Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Painting in Italy, 2018!

Join me on this fun adventure to Orvieto, Italy! 
I am very excited to present my watercolor workshop with Adventures in Italy Painting the Italian light and color One of my favorite things to do is to teach how I create visual journals of my travels using watercolors.  Orvieto, the charming Italian village perched on a rock, is the perfect place to spend our week together.  We will enjoy colorful painting time, tasty food delights, wine tasting, exploring the rich culture and history of the area, shopping, and relaxing in the quiet gardens of our Italian home.  Umbria is rich with sights, sounds, and colors – all wonderful inspiration for developing your artistic eye.  

on this fresh morning

"it is a serious thing
 just to be alive
 on this fresh morning
 in this broken world"

― Mary OliverRed Bird

So here is beauty to add to your fresh morning!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"There are things you can't reach" by Mary Oliver

“There are things you can’t reach. But
You can reach out to them, and all day long.

The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of god.

And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier.

I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.

Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around
As though with your arms open.”

by Mary Oliver