I have found the "secret" to weight loss! I've already commented on how happy I am with the warm weather and being in my pool every day, so the exercise is good, the water is relaxing, but I can only take so much sun! When not working, you will find me at the kitchen table or on my patio with my watercolors! It keeps me from cooking and baking, and somewhat away from my obsession with food. Since I am VERY excited about my upcoming Italian study, I have been painting BOLOGNA scenes!
My apartment is close to the lovely Piazza Santo Stefano:
I picture myself walking around the city:
I paint from photographs, and found this one on the internet. Then I realized it came from my friend Jane's blog! I will spend my first night in Bologna in Hotel Porto San Mamolo. When I stayed there before, I loved this little courtyard area. Thanks, Jane!
Photo by Jane:
Of course, one of my favorite parts of Bologna is the market area! This trip, I will be able to bring home food to my own apartment kitchen!
Here is a shot of the wonderful Piazza Maggiore. I can sit and study, watch people, have a glass of wine or coffee, and practice my Italian on friendly cafe patrons.
My favorite (and most challenging) painting was trying to get the perspective correct on the stunning portici!
Two weeks...Bologna LIVE!