Weathering Old Souls – Cover Reveal

It is beautiful to see two prolific authors collaborating on the same literary work.
I am honored to participate in the cover reveal for “Weathering Old Souls” a new book by James J. Cudney IV and Didi Oviatt, due to be released Mid May 2021. The cover is very attractive and mysterious. The book trailer….thrilling.

The genre is contemporary fiction with historical interludes, metaphysical elements, past life regression, suspense / mystery. Here is a little something to get to know the book and the authors.

Description:

Abigail has always struggled with strange voices appearing inside her head. From the relentless tyranny a woman faces on an antebellum plantation to the unknown prison camps in America during World War II, our heroine discovers the past in a way that forever changes her future. There are moments from previous periods that serve as guiding posts for the country’s growth, but they also mark the transitions for Abigail’s own personal history. Her best friend, Margaret, partners with Abigail to discover the identity of these voices while focusing on her passion and quest to become a United States senator. Through it all, a serial killer torments the country, romance blossoms between some of the people they meet during the journey, and secrets long thought buried come to light in devastating ways. With the twisting of elements, numerical alignments, and the trauma of spiritual entanglements, no one will be the same… and just a few might not even be around anymore.

There will be a few giveaways – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e5ee1a9223/?
Didi and James are giving away 4 prizes as part of this book launch. The giveaway will run from 3/31 thru 5/16. We will close it after Release Day and select 4 winners.

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • $40 Psychic Services
  • 1 eBook of Weathering Old Souls
  • 1 physical book of Weathering Old Souls (US Only)

About the Author – Didi Oviatt

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search for Maylee, Justice for Belle, Aggravated Momentum, and Sketch, along with multiple short story collections. She’s collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology, The Suspenseful Collection. Most recently, she published her first romance novella titled Skinny Dippin’ which was originally released as a part of the highly appraised Anthology, Sinners and Saints. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and sun-bathing in the desert heat play an important part of her day to day lifesty

Where to find Didi:
https://didioviatt.wordpress.com
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7207389.Didi_Oviatt
https://www.facebook.com/didioviatt
https://twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt
https://www.instagram.com/didioviatt/
http://amazon.com/author/didioviatt
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/didi-oviatt

About the Author – James J. Cudney

Background
James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College, an historic but small liberal arts school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a degree in English literature and minors in Education, Business and Spanish. After college, I accepted a technical writing position for a telecommunications company during Y2K and spent the last ~20 years building a career in technology & business operations in the retail, sports, media, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Throughout those years, I wrote short stories, poems, and various beginnings to the “Great American Novel,” but I was so focused on my career that writing became a hobby. In 2016, I committed to focusing my energies toward reinvigorating a second career in reading, writing, and publishing.

Author
Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, mind, and body. At some points, it was just a few poems or short stories; at others, it was full length novels and stories. My current focus is family drama fiction, cozy mystery novels, and suspense thrillers. I conjure characters and plots that I feel must be unwound. I think of situations people find themselves in and feel compelled to tell the story. It’s usually a convoluted plot with many surprise twists and turns. I feel it necessary to take that ride all over the course. My character is easily pictured in my head. I know what he is going to encounter or what she will feel. But I need to use the right words to make it clear.

Reader & Reviewer
Reading has also never left my side. Whether it was children’s books, young adult novels, college textbooks, biographies, or my ultimate love, fiction, it’s ever present in my day. I read two books per week and I’m on a quest to update every book I’ve ever read on Goodreads, write up a review, and post it on all my sites and platforms.

Blogger & Thinker
I have combined my passions into a single platform where I share reviews, write a blog and publish tons of content: TRUTH. I started my 365 Daily Challenge, where I post about a word that has some meaning to me and converse with everyone about life. There is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice, and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time. Even my dogs have had weekly segments called “Ryder’s Rants” or “Baxter’s Barks,” where they complain about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real. And that’s why they are me.

Genealogist & Researcher
I love history and research, finding myself often reaching back into the past to understand why someone made the choice he or she did and what were the subsequent consequences. I enjoy studying the activities and culture from hundreds of years ago to trace the roots and find the puzzle of my own history. I wish I could watch my ancestors from a secret place to learn how they interacted with others; and maybe I’ll comprehend why I do things the way I do.

Websites & Blog
Website: https://jamesjcudney.com/
Blog: https://thisismytruthnow.com
Amazon: http://bit.ly/JJCIVBooks
Next Chapter: https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/james-j-cudney
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/james-j-cudney

Social Media
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamescudney4
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesJCudneyIVAuthor/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BraxtonCampusMysteries/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsMyTruthNow/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jamescudney4/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamescudney4/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jamescudney4
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamescudney4

This sounds so interesting, I wish both of you, Didi and James, a great success. I hope the book will not keep me awake at night, ah, ah, ah. 😀😀😀.

Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page


Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and a lifetime designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects and colors. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

A Spring Table | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

Eating just to fill up the stomach is a necessity to survive and get the daily fuel needed to have energy for all activities we schedule in a single day. What if we would elevate that food necessity by adding beauty to something more spiritual that really supports us? I am talking about our soul. Just like exercising and doing beauty routines, the soul needs care. Loving ourselves even in the small details of life is important to assure a serene voyage through life.

Ever since the world has been in lockdown, I miss people sitting at my table sharing food and stories, geez… I only know how much I miss it, but it doesn’t stop me from taking care of myself more than I did before. My table is well set every day as if I had guests coming, but in reality it is set only for the two of us and our spirits.

This is my Spring table. My home is furnished with enough objects to decorate a table in any season and for any occasion. I use everything in my home, even décor from various rooms that don’t belong on the table, appear on my tablescape from time to time. I orchestrate a nice, interesting sceneries and set the stage for a good eating experience. Everyone can have a unique tablescape, it’s doubtful someone else will come up with the same look. The décor of each home is original to the person living there.

(Click on each photo to view it larger).

Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola

The other day on Facebook I read this passage, I wished I knew her name, I couldn’t agree with her more: “

“It’s impossible to ban living beautiful…
Taking joy from the little details…
Because everything beautiful is infinite…
And you will never lose your values…”

Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola
Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola

Treat yourself to a bit of opulence, quirkiness, originality, or whatever strikes your fancy. No matter what the situation is today, this is the time to love yourself more than ever. Ciao,
Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page


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Val in a Hat Shop

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles. She creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Transformed | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

One of my longtime clients inherited a house. She was faced with a new challenge, what to do with one more home when there are already a few more to live in? She got the idea to turn this home into an Air B&B.

(Click on each picture to view it larger).

Common Living Area
Common Living Area


I helped her achieve this beauty and transformed it from an outdated 1970’s dingy house into a very colorful, hip place. I find it always easy to work with people who don’t fight colors and accept new ideas.

Common Living Area
Kitchen Area

I like the warmth and the ambiance we achieved with the ensemble of colors, natural stones, and colorful art. The change of floor material from wood planks to pebble centerpiece in front of the fireplace adds a lot of interest. At night, the fireplace is perfect with the magic of San Francisco’s rolling fog one can enjoy through the large glass doors.
There is a lot more of this house, now a commercial operation, I trust my client will send me the rest of the pictures. The Air B&B is within 15 minutes walking distance from downtown San Francisco.
Ciao,
Valentina
www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2021 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using the proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble


A Talk On Style | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

Usually, people don’t think about style, nor colors. They get up in the morning, often with mechanical gestures and not much thinking put on clothes, and go. I was interviewed on the show Leading Ladies Leaving Legacy with host Joy Ruffen to talk about style. We talked about style in general, fashion, interiors, colors. Check this out, we are wearing the same colors and didn’t even plan for it.

Style is hard to describe. Once I wrote style is a subtle perception of the eyes, if we perceive something beautiful, we immediately think that person is stylish. Style shows up in many expressions of life: a piece of music can have a particular style in a certain genre; an author writing in his own voice can show a personal literary style; the same food can look different if presented with style; cutting hair, or curling it in a certain way might show style; a business presentation can be conducted in a stylish way to keep attendees from getting bored.
Style is not about fashion, in fact, style and fashion are not the same things. Style clearly shows that a person is confident and knows who he/she is. Fashion is about following rules dictated by the industry.

The most iconic stylish person of the 20th century was Audrey Hepburn. She knew herself, her body type, her character and dressed only for that with a style that confirmed her confidence.

Style is to dress in something original that creates a visual impact without being too noticeable.
Just remember to be yourself even if you get all the fashion rules wrong. Style will give you that courage and you will still feel good. Ciao,
Valentina
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Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles, she creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Alluring Mardi Gras | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

“The Venice Carnival began in 1162 in celebration of the Venice Republic’s victory over its enemy: the Patriarch of Aquileia. The people of Venice gathered in Saint Mark’s Square (San Marco) to dance and celebrate their victory. Ever since then, the victory was celebrated in the streets of Venice” (Wikipedia).

Carnevale is the most licentious party of all, when everything is permitted, the nobles are allowed to wear poor people’s costumes, prostitutes become princesses, married women and men can choose a different partner for one night, all the roles are inverted for the spirit of rebellious toward the institutions and the desire to break all the social rules. Wearing a mask is a necessity, all that is done on this evening of Mardi Gras must remain forever a secret.

There was a time when Mardi Gras was one of the highlights of my year. Masquerade parties were exceptional and remarkable.

Happy in the company of a group a flapper Russian ladies


I wanted to be ready just in case some invitation would arrive today. I tried to order this leopard top hat from a guy who makes them in Liverpool, England and didn’t come at all.

Leopard top hat from 44MANGB – Etsy


I wanted to order this pair of ankle boots, I think the brand is Fausto Puglisi and I couldn’t find a place to order them.

I guess it was not meant to be this year, and I guess no one is doing anything fun this Mardi Gras either. Just last year in February I was celebrating, it all seems so far away now, a long time ago. Today feels empty, and it is grey, on top of all.

Maybe tonight I should go back to Pirandello, an Italian novelist and screenplay writer, who said
“You will learn the hard way that in the long journey of life you will meet many masks and a few faces”
in his novel Uno, Nessuno e Centomila.

Masquerade Ball

The masks we wear these days are far from being funny. Are we getting used to everything being fake and unreal?
Happy Mardi Gras. Ciao,
Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page

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My Mask


Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles, she creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Teatime | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

At the end of last month, I organized a teatime chez moi, it was about time to see some humans after a year of distancing. It seems I have put my body on an energy-savings mode. In fact, I just got around to post this short video on my YouTube channel after the teatime event two weeks ago.

Teatime is a precious time to spend with a few chosen friends. Setting a nice table to go with tea and small morsels is a way to show your friends you care for them and want to catch up with life or their latest news, help them with their challenges if any, or just want to spend some quiet relaxing time with them.

For a successful teatime, only a few things are needed. Good food all made in small bite-size and an exciting conversation with lively people are a must, the rest is all that frills that help to make a nice teatime experience, such as a theme for the table setting, the right colors to go with a selected theme, background music, and a pleasant atmosphere from good lighting.

You can choose any theme for your teatime table. The idea is to group items in the same theme without being too much of a matchy-matchy. I selected a botanical theme, thus some of my teacups are floral and some have some nature elements (ladybugs). My plates have grapes embossed in the glass, and some plates are shaped like shells. The wood napkin rings are carved as shellfish and courtyard animals. The runner is designed with birds propped on branches. I added the fresh flowers and mixed them with the dry flower composition.

This is a small example of a theme, they can be selected from any subject once likes. Go ahead, invite someone you have not seen in ages. It’s still February, in most places in the world is very cold, a warm delicious tea and morsels at teatime will make you feel like a human again. Ciao,
Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page

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My Mask

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles, she creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Does Your Book Cover Talk? Valentina Cirasola | Author

I was talking to someone casually about my new book published in Nov. 2020:
©Design Nature For A Colorful Home

She was impressed with the cover and asked me if it meant anything. Yes, it does.
The book is about the relation between nature and our home interiors. Human beings are not islands of their own, people are connected to other people and in turn, we are all connected to the universe. The universe is made of vegetation and creatures that sustain our life and planets that sustain our emotions.
Building a square, rectangular, or round home is not only about the functionality of the geometry, but it is also very much about how a home communicates with nature, the natural light that infuses a home, the exposure to wind and sun, the outdoor colors that will determine the indoor colors, the vibrational energy of colors and much more.

In my book cover, I wanted to combine an architectural feature and an element of nature.

The book could have not come at a more appropriate time than this lockdown time.

We have been forced to stay home for a year now. Before the lockdown, some people usually didn’t even spend more than 30 minutes a day in their homes and now they are forced to like their sofas, their kitchen, and unfortunately their staycation. Before lockdown, life was hectic and most of us were always on the run, trying to pack as many activities or appointments as possible in one day basically leaving the home for just the necessary activities, washing, sleeping, washing clothes, and preparing kids for next day school.
Due to the constrictions of social distancing and businesses being temporarily closed or partly closed, people now feel confined and are feeling their home as a prison.

With my book, I wanted to give people a new outlook on the home by turning to nature for new solutions.
I wanted people to see the home, maybe, as they have never seen it before, as a warm cocoon, from which to grow personally as a single entity or together with family and nurture those dreams that have not yet come to a realization.
We must stay home, might as well, make some improvements that will allow a renewal of vital forces.


Back to the meaning of my cover. The flowerpot is like the person growing, blossoming, or transforming into a new self, and that new self is resting on a large, bold architectural capital, a feature representing the foundation of the house, large enough to support all emotions, unexpected changes, dreams, development, and everything that can happen to our lives in this ghastly time

Does the cover of your book reveal a meaning? Ciao.
Valentina 
Amazon Author’s Page

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My Mask


Valentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion designer, author of 6 published books, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. Her books are non-fictional practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking, and travel. She never gives up trying new things and doesn’t fear failure. Some years ago, Valentina became a TV producer/host producing shows under her label: Valentina Design Universe. The goal of her shows is to entertain, inspire and inform, while she is living her passion.
Get a copy of her books here: Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Memories Are Staying | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

I am restless, I have been restless, I have been dreaming of a new reality, until one day I realized my discontent is about desiring to move away and across the pond again. I want to return to my roots and not necessarily to my native town. If I can put myself somewhere back in Europe I will be happy. So far, the choice seems to be the Provence region, in France, but I wouldn’t mind one of the sunny islands in Italy like the colorful Procida on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

This picture is a painting, but pretty much resembles my dream village.

Photo: PaintingStudioCo – Etsy


This is the island of Procida, a fisherman island, sunny, colorful, and peaceful.
Photo: GetYourGuide

I am searching for a good looking home that has the features I like: curves, arches, stone and wood, rustic material, wrought iron, Persiana shutters on the windows, antique latches, historical details, and a small piece of raw land to cultivate my food and fruit trees, all the details I could never have living in the United States. Here builders like to produce boxy, square homes, with mostly modern details. History and historical details here are frowned upon and basically end up dismantled on the ground 😡🙈.

Thinking of the day I will be moving, I have started to prepare myself. Every day, my big task is to eliminate all the stuff I don’t want to travel overseas as the extra weight and I am been so brutal with everything, even my personal life has been under heavy scrutiny, photos, video, music, books, clothes and more.

Today, I found these beautiful hand sketches made by Odette Nicoletti. They are costumes made for theatre representations, comedies, and dramas.

Sketches by Odette Nicoletti

I remember the event organized at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, Italy, where these sketches were presented.
I attended that very interesting exhibition, I met theatre costume designers and many people in the trade of theatre entertainment. I felt above clouds being part of that environment of creative people.
Later, I received these prints, I don’t remember who it was. Someone must have liked me. The amount of details is incredible. I kept them for a project I had in mind.

This is a room divider I found on Grandinroad. In place of the mirrors, I wanted to insert the prints. I wanted to honor the designer of these theatre costumes by making a room divider for my living room and I never got to it. Maybe, I will do it this time around.

Grandinroad Room Divider

Living in one place for a long time, we don’t realize how much we accumulate, whether I keep my memories in paper and visual material, they will still be in my mind. The important thing is to keep on editing. Ciao,
Valentina
https://valentinadesigns.com

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Valentina Cirasola has been a lifetime designer in interiors and fashion. Her extensive training and knowledge in both fields led her in both directions successfully. She is well-known for designing custom furniture and personalized interiors without the “cookie-cutter” look. She cares to make spacious and functional pieces, but she doesn’t forget to introduce the element of surprise, whimsy, sinuous lines, attractive shapes, and colors in the style fit for each of her special clients. She also focuses on color psychology to transform people’s life. She is the author of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

In The Mood For New | Valentina Cirasola |Designer

Lips mini sofa by Studio 65 Vitra

I am in the mood for something new, and craving something especially red. Actually, this desire didn’t come with the brand new year, I have been wanting to redecorate parts of my home for a while now. I have been looking and searching, but everything out there is so dull, squared, boxed… I couldn’t find anything extravagant for a long time until I stumbled on this lips mini sofa by Studio 65 Vitra. It is a reproduction of Salvador Dali’s lip sofa kept in his house now a museum.

The next thing I spotted was this hippy wallpaper to accentuate the wall behind the red lips sofa and make it come alive. All hippy expressions are coming back again. Sixty years later, people are still looking for sunshine in their lives, want to be closer to nature, feel peaceful in the positive cosmic energy, and want to defy drabby interiors. Nothing has changed in sixty years, but why humans have not found that balance with nature, cosmic forces, and inner peace yet?

I soon realized the lips sofa is affordable but very small and the wallpaper, although I like it very much, would cause many extra changes to the surrounding décor. Changing one item often creates a domino effect and everything around will soon need to be changed, something I am not ready to tackle now and I don’t want to either, I still like my interior décor made of classic, eclectic, and fantasy expressions.

There is one thing in my trade that has been proven so right:
“Before you start anything, learn how to finish it.” DIY people often don’t know what a project entails and end up learning from their mistakes. I know where I want to go with the new loveseat, the vignette I want to create will be a bit French classic, end of the 1900s style.

Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits 

Well, since the lips sofa doesn’t have the right measurements for my space, I opted for something else, just as pretty. A purple tufted loveseat that fits well with the rest of the décor and nothing else needs to change.

Milani tufted love seat

Two new lamps will come into this new play and a nice vignette will be recreated. I will post pictures when everything arrives and will be put together my way. Until then, if any of you is up to a room make-over and needs help, I am here for any question, ready to give you a helping hand. Ciao.
Valentina
www.valentinadesigns.com


Copyright © 2021 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles, she creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Art Of Today | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Today, January 11th in 1931, in Paris, the great painter Giovanni Boldini died. He was born in Ferrara in 1842 and after having learned the rudiments of the trade from his father, a valid purist painter of the time., he moved to Florence, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts and the Bohemian environment of the “Caffè Michelangiolo”. He soon became a skilled portrait painter and entered the circle of wealthy foreigners residing in Florence, meeting the Russian prince Antonio Demidoff who opened the doors of his gallery full of contemporary French works.

montesquiou_robert
Montesquiou Robert by Giovanni Boldini

Cécile Murat Ney d’Elchingen (1867-1960) by Giovanni Boldini
Giuseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini
Portrait by Giovanni Boldini
Gladys Deacon, 1905-08 – by Giovanni Boldini

Credits: All photos are public domain – Wikipedia.

He was successful since the beginnings of his exhibition but he felt the need to broaden his horizons soon by undertaking various trips abroad. After having happily entered the high society of London, which got him many commissions, he decided to settle in Paris, where he became friends with Edgar Degas and also frequented the Impressionist environment, although he never joined the movement. Feeling strong by his talent and great technical ability, also knowing he could fit in the most wealthy and aristocratic Parisian environments, he soon established himself as a talented portrait painter and was considered one of the greatest successful artists of the “Belle Époque” period “. Thanks to his unmistakable vibrant and lively style, he was repeatedly invited to the “Venice Biennale” and also enjoyed international success in Belgium, Spain, Morocco, and the United States. In 1917 he almost completely lost his sight and after his life in London and Nice, he returned to live in Paris, where he died in 1931. At his testamentary request, he was buried in the Monumental Cemetery of the Certosa di Ferrara.

This work made by Bruno Pollacci Director and Artist of the ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, PISA, in sanguine and sepia watercolored is in homage and in memory of him. In 2017 was exhibited at “Caf & Co” and “Radio Culture”, in Dijon, France, in her personal exhibition “Artistes Italiens entre ‘800 et’ 900

Giovanni Boldini by Susanna Galbarini

Reposted and translated from MeWe. Originally posted by Susanna Galbarini at Comunita’ Artistica
Culturale: Pittura e Arte.

I like his interpretation of the cheerful feeling and spontaneous spirit of the Parisian Belle Époque.
He captured women in their youthful grace, as haute couture catwalk and gave us a glimpse into private, warm boudoirs.

Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page

Valentina

Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using the proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

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