Ali Matteini

a life creative

Meet the Maker 22

Way back on June 21, before summer became crazy/dynamic, I was on the last stretch of Meet the Maker, insights into the person (yours truly) and the passion behind Ali … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dynamic Summer

I was going to title this post “Crazy Summer” but let’s seek out the synonyms… Heady? Dramatic? Life altering…mmm…Dynamic! The fucking dynamic summer of 2019. In late June I began … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Letting go of door handles

I’ve yet to finish the Meet the Maker series, but it had to go on hold for a few weeks. I’m in the middle of commissions, setting up independence for … Continue reading

July 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

June Meet The Maker 21

June 21 Throwback First of all…Happy Midsummer everyone (midwinter to you poor shiveries in the Antipodes!). Regarding my first piece (the one that was bought from me on the street … Continue reading

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

June Meet The Maker 20

20 June 2019 Design Process Many pieces I make I already have a fairly clear image in my head of how it will unfold, which requires measuring and working out … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Purrsday Yogacat

Getting one mat out is an invitation to losing my mat and having Scottparker grabbing me in a headlock and rabbit-kicking me in the ear it during my attempts at … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

June Meet The Maker 19

19 June 2019 Dream Collaboration While I haven’t fully considered any one particular jewellery collaboration, I would love to combine my work with that of an artisan fashion designer, either … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

June Meet The Maker 18

June 18 2019 Mistake or Lesson? Aside from the obvious mistake-cum-lesson that time I didn’t bother butting on my safety specs and a claw of copper the size of god … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

June Meet The Maker 17

17 June 2019 What I’m Working Currently Working On Last week I finished a whole flock of necklaces and about 5 pieces in the eclectic bracelet series. This week is … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

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Dasha Maiorova

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A Ciência em tudo

Fatos e Curiosidades sobre a natureza e tecnologia


"per l' allegria il pianeta nostro è poco attrezzato. Bisogna strappare la gioia ai giorni futuri "

The Artistry

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the poet's billow

a resource for moving poetry

Two Twitch A Tale

Linking collage work to the meaning of personal and universal symbols.

At Home in Florence: Italian Renovations

This is my adventurous story about buying, designing, and renovating homes in ITALY


Author ~ Mythologist ~ Historian ~ Guide