Sottosopra (Upside Down)
Sottosopra (Upside Down) art

by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

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Italy and France, Here I Come!
Italy and France, Here I Come! art
Book cover images by Broadway Books (Sweet Life in Paris) and University of California Press (The Art of Renaissance Florence).

I am getting giddy with excitement for my upcoming trip to Italy and France! I’m uncharacteristically down to the wire here, still working out all the travel kinks at the very last minute. I ordered two books to get into the mood before the trip and they both arrived today! The first is “The Sweet Life in Paris” by David Lebovitz, a pastry chef and blogger who moved to Paris. The first couple chapters I read this morning were hilarious and completely entertaining. I also ordered “The Art of Renaissance Florence (1400-1600)”. I’m a total art history geek—when I flipped thorough this beautiful book I’m ashamed to admit I was totally salivating. Michelangelo, Raphael, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Donatello, oh my!

Italy and France, Here I Come! art