Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 230 – 4 steps to stay focused on the old project

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Whether a writer, a painter, a photographer or any other job that involves the process of creating, anyone knows how hard it is to stay focused on something you are about to finish. At the very beginning, when the idea for your project is born, your enthusiasm is up to the roof and you can’t wait to start working, to finish the process of organizing your thoughts, so that you can actually...

Day 161 – Strolling through the streets of Florence

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This weekend Open Studio Weekend happened in Florence, organized by Lost in Florence. The event was very popular and some studios opened there doors specially for it. Because I had an exhausting Saturday, I only stopped by at some doors, just to say “Hi!” and to catch up with some of my favorite artists. My first one was Sara, and as usual her place is very alive and colorful...

Day 158 – Strolling downtown of Florence and museum hospitals

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Sometimes even hospitals can be museums. I went to visit a friend in the hospital today and while the one I was in some months ago looked really futuristic and clean, this one looked like a real live museum. While I was searching for the surgical floor, I stopped numerous times to take pictures and at some point I realized I was behaving like a tourist. But how can you not when the building...

Day 111 – What makes an artist an artist?

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What is it that you are allowed to do as an artist when your words and opinion mean something to the world out there? What is the artist’s meaning to others who are listening, admiring and following him? Should he be a teacher or impose a certain conduit on his followers, or should he be excused to be himself, just because his way is why others look up to him? Who or what makes an artist...

Day 86 – About becoming a writer and why do we need to create

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I have never considered myself as being creative and least of all being an artist. I didn’t even think about the possibility that I was a writer and if you would have asked me what I wanted to do in life, I would have answered that I would like to be a flight attendant. Later on I found out that they don’t actually have any time for themselves, so I gave up that idea and wanted to be...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu