Alison Evînam

a life creative

Purrrsday: so over the rain

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tours Truly, Tuscany and The Printmaking Sisters

In conjunction with Anne-Maree, my friend of 20 years, we have fledged our Italo-Australian company, Tours Truly, Tuscany. We invite artists and writers from Australia to come and teach in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lunedì Poesia: I Woke In Firenze

I wrote this canzonetta in June 2012, as I sat on the banks of my old life, about to “let go and push off” from a marriage, friends, a house, a good … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 8 Comments

Ch-Ch-Changes

Studio Updates Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

Short and Sweet, Sister and City

Last week I returned from my annual immersion in Firenze, a bit of printmaking, lots of delicious swanning about with my wonderful sisterling, recharging our souls in the gold and silver city. Now I’ve … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio Updates: May, May, What Can I Say?

All winter long on the mountain I can’t wait for the eruption of spring. It’s not that I hate winter, but once Christmas, La Fiaccolata and New Year have come … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Tagliata di Manzo

Italian sliced beef fillet steak. This rare sliced steak dish is generally served on rocket, though my tummy has added rocket to the ever-growing list called “things that make me grizzle”, so instead … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Homemade Pici Pasta and Sauce

What is pici? Pici – or Pinci, as folks from Montalcino call it – is a thick hand-rolled spaghetti-like pasta made solely from flour water and salt, native to Tuscany and, as with … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Lives Creative – Silvia Filoni of I Lobe You

The westernised world we live in means we have everything on demand.  We are really so well-off materially that it’s become not just easy but the norm to drop one gadget and collect the next … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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