Friday, June 4, 2010

Venerdi in Venice: It's All About Me-ep

ink & watercolour ACEO weensy, 2.5" x 3.5" [6.5 x 9cm]

Let's go for a tiny stroll.  A very tiny stroll, across a very tiny bridge in Venice where we can gaze at our reflections in the canal and wonder at our collective beauty.  I don't see anyone else around, so we can stay as long as we like.  One can't rush narcissism, after all.  Yes, that's a fluffy tu-tu, so it's not just about me-me, and to spot the kitty in this one, you may need one of these.  And on that note...

Happy Venerdi in Venice to you!

PS: Just heard that the charming old Shingle Inn, long-since dismantled and stored, has finally been given a new home, and will be re-built in the foyer of our City Hall, currently under renovations.  Great article here with a photo of the original.  I am delighted.  Delighted.

29 comments:

  1. Meep! A teensy! I spotted the kitty right away; she's just as fluffy as your tu-tu. Great idea, btw—yes, let's celebrate us, in miniature. I raise a weensy glass to you, Shell!
    (I also realize that somewhere there is a photo of me standing on a bridge exactly like this—though not sporting a tu-tu, I'm afraid.)

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  2. One can't rush narcissism. This is what I can tell the children from now on when they want me to tie their shoes while I'm sitting there, still busily thinking about myself. I'm so glad to have as authoritative a voice as yours to back me up here. We collectively look lovely in that tutu.

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  3. Wise words indeed, and this is just abrim in meeptitude -- wearing our best partydress tutu with faithful cat at our side.

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  4. All about me-ep! You are tu-tu much! Even in lovely miniature.

    (Careful: I believe "One can't rush narcissim" is the official motto of the Oscars and the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards and . . . )

    vw: heist!

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  5. Read the article. What a turn of events. Commenter Shelley seems to think it is all much ado about nothing that will come to fruition. Keep us posted.

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  6. I rush my narcissism every day because it is scary to look at my reflection too long. And I can spot the kitty easily but I'll take one of those rhinestone pendants anyway if you don't mind. I can make EVERY pretty detail bigger!

    Happy weekend

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  7. Such a lovely way to end the week -- wearing a tutu in Venice! Delightful drawing, as always. I'll check out the Shingle Inn article as any time an old place gets given a new lease on life I'm all for it.

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  8. Alexa ~ lovely! And we can raise many of those weensy glasses without seeing double.

    Mise ~ you're welcome. Learning to tie their own laces at an early age does wonders for their development.

    Hiker ~ a large frilly piece of tulle is one of Ella's favourite toys.

    LOL, Cali! Perhaps they can make t-shirts and wear them with eensy cardis over crinolines à la Carrie in SATC2. ;) What a hoot that the commenter happens to be named Shelly. I'm pretty sure the family who has cared so much for this carefully-dismantled heritage didn't just shove it in a garden shed somewhere. Let's hope the warping has been kept to a minimum.

    PCN ~ you are being modest as always. Clearly we have to work on improving your narcissism. {We'll toss for the pendant. Cat's tails, I win...}

    Katie ~ I'm not into Tudor style, but I've always loved the old quaint charm and story behind this place. The heavy silver tea and coffee pots were a treat in themselves, let alone the rest.

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  9. A bridge over peaceful waters, watching the gentle water flow....
    great vision for Friday :)

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  10. Ms M ~ just as long as you're watching your reflection as well as the gentle water flow. :)

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  11. With Boz at my side in his tutu I'll gaze into these peaceful waters until I fall in. It's unlikely he'll jump in to save me, though the situation will agitate him. I'm not sure which is worse--me falling in or the tutu, which irritates his sensitive skin. Plus he's interested in cats and at the same time flummoxed by them; I think this kitty will distract him.

    Really, I should leave Boz at home, shouldn't I? Or just stop gazing at myself.

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  12. I like - no, love - that even though it's so tiny you still have tiny details like flowerboxes and scrollwork on the bridge. I want to borrow that tutu!

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  13. Petrea ~ sorry, I'd really love to see Boz in a tutu. Just privately, of course, to preserve his dignity.

    Thanks, Amy! And because you've patted my narcissism so nicely, you can borrow the tutu anytime. :)

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  14. Yes, Boz is a dignified dog. I think he'd have his tutu off before we even got to the airport, much less the bridge. He doesn't like hats either, so he usually goes out almost naked except for his collar.

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  15. Do you know how you light up my life Shsh??? Well you most certainly do. I leave here feeling so very good. Merci mon amie!!!

    BTW, macarons of a new kind on my blog tomorrow. You'll smile.
    V

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  16. Petrea ~ and he wears his nudity so well.

    Aww, thank you, Virginia! Mon plaisir. And your macarons did make me smile. What a lovely gift!

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  17. The most delightful tiny stroll ever! I'm happy to hear about Shingle Inn's new home too! Happy Week Shell! :)

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  18. Glad you enjoyed it, Favourite Vintage Finds, and here's to the Shingle Inn. Happy week to you, too, and that's a lovely giveaway you're having!

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  19. I think I'd like to see Boz in a tutu too. "One can't rush narcissism." I love that.

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  20. Delightful!
    And you really captured the colors perfectly!

    wv: horadogi (don't tell Boz)

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  21. Haha, I won't, Shanna! Thank you ~ happy weekend!

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  22. Lovely kitty, Shell and I do love your meeps.

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  23. Thanks, MmeB ~ I especially love doing the meeps.

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  24. Congratulations...I am sending you a post card of Le Pont du Gard. Can you send me your postal address please, xv.

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  25. Wheeeeee!!! Oh, thanks so very much, Vicki ~ emailing you now. x

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  26. Dear Alain has kindly posted my little illo together with his photo at his own blog, which I'm embarrassed to say, I didn't know he had. Sorry, Alain, and thank you so very much!

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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