Alison Evînam Boyd

a life creative

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

Lives Creative – The Printmaking Sisters, Firenze

Lives Creative will be a weekly-occurring post, delivered Thursdays, highlighting and promoting an artist, writer, maker or downright creative person in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany. Having said that, … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Cucina Toscana: Castagnaccio Recipe

I’ve waxed lyrical about the humble chestnut of Monte Amiata in past posts. I’m probably a little obsessed by them, given that I hail from the antipodes where a good chestnut is few … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A life creative, in full swing

August 12, 2015 marked my third year of living in southern Tuscany.   It’s not all been sunflowers, there’s been some downright, far out testing times. But Life, some time … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sharp and Dry, High and Flat

I’ve just returned from England for the second time this month, this time for a funeral, that of my grandmother Irene, the very last of the almighty grannies to go. Three … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

Silversmithery of the past – gifts and wotnot

 Following on from the previous Silversmithery of the Past post. An odd eclectic selection – some of these items were commissioned, others were gifts to friends, or commissioned by friends for … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Lino Fun

Yesterday i spent a gorgeous afternoon with gorgeous friends Amanda and Rosie, and their friend Steve, with a lunch al fresco, a gorgeous walk through chestnut woods of the Amiata, … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Springtime and Sculpture – Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri

it’s been a while between posts as the snow and ice of january and february [and even march this year] made sure it was a time for indoors. nice if … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chestnuts and Porcini

The weather has shifted in Santa Fiora, suddenly, after a lengthy, very hot summer and some autumnal false starts. Driving out of the rain and wind on our way to Grosseto yesterday … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

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