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  • Mon statut

    à la maison

  • Description

    I grew up in the American Midwest in a sprawling, industrial community along the Mississippi river. As the youngest of six children born to first generation Italian-American parents, I always felt different from the others. I was artistic and sensitive and curious and shy and dissatisfied. Shortly after completing university, where I studied art and literature, I set off for San Francisco--a young artist hungry for experiences in a more stimulating, culturally rich environment--and I lived there for the next 25 years. Within that time, I wrote four creative works of literature, dozens if not hundreds of songs, and co-founded a band as the lyricist/vocalist and principal songwriter. My life has been dedicated to the pursuit of art, from the visual to the musical to the literary, which to me is closely aligned with a spiritual vocation. A creative life is a spiritual life in my mind, and just like that young artist who struck off for San Francisco so many years ago, I am still hungry to experience more of what the world has to offer, especially Europe. Perhaps it's merely in my blood, both sets of grandparents having come from Italy, but I feel overwhelmingly drawn to Europe. Again, just like the boy who felt different from the others, I still feel that way but on a much broader scale, as if I am indeed displaced within the wrong culture. I long for a simple, more authentic life, for a culture more aesthetically and internally aware. This is why I applied for (and recently received!) dual Italian citizenship, for which I was eligible by descent through my grandparents. I intend to return to Europe soon to experience more extensively the cultures and people there, but this time, through Workaway, on a more intimate level. I'm looking forward to meeting and working closely with future hosts and fellow workers/travelers. I'm looking forward to learning from and sharing with you. I hope to be an asset and friend to all who extend the generosity of opening their homes to me, as well as those who I may encounter along the way. I am particularly interested in painting, renovation, vineyard, harvesting, cheese-making, English tutoring/proof reading/editing, and art/craft related positions, but I am open to working in various capacities. The emphasis for me is to learn new skills and languages, especially Italian and French, and make contacts that may help lead to income-based employment. My intention is to try to transition to a new life in Europe as a new EU citizen.

    For anyone interested in samples of some of my creative work, please go to to view drawings, paintings, photographs. Song samples from my most recent music collaboration can be found at

    Thank you to all who have reached out with inquiries and invitations. Please continue to contact me with positions for 2021 and beyond.

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Dev. durable
    Art et design
    Arts du spectacle
    Dessin et peinture
    Bricolage / artisanat
    Films et télé
    Cuisine et alimentation

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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Aider dans une ferme
    Accueil / tourisme
    Travail associatif

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Pratique des langues
    Projets artistiques
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    Aside from artistic (drawing, painting, photography) and writing skills, I am good with my hands in many ways. I can do most things, outside of electrical and plumbing. I am very good at interior/exterior painting. I can cook, do light carpentry, gardening.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant

    Plus de détails sur les langues qui m'intéressent
    I have been studying French on my own for many years, and I feel like I have a good grasp of the basics, but I'm struggling to progress. I would very much like to learn to at least approach conversational level. And Italian I feel I must come to terms with because it is the language of my blood and new citizenship. Unfortunately, I am an absolute beginner in Italian and so welcome any and all help in learning and improving.

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  • Nationalité

    Dual American/Italian national

  • Autres infos...

    I'm very interested in cuisine. I would like to learn about local foods and dishes. I am also interested in life-styles that live closely with the earth, and spiritual practices, but I love urban energy and activity too. So cities, and/or small villages near a city would be ideal for me.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies

    • Régime alimentaire spécial