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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

reflecting on rome.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

italian laundry . . .

Monday, June 19, 2017

uh oh.

today i had a bit of a mishap while visiting the TREVI FOUNTAIN. because it was 90 degrees outside and because i have a curious spirit, i quickly dipped my foot into the fountain and was immediately ARRESTED ! it was not a pretty sight. the two policewomen who arrested me were not pleased that i didn’t have my passport and that i was not being entirely compliant. why were there no signs ? how was i supposed to know ? i promise i won’t do it again ! it’s not like i was wading in the fountain ! i could have sworn i saw audrey hepburn do it ! nope, they were not amused and they held me hostage for a long time demanding that my husband go back to fetch my passport. LUCKILY for some reason i had my drivers license with me and that was all they needed to slap me with a fine. live and learn.

P.S. three days LATER, this article was in the new york times !

Sunday, June 18, 2017

pizza. pizza.

i don’t even really care for pizza . . . EXCEPT when i’m in italy ! i’m not sure who, what, where, when, how, or why . . . but everything about it is just BETTER !

Saturday, June 17, 2017

dream weaver.

this incredibly lovely man weaved all of these products right there in his teeny tiny atelier. it was the dreamiest and sweetest shop EVER.

catania, italy.

Monday, March 13, 2017

sketch with me . . .

here is a peek inside some of my travel sketchbooks. i am so excited to be teaching a workshop in SICILY this june.  i will be sharing my approach to sketching and watercolor painting and i KNOW i can make a sketcher out of you ! diva and i are planning a very magical slow art retreat and there are just a few more early bird special prices available. for more info, go HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2017

sketch with me in SICILY !

i am VERY EXCITED to announce a workshop that i will be giving in SICILY ! my good friend diva is putting together a slow art retreat on a beautiful island in sicily. i will give a workshop on my approach to sketching and watercolor painting and we will each fill up our own travel sketchbook. NO drawing experience needed. i will prove to you that ANYONE can draw . . . even YOU ! it’s going to be an inspiring week of fun and magic. (you can follow my quick daily sketch practice here).

see the details HERE.
(space is limited) 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

wilma il cane.

the ITALIAN version of WILMA’S WORLD has been released in ITALY ! we are so excited. the book  is in a square format and the italian translations are HILARIOUS ! it’s called WORD OF WILMA THE DOG. you can google the italian name of the book to find out where to purchase at places like THIS.


Friday, June 25, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

santa margherita, italy.


driving in santa margherita ligure. the italian riviera is so beautiful and vibrant. and i think the people here might be more relaxed, so the driving is slightly less scary than the rest of italy.
Friday, May 15, 2009

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

ascona, italy
september 2000