Tuscany Collection

What inspires us as artists? Different things for different personalities.

I just took a trip to Tuscany with some friends where we rented a gorgeous villa in the hills above Cortona. I am starting to formulate a collection or possibly several collections based on the huge amount of visual inspiration that the region offered.

We visited several cities, churches museums and wineries, and I was always on the lookout for some interesting themes, patterning, color and simply things I had not thought of. I didn’t realize that there were so many  fruit trees in the area.

I took pictures of tiles, landscapes, art in churches and bought a fair amount of research to bring home to work from.

So far I am thinking of a design with olive branches, some landscapes, maybe a wine theme and definitely a fruit design. Or some of the themes may mix and mingle.

If you are thinking of traveling to the area I recommend going the the Eastern part of Tuscany where there are fewer tourists and beautiful towns perched on hills surrounded by magnificent countryside.

Published by beatrice

Beatrice is an illustrator and designer of juvenile and baby designs, with a career that spans for over twenty years. The whimsical images have been licensed for scrap-booking albums, paper products, baby bedding and giftware.

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