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Day 16 & PPAC: Florence

Today celebrates the daughter of two good friends. Eight years ago we were in Florence all together. I haven’t been back since. She was seven years old then and our bestia loved her immediately, and vice versa. In today’s blogging memories at the end of this post you can see what a beautiful sculpture ofContinue reading “Day 16 & PPAC: Florence”

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Day Nine & PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 1.

This botanical garden in Porto Ercole in the south of Tuscany is full of ghosts and now art too. My poem is about that. Today we look at the pictures first and the NaPoWriMo poem will follow. Orto botanico Corsini is the botanical garden in Porto Ercole some 20 minutes from me. Last August IContinue reading “Day Nine & PPAC: Botanical Garden Corsini 1.”

Day Two & PPAC: Forma Viva 3.

Today we conclude the visit to the open-air sculpture exhibition on the Slovenian coast, and have a look at some words in my poem for Day Two. Prompt 2: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure andContinue reading “Day Two & PPAC: Forma Viva 3.”

PPAC: Forma Viva 2.

Isn’t it inviting on a hot day, this bed of stone? First of all, happy Mother’s Day, mom! In Slovenia, and in the UK too apparently, it’s today. Twenty-three years ago you got a dog as a present, actually three, straight from the trash where we found the entire litter. We gave two away afterContinue reading “PPAC: Forma Viva 2.”

PPAC: Forma Viva 1.

Today we return to a hot summer day in 2017 when I hopped around sculptures on the coast of Slovenia with parents and amore. I’m so grateful to Marsha since her public art challenge makes me revisit and curate some of my favourite days. No wonder that “curate” is her Word of the Year. ThisContinue reading “PPAC: Forma Viva 1.”

PPAC: Prekmurje 1. – Robert Jurak

When Marsha asked me recently what my next public art series would be, I still had no idea. And yet today starts a new series from Prekmurje, the region in the NE Slovenia that is a part of the vast Pannonian plain. First comes Robert Jurak, a welder artist. Prekmurje means “the land over theContinue reading “PPAC: Prekmurje 1. – Robert Jurak”

PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks

Who would think that Piran is such an arty town? This is the fifth post from it for our beloved public art challenge and two more are waiting to be posted. Today we look into and around the tiny lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula. It’s true that you need to a pay aContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks”

PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures

Why don’t we continue our art tour of Piran on the Slovenian coast with three sculptures, one by an Iranian, another by an Argentinian, and the third by two Serbian artists? First this. I have been posting daily since May the 20th. It has come along spontaneously, the idea and the execution, when I decidedContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures”