I'm so excited that I'll be teaching another painted photo and journal workshop in Orvieto, Italy in just a few months! I'm still sighing and thinking about my trip to Australia (I still have more to share about my amazing time there!) but with September approaching, my thoughts and my heart turn toward beautiful Orvieto,
and memories of last year's dreamy adventure fill my mind. I fell head over heals in love with the beautiful Italian people;
rolling terraced vineyards, and narrow, one-way cobblestone streets winding through ancient villages clinging to cliff walls;
the golden afternoon light;
the many family run boutiques, markets, and restaurants blending food, art, and community;
and the ancient history, breathtaking architecture, and heart-stirring sculpture.
I also fell in love with Giovanni, the head nun running San Lodovico, the 400 year old convent/B&B where we stay and create art. Honestly, I wanted to adopt her and bring her home. She reminded me so much of my sweet grandmother. I can't wait to give Giovanni another great big hug!
Below are a few shots of last year's students and the fun we had together. There are spots left in the September workshop, so if you're interested, or have questions, email Kristi, Bill or myself, and any of us will be more than happy to answer your questions.
Dearest Orvieto, I look forward to meeting again soon, so I can once again wrap my heart around you while closing my eyes and breathing deep of your magnificent beauty and charm.