Saturday, January 09, 2010
Slovinia - For Jona
Jona and I met on the Internet a few years ago -- she in Slovenia, me in North Carolina -- but the artwork we were learning spoke us and we chatted back and forth. We found we both loved Italy and she was kind enough to send me some of her photos of Italy to use for painting references. Last May when I returned to Italy, we met in person, and together explored parts of Venice that were so much fun and since she spoke the language, we could have better access. Such a talented young woman - she paints, speaks several languages, and is so much FUN! And her Italian helped the art group we were with get through some confusing situations!
I was browsing the Wetcanvas reference library and saw this photo of Slovenia - and I immediately thought of Jona. She's told us how beautiful her small country is -and I can see through this one photograph, that it must be an absolutely marvelous place!
So Jona - it's under 20F right now, and I"m thinking of warm Italy and our time there, and hope you like this bit of Slovenia..................
I'm off to work and will be teaching all day. Tonight we celebrate my grandson's fifth birthday at an indoor fun park .... so I'll be gone until late tonight. Stay warm.... and I hope to catch up tomorrow!
Here's to warm places ...!