Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Parchi e Mercati

With the  year coming to an end, I've been coming up with goals I want to accomplish in the next year.  One of them was to start a blog. This mostly came from my wish to start documenting the things I do, get all of this "self-reflective-y" stuff out, and work on my writing skills; I've been lacking in that department since becoming a full-time art student. So hence, the first post (of the last week I have as a student in Florence):

It was really beautiful yesterday. I decided to get up early and skip my screenprinting studio to go to the Tuesday morning market at the Parco di Cascine. It was a pretty long walk down streets I've never been to before, but I got there without getting lost. I finally have this intuition-in-a-different-place thing down. When I got to the Arno I saw this man standing on the edge of the bank, reading a newspaper in solitude. Like a scene out of a movie..
The Mercato Cascine is like a flea market, with housewares and outdated clothes, clearly meant for locals and clean of souvenirs. Even though I still feel out of place when I don't really know what I'm doing, or how to speak Italian well, I felt like I belong here, in Florence. It really feels like a home.

 I took a walk through the park. It felt so nice so have leaves and grass under my feet, and the quietness of being alone, without the crowds of the city.

On the way back, I found the perfect pair of leather boots for my Mom. The leather is so buttery and soft- and I found them for under 100 euros. It felt like divine intervention had occurred.

Yesterday was great. Today we worked on setting up for our show. I installed my drawings, and I'm very happy with how it looks. Finishing it up tomorrow, then the opening is on Friday night.

Now I'm having a glass of wine and finishing some drawings I hope to add to the piece.
Salute to my first real blog post!

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