Pretty in Pink

Revisiting Venice in March I am overwhelmed and enchanted by the colour pink.  In sky, water, buildings, lamps, mosaics, paintings, furniture, fabrics, outdoors and indoors – pink is everywhere!   So I give you a pink post.  The photos (taken over seven days)  begin in the early morning, move through the day and finish at night.

Sometimes bright, sometimes subtle – “Pretty in pink, isn’t she?” – “The Psychedelic Furs” ( and by the way, who remembers that song?)







8 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. anna warren portfolio

    It’s not until you see the progression of your photos that it becomes clear just how pink Venice is! And so many tones, from apricot through reddish pinks to purply pinks. Warmth and richness are the dominant themes, and your love and appreciation of this magical city shine through!

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      Hi Anna, yep – this is the most pink place I’ve ever been to. The colour of the sky was exceptional. You could think I’d manipulated these photos on Photoshop but not at all.
      It is only today that I have begun to draw after this trip. I have felt unable to start anything – and even though I HAVE begun today, it is without enthusiasm. I don’t know what is wrong with me. Exactly the same happened after I returned from Italy in November.

      1. anna warren portfolio

        Travel, or disruptions generally, are like that I think. You come back to normal life, with time available and you expect to be swept away with enthusiasm for your art, but sometimes it takes a while to re-centre. I think you have to go with the flow and not push it. Ideas are slowly working away without you realising it. I am somewhat in the same situation here, I have two days clear (our visitors are off temporarily) but I’m drifting from one thing to another, instead of making good use of the time!

      2. juliepodstolski Post author

        Anna, what a lovely thoughtful reply. I know you are right. I have returned from a time-well-spent walk on the beach. I’m already taking your advice (because it is also my advice to myself) and not forcing anything. Also listening to lots of Eckhart Tolle and trying to put into practice mindfulness and calm. That mental state – depression – is a lifelong issue – not only for me but for many people.
        Perhaps your drifting IS making good use of time. As you say, all sorts of ideas are working away in the background while you (and I) drift.

  2. Alessandra

    I live in USA but I am from Venezia. In Venezia I still have my family and the house where I was born. To Venezia I return as many times as possible. When I am in Venezia I visit the cemetery because there I have part of my family. My husband of 30 years was from Venezia, the friends I talk to are calling from Venezia. When I saw your pictures today, for the first time, my heart made a little jump and immediately warmed up. Thank you for giving me the atmosphere of the Venezia that I remember, the Venezia that still exists even if it is only early in the morning or late at night.
    Alessandra Pradella Tiozzo

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      Dear Alessandra, I am so thrilled to read your comment. Indeed the real Venezia is still there. Her spirit lives on. What an honour for me that my set of photos touched your heart. I am loving studying the history of Venezia and doing a series of drawings of your most unique homeland. Warmest thanks for your beautiful message, Julie


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