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These past few weeks, I have been…
travelling for my easter vacation. First a few days in the Netherlands and Brussels, and then on to Italy. Brussels was absolutely lovely, and I hope to go back and spend more time there! It’s charming and new and old and people are nice, and there is a huge beer selection. Good things.
eating fresh artichoke for the first time – they’re in season!
reading about historical (fictional) Venice in “The Glassblower of Murano” for two days while sipping wine. Ok, so half of the time it was raining so I sat inside. Lest I make this too idyllic-sounding (though it was delightful, and exactly what I needed in my vacation).
sawing and hauling and stacking wood. Burning wood. Sweeping. There is a rhythm to the days at this place in Italy, and it revolves a lot around manual labor, followed by eating, and then more of the same. It’s quite lovely, and a huge reason we travel down there in the first place. Last time the visit was so short I didn’t really fall in to this familiar rhythm, but this time I eventually did, and it made me remember why I enjoy spending time there. Much needed.
knitting on the same sweater as I did last time. Except, in the meanwhile I’ve ripped it back to the hem band and now I’m doing every other row of not quite identical colors. I’ll save the details for a separate post, but it felt ironic, yet appropriate to be redoing the work in the same geographical place.
making quick art to hang out with the printer, the aloe plant, and the receipt pile. (after coming home, rummaging to find my resumes, and stumbling across this font excercise and having a frame on hand in the right size. Perfect.)

  • LOVE the photos!

    • indigorchid

      Thank you Donna!

  • Sounds wonderful. :)

    • indigorchid

      Ah, it was the most relaxing holiday (in between travel stresses like rental cars almost not working out, you know, the normal stuff! 😉 ) I’ve had in a very long time, so that makes me happy! Hope you had a good easter too Alessa!