Monday, September 5, 2016

A Viisit to Murano


This morning started off overcast and it must have rained or drizzled early this morning. Considering the weather I decided to take a trip to Murano, the island known for their glass. At one time the glass factories were in Venice proper but then they decided there was too much of a chance of fires and they moved them all to Murano. The trip takes about 10 minutes by boat once you walk to the other side of the island. I thought there were factories that gave public glass blowing demos to the tourists in order to get you interested in the glass...but maybe you had to be part of a tour. On the way from the boat to the shops there was one open doorway where you could see the glassblowers, but they weren't too close. I had to be satisfied sketching there standing up.


My zoom lens came in handy.


After the sketch I needed to relax and sit for a while so I found a spot to have a cappuccino. I found my Liz Steel mojo and sketched it too.


I probably went into about 90% of the shops in Murano...and there are a lot. I bought a few small things and then stopped for a delicious lunch of prosecco and fried calamari. Then it was off to shop a little more and then find a spot for a final sketch in Murano.


It was a very full day.


8 comments:

  1. Hi Joan,

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time. I look forward to seeing all of your sketches and painting in person when you return!

    Cindy

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  2. Lovely sketches! They are bringing me back to great memories of Murano! I have a small millefiore (sp?) plate I bought there.

    Tina

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  3. Thanks, Cindy. I will be home soon.

    Tina, glad it brought back great memories.

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  4. Joan you are certainly capturing wonderful memories with all your delightful sketches. The colors of the buildings are so cheerful. Bet the cappuccino is delicious. Take care and enjoy your travels.

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  5. Joan you are certainly capturing wonderful memories with all your delightful sketches. The colors of the buildings are so cheerful. Bet the cappuccino is delicious. Take care and enjoy your travels.

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  6. Thanks, Debbie! I enjoyed the cappuccino...both drinking it and sketching it.

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  7. You managed to get so much accomplished in one day - wow. These sketches are a lovely way to hold memories of your trip.

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