Italy was wonderful I am so glad I went. What great memories I will have forever bonding with my family. Every where you look whether it was the lake area or the cities we were surrounded by beauty. I found it almost overwhelming the history, art, people and country side.
I have said before that I am a big fan of Catholic art. I am not religious but spiritual, going into the churches and sitting in the quiet of the Cathedrals is very powerful. This trip was a much different experience than the previous trips. We have always travelled as a family, and since I have just divorced my husband was missing,
I don’t drink anymore and finically it was definitely different. I love to buy art when I travel, not always expensive things but Items that are unique. I must say I was concerned about being on a budget this time but found that it turned out to be the best trip of all.
We found a beautiful vintage shop that carried the most amazing things. Chanel, Valentino all of the European designers. Of course it was out of my price range but so great to look at. I found I enjoyed the beauty of Italy and the art more than when I had been drinking or buying just to buy. I guess I felt more grateful and enjoyed the little things more, especially the GELATO.
Now that is a amazing thing, I believe we ate it every day something I would never have done in the past. So the question is what is art and what makes it special? Is it because its popular with the masses or name brand? I will be the first to admit I love brand name products give me Chanel sunglasses or a designer bag and I am a happy women but truly art is beauty in the eye of the beholder.
This is a amazing cacti, I smuggled into the country! What I believe to be beautiful some one else isn’t going to enjoy, it might be to modern or to ornate. What was discovered on this adventure is the small pieces of art that I found in obscure places is what was beautiful and precious art to me. I found this amazing cherub in Rome at this funky store. Check out my darling bobble head, I am so in love!
A reason that Henrietta’s Hippo was born was that I wanted to be able to share and hopefully be able to support myself by bringing what I consider art and beautiful with the world. When I purchase items to sell I would buy them for my home little things that when I use them or just look at them I can feel happy.
Gifts and things for the home that are just a little different, or unusual is what I consider art, whether its a reed diffusor that isn’t from target, or a item for the kitchen I use daily. Last but not least two things I am especially happy with and grateful. This wine glass was bought years ago Isabella who travelled with me was 9 when I purchased them I no longer drink so I am passing down this art to my daughter so she can enjoy them. I know she loves them and will think of Italy when she drinks her wine.