Drawing Venice

A year ago, Mama and I were preparing to leave for Venice. September is our favorite time of year there, so I sprinkled some Venice-related inspiration throughout our Art Challenge for the month. Today’s prompt was bridge, of which Venice has no shortage! I’ll let the Venetophiles—or those with excellent vision—identify the bridge in my…

The fun part of unpacking

We returned from Venice several days ago and jet lag hit us hard, so we’ve been slow to unpack. Today Mama and I finally unearthed a few of our Venetian treasures. Despite a broken suitcase, we were thrilled to find the bottle of Moscato D’Asti that we brought home intact, as well as our tiny glass…

Pumpkin ravioli with Moscato D’Asti

After yesterday’s birthday adventures through the rain, we were wiped out and glad that we’d set time aside for rest today. With our fridge stocked with leftover spezzatino, we could stay home during the day. But this evening, Mama and I were hungry and couldn’t get out of our heads the thought that Jonny just…

Quick reunion plus tiramisu

Today was our first full day in Venice, and we spent much of it recovering from travel. Mama and I did get to enjoy our lovely garden — and Paisley loved it too! The sounds of Venice are so different from home. Church bells ring out in an as-yet-undistinguishable pattern. Boat traffic included various sized…

Rewatching a movie to see Venice

Mama and I have been missing Venice desperately. Unbeknownst to each other, we’ve each been reading books featuring Venice lately. Our home is a shrine of art and photos from our special trips, but it’s nearly five years since we’ve been. Homesick for the beautiful, magical city that brought Mama back to life after a…

A Venetian perspective

This gorgeous shot of Venice appeared on my Facebook feed and brightened my day. It was shared by one of my Italian friends that I met on our special trip to Venice. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this Venetian perspective! Thanks for sharing, Silvio! Day 119 of 365. And Day 850 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year…

Books for the Venetophile (Venice-lover)

Besides your typical tour books of this wonderful city, delightful books abound to help you discover another side of Venice, Italy. Another Venice by Jacopo Fasolo features more than 50 lovely watercolor drawings of campos, buildings and canals along with a small photo and story correlating to each one. This book was a gift sent…