Alison Boyd Artist

a life creative

Rituals, Art, Language

I’m back! It’s been a while since the last post. Much of my screen time tolerance gets used up on translation work, so blogging and much of anything else online … Continue reading

February 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Lives Creative – Elena Gandolfo, Artisan Soaps

Elena of LiberaMente, Santa Fiora, makes artisan soaps from locally sourced natural ingredients. Her philosophy is one of keeping as close to nature, tradition, the seasons and locality as possible, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Beatrice Ramirez, Floral Artist

  “I love Monte Amiata. To gather inspiration in any season, I just take a walk anywhere around here.”     Beatrice owns a golden touch and an eye for design … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Fabrizio Borgoni, Bow Maker and Sculptor

“I come from a long line of wood artisans and have been immersed in working wood my entire life. By now it’s in my blood.” Today we visit archettaio Fabrizio, … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lives Creative: Luca Serafini, Painter

“I love to draw anything that comes to mind, without limits, without rules, without thinking whether it is in good or bad taste…” Luca Serafini is a self-taught artist who … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Studio Saturday: Finished Ouroboros Ring

Resizable double-headed Ouroboros Ring in patinated sterling silver. Made by hand here in Tuscany. A Presto, Cheers and Ciao, Ali 🙂

January 17, 2016 · 1 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

Sharp and Dry, High and Flat

I’ve just returned from England for the second time this month, this time for a funeral, that of my grandmother Irene, the very last of the almighty grannies to go. Three … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

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