So I realized it had been a long time since I posted a blog, so here we go!
Lots of things have been going on, and as all of you probably know by now my hair is something crazy. I had a special opportunity to get my hair cut and colored for free by an italian stylist for a hair show in Arezzo. However, I had no choice in either cut or color. So long story short I ended up with an orange faux hawk. Not going to lie, I'm loving it and having fun, but I'm thinking I may cut it to a more managable state before I leave, and maybe get it back to a blonde. My only problem with the hair is that I dont really have any clothes that go with it..... hahahaha dont worry Mom, I'm not going to go buy a whole new wardrobe!
I have realized its been getting harder to keep journaling as life goes on here. You get in a groove. Thats why I love sundays because I can sit, relax, enjoy a cappuccino in the sunshine, and get some studying done. Its really wonderful to go through Cortona and grab a slice of pizza and maybe some gelato.
This week is going to be a busy one. We have a midterm exam in art history and I have some painting stuff that I need to work on. I'm doing some intense color exercises which are little paintings, but I'm excited about studying color more in depth and then incorporating it into my portraiture near the end of the semester. My teacher does almost all figure paintings, so I'm looking forward to painting portraits again.
Book making is a ton of fun, and I'm trying to make as many as I can while I have access to the materials and the equipment. We will have an opportunity to bind books in leather soon, so I'm super pumped about that. I'm thinking about making a big leather bound book for my final project.... maybe do some research in leather tooling.... who knows!
My Italian is getting a whole lot better passively. I can ask for most daily things like wine and coffee, or a slice of pizza. I can understand a whole lot more than I used to. I feel a little more ingrained in the culture, even if I look like a foreigner I feel comfortable in Cortona walking around.
I want to give a shout out to my parents and the Connors who are celebrating Mardi Gras in Mobile, and say that I miss them!! Eat a Moon Pie for me!