a life creative
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 put energy into something creative and meaningful pertaining somehow to my adoptive home for several of years, even to the point of being wooed by the short-lived enthused coos of potential collaborators.
Lives Creative was different: the bones of the idea were clearly formed early on so I tentatively message-bombed a few artists and artisans about the notion of putting their profiles on my blog with a view to a creating a website with images and links to their sites, Etsy, etc. Starting slow and steady. I had an incredible response from those wishing to participate and those first few led me to others, and – ‘fractal-ishly ‘- so on.
Lives Creative has become Art Amiata and the day before yesterday I finally created the website I’d been planning, along with a Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, and I’ve been astounded by the response. And the workload along with it (thanks in advance everyone for your patience!). It’s still a work in progress.
The long and the short of it is that the interviews are interesting, I’ve been enjoying meeting likeminded creative people, and the help and advice and leads I’ve received have been fantastic and very much appreciated. Big thanks to everyone who has contributed to the profiles so far and who have shown genuine interest in the Lives Creative / Art Amiata project. Special thanks in recent days go to Stefania Colombini, Cinzia Bardelli, Francesca Simonetti and, of course, my beloved and endlessly patient Marco Matteini (always!).
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