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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

Lives Creative – Michelle Grant, Photographer and Designer

“My work involves drawing on lots of influences and pulling the individual strands and ideas together to create a cohesive whole.” Michelle is a fellow Australian, from Brisbane, who found … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Short and Sweet, Sister and City

Last week I returned from my annual immersion in Firenze, a bit of printmaking, lots of delicious swanning about with my wonderful sisterling, recharging our souls in the gold and silver city. Now I’ve … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio Updates: May, May, What Can I Say?

All winter long on the mountain I can’t wait for the eruption of spring. It’s not that I hate winter, but once Christmas, La Fiaccolata and New Year have come … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Painter Francesca Simonetti – Montelaterone

“An imagined world, that of women, made of desires and expectations […] As in theatre, a painting allows the viewer to imagine so many things, to take on real life … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Finally on Etsy!

3 years and 9 months on, I’ve finally reopened my Etsy store… You can visit it here 🙂 Listing the prints first, slowly, slowly, remembering how time consuming this side (that is, … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Stefano Pifferi, Painter and Framer

“I paint for sheer joy of the soul connecting with the canvas…”   Another self-taught painter, using oils and acrylics, Stefano often paints late into the night after business hours. … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Martedì: The Studio Updates

Just before I skipped over to beautiful Barcelona last weekend, I took a few snaps of the studio filled with all the trappings of a workspace fit for a bunch of … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 6 Comments

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