Saturday, November 01, 2014

"What brings you to Pasitano"


My daughter Sarah, and her husband, Mike went to Italy for their honeymoon.  Two weeks in Italy brought them to the village of Positano for a few days.  Positano reminds me of my favorite movie, and here is the soundtrack for you.

Sarah discovered an artist painting outdoors.  Pasquale Volpe has exhibited his work in Italy, London and Hong Kong.  He actually was in Hong Kong exhibiting his work in 1996 when we lived there.  He now lives in Pasitano.  I found a remarkable site about the life style of Positano, sigh.

"Approached to painting by instinct more than a profession, he has his work in private collections in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, France, Japan, Hong and the U.S."


 They bought this original watercolor painting for us, and another one for them.  They carried the paintings all the way home from Italy and yesterday we picked it up at the framer. Our ceilings are tall and this large painting really warms up the room.


I think it makes the room look cozy and now I have a focal point to use for daydreaming.  The scenery is also reminiscent of where we lived in Repulse Bay in Hong Kong.  Sarah said that when they arrived, the scenes made her miss our once upon a time home.






One of my favorite books by Frances Mayes is Under The Tuscan Sun.  Positano is home to one of my favorite scenes from the movie Under The Tuscan Sun.  When the character asks "What brings you to Positano."

Thank you Sarah and Mike.  This was such a special gift.  To know that you carried it via so many different kinds of transportation, as you toured Italy, makes it even more special to us.


4 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful painting and a part of the world I have dreamed of visiting. I loved the book and the movie, too. It may be time to see it again! Sweet hugs, Diane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just love Frances Mayes, but I have not seen this movie. I am currently reading her book, "The Discovery of Poetry" and her sense of play and freedom to explore ideas and describe various sorts of poetry is appealing to me; I must read Under the Tuscan Sun!

OH KAREN, that painting is gorgeous. It reminds me of where we stayed in Cinque Terra, Italy, and of course on the French Riviera. What a dream indeed, and you must be loving this picture! Sarah and her husband look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Vee said...

Such a special gift and a lovely one. The connections you describe to the painter in a former life are amazing! It certainly looks beautiful in your home, Karen. Hope the newlyweds are enjoying life!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, the happy couple gifted you with an incredible painting and it looks amazing on your wall. I am sure it brings you great joy!!
Love the pic of Sarah and Mike.
Loved this movie too.
Happy November sweet friend.
XOXO