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As luck would have it we are in a bit of a fog this morning in Venice Italy.

I didn't get much of a chance to explore and grabbed this shot on the way to the bakery to get marmalade croissants. We are traveling to Florence today and so you won't hear much from me until we are settled - this time for two weeks.

Until then!
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rainy day in Venice

A local told me today that a rainy day in Venice is for sleeping and counting your money. Judging from the stillness in the canals this advice must a prominent practice.

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"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - W. Somerset Maugham

... here is my four foot by five foot acrylic painting ...

The Edge of Rabbits (razors edge after Maugham)
AKA 'Is Vision Blinding?'
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Maugham very deep there - but indeed the 'refusal to be changed; or undertake personal change' is an unchanging issue for all humankind. (Gen Ref: Carl Rogers).
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A small taste from our time in Basel Switzerland and plein air painting and picnics on the east bank of the Rhine River...

Today's Creative Potager post "En Plein Air by the Rhine River in Basel Switzerland" at:
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Canal Grande from the Ponte dell' Accademia. Today's post "Venice Italy on a Short Tether" at:
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Where is YOUR Venice? What one of her many faces do you love most?

From today's Creative Potager post "Venice Italy on a Short Tether" at:
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Wabi sabi street in Venice Italy

We know that much of Venice was built by the 1500 as it is recorded in a woodcut print by Jacopo de' Barbari. This aging and declining beauty hosts about 50,000 tourists a day. Finding a narrow calli not streaming with a procession of guests is often a challenge. Still, amidst the frantic excitement, its swaying elegance can still be hunted down to stand alone, quiet and charming in the afternoon sun. Distant clicking of carry-on luggage fades as its is jostle over the masegni then silenced when the owner picks it up to carry it over one of the more than 450 bridges connecting the city of islands. I have two full days left of my nine in Venice. My feelings are mixed. This photograph is the city I imagined. Yet, it is only one, and often seldom seen, expression on a declining, trampled profile of romance, elegance and power. I am not sorry I came. I am not even sorry I stayed long enough to see past the glitter and shiny bobbles. I am however slightly melancholy to visit this elderly lady on her last breath being sustained by tourism, mythology and will.

Later, I hope to do a more complete blog post on this subject. But for now this will have to do.

Good morning from Venice and good evening to most of you :)
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If you have 1.2 I know a beautiful place for sale off calle Oche at the very heart of Venice. Top floor with elevator!
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One of the many faces of Venice Italy...
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In Search of Venice...

Wandering the back alleys of in search of Venice in Venice Italy I come across a happenstance poster collage includes Ruth Orkin’s best know photograph early 1950’s "American Girl in Italy" amongst the mix. I carefully frame the collage within its original context and then edit the photograph to become a new image, a new work of art which emerges as a study of this earlier piece. There are bits of debris, wrinkles and wear showing on the paper. A piece of the brick wall is showing through the plastered images. Nothing is quite straight and true. There is more nostalgia than truth and this Venice in April 2014.

More about "American Girl in Italy" can be found on a post written by her daughter at Ruth Orkin's Archives:
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From this morning in Venice Italy...

Low Entry Venice Italy 18 × 24 cm plein air acrylic painting sketch on linen finish paintblock by Terrill Welch

There are only certain times of day that the light reaches into this quiet street with its low entry. The warmth in the morning light defies the coolness of its shadowy reaches.

New: Art prints available at my Redbubble storefront:

I will say more about these in a separate post soon.
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It is a shift in venue and medium James and I was just thinking the same thing. I am also getting a chance to go to a few great art museums which is not something I generally have access to in B.C. There is this whole shift of expectation between setting, materials, experiences and simply being way outside what is familiar to me on so many levels. But I am loving it! Light and shadow behave differently here and I am not yet sure why other than the buildings offer such large shadow and reflection sources compared to the trees and rolling hills of Mayne Island.
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    As an artist, photographer and writer, I am a woman living a life of simple abundance. My vision for the world is that we are walking in the sunshine of our soul.
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impressionist painter, photographer and writer
As an artist, photographer and writer, I am a woman living a life of simple abundance. My vision for the world is that we are walking in the sunshine of our soul.

I do not live with a dog, a cat, nor rabbit or mouse. All my plants are of the outdoor variety and many are taller than a four story building. I do have a collection of 8 grown children and 5 grandchildren. But mostly, my sweetie and I live a very quiet life on a rural island off the southwest coast of Canada. My studio is in the loft of our strawbale timberframe home. I often do not leave the island for six to eight weeks at a time. My creative subjects are most often about where I call "home." You are welcome to come by if you are ever in the neighbourhood. It is always a pleasure to have studio visitors... or just good company for tea :) 

My paintings and photography are profiled at:

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The more formal blurb:

British Columbia artist and photographer Terrill Welch’s distinctive palette, quick sure painting strokes, and photographic images capture forest, sandstone, sea and sky.  In addition to her landscape work, Terrill has an ongoing summer affair with still life photography and painting. Terrill's work reminds us that there is only one moment – this one. Where does her powerful yet gentle creative expression come from?

Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill’s art training came at an early age and continued more in the European style of mentoring and tutoring.

Terrill Welch’s work, in water miscible oil paints and photographic canvas prints, showcases the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast of Canada.

Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally recognized.Her paintings and photographs are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland.  

A complete artist’s biography is located on Terrill’s popular Creative Potager blog at

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