Florence – Day 3

It took us about an hour to pick an outfit for this day. The Bobuli gardens were the perfect destination for this sunny day. Walking in, they were a lot bigger than I’ve imagined. There were so many different sculptures all around and the fresh smell after a rainy night was a great bonus.

Sitting down with Regina for a quick botanical drawing tutorial was almost meditational. It felt like time stood still and it was just the nature and my sketchbook. I never focused on botanical themes in my work, or had any experiance in botanical art, but those few sketches were able to make me stop and appriciate the simplest thing for a few moments, I almost forgot I was in Italy. Still can’t believe I’m here.

Florence – Day 2

After spending a great night with the rest of our group, it was time to see some of the most amazing masterpieces created by men at the Ufizzi gallery. We were finally feeling a bit more comfortable walking around the streets of Florence and it felt great!

I still can’t believe we saw some of those paintings in person. They were so beautiful and impressive. But the peak was actually located at the Academy. David. No words can describe his sculpture. I’m not sure how long we were looking at it, but I just couldnt wrap my head around how incredible it was.

The days go by too fast and there’s so much more to see !

Florence – Day 1

‚ÄĆAfter a long day of travel, I couldn’t be more excited to start our city adventures. Jet lagged and excited we made our way to the duomo. It was still hard to believe we were actually in the art capital of the world. We were walking a bit fast and the number of streets seemed overwhalming. Is 10 days really enough to experiance this amazing city?

After a long climb to the bell tower, and a couple short stops we made it to the top. The view was absolutly breathtaking, and Florance almost seemed to be golden from up there.

There was art EVERYWHERE ! Even on the road sign. Inspiration on every corner and every alley. We even got to visit a cute local art store before we took off on our own adventures at the Costume museum on the other side of town.

p.s – pizza and gellato were AMAZING!