I had my first art show! How incredible is that? I never expected to be able to sell my photography, much less my coasters. But thanks to my incredibly good friend who gave me the opportunity to share my artwork with the, I now can. Last week I hosted the “Meet the Artist”, and the artist was ME! The best part about that night wasn’t selling some of my artwork, or even reliving my trip through stories that are connected to my pictures, but meeting this couple who stayed and talked with me for about an hour telling me about their trips overseas.
They lived in Europe for 6 years, traveling as often as they could. Hearing their stories and seeing their enthusiasm about their experiences just made me want to travel even more. One place they mention in Italy sounded like it was going to be my next destination. When talking with them, they named quite a few different cities, so unfortunately I don’t remember the exact name, but what I do remember is the picture they showed me. Houses with the most beautiful and vibrant colors outlining a basin of the most beautiful blue water you have ever seen. I remember the wife telling me about there being multiple different fishing villages all lined up next to each other and the way to travel from one to the next was to take this hiking trail that overlooked each and very village. 15 minutes later, you wold be in another fishing village with more beautiful houses, deep blue waters and the most incredible culture you could imagine.
Now, I may not have the best memory to know the name of the town, but i’m pretty sure google could help me out a little. And it did! Vernazza. Vernazza, Italy. The pictures brought up were the most breath taking, beautiful photos and looked just like the one she showed me.
They both said this was one of their favorite trips. Time for more research, because I think this will be my next big trip!