Ali Matteini

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Purrrsday: so over the rain

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tours Truly, Tuscany and The Printmaking Sisters

In conjunction with Anne-Maree, my friend of 20 years, we have fledged our Italo-Australian company, Tours Truly, Tuscany. We invite artists and writers from Australia to come and teach in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lunedì Poesia: I Woke In Firenze

I wrote this canzonetta in June 2012, as I sat on the banks of my old life, about to “let go and push off” from a marriage, friends, a house, a good … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 8 Comments

Ch-Ch-Changes

Studio Updates Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

A Long Pause Between Words

Slowly, slowly flowing back into the season of normality. This week we spent some much needed time in Ravenna in the off season, revelling in the cool and quiet of the smelly … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 12 Comments

Short and Sweet, Sister and City

Last week I returned from my annual immersion in Firenze, a bit of printmaking, lots of delicious swanning about with my wonderful sisterling, recharging our souls in the gold and silver city. Now I’ve … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Studio Updates: May, May, What Can I Say?

All winter long on the mountain I can’t wait for the eruption of spring. It’s not that I hate winter, but once Christmas, La Fiaccolata and New Year have come … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Tagliata di Manzo

Italian sliced beef fillet steak. This rare sliced steak dish is generally served on rocket, though my tummy has added rocket to the ever-growing list called “things that make me grizzle”, so instead … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Cucina Toscana: Homemade Pici Pasta and Sauce

What is pici? Pici – or Pinci, as folks from Montalcino call it – is a thick hand-rolled spaghetti-like pasta made solely from flour water and salt, native to Tuscany and, as with … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

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