Well, friends, here's some news I haven't talked about on my blog -
this week I am going on a trip to
(This great fabric postcard was made by my friend Andrea to wish me a good trip!)
I'm going with my friend Ann from San Diego
to a cooking school and tour in Tuscany!!
We'll be doing a lot of walking in the countryside, visiting a farm, seeing cheese being made,
learning different dishes in local kitchens, sightseeing and, generally,
having a wonderful time!
So, I'm packing the essentials,
layers of clothes and a foldable tote for purchases,
sturdy, waterproofed walking shoes and wool socks for wicking moisture away
(it's the rainy season!)
an essential sketchbook, which I covered with paper,
some watercolor pencils and a small paintbrush,
a study purse with a sewn-in, handmade inner zipper bag,
and, of course, a sense of adventure and fun!
Added to this, we'll be spending a few days in Rome,
with a side trip to Florence!!
In the next few days I'll be posting a couple of new pieces I've been working on,
then I'll be away until my return in mid May,
when, hopefully, I'll have Tuscan inspired sketches to post!!
Ciao for now!! :))