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Sep 9, 2018 - As our art retreat comes to an end...

Our stay at Gorgiano Studios is coming to an end. It has been an enjoyable, sometimes challenging few days. We’ve learnt a few techniques, learnt our strengths and weaknesses (delicious Italian food being one). Speaking of which, we’ve been spoiled with 2 course meals for both lunch and dinner every day. All cooked by our art teacher, Caroline’s partner Andre. He’s a whizz in the kitchen. Today we ventured to the town Camerino, this is the town almost destroyed by earthquakes in October 2016. The park is still in tact, which is where we...

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Sep 9, 2018 - Photos from our art retreat

The cat was more competent with landscapes. Karen thought if we bribed the teacher with Tim Tams it might help with her artwork. No.. .. it would take alot of Tim Tams for that miracle to happen. The monogrammed sketch books were given to us as part of the course.

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Sep 7, 2018 - Sitting & Be'ing

We arrived at the art retreat Thursday from Florence late in the afternoon. There are 9 of us attending this retreat. 4 from Aus - 5 from UK. The house overlooks a valley of a gorgeous tapestry of farm land surrounded by mountain ranges. And it is so quiet here. No traffic no urban city noises. Absolute peaceful & tranquil. Ideal for "sitting & be'ing". Today, Friday, we begin and our first lesson is still life. After this we head outside to sketch anything we see for 2 mins & then move on to sketch something different. Debra is doing...

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Apr 8, 2009 - A jolt to the system

Monday 6th April. What a night! Early in the morning we were woken by our bed shaking (if it had been on wheels it would have been travelling) and Judy shouting ‘David, stop jogging’! I think its an earth tremour, was my return through my no snore gag. After several more attempts Judy got the message and we went back to sleep. It was only the next day that the enormity of what had happened hit us. We had agreed to ring the family when Sarah rang and were able to put her mind at rest. The reason for the visit in the first place was because I...

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Apr 8, 2009 - Medievaled out

Tuesday 7th April. Super breakfast, just continental but fresh croissants, limitless coffee and a buffet table groaning with goodies. During today we visited four local medieval hill top towns each very different and each with its own character. We started at Trevi known for the number of its olive trees and quality of its olive oil, so famous that it has a museum specifically for it. The town would be a film makers delight as the walls are intact and all the houses are still contained within. The other three towns, Montefalco, Bavagno and...

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