Today I’m off to meet up with my fellow alumni in Florence, Italy for the opening of our reunion show – Cacciucco 2012. It’s amazing to me that 10 years have passed since I first stepped foot onto Italian soil. So many amazing memories and feelings of nostalgia, for sure. I’m excited to have this opportunity to regroup with my classmates again… not to mention, show a bit of what I’ve been up to.
Now that I’m married and a mama… life has definitely changed so much. I might not be a famous artist exhibiting in museums or fancy galleries. But seeing the world with an open, creative mindset is something I treasure… and honestly still learning and growing into.
For this alumni show, I created series of prints around Mother Goose nursery rhymes. I guess you can say, I have babies on my mind. The rhymes are personified into girls… my illustrations, tweaked into digital designs and presented as prints at the exhibit. I honestly would have opted for giant subway sized prints… and sort of make it neverending, flowing down onto the floor, like draperies of paper. Or maybe a million postcards, that people can take away… but budget resources restricted that vision. However, I suppose the idea is forever here on my blog…
It would be fabulous if you can visit the exhibit in real life, here in Florence. But otherwise, I hope you enjoy seeing the prints here online instead. Thank you!