Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

When the editor of Tuscany’s Grapevine magazine asked if I would be interested in writing a story about Lucca Biennale for the September issue, I jumped at the chance to dig deeper and find out more about this event which has long captured my imagination. Every other year for the last ten years – skipping … More Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

Feeling the Magic at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Fest

As you’ve seen in previous posts, I’ll travel a fine distance in search of art and adventure; but I always try to experience creative endeavors in my own backyard as well.  Thankfully, these are fairly easy to find when a city is flourishing creatively like Birmingham, Alabama is right now. Part of my mission with … More Feeling the Magic at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Fest

Practicing the Art of Mosaic in Ravenna

I’ll admit when I first thought about attending a week-long mosaic intensive while vacationing in Italy, I had reservations. I couldn’t help but think that instead of blissfully sleeping until waking each day, wandering to the plaza for a mid-morning espresso, going for a run through the tranquil countryside, and enjoying a typically decadent, two-hour Italian … More Practicing the Art of Mosaic in Ravenna