Did I mention that “our home”, No.8 La Campana,
in an unbelievable coincidence — just happens to have a gelato place NEXT DOOR??
It seemed an obvious selection for my first watercolor postcard:))
I felt in order to do my best work, total immersion in my subject was necessary.
Cioccolato (chocolate) gelato = immersion
With ten days to go, we are just getting rolling:)) The winner’s name is at the end of this post, but first a word from my sponsor
Hmm. On second thought, let’s just move on along to more images of Italy…..
A funny thing happened on the way to Cortona….
Amid the centuries old arches of Castiglion Fiorentino
I peered through and below to spy…
Cat On a Hot Tile Roof:))
It was a proud moment for Ed when I reported what I’d seen:))
Remember the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” and how it made you feel about Italy?
Well, Cortona is THE town that inspired it all!
With absolutely breath-taking views, it sits perched high above the valley below.
Filled with the soft golds and oranges of Tuscany
(I thought we should have lunch at the place under the big umbrellas, I hear it’s REALLY good:)))
It’s truly a place of romance and light!
I thought we might pick us out some furnishings for our place from this little shop below…love those shabby chic stands:)
And what would Tuscany be without sunflowers:))!
It has added an extra layer of JOY to know that I can spread the beauty that is Italy by mailing a few of my original watercolor postcards (cartolina in Italian)!!
Today in Cortona I purchased some envelopes and REALLY cute paper to wrap each one in before mailing:)))))
I will be selecting a winner each day while I am here in Italy:
))) If you’d like to have your name in the old cappella —just let me know by way of leaving a comment on my blog (click here
), sending an email to Eddie or me (click here
), or dropping by the house in Panzano on your way to Florence;))
A new name will be drawn each day from that day’s comments/replies:))!
I am glad we are on this trip together:)) 9 more days of traveling through Italy:))!! The comments are so enjoyable to read each evening–thanks to each of you for sharing your humor and insights!! And now for the drawing…..
The winner of the Cartolina #1 is…..
Mary Kosary from Venice, Florida—Yeah Mary!!!
(Mary, email me your snail mail address ASAP so I can get your original watercolor postcard in the mail.)
Tomorrow we go to….well, maybe a vineyard, maybe the old town square for some painting time.
It’s a brand new day in Italy. Enjoy:))!
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