travel

No More Flashing.

I haven't been posting much because it's getting to be that time of the school year again--finals. They officially start this week, but the prep work can be just as bad, especially in art school. I had my first gallery show last Wednesday, but I've been sick and felt like I'd been hit by a… Continue reading No More Flashing.

shopping

Take My Wallet. Please.

I have been a bad monkey. I spent way too much money the last few days. A few weeks ago I posted an entry about how I was thrice thwarted in my shopping expedition. At the start of spring break I decided to try again, only to discover that all of the stores I really… Continue reading Take My Wallet. Please.

knitting

Two Halves make a Whole

I lacked internet this weekend, so Alice and I did a little bit of exploring. I took her to the first LYS that I found--Filati Campolomi, but sadly, they were closed. This would be the fourth time I've been there, and the third that it was closed. Shop hours in Italy are so strange. On… Continue reading Two Halves make a Whole

college life

Please send yarn. And an air freshener.

Spring break starts today. Do you know how I will be spending spring break? Sitting around a dark apartment, or wandering a smelly city in search of something that isn't a bar or a museum. We were going to go to Paris, and then Berlin. We were going to take a week off from being… Continue reading Please send yarn. And an air freshener.

college life

Three Reasons to be Afraid. Very Afraid.

3)I got an email back from my parents, regarding the whole tuition situation. It was one line, and said "Don't worry. It's taken care of." I know my parents don't have that kind of money, and am slightly concerned as to just how exactly things got "taken care of." It probably doesn't help that every… Continue reading Three Reasons to be Afraid. Very Afraid.

college life

Back in the Handbasket

The last few days have not been all that great. I've been trying to get together another loan, going back and forth between two (Completely unhelpful) colleges, my parents, and the loan company. Everything is on hold until Monday. Alice is having the exact same issue, so we're just praying we don't get sent home,… Continue reading Back in the Handbasket

travel

How did I miss this?

There have been many adventures happening the last few days, not all of them good. If you've been on yahoo recently, you probably heard about the Italian Parliment desolving. What we didn't know going in to this whole study abroad thing is that there is a parliment building less than a block from one of… Continue reading How did I miss this?

shopping

The Great Dissapointment.

This morning I got up early to make my way down to Cascine Park again for the market. Yesterday afternoon I was inspired by my writing class. We were talking about colors and associations, and three girls mentioned that they hate the color yellow. I happen to like yellow. I do not happen to like… Continue reading The Great Dissapointment.

art history

More Art History (sans Pizza)

I actually forgot to post another funny story from my art history class yesterday. Michelangelo was commissioned to do a larger than lifesize bronze statue of Pope Julius II to put on top of a church in Bologna, which had just been conquered by the Church. Now, this particular building was a great source of… Continue reading More Art History (sans Pizza)

travel

Fiber Love and Putting it Together

This morning I walked down to Cascine park again for the fiber market. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. It was more finished garments and shoes than anything else, but I did find some okay material for sewing, and I got a whole bag of blue cotton yarn. Not sure what I'm going to… Continue reading Fiber Love and Putting it Together