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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our article was published!

The article that I wrote about our two-year adventure of living in Italy was published in the January issue of "Wavelength" - KJZZ - National Public Radio Phoenix's member magazine. It highlights our experiences, how we "lived cheap and made art" and how we relied on NPR - via the Internet - for news and information while we lived in Italy. George Susich, the designer and Karen Werner, the editor do an amazing job of putting this magazine together four times a year that is beautifully printed by PrismaGraphic, in Phoenix, Arizona.

We were thrilled when we were approached to write this article and Karen helped me to whittle our two-year story down to a 3,000 word article. It was a challenge to narrow down the images as well and the story ended up being a ten-page article! We are grateful to George, Karen and KJZZ for their interest in our adventure and for the excellent design and printing of this piece.

You have to be a member of KJZZ to receive this magazine, so I hope you are! Public Radio will need all the support it can get in these trying times, so I hope also that if you can find it in your budget to become a member and support this extremely worthwhile organization, you will be helping keep a very valuable service going.

The opening spread of our article shows one of the "flower carpets" in Spello, Umbria, during the "Infiorate" flower festival where the streets are filled with carpets made of flower petals. (check out June 2005 of our Italy blog and scroll down for more photos of this festival and my story about it)

One of the spreads in the article, broken down into each region we lived in with Bob's photographs and my paintings and journals


Barbara said...

Congratulations! I only wish the magazine were available to the general public so that you could have more exposure!

Bob and Rosemary said...

I know! Me too. But it's still pretty cool.

jhw4536 said...

Now available online! http://issuu.com/fpraz/docs/wavelength_winter_08-09