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7 days in Italy – Part one, Turin

We traveled to 3 cities in a week, Turin, Genoa and Milan. I tried to write one blog for the whole 7 days experience but seems I had too many photos, so I decided to make 3 parts.  Here you are, part one- Turin.

We landed in Turin on 22 Sep. It was a gorgeous day and the temperature was a perfect 25C. The city is full of distinguished buildings, such a cultural city. ​ The hotel we stayed in was so beautiful and from our room window we could see a typical Italian street scene,  full of Latin character.

img_2656After coffee I could not wait to go out. My first outfit was the beautiful black lace skirt with a pastel floral pattern from H&M and as it was a nice day I had the chance to wear this cute, off the shoulder pinky top too.



The second day was Saturday and we went to the main shopping area, where the local youth were staging gymnastic activities on a stage set up in the middle of the road.


​​Here they tried to steal my phrase “Fashion is what you buy, style is how you wear it” but it got a little lost in translation :).

We then went on to Italy’s national Cinema Museum which is housed in an absolutely breath taking building which, sadly, you can’t fully appreciate from my photo.


On that day we walked for 6 hours. It was tiring  but it was really enjoyable.

As our hotel was in the city centre we walked everywhere. On the 3rd day we went to a contemporary art gallery. As an artist, wherever I go, galleries are the place I must go. Very often I get inspiration from all the great works of art I see in these places.

After the gallery, we wondered along  the street. Fallen leaves were everywhere. It seems autumn (fall – for any American readers!) has arrived.

Last thing to do before we move on is have a cup of coffee outside a beautiful street cafe where you can see the world pass by.

img_32653 days in Turin. Love it here. Beautiful city, beautiful people and beautiful food 🙂

​In the afternoon, after coffee, we set off to by train to our second city, Genoa.



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Finally I Got This Special Hat! – My Graduation Ceremony

It has come to the end of this journey – three years of study at UoN for Fine Art. My time there has changed me. I remember being at the interview three years ago, the head of the art Dep said to me “you will be a different person when you graduate.” At that time I did not understand, what does it mean? But I do now 🙂


Yes, art has changed me a lot; I became professional artist, I am more open minded to anything.

Art school does not teach you how to paint or draw – They are there to assist you in being creative and ‘think outside of box’. They push you be bolder, more confident, to be true artist.

I must pay great respects to our lecturer team, they are all practicing artists outside lectures. They guide me through dark channels when I am clouded by frustration, and provide me the matches to light my own way.

And I love my friends, the people who the share same studio, go for drinks and inspire each other.

And my family, without them I would not finished my degree. They’ve all been right behind me, supporting and encouraging me.

As mature student, this journey was not easy, but i made it and I made myself proud! I like the saying “There are nothing impossible” – if you can dream it and believe yourself, you can do it too!


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The Big Day – The Degree Show

I should have posted this 2 weeks ago, that was our degree show, attracting thousands of people, occurred. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. It was a big night for every art student, being the result of our three years study. 3 years I now feel went by like a blink, so quick. A lot of joy, excitement tears. When I look back, it was a truly valuable  experience, we inspired each other and we learnt from each other; we went for coffee together, the laughing, the arguments… When the time came close to the Degree Show, we all felt a bit lost – Was this the end of our journey? And this is life. It was also the beginning of our new journey! Whatever I do, wish me good luck! 🙂


My art work ‘Unpredictable’ is of a political theme and reflects the uncertainty of our future and unpredictable relationship across the world since Trump became the US President.

My outfit also caught a good few glances attention, in particular my little ‘bin bag’ which I bought from ‘TIGER’ stationery shop but painted some flowers on to match my shoes.  Art is about being creative, and so is fashion!

It was a great evening and marks the finale of another page in my life. Whatever story I write on the next page, wish me good luck! 🙂



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I lost my studio today :(

I felt so sad today as I lost the studio I had been sharing with other students for the last 2 years.

It’s been a busy day but after a few hours work it was all cleared out. Some art works had to be binned which was a shame given that we all spend hours making them with passion and faith.

This is the end of our journey and the beginning of our new adventure! I supposed this is life. We think we own something and then we lose it. We have made friends for life. I wonder how many of us will keep in touch here on after?

I have gained confidence as an artist and changed a lot in the last 3 years. I have made some good friends, learned more skills and above all, I have grown a lot as person. I love art and I have a passion for  fashion.  For me, holding onto this passion for life is important. To be innocent, adventurous, curious and above all else, happy!

I’ve never grown up, but I will never stop growing!

I love the Univeristy of Northampton and I’m already missing my studio, which is weird as we will be having our Degree Show here in 3 weeks! Scary and excited!