Alison Boyd Artist

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mARTEdì: Visual Diary

The whole of last week passed by in a flash of bedcovers. Nothing sassy, unfortunately, just January’s unseasonal tepid humidity manifesting in the form of a pile of snotty tissues beside the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lives Creative: Artist Christine Persson

“As long as I can remember, painting and nature have been the joyful driving forces in my life.” A couple of years ago I posted about artist Swedish-born Christine Persson’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative – Silvia Filoni of I Lobe You

The westernised world we live in means we have everything on demand.  We are really so well-off materially that it’s become not just easy but the norm to drop one gadget and collect the next … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative – The Printmaking Sisters, Firenze

Lives Creative will be a weekly-occurring post, delivered Thursdays, highlighting and promoting an artist, writer, maker or downright creative person in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany. Having said that, … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Autumn Studio

I have a confession to make. [Aside from wilfully feeding the Alberese fox] I was hoping to hold out for a little longer, but today I caved and turned on the … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

My neighbours at Casa Buonarroti

I’m back at home in Santa Fiora for the weekend of work and Italian matrimonial bureaucracy. Having been away and drenched in all things creative with creative others I’ve come home semi-sated. I … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Printmaking Sisters are in the house at Il Bisonte

  Annie Day and Robin Ezra have been coming to Firenze’s Il Bisonte studio for six years and have by now an internal map of the city. In that time they have … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Month In The Renaissance City

I’m currently in Firenze for a month of creativity, senza distrazione…   I’m embarking on a week of refresher stuff for my jewellery [in particular, stone setting] with silversmith and … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silversmithery of the past – gifts and wotnot

 Following on from the previous Silversmithery of the Past post. An odd eclectic selection – some of these items were commissioned, others were gifts to friends, or commissioned by friends for … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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