In Pisa, I took time for myself and sketched. This became part of my personal task. I did pencil drawings, watercolour paintings, ink wash drawings. It was challenging. It had been a long time. I was already looking forward to this because of reading about the personal task that would be set for the workshop. While packing I think I took about two hours just sorting my pencil bag. I can not remember how long I took cleaning out my precious Pelikan Fountain Pen.
I also had something that I did not have in the 90's; an iPad. This was great for taking photos and then drawing from. It was also great listening to Paul Simon in the morning when I was getting ready before breakfast. The photos I have from there on the iPad play as a screen saver on the television when I play music through the Apple TV. It is neat to see the captured moments scroll by.
|What an entrance way upon arrival. You can imagine the excitement.|
|This was the view outside my room. What you can not see is the chicken coops below, so hence the mosquito net on the window. Waking to the crow of the rooster was a delight.|