Christmas stories and Live Painting Sessions for you - anche in Italiano...

Dec 11, 2021 3:38 pm


Beautiful friend,

This week I’m sharing something a little different: we’re organising an event in our wee cobbled streets of the medieval quarter – mostly based around traditional Christmas activities, stories, songs…

I was asked, along with the other foreigners in the community, to contribute something traditional from my culture. It took me a while to hum and haw over whether a yule log or shortbread would be more definitively Scottish – I did some research online, and got pretty irate with how my culture has been commodified, dumbed-down and had all the Life squeezed out of it.


Corrie Primary School, Isle of Arran, 1983

– my brothers and I in the most visibly handknitted jumpers :-D

So after a few days feeling into what would be the most enriching sharing I could contribute, I decided to tell stories from my childhood, in italiano. Reflecting on how I grew up, the riches of culture came from our immersion in Nature, from the warmth of community, from health and vitality – and from our collective joy.


Click the image to go directly to the blog post and listen to the two podcasts separately

Here are the two podcasts I’ve published on my website: Once Upon A Time In Scotland and c'Era Una Volta In Scozia

You can listen too, over on Aureal and – and via various other platforms now, like Spotify and suchlike: just search for ‘The Art Of Life Clare’



We’re now doing weekly painting sessions as well as the first of the month ones: join us on my Jitsi Arthouse Studio HERE on Wednesday 15th December, at 10 am and/ or 5pm Rome, Italy time.

AND let me know if you are in a particular time zone that requires a different hour that I can accomodate: I plan to have more regular sessions, and to open them to a wider category of creative expansion – so don’t be shy!

Please note that I live in Gift, so please return the Gift of my hard-work and many hours of sharing, via Patreon, or the Gifting page of my website – profound gratitude to you!

Infinite Blessings on your midwinter, friend – may you be warm, and rich in all the beautiful necessities of Life!