One night we decided to go out to a winery for some drinks and dinner. Little did we know that I was walking into the best 7 course dinner I have ever had in my life, best dinner in my life, hands down, even artistically.
Florence was O.K. Has nothing on France except for a lot more history. The next field trip we went on was to Sienna. Sienna was really pretty, a lot of cool roman architecture. We also went into this church with a saint’s head and finger on display. It was pretty creepy I must say. I wanted to take pictures but you weren’t aloud to. So I did anyways hence all the crooked pictures of the stained glass windows and what not.
The church I'm standing infront of was really cool inside. There were insane amount of details on all the pilars, ceilings, and sculptures. I was struggling to take pictures because there was way too much to look at.
Probably the coolest thing in Sienna is the Piazza de Campo. Featured below. It was this huge square that everyone hangs out in, like its a huge grass field. But it’s not, it’s a stone plaza on a large incline. It was weird to see 100's of people all hanging out and relaxin on stone. I decided to post up and do a sketch there, then all of a sudden it started raining. I thought I'd be a bad ass and draw in the rain with an umbrella, but then the storm really came in. So there I was in the middle of this famous square by myself frantically trying to clean up my art supplies. It was fun, I might just become a transient with a dog, a hat full of change, and a sketch book.
School in Italy is the best education I have ever paid for. My design class is focused on the precognitive awareness. Basically how you see something, before you realize what it is, then provide a name to it. So we are suppose to take these trippy pictures where you don't know what your looking at, yet its still interesting. Then we talk about our future careers as Landscape Architects and what were gonna do once we graduate. Its pretty surreal actually, talking about getting a big boy job, its coming up and it scares me, yet I'm ready to start makin' doe and move out! Sorry Mama and Paps... Then we have graphics class where we get to Watercolor. I also signed up for this mixed media and print making class. Which is way too sick! I get to get away from all the my class mates that i love so much and go do real art, sometimes accompanied by a bottle of wine. All in all I get to draw for like 3 to 4 hours each day, paint, and work with ink in print making class. It is hott like Kobe, and I hate Kobe. And that shouldn’t even be a saying because he’s old and is going to suck this year.
Every night is a new experience at Santa Chiara (that’s my school center) one night we were chilaxin out and realized that two bats had somehow gotten into our hallway. We decided to pull out some Steve Erwin techniques and try to catch them. It was a lot of fun catching them then almost getting hit by them, then screaming like little girls. In the end we caught them both and set them free. Bat man would be proud.