Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I am at Bosco Falconeria, in Partinico, Sicily, staying with the Taylor-Simeti family. I am here to work--helping catalog (not by drawing) Mary Taylor Simeti's library of books on Medieval history and her books on Italian cooking. Part of each day I sit at the computer entering data and the rest of the time I draw, make gouache paintings, and explore the Sicilian countryside.
The farm produces olive oil, wine, table grapes, oranges, grapefruits, citrons, avocados (not indigenous), almonds, peaches, apricots, all kinds of greens and more. Now is the time of the citrus, avocados and some greens like fennel and barge (?) and other delicious produce.
|Pizza in Trastevere with Tony|
|Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma|
|Santa Prassede, Rome, only chapel in Rome entirely covered with mosaics|
|more Santa Prassede|
|Carciofi alla Guidia-- Artichokes from the Jewish ghetto.....mmmmmm...|
|Teatro Del Valle--where there is an Occupy movement protesting cuts to Italian culture--they want to privatize this public theater and Tony Alotta is part of the occupation|
|Partinico, Sicily, Bosco Falconeria|