Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dreaming of Italy

This tag that Kirstin made me has goes with me everywhere. I use it as a book mark but its message has a deep meaning for an adventure yet to come.

Kirstin and Bill sent me a WONDERFUL brochure about Orvieto. As I looked through the brochure and read about this most ROMANTIC and ARTISTIC adventure I began to ponder the experience that lay ahead.

DEPOSTION is a beautiful marble sculpture created by Ippolito Acalza and dates to 1579. What details and OH, how it has survived the passage of time. I can hardly believe I will stand close to it and observe it's beauty first hand.

The Renaissance cloister of S. Glovanni church founded in the year 900 then was rebuilt at the turn of the 17th century. WOW! I have only dreamed of seeing this timeless beauty close up.

The senic view of the this BEAUTIFUL and CAPTIVATING village where art abounds and creativity is felt in every breath. I can hardly wait to watch the sunrise and sunset surround each structure with a colorful glow.

Tracie Lyn and I are planning a nonconventional journal class for our students. We want them to capture the surroundings in a way that will continue to remind them of the fun and excitement of walking the enchanting streets of Orvieto. We plan to show how to incorporate the botanicals and other elements available into a journal filled with memories of a time with friends whose talents and creativity come together in a place where the greatest of past artists also gathered and created.

We would LOVE to have you join us on the FANTASTIC journey! It will be time to go before we know it so if you are thinking about going please contact Kirstin and Bill for the details. You will be traveling and creating with friends so this is a GREAT opportunity to see Italy in a way you would not see it on an ordinary trip. This experience is planned with the creative soul in mind.


1 comment:

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I, also, Dream of Italy... where memories of friendship, and art will be be made. Something to hold close to our hearts for all our days.

I am excited to be going with you my dearest cherished friend!