Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you, Shell!

I happily sent my friend Shell some photos of
Venice so she could work her particular magic
with them. And just look what the doorman
handed me last week—imagine my surprise
and delight when I opened the package from
Australia to find this beautifully wrapped
original Shell Sherree! I've since learned that
this watercolor is one of Shell's first of Venice
and holds much sentimental value for her—
which, of course, makes me even more touched
that she's trusted it to me.
And if you'd like to have your very own original
Shell Sherree, it's easily arranged—just visit her
Etsy store.


  1. So that’s what our local namesake looks like. Whadaya know.

    From Shell’s rendition from your photo I must say we deserve to be blushing that there could be any comparison.

  2. Oh, now you've surprised me, Alexa!! What a pretty, golden-glow photo ~ that looks very much like an Italian Matalasse bedpread underneath. Whether it is or isn't, it's a beautiful foil! You're most welcome, dear Alexa. I know you'll treasure her.

    {LOL, TG! I might yet draw that other Venice, for something completely different ...}

  3. Very, very nice. I'm going to have a look at her store.

  4. A wonderful picture of a wonderful watercolor !!!

  5. This is lovely! What a nice surprise-Shell Sherree is a real talent.

  6. Mellow Yellow redux!

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Alexa. Another fine job, Shell.

  7. Yes, it is an Italian (or is it French?) matelassé. And you know I will treasure my Shell original.
    And speaking of Venice—as we've seen on Venice Daily Photo yesterday and today: it's under water!

  8. Grazie to all!

    Alexa, a local Italian firm describes theirs as Italian Matalasse, but they are probably one and the same, and as gorgeous as each other. :) On a sombre note, the Venice flooding is most troubling.


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