Sunday, 24 April 2011

Canvas number 1: finished

Happy Easter everybody! Hoping you all got some sunshine like we did here in Milan. A and I totally failed on nearly all of Easter plans (mountains, no, church, no, Turin, no, Ikea, no) but ended up being super spontaneous and hired bikes at the park in Monza and went round and round aimlessly. So good to feel the wind in my hair again.

What's more I finally finished my canvas.

This painting is pure nostalgia for home. I miss England to the point when sometimes I feel like it will overwhelm me but still.... I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. A friend posted this quote of Keats on Facebook and it describes my feelings perfectly.

Happy is England! I could be content 
To see no other verdure than its own; 
To feel no other breezes than are blown 
Through its tall woods with high romances blent: 
Yet do I sometimes feel a languishment 
For skies Italian, and an inward groan 
To sit upon an Alp as on a throne, 
And half forget what world or worldling meant.

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