Tag Archives: International Fake Journal Month

IFJM13: Sailing Far Far Away From The Shore

13 April 2015 Understand that this was the first connection and conversation we’ve had, so we were  talking or enjoying Antonio and Palma’s company, and enjoying the sights.  Unfortunately for Mik, this will be the only time I ever see … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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IFJM 11: Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista and Ducal Park, Parma

11 April 2015 “Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista” “Love is the way messengers from the Mystery communicate.”  Nisargdatta Maharaj 10am From my Journal  “A slower day.  Promise of lots of sketching, and another day in Parma.  Why?  This morning we … Continue reading

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IFJM 10: Piazza del Duomo

10 April 2015 “I had to add la bella luna!  Took liberties and painted the tower. From the bar on Str. Duomo looking toward Cattedrale di Parma.  How did this look in the 17th century?” 8am From my journal:  “Our … Continue reading

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IFJM 9: Home, Palazzo Della Pilotta

9 April 2015 “Palazzo Della Pilotta [River side or Front]” 9:30am From my Journal: “Today we are going to see E’s home as it might have been in the 17th century.  The renderings this page are of her home . … Continue reading

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IFJM 8: Bologna to Parma

8 April 2015 “Anytime you get clear about what you mission is or what your focus wants to be, things start to come together in your life.”  Eve Ensler “Santa Croce, the Basilica on the Piazza.  Home to the bones … Continue reading

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IFJM 7: Falling in Love with Mik (again and again) and the City

7 April 2015 “Ponte Vecchio” “Scribbled secret notebooks and wild typewritten pages for yr own joy.” Jack Kerouac From my journal:  “This morning we wrote about  E & M at a wonderful cafe near the Ponte Vecchio.  Kerouac talks about … Continue reading

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IFJM 6: Florence, the City of David

6 April 2015 I called upon the spirit of Rodin to guide me through drawing David by Michelangelo. No watercolors allowed.  Sketchbook in plain sight. 10:30am  “Galleria dell’Accademia.  Appointment with David.  I never saw it the first time to Florence … Continue reading

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IFJM 5: Perugia and Arezzo

5 April 2015 Happy Easter sweeties! “Complesso Templare di San Bevignate” 9:30am ” San Michele Arcangelo, or Sant’Angelo.  I kept looking for John Travolta’s big fluffy wings.  Called a Tempietto, sixteen Corinthian columns.  Pentagram too.  Hmmm . . .  I … Continue reading

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IFJM 4: Watercolors In Their Own Time

4 April 2015 5:15am “Yesterday I made a change in my thinking.  I am playing it safe and being lazy!  I am uncomfortable carrying all the tools I need but I need to  WATERCOLORS!  I need to push beyond the … Continue reading

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IFJM 3: Elephant, Isis, and Pizza

3 April 2015 We got up and were out the door, grabbing an espresso and assuming we’d find food beyond the fruit from yesterday:  “Santa Maria Sofra Minerva (above Minerva).  Built on top of the ruins of a temple to … Continue reading

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IFJM 2: Rome

2 April 2015 Landed, picked up the car, and then headed into Rome for food and to visit the pen shop to buy inks. My journal:  “It was fun watching Mik navigate a rental in Italian!  Our van is the … Continue reading

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IFJM 1.1: Travel

On the first leg of the trip I stowed my backpack overhead.  I re-read a bit of the Moore/Lyndon book on architecture, “Chambers for a Memory Palace” and dozed twice. Writing to you especially and posting to this private blog … Continue reading

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IFJM 1: Sleeplessness

April Fool’s Day 2015 ver went to sleep, not really.  Laid down but could not sleep and so, I stayed up.  Too excited about the trip, plus I had to connect one last time with Jai and the kids before … Continue reading

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