I spent the second half of May leading a workshop in Tuscany. 
There were 10 of us.
How lucky we feel, to be in this place with such fabulous traveling companions!
It was a wonderful experience.

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There is art everywhere in Italy!
Here is a slideshow of beautiful art that was created during this time together.

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We cooked and ate the most amazing food!
Laura prepared our first feast and others followed.
Here are just a few…

We took long, rejuvenating walks in the countryside.

 And enjoyed pleasant evenings under the tuscan sun!

We spent a day painting and seeing the sights in Portovenere.

Janet showed us how she makes  
accordion paintings (left) that show a different image viewed from different angles. 
And we looked through her detailed sketchbook studies (right).

We visited Mary Lee in Nocchi — here’s her bright and beautiful kitchen…
…and then went on to Pietrasanta to see the huge sculptural installations in the city center.
I could put my foot inside the nostril!

Marge Pucchi, an artist living above Lucca, came to visit and brought her work to show us.
And I showed her the portrait I’d been working on…
Laura led us in this group mosaic project…

…and made seafood on the half shell to go with it!
Parting shot — the group is ready to head out on our last day. 
I look forward to traveling with many of you again!
next year’s trip will be to France… 
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