My Sketchbook while Exploring Italy

Last week I traveled through the provinces of Emilia Romagna & Marche in Italy. Here are the pages of my sketchbook inspired by what I saw. Page #1 – First stop after landing in Italy I went to Piazza Maggiore in Bologna Page #2 – Home base at Hotel Belvedere in...

Inspiring Places to Visit in Sicily

Back in the summer of 2014, I was bumped-up a level in Italian language class due to low enrollment. On the first day of class, we were discussing the economics of Sicily in Italian. This was well beyond both my vocabulary and pace for conversational Italian. Plus,...

The Art of Noticing: Travel Sketchbook #1

Art allows us to notice what we have seen & the act of sketching allows us spend focused time noticing the world around us. One of my favorite books “Art of Travel” by Alain de Botton elaborates on the things we miss by rushing through our travel...

Visiting Siracusa, Sicilia

Has it really been a year already? One year ago, during my art residency in Sicily, I took a one-day break from mural painting on December 23rd and visited the ancient town of Siracusa (Syracuse in English) with my friend Cristina Paffumi. Siracusa is on the...

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