When I was in Italy last, I had happened upon a painter in a small piazza (square) in San Gimignano, Tuscany.
Her name was Susan Monk and she was a Kiwi from NZ who studied in Chicago and ended up in Tuscany – how magical is that?
The pieces I bought were very small – the top photo is about a foot high…the bottom one, each little painting not even 3 inches each.
I tucked them in my very small suitcase and prayed they would get home unscathed.
They survived and when I moved back to Manila, several years later, I got them framed – I knew framing would be next to nothing and also knew that we were moving there shortly so waited to frame them.
Every time my eye catches them, I stop for a moment and remember…remember that conversation with Susan, remember that piazza, remember San Gimignano, remember my beloved Italy.
Photos taken by my trusty, always on me, iPhone 5. 🙂