Tuscany Artist’s Residency
I invite you to follow my Tuscany Artist’s Residency online. Join me for plein air painting and Tuscan lifestyle-infused painting lessons.
Follow the creation of my book, Muses of Tuscany, infusing life with paintings and the Tuscan lifestyle.
I have invited two muses to visit my Tuscany studio. In Greek mythology, muses are goddesses blessed with great artistic talents ~ grace, beauty and allure. They help the gods and mankind forget their troubles and inspire artists to greater artistic and intellectual heights.
My muses are very dear friends who have inspired me over the years. I have asked them to show me Tuscany ~ what inspires them ~ the hill towns, wineries, Tuscan life style. I am hoping my time in Tuscany will re-program me ~ the workaholic who doesn’t know what else to do but work!
I cannot move this mountain, I CAN embrace it.
When I titled Embrace of the Mountain, over a year ago, I was thinking the mountain was embracing me. Now I see how I am already embracing it.
Our apartment is 20 miles south of Florence. It is owned by a chef who teaches cooking and runs a private restaurant for residents. We’re leasing a car, which my husband Jim enjoys driving, the Italian way. Sneakers is on her own playdate with the grandkids.
People have always looked at my paintings and asked if I had been to Tuscany. Evidently they saw more in my paintings ~ unfulfilled dreams ~ than I did. My dream? Your dream? The collective consciousness is powerful!