Day 36: September 29, 2014
I don’t understand why more people aren’t working at TIM. It’s always busy in there and the wait it super long. I’m just thankful that we were able to get service. I spent the night drawing my last butt before my critique. Note to self: don’t drink two cups of black coffee so close to each other – heart pounds way too quickly.
Day 37: September 30, 2014
Happy 62 Months JP <3
I had my very first critique of the 2014/2015 school year and I felt that it wasn’t the greatest nor was it the worst. Some people could relate to it I guess. I didn’t get too much feedback so I can’t tell you much unfortunately. I think my favourite piece was done by my friend, Amy. she drew these beautiful Mandellas that represented her feelings. Can you believe it was a seven hour critique!? Boy, was I anxious to get out of the studio towards the end!
Day 38: October 1, 2014
Hello October! I had an 8:50 a.m. appointment for my Permesso… they were not running on time at all! But hey, at least we got it done. They had to take our finger prints and I thought they were going to use the good old ink pad. They used a machine. Oh technology, you’re taking over. To be honest, I don’t like how technology is taking over because even though it may help us to a certain degree it also makes us lazy and too dependent on it. When Alesha, Jen and I came home from class there were all these workers working on our roof (damages from the hail storm). Thank goodness they were able to get all the work done within the day.
Day 39: October 2, 2014
Today was not the best day for me. I was not in the mood for anything. We had to wake up early for class. Class is already set for 8:30 a.m. and we had to meet earlier. I was not impressed by that. If anyone knows me, they know that I am not a morning person. Not only was I exhausted, but one of my contacts was irritating me. Anyways, enough complaining. We went to Ognissanti and Santa Croce. Both are very beautiful churches. Check out my YouTube channel for a video of the day! It was so difficult pay attention in Italian class… more rest is needed.
Day 40: October 3, 2014
Happy Birthday Mom!
In the morning Alesha and I went with Jen to visit her artist (we are all assigned one to interview). Vincenzo makes plates and bowls. He also paints them. He doesn’t consider himself an artist but a maker. I found that interesting because I would consider his work art and him an artist. In the afternoon we went to The Florence Studio where we sculpted objects out of clay. I could not get into it at the beginning and wanted to leave but after about a good 15 to 20 minutes I got into it. I didn’t want to leave in the end because I was enjoying myself so much. We had the choice to work with oil based or water based clay. I used water based but I honestly have to reason as to why I picked it other than Jen handed me a slab of it.
Day 41: October 4, 2014
Today was an absolutely AMAZING day!!! Why? We went on a day trip to CINQUE TERRE! Even though I woke up at 3 a.m. for this trip, it was totally worth it! I would love to go back. If you ever want to have the best sea food, you must go to Cinque Terre! So fresh! I had shrimp, fish and calamari in a paper cone for eight Euros. It was the BEST calamari I have ever had! We went on a two hour hike and ended off swimming in the Tyrhenian Sea! The hike was great even though it had a good amount of uphill it was totally worth the view!! I can’t even describe to you have beautiful it was. So much greenery and overlooking the sea was just flat out stunning. As for the beach, it was very rocky… There wasn’t any sand. Just rocks. It was uncomfortable to walk on buy hey, it was still beautiful! The water was so refreshing to swim in, especially after that long hike. I wanted to stay longer but we couldn’t because we had to catch a train back home. Oh, and I can’t forget the lovely dinner we had. The view was gorgeous! We sat outside at a restaurant that overlooked the beautiful sea.
Day 42: October 5, 2014
In the afternoon we all went to the Picasso exhibit. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy it. I could not relate to the work and I did not find the majority of it capturing. I found myself trying to force myself to connect to the work and try to enjoy it but i just couldn’t. When a piece of art captures my attention I will spend a good amount of time with it. It’s sad to say that I couldn’t do that with this exhibit. But that’s the thing about art. Not everyone is going to like it. Everyone has their own opinions. I think that’s beautiful. The fact that our minds, our likes and dislikes are all different. It’s unique. We are unique.
Life is an adventure!