Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Digital Invasions................

A  lot of Digital Invasions have happened around and in Pisticci this last weekend. 
(A digital invasion is like a guided tour of interesting things in your town, including churches, buildings, walls, skateboards,etc and having someone talk about each one on location. All this is videoed , photographed, recorded and shared on social media as much as possible. It's like a sort of unusual digital tourist guide made by all the invaders.)
It was fun to be on - and take part in. 
I think it's as well told in photos........( Some of these photos are mine and thanks to all the other people who shared their photos on facebook, some of which I have used.)
the invaders in Pisticci - via sterbini

listening to how a wall has special significance for the lucania film festival
(the green door is the door of my new  house)

view from the chiesa immacolata concezione


when the invasion was completed

the special wall of the lucania film festival.

the symbol of the invaders......

tree planting invaders

completed my part

My story in a painting. I spoke in Italian. Then I hope Luigi translated my "Italian" into Italian

the people have a passion for Pisticci

lots of people took part.

Invaders on my bench

It didn't rain .... and the sun broke through on the mountains
 this is Tursi, where due to the fact that I was painting I was not able to take so many photos........
this was near where I was painting. even on a dull day it was gorgeous.

even the rain could'nt spoil it

I hadn't time to finish this before it rained but I will get it done

there were lots of people........

this church has particular significance because of its arabic origins which is why I was painting it.


  1. Hi Anne just came across your lovely blog, Italy looks wonderful. Just a quick ask about your tripod easel. I have been struggling with easels lately and wondered if you might share the design of it, how it screws to the actual tripod. I shall have a further look into your blog and see more, I am in rural France. I paint too different anxieties as well as a few that you describe. Enjoy your weekend I look forwards to hearing more of your life as painter.

  2. thank you. I spent ages fiddling with screws and trying all sorts of ways to fix my easel together and I had actually given up when I remembered I had some of these big clips lying around. (I dont know what you call them but you can easily buy them and they are not expensive.) I extended the middle part of the tripod and turned the attachment thingy vertically and tightened it - the I just used 2 of these clip things which are very strong - one on either side of the square attachment to clip the board to the tripod. I also used a piece of elastic which went round the board and the tripod for extra stability at the bottom.. The tray underneath was an old pencil box opened out with another board slipped underneath it for support. it sits on three of the clips which clip on to the legs of the tripod with the long ends sticking inwards. it stood up to being jostled by a large group of small boys and is much more stable than any of my bought wooden ordinary easels. I also use a clip to secure my plastic water container and another to hold a card viewfinder.I am planning to use it a lot this summer so will doubtless find out the flaws and other uses for clips. Its big advantage over some I saw on the internet is by using these clips you need no tools and it can be put together with no skill whatsoever!

    1. Thanks for replying and taking time to describe what you did. I see those clips. I need to do a bit of looking and get my tripod out to see what I can do. I need to find it first though!!

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