I am not sure if they have libraries in Italy, I am sure they do, it's just that I haven't come across one, not that it would be much good to me, as all the books would be in Italian.
I love the the place (the library). Lots of books on mixed media and I have ordered about 5 books on felting. They have a good selection of mags, real interesting, so I grabbed a couple of Forest and Bird. I don't do novels, no time, as I am into studying people and art stuff.
Back on me bike and off to the bank to cash some US dollars. Oh, this is a breeze compared to going to the bank in Sulmona. You almost need to pack your lunch when you go to the bank there. It is painfully slow. I was done and dusted in a couple of minutes and I didn't have to produce my passport.
I then pondered on the fabulous Jeff Thomson piece of sculptured corrugated iron collage. How I love this piece and I thank the foresight of the Northland Mall owners for having the nous to commission such a wonderful piece of iconic NZ art for the front entrance to the Mall.
Don't get me wrong for all the differences between the 2 countries, not being able to buy my art supplies readily at reasonable prices in Italy is the main headache, but the super way of life in Italy is sorely missed after a period of time here.
|Iron Plains....Jeff Thomson|
|My trusty steed.|