Posts under ‘Rome’

Francis, the new guy in town

I spent the afternoon and early evening finishing my Italian Design mid term paper and working on my Italian homework. We were just about to start getting ready to go out to eat when Patty spotted the news online, that there was white smoke. It was decided in about 3 secs that we had to […]

Halfway There

We are exactly at the midpoint of our 16 weeks in Rome. In eight weeks, we’ll be on a plane home to Philadelphia. Spring Break is over for me and I was sad to see it pass so quickly. The last few days of break were spent at the Colosseum, the Forum, the Spanish Steps […]

Rome- Spring Break Edition

The last seven weeks here in Rome have really flown and it’s my Spring Break already. Wendy and I both made it through our midterms and began preparing for our visitors that were due on Sunday. Friday we took a break from cleaning and laundry to go to the Etruscan Museum. My goal there was […]

Etruscan Jewelry Happy Dance

A jewelry technique that has fascinated me since high school is something called granulation. The ancient Etruscans were the masters of granulation and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that the lost process of granulation was fully rediscovered. I was thrilled to see a piece in the Naples Archeology Museum a few weeks ago. […]

A little late and a little short

This week’s update is a little short and a little late. We were away for the weekend in Malta, exploring prehistoric temples and this week is midterms, so my time is limited. I had a few paragraphs put together before we went to Malta, so I can update that far. My photos on flickr account […]

Immersing in Italian Design

Of course you have probably already heard the big news out of Rome this past week, the announcement of the resignation of the Pope on Monday. Suddenly now there are news vans with satellite feeds camped by Castel Sant Angelo with the dome of the Vatican as the backdrop for their live broadcasts. It’s quite […]

Here’s what the kid is doing

Gwen’s taking an archeology course and a fresco course at John Cabot University in Rome. Tonight I went with her to the studio to take photos in process. I posted my images on Flickr (Click on the image to see the rest on my photo stream.) It was really fun to watch. I tried it […]

Rome sweet Rome: A month gone by already

We’ve definitely settled into a routine now with classes and shopping, homework and wandering and of course, eating and cooking. I had my first Italian test on Thursday and although I’m getting along OK in the streets and the stores, I’m not so sure how well that translates to the grammar on the page. This […]

Roma update- week 3

This week is full of accomplishments as we continue to meet the challenge of living in a foreign city. Patty and I took the Metro to the Coliseum and spent several hours in the Basilica of San Clemente drawing not only in the church, but in the church below it, the Roman Villa and the […]

Our second week in Rome

We’ve been here for two weeks, time is passing and I feel like it’s already getting away from us. My classes started this week and I’m looking forward to learning and creating quite a lot this semester. In three of my four classes, we were out and about in Rome, taking photos, drawing and visiting […]