2 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Wow, did you draw this? Stellar illustrations!

Posted over 2 years ago.

debra_ann

debra_ann says: LOVE this!! Reminds me of old prints and to honor such a wonderful woman!

Posted over 2 years ago.

gemmacr...

gemmacreativa says: Very good, I think it's the best one. Good luck and go on the good work!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ginger&...

ginger&cardamôme says: The best one!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: Gosh. Totally, totally love this!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: Gosh. Totally, totally love this!

Posted over 2 years ago.

susan_p...

susan_polston says: Wow gorgeous illustrations. It's amazing!

Posted over 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Totally wonderful toile and a great heroine to celebrate!

Posted over 2 years ago.

chantal...

chantal_pare says: Spectacular!

Posted over 2 years ago.

zapi

zapi says: Bellissimo! Great job Francesca! Good luck! :)

Posted over 2 years ago.

moirarae

moirarae says: Hurrah for Eva! This is beautiful!

Posted over 2 years ago.

lbishop

lbishop says: Wonderful illustrations and toile design! Thanks for the mini history lesson too...Italo Calvino is a favorite of mine, so it was very interesting to hear about his accomplished mama!

Posted over 2 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: Fantastic! I never knew Italo Calvino had a famous mother!

Posted over 2 years ago.

celiafo...

celiaforrester says: Beautiful, just beautiful!

Posted over 2 years ago.

cassiopee

cassiopee says: Fabulous design Francesca !!!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

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