IFJM 12: Travel Parma to Genoa

12 April 2015

“San Sisto Church.”

“It is hard not to see into the future, faced with
today’s blind architecture — a thousand times more
stupid and revolting than that of other ages.
How bored shall we be inside.”
  Andre Breton

From my journal: “When I saw the entry gate to San Sisto Church courtyard [left above] I thought it might be a postmodern addition!  A bit over-sized and crisp edges . . . not like antique stonework.  Had I added postmodern colors it would have sealed the visual.  Several pages of line drawings, colored line drawings, and watercolors has given me something to comment on.  I like plain line drawings or these soft loose impressionistic watercolors [right above, of the courtyard and church facade] best.  The colored drawings are a bit coloring-bookish. . . Just my hit today as we drive. . . I have a chance to muse.”

“Piacenze may or may not play a part in the story.  Characters are from here, but how much action happens here is not known right now.” 

“The San Sisto Church is Beautiful!”

“Dance the orange!”  Rainer Marie Rilke

W15 4 12 IFJM 005“The boats in front of Galata Museo Del Mare, Genoa Harbor.”
[Where we meet our rides to Marseille.]

7:30 pm From my journal: “We arrived @ Galata Museo Del Mare late after dropping off the car.  Glad we shipped Mik’s first purchases off . . . I didn’t want to burden our hosts.  While I waited with our belongings for Mik I sketched the area.  Grey skies make me nervous about sailing but it should be sunny by tomorrow.  I am nervous but Mik is thrilled.  He loves to sail and I hold him back . . Antonio and Palma are delightful and as I write this we are well-fed and curled into our cabin while they run a few errands. . . We will leave with the sunup and get to Marseille in about 12 hours — or more!  To sail or go by motor?!

“What counts more than style is whether
architecture improves our experience of the built world;
whether it makes us wonder why we never noticed places
in quite this way before.”


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Noodler’s ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to IFJM 12: Travel Parma to Genoa

  1. joantav says:

    Oh, I want to come along to Marseille! Lovely sketches!! I left you a message this morning. I hope you saw it.


  2. Sammy D. says:

    Dance the orange, indeed!


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