giovedì 9 gennaio 2014

Vacanze in patria








I spent two weeks in my hometown with my large family!
It's was amazing see my little brother, recently employee as baker, doing an excellent focaccia (italian flat bread, similar to a pizza without flavoring , but more leavened), talking until 2 am with another brother, speaking of philosophy, eating a mega Lubjianska (two large slice of meat -mine is vegetarian :)- abundant as a pizza, with internal filling of ham and cheese). It's a great challenge to finish this dish! But first of all, feel Bora (a strong, cold, typical wind of that region) on my face, with its strong scent of saltiness..beautiful Trieste!

venerdì 25 ottobre 2013

WWOOF












This summer I found this fantastic organization: wwoof ( http://wwoofinternational.org/ ) and I was immediately enthusiastic about this kind of exchange!
The site presents wwoof in this way: "WWOOF organisations connect people who want to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help."
After the subscription I've contacted a small farm in Tuscany, near Grosseto, to start my first experience!
And I can say: It was really enthusiastic!
The family was composed by two parents and three childrens which have fantastic names: Maya, Blu and Lumi!
They don't have electricity (and you discover that REALLY you don't need electricity), to illuminate the evening they have solar lamps available, but they've potable water.
Three donkeys, ten goats occupy a lot of their day time, for almost two hour a day one or more of the family gaze the little herd around the beautiful Tuscany land.
I love water the vegetable garden, because it's an activity near to the meditation and it's fantastic create a clod and see this little seeds grow..
I suggest to everyone to take some times and try to live near nature and its power..

lunedì 1 luglio 2013

Bologna con Amore






Some months ago I went in Bologna to visit my Brother.
I saw the Asinelli Tower, spent beautiful days eating fantastic icecream (the best in italy) and cooking our homemade Tortellini (what a challenge create the right shape!), thanks to a colleague's Marco that loaned him this object: http://www.tm9000.ch/shop/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/STENDIPASTA_SM_2_4e55f80f16b36.jpg.
A particular instrument to stretch the mixture.
A day trip in Ferrara has allowed us to meet Luis, a great urban sketcher.
Now he is traveling around the world and draw the Life :)

venerdì 7 giugno 2013

DLF



Spend three hours in Bologna drawing a Model with my brother and friends!
The Bologna Associaton ( DLF) greeted me in so kindly way :)!


mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

Sketching with Luis

At Tiberina Island, sketching with Luis and the Roma sketchcrawl group!
Beautiful day, nonetheless the rain :)

mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Trip in Florence






Three days in Florence with my sister, her husband and my brother!
What a lovely time!
We visit two museum: a little called Museo del Bigallo with some ancient picture dated 1300-1400 (in there you can find also the most ancient depiction about Florence), and La Specola Museum.
The second one contains not only zoological subjects, but also a collection of anatomical waxes!!
An evening we had gone in La citè to see a tribal concert, what a wonderful place! I suggest to slip down to spend a different after-dinner!
Thanks to Andres and Silvia for the hospitality!

lunedì 4 marzo 2013

Sleeping, Talking, Traveling..



In bus, people talking with other people, with themselves, rambling about their life, about some mistery, that figure to me like small cross sections: parent's directives, cooking instructions, work problems, "where is the russian embassy?"