Sunday, December 29, 2013

refuge, looking back

Many a day was spent in this quiet place of solitude; 
given the gift of living in Civita and to study drawing!

This window to the world was really quite magical. I watched clouds wisp in in the middle of the night, 
summer rains approaching, bees visiting, cool breezes comforting, 
warm light, 
the valley below and 
much conversation, mostly Italian.

Whether drinking coffee or sipping wine, 
this place was a comfortable refuge to conclude the days work and plan for the next, 
turning pages in my sketchbook and reflecting in writing what I set out to do while in Civita and 
what it all will mean as I journey back to life in Seattle. 

This was my sacred space.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

slowing down

This time of year everyone is mostly in a 'hurry up' mode.

My Italian 'adventure' days are vivid, warm and one's of slowing down and thoughtful afternoons.

Take time for yourself and those you love.
I highly recommend a craft to partake, a tune to sing, a drawing to create?

May your holidays be full of those you love and your new year of 2014 be full of adventure.