Tom asked me towards the end of our trip if I was freshly inspired, the answer was unequivocally, yes! But what was I inspired to do? That is the more interesting question. Many of you know I am a fiber artist, but I am also a trained painter/artist, watercolor being my favorite medium, and I am also a textile designer. I am a foodie and love experiencing new plates of beautiful food which I can translate into my life as well. As we approached our last days in Italy I realized that, while we had full day trips out into the countryside, and driving in Italy is a bit nail biting at times, I was relaxed. This vacation felt long. What I became aware of was, I was savoring every moment, making each, one to remember. I intentionally spent time capturing moments. Most of us get into routines and a week goes by and I say, boy that week went fast or worse, that month flew by. These past two weeks, have been new and exciting, and at the same time slow. I want to sit down and document the cities we visited, the towns we drove through, and begin sifting through the 1300 photos that came home with me on my little digital camera! I had all intents to journal and paint while traveling but I think that will happen later. As I sort through my photos and experiences I promise to post and share them as inspiration too, wait till you see Venice!
|Pointing at EVERYTHING in Venice!|
|Murano Glass Chandelier|
|Me and The Butterfly Flower Girl in Milan|