Thursday, September 30, 2010
LIVE from Rose Cottage
This next Italy piece is called Meridiana. I named it thus because the view is from Meridiana Alpaca Farm just outside of Umbertide, where I stayed for 10 days on my Italian adventure in 2007.
I've been reading Marlena de Blasi's A Thousand Days in Tuscany, and I feel like I'm right there with her and her Venetian husband, Fernando. And more books in a similar vein await my consumption.
All this to say that I am planning my next voyage to Italy, although it won't likely be until I'm 70, or thereabouts. I want to be there for a good while, rent an apartment or a farmhouse in the country somewhere and use that as a base for travel throughout the country. And I'm definitely going alone, this next time.
Anyhow, it's a long way off yet but it is my long term plan and I know I'll make it happen. Maybe I'll emigrate there, and never come back. Who knows?
But back to autumn, 2010, in Fortuna...I'm feeling my creative energy beginning to bubble again. And after relative fallowness over the last couple months, I'm ready for it.
I have a show opening at this Saturday's Arts Alive! Eureka, at the C Street Hallway Gallery, 208 C Street in Eureka. Eight pieces, some recent, some older. If you're on the North Coast, hope you'll drop by and see the show!