Day 30: September 23, 2014
Two artists came to our class today to talk about their work. I found it difficult to relate to their work because my work is different from theirs; however, I really enjoyed Amanda’s scarf design. She collaborated with a clothing company to have her work on put on scarves. But what is really exciting is that when she searched her name up on Google images, a picture Anne Hathaway wearing her scarf showed up! Nick’s work was more architectural and digital. It reminded me of work that my design friends do. After class was over, my roommates and I went to Gusta Pizza. Gusta Pizza is my favourite pizza so far!! So delicious! I parted ways with my roommates to do a little shopping. When I went to get rain boots from Segue, the lady gave me a discount even though they don’t have student discounts. It was so sweet of her!
Day 31: September 24, 2014
No class = relaxing day.
Day 32: September 25, 2014
For Art History class we were supposed to go to Uffizi but unfortunately we couldn’t go in; however, we went to the Bargello. I loved the Bargello! We didn’t get to see all of it because we didn’t have enough time, but I do plan to go back :). I am so happy that I was able to see Donatello’s David and Michaelangelo’s Bacchus! Crossed those two off of my Bucketlist. I still can’t believe that I’m seeing works in person. I used to see and learn about them via Powerpoints, textbooks and Google images but now I’ve seen the real deal and it’s incredible. It really is a different experience seeing art live than in resources. After the Bargello we went to visit the Church of Orsanmichele. I found it so interesting that back in the day they used to get their grains from the church. The grains would come down these drains. Later in the afternoon, Jen and I had Italian class and I think it’s getting better each time we go. Our teacher, Susana, is great because she is so enthusiastic and makes us want to learn.
Day 33: September 26, 2014
Today marks exactly a month since we arrived in Florence. I can’t believe a month has gone by! It went by so quickly and I can only imagine how fast the next seven months will go by. We visited two Restoration Labs. I was sad that we couldn’t take pictures at the Panting and Ceramics Restoration lab. Obviously we couldn’t because the flash could harm the artwork and the owners don’t want to share the works. The Ivory Restoration lab was sweet! Ivory is so beautiful, but it is no longer used to create art. There was a huge letter opener that looked like a sword that I wanted to keep but I couldn’t :(.
Day 34: September 27, 2014
During breakfast my roommates and I shared stories about our families and it was really nice to get to know more about them and where they come from. I love sharing and listening to stories because it makes me feel closer to them. I spent a good chunk of the day editing and uploading another Vlog and drawing another butt drawing. I was so happy that I was able to Skype with my best friend, Tiffany, because I haven’t talk to her in so long! She was telling me about school and dance. I really hope she gets into the group she wants! Also it was so nice Skyping with JP while I was drawing and he was working on his assignment. It reminded me of home and how we used to Skype and do homework together. :)
Day 35: September 28, 2014
Alesha, Jen and I spent a good chunk of the day talking about art. I actually love the fact that I am able to talk to people on a daily basis about art. When I’m home from school I feel like I can’t talk to a lot of people about art and it sucks because it is a big part of who I am. When I come back home I want to be able to continue to talk about art more with people.