Alison Boyd Artist

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A gift of lino

When my dear friend Ree started her own childcare centre back in 2012, she gifted me with a whole wealth of art supplies she’d discovered at the back of a … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dragonfly Dream Journals & Sketch Books

40 acid-free blank pages, and my signed original mixed media print collage art on the covers. The spines are made using luxury Italian-made papers. They’re slim line and sealed, so they’re ideally lightweight and robust enough to slip into a backpack or to take travelling.

December 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

mARTEdì: Pitigliano, Dante & Handpainted Summer

Pitigliano Made in May at Il Bisonte with the Printmaking Sisters’ workshop from the photo below, which I took in June 2012. Pitigliano was the first Tuscan town I visited when I … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTedì L’Estate Tuscan Countryside Prints

It’s already been 8 months since the printmaking workshop at Il Bisonte – which means only another 4 till the next – hurrah! And I don’t think I ever posted … Continue reading

January 5, 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

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

That which is aflame, that which is afoot

Never thought I’d be happy to say I’m ready to roll on into the year of the goat, but…man…the year of the horse had far more kick than whinny. By … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Summer Lino Fun

Yesterday i spent a gorgeous afternoon with gorgeous friends Amanda and Rosie, and their friend Steve, with a lunch al fresco, a gorgeous walk through chestnut woods of the Amiata, … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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