That’s right. I’m flying to Italy next week! Five of my art students, cousin Verdine, a friend Kevin, Papa and I — we will all meet at a Tuscan villa. We plan to take oil painting lessons from Agostino Veroni, explore Florence as often as we can, and take lessons in Tuscan cooking. We hope to visit small towns including Lamporecchio, our home base. Pisa, Cinque Terre, Rome, Pozzuoli, and Naples are on my itinerary too. What can I say? This is my Italian period. Here’s the story of my inspiration: Villa Minghetti and the Olive Grove. Love, Popo