Barbara Anna Gaiardoni is an Italian pedagogist, author, doodler, ex-violinist, and former swimmer. She has participated in national literary and poetic competitions, obtaining the publication of her texts; she currently publishes Japanese poems in English in international trade journals. She creates haiga and shahai in collaboration with Andrea Vanacore, her life partner, visionary photographer & videomaker. Cooking, drawing, dancing salsa, and walking in nature are her passions. Her motto is "I can, I must, I will do it."