Friday, May 18, 2012

Venerdi in Venice: If the Boat Fits

 ink pen & watercolour illustration, 7" x 8.75" [18 x 22.5cm] BROWSE PRINTS

Venice.  {"And about jolly time," I hear a small-yet-dedicated bunch of you cheering, waving your proseccos in the air.}   See that little chink of light over on the far side?  Under the archway?  Guess who's waiting yonder.  And this time, Hugh's brought his beautiful French bulldog Peaches along.  {Everybody say, "Awwww!"}  Her booties will come in handy in case of a very mild acqua alta this weekend.  And so we don't feel left out... our apartment is stocked with plenty of these in every size.  {Grazie to dear Danielle of VenetiaMicio for the glorious inspiration for today's illustration.}  If we decide to take it easy, we can avail ourselves of the boat and Hugh can steer us in the right direction.  And on that note...

Happy Venerdi in Venice to you!

27 comments:

  1. Seriously, I posted a comment but apparently it's gone. Or perhaps only muffled. That's what happens when you're in a gondola, under a blanket, with you know who.

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    1. Hiker ~ some of us might pass out if you keep talking like that. {I'm sorry about your vanished comment. Just another Blogger mystery...}

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  2. Well, I'm not about to say "It's about time", but you know what? It's about time! Urra per Venezia! :-)

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  3. Oh, and another thing. I want some of those fabulous boots, even if there is no rain nor acqua alta when next I visit la città più bella del mondo. (And for those of you who are unsure which city that might be, it's V.E.N.I.C.E.)

    Yvonne da Queensland

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    1. You're allowed to say that, Yvonne da Queensland. {I'd have been disappointed if you didn't.} And whether in Venice or for the wet season at your place, those boots would be a wonderful acquisition.

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  4. So let me get this straight: our mascot has a mascot?

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    1. You're always on the ball, dear Petrea.

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  5. I'm a nearly first time visitor to your blog, so I may be a bit lost on the details.... but if it means I end up in Venice over France, well I'm ok with that. Venice and Berlin were my favorite haunts.

    and you inked and painted this from another persons blog? (last link) and that person has a bunch of cats? Rich!

    I'll trade you a Hugh for a Javier (Bardem)

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    1. Sorry, PA, I tend to forget some of these are running gags that would make no sense to a newer visitor! But you've picked up the gist just fine. Adding Javier into the mix is a stroke of genius.

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  6. I'll happily forgo my Champagne and macarons for Prosecco and tiramisu (or maybe panna cotta? hmm), especially if it means floating around in this gorgeous illustration. And having Hugh and Peaches on board would be the icing on the cannoli! (I hope Kitty and Peaches get along.)

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I love that you incorporated not just one, but three pastries/desserts into your comment. {I hope Kitty and Peaches get along, too. I don't fancy having to retrieve either of them from the canal.}

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  7. And you know I do love dogs, so Hugh and I would be a perfect match.

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    1. I know, Margaret. I figured it would help soften the lack of a Firth if I included a dog.

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  8. Always great to see Hugh again, and to meet Peaches, so fashionable in her little boots :-)

    Yes, let's let Hugh steer us along the peaceful water, especially if we can have some of the wonderful desserts Katie mentioned. And, of course, treats for Peaches and Kitty.

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    1. I'm very smitten with Peaches, Ms M, and she looks thoroughly spoiled {the practice of which I thoroughly approve}.

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  9. I need those boots! (We're having a bit of aqua alta here in NYC today and I could use practical AND pretty.) If Pasadena Adjacent wants to invite Javier to our floating festa, I'm all for it—but she'll have to share him—he and Hugh both float my boat!

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    1. You don't need an excuse for those boots, Alexa. You'll look fabulous in them. Javier and Hugh might have to take a number.

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  10. I have to confess I'm feeling a twinge of jaloux (jalousie? geloso?) toward this French bulldog. Cute boots? Bundled in Hugh's arms? Peaches, how'd you get so lucky in life?! Perhaps a spin in the boat with Hugh will take the edge off my envy.

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    1. Ah, Susan ~ if only Peaches knew how many would love to trade places with her...

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  11. very creative...i like your blog. wish i could visit more often. smile.

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    1. Hi, Nelly! Thank you for dropping by ~ it's lovely to meet you. Come back and join us any time!

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  12. Danielle's photos are absolutely mesmerizing and you have captured the essence of Venice in this beautiful illo! Wait, Hugh! I am coming with the boat!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Hugh heard you, Genie! Danielle's photos are lovely, aren't they. And she's such a sweetie!

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  13. Another winner! Got so lost in the colors I almost forgot to comment. Can we add Dujardin to the mix?We are an international group after all. (Lucky wives)

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    1. Dujardin is an inspired choice, Cali. {Is he bringing Uggie?}

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  14. Oh dear I hope I haven't missed the BOAT (boom boom). I'm sure Hugh would STEER us astray (boom boom boom - tsss of the cymbals). Ok. Will stop bad puns now and go out and buy those boots......

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    1. If you're going to crack out the puns, Debs, this is the ideal place for it! Enjoy those boots...

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