Friday, November 20, 2009

Venerdi in Venice: Shutterbug Alexa


ink & watercolour illustration on cotton paper, 6.5" x 8.5" [16.5 x 21.5cm]

I'm not the daring kind, but if I was going to invest in an enterprise in Venice, a shutter business would be high on my list.  Along with water {lots of water}, crumbling stucco and geranium-filled window boxes, shutters are a fundamental part of the Venetian landscape.  Thanks so very much to Alexa for her photo inspiration for today's little corner in Venice.  Followers of her blog bask in her cultured and artistic eye every day, mostly with photos of New York, but with the occasional surprise 'visit' to her beloved Paris or Italy.  Aqua is one of my favourite colours, but I didn't take poetic license ~ the ones in Alexa's pic are just so.

Happy Venerdi in Venice to you!

18 comments:

  1. This shows exactly my only frustration in Venice !
    I spent so much time wondering what could be behind those shutters and dying to stealthily, slightly open one just to see.....

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  2. It's loverly! I really should visit Alexa more often. Either that or Venice.

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  3. Another beautiful wiew of Venice! And a great compounding of Shell Sherree and Alexa's talents...

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  4. You've nailed it, Shell & Alexa. I can look at that without a description and know exactly where it is. You two make quite an artistic duo.

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  5. Wow! You definitely HAVE nailed it, Shell. It's my photo exactly —only better for your (as always, enchanting) interpretation. You've made my day (week, month . . .)!

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  6. Marylène ~ we can take turns standing on each other's shoulders. :)

    Petrea ~ Alexa's and Pierre's places are fine placebos! {I keep meaning to tell you, I love your new profile pic!}

    Pierre ~ ciao, and thank you on behalf of both of us!

    PCN ~ I'm lucky to have such talented muses to draw on. Oh ~ hahaha! {Sorry, I shouldn't laugh at my own jokes...}

    Alexa ~ I'm always relieved when people recognise their photos straight away. ;) Thanks again ~ you gave me beautiful treasures to enjoy.

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  7. That's lovely. I'd like to see 'A Room with a View' with you in charge of cinematography.

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  8. How wonderful to wake up on a dreary, cold and soon-to-be-rainy Friday and find this delightful view of Venice! You and Alexa have teamed in spectacular fashion. Thanks to you both for bringing some Italian sunshine into my day!

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  9. Yay Shell, she never disappoints. And you're not just a pretty face; Shutter business -- you've also got your eye on the bottom line.

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  10. I want to pop in the window and have some tea. Do you think I'd be allowed?

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  11. Mise ~ oh, what a lovely thought! I could at least sketch some of their stills.

    Katie ~ now is when our seasonal opposites really hit their straps ~ I'll imagine your cold day and hope it takes my body temp down a notch.

    Hiker ~ I shutter to think what the competition's like, though...

    Margaret ~ once they recovered from you climbing through their window ~ how could they resist your winsome smile!

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  12. this is perfect! You are so talented Miss Shell Sherree.

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  13. Thank you, dear Lily ~ always lovely to see you!

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  14. I also would like to see what is behind these shutters. Perhaps a little cap napping or waiting to jump on the ledge and sneak a peek.

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  15. I'm very interested in what lays behind those shutters.

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  16. Cali ~ if it is a little cat ready to jump onto the ledge, I suspect Cafe will be waiting to catch it.

    Cafe ~ would my suspicions be correct? {You don't have to answer that. :) }

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  17. Eep, so charming! Particularly the bricks. Another lovely image and thank you for introducing a new blog to peruse. :D

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  18. Amy ~ thank you, and you're most welcome. {"Eep." Now, there's a fine word. I like it!}

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