Thursday, March 3, 2011

And so it begins...

So, Luciana goes bananas, but what does it all mean?!!

I will begin my first post with a brief explanation of how I came to give my blog it's title...

Luciana goes bananas borrows from a nickname I had as child in primary school.  A boy with whom I went through both primary and secondary school, coined my nickname Luciana the banana during my first year of Prep in Primary school.  Needless to say, I hated the nickname with a passion as my classmates soon discovered that Luciana and banana rhymed with a host of other words, some of them slightly uncomplimentary!    I eventually stopped using my full given name of Luciana (after a famous Italian actress) Domenica (after my Nonna) and enrolled myself into Secondary school as Luci.

So why revisit my past traumatic childhood nickname in such a public way?  Well after much pondering (I do lots of that) I have decided to "build a bridge and get over it!", in other words, I think it is time to acknowledge an element of my past that I was uncomfortable with (the rhyming banana bit) and embrace it, warts and all!

I also needed a catchy title for this blog and thought it fit the bill!

And so my foray into the blogshere begins with more posts on art, life, the universe and everything to follow soon!


  1. Its great to see you here! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. I feel your fruity pain Luci. I got Camille, Camille banana peel.