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Colors of Autumn in Italy

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Temperatures have dropped drastically and the cold wind sets in. But the Fall season is still my favorite time of the year. Most of the tourists have gone home; it’s quiet and tranquil on the lake again.

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In November, I do tend to get homesick for the Philippines and sounds of Christmas music. But here, arriving in the post is something to warm my heart: the new book published by my good friend, Ida Calumpang. “Textiles of the Philippines” is her hand-painted illustrations of traditional textile patterns from the islands. Beautiful work by a beautiful artist.

A little gift of home from across the seas. It keeps me connected somehow.

Wishing you a blissful November!


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Hi, I'm Nikki, an artist and writer with over 15 years of experience in digital and print publishing. I previously worked with nonprofits in East Africa and Asia, then as a TV/radio host and magazine editor for global media networks. When not ghostwriting or editing, I am raising two tri-lingual kids, painting and sketching. Thank you for visiting Sketchbook Journeys!

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