Day 286: Something Beautiful—The Fabrics of Florence

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Florence. The second day in the Rennaissance city was a day of exploration. A day for drinking it all in. Two blocks from Il Duomo and two blocks from our apartment, there were treasures down a quiet street. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn a small window of a modest sized shop, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthere was a banquet of sumptuous fabrics. Deep, rich patterns of intricate design inspired by the artistry of the Uffizi ceiling and the paintings and tapestries covering the walls of the magnificent churches, palaces, and government buildings of Florence. A beautiful snapshot of the influences that have made the city a cultural center. Though not my particular aesthetic, I appreciated the skill of the trades people that created them,  the warmth and elegance of the shop, the beauty of each as a different piece of art.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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