My time in Rome was short lived purely for academic reasons. I went to Rome to gain experience in an International School which was honestly the best thing I ever done. I learnt a lot about what kind of teacher I want to become and who I am. I met so many people who did become part of my life whilst I was there.
I learnt to overcome my fear of eating out alone! I never thought I would do it, but I’m glad I did as I wouldn’t have met half of the people who helped me with my Italian if I had not. I was given freedom to explore the city at my own pace and experience it like I had never experienced it before – as a local.
I tried to do “total immersion” days where I did not speak English at all. It was difficult at first but it really helped my language competence develop. I took the time to explore the streets and even though I sometimes got a little bit lost, I always found my way back after discovering a secret gelataria or boutique shop!
Hard to beat a personal success story! :)
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Great drawing! :)
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The Banjo Lesson- Henry Ossawa Tanner
First African American painter to include positive images of his own culture. I’m using this as the inspiration for my new painting. Can’t wait!
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My trip to Bratislava, which is a capital of Slovakia, was a part of the Golden Ring of Danube bus tour. I felt extremely comfortable with Slovakian culture. I think the fact that I’m a Ukrainian facilitated my positive outlook at a similar culture, which happens to be a Ukrainian neighbor as well.
A lot of people told me that Slovakia is a poor country, and I wouldn’t be able to see anything interesting. But, I didn’t get discouraged after hearing so much negative feedback. I went to Bratislava with an open mind, and I was pleasantly surprised that Slovaks were extremely friendly and helpful. And, Bratislava, in its own charming way, had a few architectural gems that could easily compete with some of the architectural splendidness in the capitals of its more sophisticated European counterparts.
I just love living statues
A hat swap
A very interesting rendition of human body
Great shots, looks like a lot of fun! :)
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Surreal Photography by Kylli Sparre
Very interesting images!
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Very beautiful paintings!
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Contemplative Doodling – Optimism
Can we create our own reality? I think we can. Optimism is certainly one of those visionary tools for doing so.
Agreed and great cartoon! :)
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art as disease
It’s not about the drawings, the paintings, the prints, the photos. It’s about where it all comes from. It’s about the energy, the emotion and the disease inside.
before i realized what a stupid idea my ‘great’ idea to cover the wall and floor with my drawings and sketchbooks was
behind the scene
everything is now back in order. sort of
Nice pictures, we all need some art in our lives! :)
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I like these curious photos by art photographer Sarah Ann Loreth. Read about these images here.
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Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis. He was the mightiest of the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War, and was the hero of Homer’s Iliad. Thetis attempted unsuccessfully to make her son immortal. The legend says that she held the young Achilles by the heel and dipped him in the river Styx; everything the sacred waters touched became invulnerable, but the heel remained dry and therefore unprotected.
After the death of Hector at the Trojan War, Achilles continued fighting heroically, killing many of the Trojans and their allies, including Memnon and the Amazon warrior Penthesilia. Finally Priam’s son Paris, aided by Apollo, wounded Achilles in the heel with an arrow; Achilles died of the wound.
The statue captures exactly Achilles’ anguish of death, who has just been wounded by the lethal arrow.The original sculpture is located in the Achilleion Residence of the 19th century Queen Elizabeth (Sissy) of Austria in Corfu, Greece.
Amazing statue, hurts just to look at it!
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ichyfeet @ Penang, Malaysia-Street Art/Wall Painting 脚痒@槟城,马来西亚-壁画
Wonderful shots, good to get kids participating in art. :)
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Despite the travel posts, I did not forget this is an art blog!
Finally finishing my tree octopus painting. :)
Unique painting. Very good!
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I’ve been having the time of my life!!! Seriously. Words cannot describe how happy I am with the decision to study abroad. I highly reccomend this to anyone and everyone in the whole world. The world is beautiful!!! Magnificent!! But there are no guidebooks on the planet that can truly prepare you for moving across the world. Traveling is one thing..living here is just unbelievable.
It will be 4 weeks on this upcoming Tuesday…1 whole month!! I can proudly say that I’ve had the best day of my life every single day for the past 3 1/2 weeks. & I plan to have an amazing 3 more months!!
Beautiful shot! Happy you are having such a great experience! :)
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