Sunday, March 6, 2011


Hi Everyone!
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!
Ciao ya'll 


  1. Sounds wonderful Morgan!! Glad you are enjoying yourself. Lots of love from FL :) We will be in Chicago from Wed-Sun for Sam's choir, snowing there right now...yikes! We are in flip flops and shorts here. But it will be an awesome trip. can't wait to hear the girls sing on the Orchestra Hall stage in front of famous choral conductors. They are so amazing. Off to a benefit concert right now.. never slows down. Last night was a performance of Aida that Sam's best friend was in, he did great! Ok, bye for now.
    <3 love, Aunt Nancy

  2. Oh Morgan....Mint Moon a super sized thin mint!!!!! Awesome. Somehow I do not think that it ranks with gelato, but it is ever so close.
    Book the 5th grade we had a project where we took a black and white copy book and covered it with little randomly placed pieces of masking tape. Next we smeared the whole think with brown shoe polish and then buffed it out. It was supposed to look like like an old leather bound journal to take on our fictional journey out West with Louis and Clarke.....not so much. We did however have 25 fifth graders with brown hands. Just sharing. :)

  3. Did you save a Mint Moon Pie for me?! ughhhh American Junk food.... we crave it here. its kind of funny. Everything is so wonderful and healthy, but the fat kids in us really want cheetos or starburst or something. and they have NEITHER here. Lol nor do they have tacos. I think that's funny. I mean that is some experience in book making! lol