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!


Looking at the book!


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.