Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Italian Whimsy

Ever have one of those days when you really want to be anywhere except where you are right now? Well that’s me this evening, metaphorically at least. In the literal sense there’s somewhere quite specific I’d like to be - Italy. In Livio de Marchi’s Venetian studio to be exact.

Don’t get me wrong, anywhere in Italy would do. I’m bloody well in love with that country; its art, its history, its landscape. It’s also where we got engaged and where we intend to wed. I think it’s a combination of buying my dress last Saturday and the fact I’m going to miss the marriage of a dear friend there shortly (for various annoying reasons!) that’s instilled this longing in me. And as for the wonderful Mr de Marchi and his whimsical wooden creations, well they’ve been on my Italian must-see list since I first started keeping one.

Since he’s actually world renowned I’m sure a very many of you will already be well aware of his work, but just in case any of you aren’t I thought maybe you’d like to be. Either way, I just felt like posting these images tonight because they make me happy and, well, that’s it.


Heathen said...

Love this! That is some crazy stuff right there. Lucky girl to have been to Italy!

Anthropomorphica said...

How I love the pumpkin carriage fit for a water nymph!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

This is quite possibly one of the most amazingly spectacular artists you've shared with us yet! =D

I just finally managed to pick my jaw up off my desk. So. Beautiful. ^-^

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