Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Orvieto in 3D

I've been loving playing with clay the past while.
And making my love of old building appear in 3D - has made my heart so happy!
I love that Orvieto has appeared again and still continues to show up for me.

It's left a lasting impression on my mind, heart and soul.
One I hope will remain forever.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Italy still appearing in my pieces...

I painted this buildings last year...
I added her this year.

Madre della Città...
I'm totally in love with this piece.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Found in Italy...

I didn't expect Ovieto to appear in this painting but I'm delighted that it did.
I've been studying buildings and I'm looking at doing more buildings in my pieces.
I've been studying some of Renee's building work and she gave me permission to use her one piece as a reference in my work.  I am so grateful that and that I have incredible peers to learn from as well as I do teachers.  I never take that for granted.  This might be one of my favorites pieces this year.
Maybe Italy will always come through somewhere.... 

My journal is coming along beautifully...

I love my beautiful book so much, the pages are filling up with stories and I'm loving journeying back to those days, thoughts and precious moments.  I've been loving the midnight scribbles.

I love this tiny picture so much... Misty sent us out into the streets of to find things to sketch on our first day #InTheStudio.  That's my little drawing that I sketched out in the streets of beautiful Orvieto.  Isn't that a delightful thought.  Lorraine and I stumbled upon this door knocker together... it was the best one I found in Italy!  There is such a serenity to it.  Which I think is perfectly at home in Orvieto.

Happy find and happy memory.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Ticket to Venice...

When I got home, I signed up immediately.
When we were in Venice - Renee told me about this class.
And she had made me a beautiful hand bound travel journal.
And I knew with all my collected Italian ephemera I wanted to make a travel journal,
a travel keepsake.  Mary Ann Moss teaches this delightful little class.
And I learnt much!

It's taken me a year to finish it and start putting together my beautiful memories.
And stories.  It is a visual feast for the eyes and I can't wait to share more of it with you!

Class influences...

This was the first piece I did after I got back from Italy.

To date - she's one of my favourite pieces.
The reference I used was from my Botticelli book.
But I can see in this piece - something has shifted deep inside of me.
And it was coming through in my work - I can't explain it.

To me - she looked more womanly than any of my other pieces.
Had I progressed from safe little girl to woman, through this trip.
Whatever it was or had happened - it feel sacred and it felt deep.

I love that she's not perfect but she's deeply interesting!

Sacred treasures....

I am home...


but oh so...


I'm home!