IFJM 27: Highway 101 in Italy

April 27

W15 4 27 IFJM 001AFrom my journal: “The yum shop! Breakfast of brioche + yummies + cheese.”

“Another day of pure vacation as we head to Genoa . . . one of our takeaways brings us to remembering Eddie Izzard talking about Europe “where the old stuff is.”  Meandering up the slow road, hugging the coast, reminds me of 101 in California, and our precious Mission system (which we don’t take care of!)  Here, I could spend a week sketching in every tiny town, noteworthy gorgeous ‘in-use’ buildings and spend a year just from Marseille to Genoa!  Menton, one of the last places as we headed out this morning!”

Guys I don’t know if my personal thoughts were clear enough.  We have little ‘old stuff’ in he USA and we don’t care much about it.  Here they have so much ‘old stuff’ google barely knows about it!  I tried to find the name of the church above the blue striped awning I sketched below and could not.  It simply did not show up on any map!

W15 4 27 IFJM 003From my journal: “10am Had a coffee and hung out in front of Chiesa di San Michele in — wait for it — Latte, Italy!” 

“There is a truism in the world of architecture that
design creates culture.”
  Tilar Mazzeo

W15 4 27 IFJM 006“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”  Maya Angelou

W15 4 27 IFJM 008From my journal:  “Stopped about an hour from Genoa to eat and walk here.  I want to call this the cake church, because it looks like a frilly edged cake.  Antipasta, a pasta I’ve never seen before stuffed with cheese, and desserts to go. . . On to Genoa!”


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, De Artramentis Document and Super5 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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8 Responses to IFJM 27: Highway 101 in Italy

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I know I keep saying this but – beautiful – amazing – interesting 🙂


  2. susanissima says:

    Bringing back such memories! Fine work.


  3. joantav says:

    Wonderful sketches and memories!


  4. Yes, memories. Can you head to Portofino and give me a report of how that gorgeous town is doing?


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