We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Jul 18, 2016

Week One in Tuscany

Once we landed in Florence Italy and got shuttled to the Hertz Rental Location we got off the bus to an unexpected and lovely surprise. There were our friends from home! Our Utica connection, as we
began calling ourselves! Our flights didn't even leave from the same states and our connections were in different countries! If we tried, I'm sure we could never have planned meeting them at the rental place, and yet here we all were hauling our luggage around and trying to figure out how to get our cars! OK, so off we go in our three different cars, trying to follow each other to our Villa destination in Italy where the signage and language are all so confusing! But hey, we found each other, right? Well, within minutes all three cars were going in different directions!

I won't even try to describe the nightmare we experienced trying to find our Villa! Once we left the metropolitan area of Florence and entered the Pisa Providence and Tuscany rural area, we found no
one spoke English! And as you can tell from the pictures; the path led up and up and up. Our Villa Fattoria Poggioasciolo is situated on the side.... more like at the top of a Tuscan hill, a very very steep hill!!!!!

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