Cactus Dalia

This must be one of the most complicated flowers to decipher. My dearest friend, Sally Dean, painted one that I admire greatly, and look at every day. Hers is very painterly. This one is illustrative… But I got to use my Lamy fountain pen with my new paprika colored ink. Yummy!

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Looking at the book!

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Here it is, hot off the press, the Sketchbook of Cortona! It took several years to iron-out the myriad details of self publishing, and boy, did I learn a lot. I sent the first batch to the small bookshop in Cortona, Nocentini ‘s, on Via Nazionale, where it will be for sale.