Ali Matteini

a life creative

Artist in Tuscany

Two months down and one more to go for my working sojourn in Firenze, and it’s not only jewellery commissions that have been cooking… With artist Elizabeth Burton and her husband … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lunedì Poesia: I Woke In Firenze

I wrote this canzonetta in June 2012, as I sat on the banks of my old life, about to “let go and push off” from a marriage, friends, a house, a good … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 8 Comments

Ch-Ch-Changes

Studio Updates Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

Lives Creative – Neil Adams, Carpenter

A passion for restoring and re-employing the traditional tools and techniques of his trade hallmark the work and art of carpenter Neil Adams.   Neil was born in London and works from his private … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lives Creative – Laura Rovida of Rovida Design

Combining her studies in design with her passion for artisan-made products, and with 16 years experience in her craft, Laura Rovida is a weaver extraordinaire. Starting out as an apprentice … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Another Long Pause Between Words

It’s 2017 – thankfully – and frankly I give a bel ‘fanculo to last year and its shenanigans: Exactly a month after I wrote the last post Marco’s mother died … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Long Pause Between Words

Slowly, slowly flowing back into the season of normality. This week we spent some much needed time in Ravenna in the off season, revelling in the cool and quiet of the smelly … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 12 Comments

Lives Creative – Elena Gandolfo, Artisan Soaps

Elena of LiberaMente, Santa Fiora, makes artisan soaps from locally sourced natural ingredients. Her philosophy is one of keeping as close to nature, tradition, the seasons and locality as possible, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Lives Creative To Art Amiata

Lives Creative started as a little question in the dreary days of January: Why not interview each of the artists and artisans of the Monte Amiata region and see what happens?  I’d been angling to … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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A Ciência nas Coisas

Fatos e Curiosidades sobre a Natureza e tecnologia

LIBERO SLANCIO

"per l' allegria il pianeta nostro è poco attrezzato. Bisogna strappare la gioia ai giorni futuri "

The Artistry

by Isabelle Warren

the poet's billow

a resource for moving poetry

Two Twitch A Tale

Linking collage work to the meaning of personal and universal symbols.

At Home in Florence: Italian Renovations

This is my adventurous story about buying, designing, and renovating homes in ITALY

aliisaacstoryteller

guardian of irish mythology

Dirty, Naked & Happy

is currently taking a break from blogging x

Gathering just-a-bit-o moss

Attempting not to make too little or too much sense

shifuyanlei

I help you unlock the peace and strength already within you

Tara Sparling writes

Book Humour. A Sideways Perspective on the Bonkers Business of Books

Disintegrazioni

"C’è molta speranza, ma nessuna per noi." (Franz Kafka)

A Holistic Journey

Finding my way back out of motherhood -- while mothering

expatriotgames

Expatty-cakes: Diary of an American southerner turned expat

globalwanderings.ca

Grand adventures and global wanderings. Next stop: Italy.

Martin Diotte

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Truth

Discover the truth about mental health

La Audacia de Aquiles

"El Mundo Visible es Sólo un Pretexto" / "The Visible World is Just a Pretext".-

Lady Of The Cakes

Vignettes from a multi-lingual, multi-cake-eating freelance existence

SmirkPretty

Eyes ten degrees above the horizon

Crafted in Carhartt

about women who do amazing things

Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

Tricia Drammeh

A Creative State of Mind

elizabeth frattaroli

Writing for Children and Young Adults #amwriting

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

Lucy's Light

Underground Energy - Scientific Documentation of the failures of an OCD albatross + friends

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A topnotch WordPress.com site

Blood On Borrowed Wings

I write, I love, I run, I play, I break things.

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In the Groove...

Interno Poesia

Blog e progetto editoriale di poesia

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

Lasciatemi Pensare.

se non sarò serena, mi rasserenerò

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Vonj Productions

Bringing you love through spirit!

A Mirror Obscura,

Poetry, musings and sightings from where the country changes

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Writer and editor

Aisha's Oasis

A peaceful place to relax while on my wild joyride to Egypt from South Carolina.

The Perfect Nose

Sewing, illustration and design.

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