I picked a tiny spring bouquet from the forest, this year's first one. I also made a little holder or so for it from birch branches. It's so lovely to see how everything's bursting with life again after the snowy times.
Here are the last of my Italy pictures. So many good memories and places in them. Getting lost in sunny Venice, spooky church full of skulls and bones, streets of Milan, art happenings, rooftop of Duomo and the last view of the Alps from the plane on the way back to Finland.
Between all the Italy pictures I want to show you what I've been doing today...
In the beginning of this year I had a great chance to take part on a ceramics course. It's finished now and here are the results. A set of six bowls in two different colours. I'm pretty happy with them since I was a first timer with the casting technique. Today I had a little photo shoot and tested them out. What a great feeling to use something you've made yourself!
What's typically Italian? With that thought I headed to the local shop and wandered between the shelves for quite a while. It's one of my favorite things abroad to visit the food stores. If I could I would have brought the whole vegetable section with me. Fresh and so inspiring! But 'cause I couldn't, I chose olive oil, pecorino cheese, coffee, pink newspaper and (of course) chocolate in my basket. I especially love the colour of the newspaper, I could almost frame it.