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The Grapes of Wrath

On one of my forays along the Arno I came across a creeper that was covered with what I described to myself as “lumpy leaves’. So lumpy in fact, that at first I thought they were berries. On closer examination … Continue reading

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The Lake of Lettuce

I found this exquisite  pond (one of a matching pair) in the back garden of La Specola. It was alive with frogs which were hard wired to dive to safety every time I tried to get a photo! I’ve always … Continue reading

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Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life. And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those … Continue reading

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A Heap of Candied Apple, Quince, and Plum, and Gourd; with Jellies Soother than the Creamy Curd

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more than slightly cliched to post pictures of autumnal bounty, but I’m afraid that sometimes it is inescapable. Especially when you find stunning seed pods like these. This is the seed pod of … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Cup

This drawing is an illustration from my third positioning paper. I had been exploring notions of greed or pleionexia in Dutch pronkstilleven painting from the Seventeenth century. I have already mentioned that there is a disturbing under current which runs below the surface of … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

Ok, this is a post of sheer self indulgence. I’ve been looking at trinkets, gewgaws, baubles and what have you’s at the S’ant Ambrogio flea market. And I find them quite delicious. Up to now I have at least tried to … Continue reading

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Daisy in a Jelly Glass

“Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. I have been thinking about glass and its bewitching qualities and that has led me to that rather mawkish quote. … Continue reading

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