Thursday, October 29, 2009

corner view, "water"

I am not an aquatic person, perhaps because I can't swim, and my preference goes to the mountain; but I love this is the crater lake: "Lago di Bolsena" in the Viterbo province, around 120kmts from Rome. It has two islands, and is sorrounded by small and nice villages. I do prefer it to the sea...Maybe because of the calm that inspires.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

corner view, "My dream"

When I started traveling in the 70's I have a dream, in this order: To travel across Latin America to live for a while in the U.S.A, to take a ride on the Transiberian, to have a walk on the Great Wall of China, and end up living Spain with my own family, in one of th0se small villages that appeal so much we, New World people.
Well, I can say I know pretty well Latin America, I've been living for a while in the USA, I have a house in a small village even if I don't live there all year round...But the most important of my dreams became true not in Spain but in Italy: I have a family of my own...The Transiberian and the Great Wall can wait for a while!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

corner view, "souvenir"

Apart from gondola with light and David in plastic, there are other italian favorite souvenir: Food, in this case a variety of Pecorino cheese (hard italian cheese made with sheep milk).
Wine: There is for every taste. I love white ones.
Ceramics: every place in Italy have their own. This are typically from Orvieto, in Umbria.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crafting and recycling

What I did with the trillion paper beads I made? Well, with part of it, friend Serena and I decorated the jewelry display we made recycling an old frame, an old lace nigthgown, and a piece of chicken wire; an idea I found here.
The mirror was an anonymus brown one bougth at Ikea that we treated shabby chic, and decorated with one piece of my yo-yo collection and a lavender wand, a Lisa's blog tutorial.
Yes, I confess: (almost) everything I know, I learnt it in the Internet!