I prefer living in color.
I'm back! AND it's my 10 year anniversary of Cobalt Violet! My very first post went up June 6, 2009. While I'm not as prolific a poster as I once was, it's still important to me and I love the wonderful folks I've found through this blog and I miss it when I'm away!
I have returned from my recent adventure on the Via di Francesco, walking in the footsteps of Saint Francis from La Verna in Tuscany south to Assisi in Umbria. It was as incredible as I'd hoped and I can't wait to share my experiences on what was a crazy, wonderful, challenging and sometimes even a bit brutal pilgrimage!
While I try to organize my thoughts and crazy amounts of photos, I will be finishing posting my last trip which was somehow a year and 10 months ago!
After traveling around Scotland, my parents and I headed to Venice for the Biennale, one of the worlds largest and most prestigious international art exhibitions. I will get to that later but I thought I'd take you on a side trip to Burano.
A short boat ride takes you from Venice to the little fisherman's island known for its lacemaking and colorful houses. About 450 of its 3000 residents are still registered as fisherman.
Color is my day-long
Looking around the corner becomes an abstract ...
Mere color can speak to the soul
in a thousand different ways.
The island is really an artist's dream. I have so many photos to paint but, of course, the dream is to go back and stay and paint en plein air! I had wanted to visit Burano for so long that I really did feel lucky just to spend an afternoon.
I found I could
say things with color
that I couldn't say
any other way.
Color is a power
influences the soul.
My mom and I decided to help the local economy and each bought a hat! Here I am, below, in my fabulous new red hat which took an act of God to get it back to L.A. without being destroyed! That and letting everyone in the seats next to me on the plane know that there was precious sartorial cargo in the overhead!
Hope you are all doing well and that your summer is off to a lovely start! Thank you so much for visiting. I am ever grateful to have found such wonderful friends in the blogosphere!
As always ...
Blessings and light!