Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Worship

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions. via Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Worship. God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions. via Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Worship.

…and we’re back!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | One Comment

I’m back in Calvi!!! After 6 months in San Francisco, I’ve returned to the fold with a swanky new MFA in tow. You may call me Mistress now. It was a strange and wonderful thing to be back in the States for so long: the distinctions clearly illustrated between Italian & American bureaucracy, rural & […]

Bog Bodies

Posted by on Dec 12, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

photo courtesy Lennart Larsen/Nat.Museum of Denmark November 22 was the second in our symposium series, featuring one of my personal favorite visitors to the Art Monastery, Christine Finn. (The first in the series was by Gyrus.) She has such a breadth of experience and fascinating depth of knowledge on a variety of topics that really […]

DJ Franky & the Friendadelics

Posted by on Dec 10, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s to another heart-opening, mind-warmng experience with the Sensi family. How do we get so lucky (dare I say blessed?) to come to know people like these? The DJ just turned 22 the week before and so he made us a whole lotta meat to celebrate. It had been a while since we’d been to […]

Thanksgiving 2008

Posted by on Nov 28, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

It was not without effort, but we did manage to acquire a turkey. It took some convincing of the butcher that yes we really wanted a whole one. When we showed up to retrieve the 5 kilo turkey we had ordered, he announced the smallest one he could get was 15 kilos. That’s almost 35 […]

Fibi’s Guest Blog

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

This episode comes to you from the desk of one of the most touching performers I have seen and a dear friend to boot. The Art Monastery has attracted many amazing people, and Fibi is the tippy of the top: I have had the ridiculous good fortune to be a guest in Calvi twice this […]

LIVE ELECTION BLOG

Posted by on Nov 5, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

1:47 amFirst of all, I would like to clarify that any political stances stated here are my personal views and don’t reflect anything that might hinder the 501(c)3 status of Gli Amici dell’Art Monastery. Now that that’s out of the way OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA!!!!!! That’s right. It says “Art Monks for Obama!” Everyone on […]

Olive Us

Posted by on Oct 26, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Above photo by the YoungMaster The biggest major news around here is that we decided to take a day off… consistently. Yes, that’s right. We’re not going to work on Sundays anymore. It’s the day of rest, after all.So what did we do on our very first day off? Well, Mystophur and I worked in […]

Renew

Posted by on Oct 6, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

A great benefit of bringing all of our loved ones to Calvi, was the opportunity to see it through fresh eyes. It turns out this place is as amazing as we suspected it was. Here are a collection of photos from wedding guests who helped us to meet Calvi all over again. These are all […]

The Reception: Part III

Posted by on Oct 5, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

But that wasn’t enough! After a moving ceremony, flag throwers and trumpets, stilt-walking, a feast to die for, toasts to sob for, and an accordiOn player on top of all the squids, we wanted more. Photo by Val (Okay, we actually didn’t. We would have been content to continue sleeping on mattresses on the floor […]