some of you know that I moved here in this little village on Lake Como (Italy) last April after living and working for nearly ten years in bustling and busy Milan city. I moved here hoping to find a slower pace of living, being able to live with less money (and things) and also because my life changed quite suddenly and I needed a new place to settle down where to be able to find myself again.
Village life is good. It’s not always easy and there are times I miss the big city, but I’m content here. I enjoy walks and chats with the locals and I’m doing lots of exploring (both the territory and myself). The sense of community here is still strong and whenever I need something (even without me knowing) somebody comes to my help. A little while ago, during a chat in front of some strong coffee, a local artist asked me what I thought about doing a little show in the local silk museum with him. My heart skipped and I really had no words. Obviously I was honored, but I didn’t take the thing very seriously, I thought he was just polite. Well, I was mistaken.
This morning I went to see the space with him and we talked to the City Councillor for the Arts and a date was decided. I’m going to have a show in an amazing location, just across the road from my home, on November 14 and 15. I’m still a bit in shock for this, I’m so super excited and thankful. I’ll show new works, all unique pieces, all hand drawn and hand printed with different techniques on different materials. I’ll use savaged finds like driftwood and wooden pieces, lots of organic fabric and the best paper ever. I can’t wait to start working on it and sharing my process and some finished pieces here. I hope you’ll follow my work in progress and I would love to know your thoughts along the way. Thank you!
little update in my Etsy shop and a discount code (use “oreganoprint5off” at check out to get 5$off the retail price) just for my readers to get this new linoprint below, I’ve printed five little cotton canvas with my oregano block, available here.