March 19, 2010
this quarter i worked for my school program here in florence
and was the editor of graphic design and photography
for our quarterly Sopr'Arno (literally "on the Arno")

it's a student written journal
about events and culture in florence

it was hard to get started at the beginning of the quarter
because i had no idea how to use InDesign
and nothing had happened yet to put into our journal

but as february ended
everything started PILING up and
soon ale (head editor) and i were SWAMPED

during the first week of march
we probably spent 20 hours in the computer lab working on this

and finally FINALLY we finished
and i'm proud.

here are some of the pages that i designed
and took most of the photos for
(unfortunately it's ALL in italian...)

our introductions page
here we asked everyone a few questions
and i'll translate mine for you

major: english literature and classics
where are you from: san francisco, ca
favorite gelato flavor: stracciatella or mango, but not together
best thing eaten here: tiramisu mascarpone that i made
with my host mom and any type of filled pasta
fosca (student advisor) was right when she said: get lost in the city
favorite italian phrases: "dimmi" (talk to me)
and "luna di miele" (moon of honey, for honeymoon (:)

events from this winter in florence including:
the opera
fiorentina v. milan soccer game
traditional donor sponsored dinner
carmen consoli concert (LOVE)

our program trip to rome (:

a page about carnevale
one of the best things about winter in italy
(other than no tourists, of course)

our last page that alessandra drew
of her and the david
it says "don't give me that look"

anyway... there ended up being 26 pages
and i guess this journal isn't a big deal
but i put a lot of work into this and am pretty proud
so i just wanted to share it with you (:


  1. thats so good! i remember having to use indesign for the did a much better job than we did though :)

  2. You should be proud! It looks great. Congrats on finishing and for such a beautiful outcome.

  3. you should be proud--it's awesome! :D