Spilled coffee turned into a scene from “Peter Pan.”(Giulia Bernardelli)
Each morning after breakfast, while the rest of us are polishing off the last few drops of coffee, 28-year old illustrator Giulia Bernardelli is using her cup’s remains to create dazzling and whimsical scenes across the white surface of her northern Italian kitchen. From musicians and famous faces to imaginative scenes from famous fairy tales like Peter Pan, she began sharing her creations via Instagram, (@bernulia) where she has since garnered more than 27,000 followers.
[Whimsical food creations transform an ordinary dinner plate into culinary canvas]
Less than a year ago, Bernardelli came across coffee as a medium for her art by chance: She accidentally knocked over a cup of coffee and noticed a world of beautiful shapes before her.
None of her creations are planned in advance, she says. Instead, Bernardelli prefers them to have the feeling of being found creations that were stumbled upon by happenstance with an ephemeral quality.
“Everything that I needed was around me, if I looked carefully. I decided to replace the paint brush with what nature offered, such as leaves, fruit skins, food. All these elements feature different colors and textures.”
Amy Winehouse. (Giulia Bernardelli)