Sep 5, 2012

Ciao from Italy~


I am visiting my sister and family in Italia

I love the frescoes on the buildings!



 I also love making art with my niece Sofia
maybe she will let me share her art in another post ~


for now I will share the art I find on buildings here

the painting at the top of this post.... I did in a Moleskine journal
I use to LOVE Moleskine Sketch journals
I hear: the Italian's sold the company to China,
though the paper looks similar, it is garbage! 
Any wet art supply and it warps like a wave in a storm. 
I will not buy another journal from them unless the makers improve the paper!
I simply wanted to share with you my experience with the paper.
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Ciao my lovely art friends
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face one for 29 faces

23 comments:

  1. Ciao Tammie,
    Molto bello!
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday and give me a wave when you fly over on your return journey,
    Baci,
    Janice. xxxxxx

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  2. I can't wait to see the art your visit inspires!

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  3. I can't wait to see the art your visit inspires!

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  4. Hurrah for you, Italy! I just got back from visiting my family in Colorado, Italy sounds a lot more interesting. I am betting you will come home with oodles of inspiration!

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  6. Oh Tammie, you're spot on! I used to love Moleskine as well, but I found out about the sale to China last year, well after I got terribly disappointed with it and started a war on them, only to find out that so many people were also leaving its fan club! They are now complete rubbish, and that is putting it mildly! Never again a Moleskine for me!

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  7. Awesome photos! :) And your girl looks beautiful.

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  8. Yay..gorgeous art..she is a stunning beauty with lots of gorgeous energies! and fabulous photos..wonderful!!
    Victoria

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  9. Ciao,

    I love the colours you have used
    in this piece. I love pinks and greens meshing together.

    Those fresco's are amazing Tammie.
    Enjoy your visit with your sister.

    Waving goodbye
    hugs Sharon

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  10. I love all this beautiful art on the OUTSIDE of these Italian bldgs. Wonderful.

    Sorry about the Moleskine sketch journals ... what happens when you sell a good thing to the Chinese.
    So many similar instances of low end crap coming from China.

    Ciao, bambino.

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  11. ciao mia caro

    love to see this

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  12. Stunning! Both your painting and the buildings! Glad to know you're staying creative over there! oxx

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  13. The woman is lovely, the piece is so soft, and the woman looks full of life! :)
    I love to see your Italian frescoes on buildnings, I like the blue to the brown! :) similar to earth and sea :)

    Thanks for telling about moleskine sketch journals, it would be great fun to experiment with these journals one day.. :)

    Have fun! :)

    and a lovely day to you :)

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  14. Caro amico, l'Italia è il mondo dell'arte per eccellenza ...
    Duisfruta del vostro soggiorno, è bello vedere le vostre foto e pensare hai già idee per il tuo nuovo lavoro!


    Mille abbracci!

    Io amo questo paese!

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  15. Scusa ... mi sono emozionato e ho scritto in italiano!
    Baci!


    Sorry ... I got excited and wrote in Italian!
    Kisses!

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  16. I've always loved buildings that were covered in art like that! Sorry about the paper! I hate it when my favorite stuff changes quality like that!

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  17. Ciao Bella!!!

    Brilliant art & photos....you must be overflowing with inspiration in such a place!!

    So looking forward to your next posts ;-)

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  18. So glad you are getting time to enjoy with your sister. Loving the photos. Enjoy.

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  19. Gli affreschi are beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful painting and photographs! Love Italy!

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  21. loved seeing this virtual postcard! It is so annoying when the quality of things you use a lot suffers for whatever reason. Don't they understand that in the long run it will cost them money?
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  22. Absolutely amazing photos! Hope you had a lovely time.

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So lovely of you to drop by! I love hearing from you~