After a fairly long break, here I am again, finally updating my Blog. I'll start with some biographical updates, because the last few months have brought about some changes in my life. One of my first articles was about my decision to leave for some experiences outside my home country, away from Bolzano, the alpine town I come from. It was 2014 when I left, and a lot has happened since then: I embarked on a career as a theatre painter, I interrupted it, I met my life partner Tizian, together we travelled around Asia and Australia for eight months and then we settled in Germany. All events that, if you have been following the blog, you will be familiar with. Last summer Tizian finished his master's degree in Freising, and we got married immediately afterwards. In the following months, we also managed to realise an idea that we had been developing for some time: to go living in Italy. Two years ago, I wouldn't have believed it would be possible for me: around Munich, I was pursuing various activities in addition to the trade of my artworks, which allowed me to be financially independent. These activities included painting workshops, which I regularly arranged several times a week. During the pandemic, these events were only held occasionally, which allowed something else: I was able to spend much more time promoting my own paintings, which worked quite well. The years 2020 and 2021 were particularly interesting for my artistic career, I sold my works regularly and this means two things. The first is that after so many years my dream is starting to take shape, that of being able to make art full-time for the world outside my painting studio. The second thing is that, thanks also to the relevance of the online presence, I can do art wherever I want! So the decision to return to the country I had begun to miss so much came automatically. I hope the new year can be a step forward in making me an autonomous and productive artist, In my new studio at Lake Garda 😉
The pandemic has transformed not only my business, but that of many. Many jobs now take place in home offices, making people unbound from a particular geographical location. For many, this can be a chance. For Tizian it was, he works in Home office for an international company and can stay in Italy with me. Maybe this pandemic has only accelerated a social trend that would have inevitably arrived: keeping employees in Home office allows companies to reduce many costs, but also to reduce the environmental impact: employees are not forced to commute, to make daily car trips even long and do not have to take flights continuously to attend meetings.
Share your opinion with me - do you think that working from home is for a good part of the population a resource for a more pleasant and sustainable life?