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Bellissimo Burano and Pussy Galore!

“Postcards from Burano!”

Detail  🙂

 

Burano is an island just a wee bit away from Venice.
It is known for its lacemaking AND colorful buildings 🙂

 

Not having an Eddie sighting since arriving in Venice, I ASSUMED  it was safe to venture out.
So I’m out, shutterbugging around Burano (did I mention it was COLORFUL??)

When I noticed this cat….acting very suspicious.

And more cats.

Doing catty things.

One in particular was stalking me.

 

I finally worked up the nerve to confront her.


Either someone was filming a remake of  007’s “Pussy Galore” or Eddie was in town.  I told her I KNEW she knew more than she was letting on.

So I continued to take in the sights, bought a “Handmade in Burano” scarf for today’s giveaway  and tried to keep a wary eye out for you know who.

Sure enough….

FINALLY spotted him as I was getting on the boat to head back to Venice.  He wouldn’t turn around when I called his name but I’d know those ears anywhere!

Now for your viewing pleasure,  a cat free look at Burano 🙂

Bonus Video today 🙂  Saturday Morning in Venice–click here!

And something to paint yourself (in color) in Burano 😉

Maybe a rooftop retreat…

Or a canal side seat 😉

(Please note:  The photos I share here of our time in Italy are to be used as reference for  doing watercolors for personal journals or postcards only.  I please ask that they are used soley for that purpose:-)

Enter below to get your name in the hat for a chance to win the scarf from Burano, Italy that I selected with you in mind….it’s handmade on the island of Burano, of course!

If you have a friend who needs some JOY in their life, share this post and encourage them to have some fun playing in the water (colors) and traveling along to Italy—everybody needs a Roman holiday once in awhile:-P!

Runaway to Italy continues on the next blog post!!!  Ciao Baby!!!

P.S.  Make sure you don’t miss a post from Italy–just click here to get your daily dose:)

P.S.S.  If you just joined us, you can pick up some watercolor journaling tips–just click here.

AND ONE MORE THING…. Winners have been chosen (via Random.org) for some of the giveaways (especially those with postcards so that I have time to get them in the mail here in Venice!) but you still have time to enter several others–just go to my home page (click here) and scroll down to see what giveaways from Italy are still happening.  There’s more to come!!

 

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  • Verna Hall - September 21, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Beautiful Italy, thanks so much from an armchair traveler.
    VernaReplyCancel

  • Dianne Kern - September 21, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Yow are amazing! Thank you for sharing your joy and inspiration. DianneReplyCancel

  • Staci Crews Horst - September 18, 2013 - 1:32 am

    This is a gorgeous website, and the artwork is amazing. It reminds me of French Impressionism, which I’ve always been drawn to. Thanks, Dreama, for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Leslie - September 16, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    Have been enjoying all the photos and commentary on your trip. I things I am thankful for. I am thankful that I have a warm and comfy bed, because so many do not. I am thankful That I have loving( and very patient) family and friends, and I am thankful for the beauty of each day.

    Thanks for sharing your trip,
    Marilyn LeslieReplyCancel

  • Hoda Nicholas - September 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

    Dreama; Italy is beautiful but even more beautiful through your eyes, pictures and paintings…. thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • joyce kahn - September 16, 2013 - 8:32 am

    I love your work, and someday, when I hit the jackpot, I may be able to join you on an Italian painting adventure. Right now, it’s the dream part of Dreama for me.
    I am a former weaver turned painter and love textiles. The scarf is beautiful. The postcards amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Terri - September 16, 2013 - 8:04 am

    Bella:

    Fall has arrived in Paris; could use the scarf from Italy to stay wrapped and warm……hugs from the homeland! TReplyCancel

  • Sharon Durbin Graves - September 16, 2013 - 1:06 am

    Dreama, your photos and videos are so beautiful. No wonder you love to go there. Thanks for sharing. Always grateful to see your photos and videos. Especially love the one with the deck on the roof. Thanks for passing it on.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - September 15, 2013 - 9:43 pm

    I love the vivid homes and the cats. Thanks Dreama and Ron. ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - September 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Love the rooftop retreat! ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Haney - September 15, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    I just love your videos Dreama! That scarf sure is pretty, keeping my fingers crossed 😉ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Thompson - September 15, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    I have just found your blog… I have wanted to visit Italy FOREVER so am enjoying these posts. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful scarf!ReplyCancel

  • sharon - September 15, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Wow, what beautiful colors and atmosphere in Burano! Thanks for sharing your travels and experiences.ReplyCancel

  • William Brison - September 15, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Sure looks loverly!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 15, 2013 - 4:28 am

    You went to Burano!!! Isn’t it absolutely beautiful!? I loved that little motor boat ride from Venice to Burano (and Murano, too).

    And yes! The colours of all the buildings were amazing. Reminds me so much of the west of Ireland that way.

    And yes! yes! All those cats!! Everywhere! Pussy galore is absolutely the best way to describe Burano (and Murano, too).

    I just did not want to leave Venice. We were only there for about 4 days, but it was enough time for me to have beautifules memories to last a lifetime.

    And yes! I would love to have that beautiful handmade scarf from Burano. Or anything at all from beautiful, beloved and bellisimo Venezia (or Burano). One of my favourite places in the world.

    These video diaries you’ve done throughout this particular holiday destination brought a joyful tear and big smiles and grins to my face and my heart, Dreama. How I yearn to go back there – where my ancestors are originally from. Thank you so much for all you’ve shared with us. It’s been the next best thing to being there.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - September 15, 2013 - 3:52 am

    The colours are incredible! What a fun-loving people Buranians (sp) must be-they certainly liven up the landscape for each other and those of is watching you vicariously!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna Flynn Wycoff - September 15, 2013 - 3:32 am

    Loving your pics and videos on Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - September 15, 2013 - 12:59 am

    I’m watching a movie about Italy and reading your blog! Can’t wait to go myself! Beautiful blog!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Cook - September 14, 2013 - 11:45 pm

    P.S. By the way, I have no idea how to Pin this item to Pinterest…I cannot follow the instructions you provide because that ‘URL’ is not on my pinterest page. I am STUCK each time there is a chance to win. I lose out on the pinterest thing. Sorry. ReplyCancel

  • Lou Ann Peters - September 14, 2013 - 10:43 pm

    Every where you look, it’s so colorful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Minichiello - September 14, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    Don’t you wish more towns were this colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - September 14, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    What a beautiful place! Can’t wait to see the paintings you will be inspired to do from here!
    On another note, I guess Eddie heard how colorful Burano was, and perhaps he thought it was full of colorful feline characters as well… which of course it is! Good to know he has spies everywhere!ReplyCancel

  • kathryn Ikeda - September 14, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Colors, Colors,Colors! Amazing, Dreama
    KathrynReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 14, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    Wow! That doesn’t even look real! Everything looks like a painting! Now I need to go there and see all those cute cats! Thank you for sharing the video!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Rosky - September 14, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    What a wonderful trip you are having! Love all the “Pussy Galore!” shots. Making a little series of Note cards for my personal use.

    LizReplyCancel

  • Laine - September 14, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Thankful for inspiration, art, and beauty, all God given!ReplyCancel

  • Janell Sills Mithani - September 14, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Beautiful colors, looks like you are having a wonderful trip. ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 14, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    What a beautiful place–full of art inspiration. Have fun! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LD Artman - September 14, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Thank you for a beautiful bounty of color!ReplyCancel

  • Betty Turner Hunter - September 14, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Such a lovely village. Hope you have time for the glass museum. It is incredible, especially wondering how they preserved some of the table decor from the 1700’s. thanks for stirring memories of a trip years ago. It still looks the same.ReplyCancel

  • Genevieve C. Perkins - September 14, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    Whoops the name at the end is wrong. Hit the wrong button at the end of the postReplyCancel

  • Genevieve C. Perkins - September 14, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Love your news and paintings. Really love the incredible pictures you take. Such an inspiration.
    I love my cat, but more than that I love my two sons, and three grandchildren. So enjoy what you sendGenevieve MortonReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - September 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    So much yummy color! Love it! And all those adorable furry friends to help you feel right at home. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 14, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    What a gorgeous scarf!!! But I did win the journal so don’t know that I should keep entering!! ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Hardison Fine Art - September 14, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    WOW!! LOVE the colors!!! Beautiful video! Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - September 14, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Wow, I love your posts, arm chair travels are better than none! Thanks for sharing! Did you take your mini easel/box? ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McBrine - September 14, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing – so colorful, a painting everywhere you turn!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - September 14, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Love that orange and blue together and the flowers. Everything looks gorgeous in that lovely Italian golden light.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Dale Abbott - September 14, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    I love scarves! And I love the video we are seeing! Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Walsh - September 14, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Lovin’ the beautiful colors of Burano and making a wish for the lovely scarf! Thank you for sharing your ❤ with us!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances - September 14, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Venice is like stepping into a magic paint box. I was happy to read your fellow artist Sharon Lynn Williams saved you some sun in Tuscany for your return trip.
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  • Angela Langdale - September 14, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    I’m thankful for your many tours that allow me to “armchair travel”! Italy is amazing. Your postcard is so fresh and light, just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Skyheart Marshall - September 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    I have such wonderful memories of Burano. The colorful houses, the quiet side streets, an Italian mother yelling at me because I took a picture of her child, and a meal of several courses followed by limoncello and catching the last boat back to Venezia with an Irish familyReplyCancel

  • Joanne Hopper - September 14, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    The palette of the scarf picture is gorgeous in and of itself…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - September 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Looks like you missed the warm sunshine of Tuscany while in Venice, but we didn’t use it all up, so it’s waiting for your return! Today is the last day of my 2 week workshop- will be thinking of you on the LONG ride home ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 14, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful !!! Looks like you found perfect painting subjects! I love the gorgeous scarf!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 14, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Cats, cats, cats! They’re everywhere! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Farson - September 14, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Beautiful Colors and Beautiful Posts!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hayes Schiff - September 14, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    I posted to f/b and twitter. Couldn’t get pinterest to work! Traveling with you would be a dream….no pun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Mayer Volz - September 14, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    What a delightful city!! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • Linda Bartl Phillips - September 14, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    You are so darn funny! What a delightful post!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Dittrich Eisenhauer - September 14, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Thankful for having this opportunity to see some of Italy; thankful because one of my sons is coming to visit me; thankful that I have an “art” get together today with great friends!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - September 14, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Wish I was there!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Hardie - September 14, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    I am so enjoying your photographs and videos.
    Thank you for sharing them.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Anderson - September 14, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    I am thankful for the wonderful town in which I live.
    Folsom CA and our art association.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Pyche - September 14, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    I was there about 5 days before you, what a surprise, sorry I missed see you there. I’m attending your Massachusetts workshop in October.5ReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Dunn - September 14, 2013 - 11:56 am

    I’ve been to Venice, never knew about Burano, now I want to go! Awesome! with or without Eddie:)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - September 14, 2013 - 11:51 am

    I will be in Venice and Burano in October!! Beautiful photos….Burano is so pretty. Hoping I can get some nice pics for painting. Postcards are beautiful Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Kemnitz - September 14, 2013 - 11:35 am

    Want to paint Italy! Love the colors there! And the intimacy. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Opderbeck - September 14, 2013 - 11:29 am

    What I am most thankful for is my relationship with God through Jesus Christ, my wonderful husband and the most awesome sons, their wives and five of the greatest grandchildren…all living within a few miles of us!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Frame - September 14, 2013 - 11:08 am

    You must be in heaven with all of the amazing color! Fun! Fun!
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  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

    That looked like a little wedding dining area on top of the restaurant. How cute. Love the colorful buildings in Burano.ReplyCancel

  • Caryl Witt - September 14, 2013 - 10:58 am

    The colors never disappoint in Burano. Eye candy…enough to bring on a sugar high for a month.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Chamblin - September 14, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Love the colors and the cats.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Parton - September 14, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Thank you for sharing this trip with me and others. My great escape!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - September 14, 2013 - 10:22 am

    What a colorful way to start my day. Love the scarf.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 14, 2013 - 10:16 am

    OMG!!! As if all the other places you’ve shown us weren’t great enough, JUST LOOK AT THIS DARLING LITTLE VILLAGE!!! I have to admit I’ve never heard of Burano, but you can be sure that when I get to Venice, I’ll be visiting Burano as well and enjoying a fabulous meal at one of those ‘perfect’ little cafes. So exciting!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 14, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Such colorful houses
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  • Karen Oliver - September 14, 2013 - 10:12 am

    I love the photographs with inviting chairs to rest ourselves in. Really enjoying reading about your adventures and beautiful postcards!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly T. - September 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Mmmmmmmm….what a luxurious looking scarf <3 I love the colors and can picture myself wearing it while floating in a boat down the canal and petting Eddie!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeFazio - September 14, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Water flows and
    Color delights
    A place so far
    And yet so dear

    The heart is light
    From times you share
    Wishes are many
    That I’ll be thereReplyCancel

  • Vickie guthrie - September 14, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Too funny! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 14, 2013 - 9:24 am

    I’d be a little nervous seated in that rooftop. I’m sure it’s cozy and romantic, but . . .ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Collins - September 14, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Did not know there were so MANY CATS in Italy! Great images.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 14, 2013 - 8:45 am

    Wow! I love color but I think they love it more!!!! What a beautiful place.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Amos - September 14, 2013 - 8:37 am

    LOVE all the colour!!!!ReplyCancel

  • gayle - September 14, 2013 - 8:26 am

    I’m going to win the scarf today. Will you show me how to wear it? gayleReplyCancel

  • Mary Moran - September 14, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Dreama, you seem to seek out and discover the most colorful parts of the world. But there seems to be a problem with that black and white stalker cat who appears everywhere you go. Oh, well. We will just accept him and go along with the act.

    MaryReplyCancel

  • jobi - September 14, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Finally Saturday! And your beautiful postcard and fun post were the perfect start to my day off! That and coffee with whipped cream! I love seeing all the colors of someplace I will probably never get to visit in person. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! Love all the cats! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - September 14, 2013 - 7:37 am

    Oh the buildings are so colorful and interesting and so are your postcards! Love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - September 14, 2013 - 7:28 am

    The photo with the canal, and boats, and color, color, COLOR…. one of the best ever!ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - September 14, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Oh! WoW Dreama So exciting and Romantic Burano! What a place to be for a painter…Your postcard from Burano is superb! Thanks for sharing! AndréeReplyCancel

  • Ester le Roux - September 14, 2013 - 7:06 am

    So beautifull!! Thank you for sharing! So thankfull that I can experience your wonderfull adventures, Dreama. Colours, joyfull energy, a kitty… what more can I ask!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Godfrey - September 14, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Beautiful Burano! A Scarf, YES!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 14, 2013 - 6:59 am

    Ooh, that scarf is lovely; my colors. I need it; I want it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Edgar - September 14, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Colour Galore what a fabulous place so hope I can visit it one day thank you DreamaReplyCancel

  • Sandy Ward - September 14, 2013 - 6:29 am

    What a fabulous scarf! The colors are dreamy. And now Burano is on my list – thank you for sharing, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • marianne leal - September 14, 2013 - 6:24 am

    bellissimo burano…..grazie!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hickerson - September 14, 2013 - 6:08 am

    I haven’t studied up on Venice and surrounding area, but it is on my list. Thanks for taking me with you for a little taste of what I will see one day in person.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - September 14, 2013 - 6:01 am

    Loved the colorful buildings in Burano!ReplyCancel

  • Mags - September 14, 2013 - 5:48 am

    Don’t cha just love it? Those paint brushes are calling…ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi Stegora Bina - September 14, 2013 - 5:30 am

    I have been to Burano and reveled in the scrumptious colors! Love that scarf!ReplyCancel

  • Karen-Marie - September 14, 2013 - 5:20 am

    Such beautiful colours.ReplyCancel

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