Many artists dream about painting in Italy. Now, as retiring baby-boomers are increasingly taking up “brush and pallet knife,” more than ever, painting in Italy is the “thing.” Every day, a new “Artist’s” tour of Italy crops up in travel sections of the newspaper and on the Internet. But there still remains a majority of artists who prefer to “go it alone.” They are independent in their artistic styles, and prefer to be independent regarding their travels in Italy . This blog intends to target these free spirited artists who still need guidance to the best places to paint, especially those idyllic gems that are little known and less traveled. Certainly, independent travelers who are not artists will also benefit from this blog.

With a few exceptions, this blog is not a guide to restaurants, lodging, rental cars, or shopping, (except for art supplies.)

Sprinkled among the posts are: my paintings, and a few Italian proverbs and poems written by notable Italian authors for whom I work as a translator.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

First Blog

This will be a brief posting, as it's taken me far too long to set up this Blog . Don't you love it when they say you can be up and running in only five minutes? That's about how long it took just to get my name in the right place.

On this blog, besides advertising my art website, which, by the way is: http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com/, I would also like to share a selection of Italian poetry I've translated and some insight into poetry translations.

Tomorrow's another day. Right now it's "Happy Hour." Cheers!
Ciao, Pam

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reflections on writing and poetry with us. We, your friends and admirers of your art, will happily follow your blog and look forward to reading more.

    Waltraud and Karl, Vienna


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