Terzo and I are back in California. Both of us are full, fat and happy. My plump status is a result of Thanksgiving gorging yesterday. Terzo's is a result of 6 weeks of sketching and travelling around Italy. It went by so fast but it also feels like I've been gone for ages now. And I actually filled Terzo. I repeat, I filled a sketchbook! In 6 weeks. Whoa...
Filling a sketchbook has always been a rare occasion for me. I usually get tired with one, need a change or a new size or some lame excuse to move on to the next blank page. But I actually filled my giant handmade beast, and it feels so good! I'm sad that our travels are finished but I'm so excited to start making some photos of the final spreads, sharing the sketches and stories behind the images and get to making prints for the Etsy shop.
|Full & oh so very fat.|
In other news, I'm now at 105 likers on Facebook. Crazy talk. And I'm just a couple of posts away from my 200th blog post. Even crazier. My first post was way back in November 2009 (oops, I missed the anniversary...) I started this blog as a way to start sharing my work from school, since I didn't have a proper website. It took 3 more years before I made a website but I still love posting on this little blog. With all these little anniversaries and accomplishments, I'm definitely going to do another giveaway like I mentioned before. I'm pretty sure it will be an art giveaway but I'd like to do something else as well... maybe two prizes? So watch the blog and the Facebook page for news on the giveaway, and keep an eye on the Etsy shop too. I'll be working as hard as I can to get prints from Terzo in the shop in time for Holiday shipping.
Until then, here's some of the final sketches from Terzo and my Italy adventures.
|Went back and reworked this page with a skyline of Castiglion|
|Brick tunnel in Castiglion Fiorentino, and meloncino night!|
|Sketching during the blackout by the light of a cellphone|
|One of my favorite alleys in Castiglion|
|The steepest road in town and the iconic church of Castiglion|
|The courtyard at Santa Chiara in vino!|
|The main piazza in Siena|
|Piazza Grande in Arezzo|
|7 hour layover in Moscow and last minute Rome watercolors at night|
|Russian cappuccino and the Colosseum at night|
|The end...and an excellent quote on sketching I gleaned from another sketching friend...|