Ali Ambrosio

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Jeweler / Artist / Translator
Location Bay Area, California, United States
Introduction Jeweler. Artist. Translator. Traveler. I started this blog in 2005 while living in Austin, Texas. I was about to move to Mozambique to work with some friends I'd met while in business school in Brazil. (There's a lot of geography in my life story!) Initially my blog was a way for me to keep in touch with family and friends while in Africa, but it soon became much more. I met hundreds of people because of my writing, many of whom were also moving to Mozambique and looking for support. Over the years I chronicled my work in international development, my growing passion for making jewelry, career change and art school, starting my own business, and peppered throughout the beginning and end of a major relationship. Nowadays I'm still writing, still traveling, still making art, and my heart is full. This next stage is all about family and love, the places we are from and the paths we have chosen to follow, and the complex mix of what constitutes home and identity.
Interests travel, colors, dance
Favorite Movies The Motorcycle Diaries, The English Patient, Y Tu Mama También, The Constant Gardener, L'Auberge Espagnole, Dope, Pretty Woman
Favorite Music Ana Tijoux, Lenine, O Rappa, Paul Simon, Bonobo, Freshlyground, Dama do Bling, Shakira, Fernanda Abreu, J. Cole
Favorite Books The Power of One, The Milagro Beanfield War, Dark Star Safari, The Poisonwood Bible, Long Quiet Highway, The Alchemist, One River

You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

A rustic basket with the pits glued side by side.