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About pamelaallegretto

Artist/Writer

WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country (or any country). But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children in the United States live … Continue reading

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MORNING MARKET IN CAMPANIA – SOUTHERN ITALY

The Roman writer Pliny, a victim of Vesuvius, described the Campania countryside as “So blest with natural beauties and riches, it is clear that when nature formed it she took delight in accumulating all her blessings in a single spot.” … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Yesterday was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, … Continue reading

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“NEVER A DULL MOMENT!”

“Fabulous food, fine wine, fashion, and art set the table for this wonderful romp through the streets of Venezia. Besides being fast-paced and witty, the heart of this charming caper is its well-crafted mystery, which has more potential suspects and … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-STAR REVIEW

“The characters and story will remain with you long after you’ve read the final page.” “What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others … Continue reading

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VIVA ITALIA – A WEEK TO CELEBRATE

The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Another reason to celebrate … Continue reading

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“If you’re looking for a madcap caper, Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust is your jam!” “A complete 180 from Pamela Allegretto’s first book. Both effortlessly whisk her reader to Italy and communicate what we’ll see, where we’ll walk, what … Continue reading

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PRIDE MONTH – PRIDE BOUQUET  

June is PRIDE MONTH.My painting PRIDE BOUQUET celebrates all my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. I wanted my flowers to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited. Cheers to you all for being who you are. … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND RED BARN

 When we first moved to Connecticut, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming red barns scattered across the state. I understand the red barn craze abounds throughout all of New England. But why red? There are many theories: One simple theory … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-Star review

“The story trips along without a lull, and the stakes keep getting raised.” Mille grazie to Anna Erikssön Bendewald for taking the time to write such a lovely review. “I downloaded Bridge of Sighs and Dreams onto my Kindle and … Continue reading

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CINCO DE MAYO

Pedro has been serenading outside Rita’s window for hours. She’s playing coy, but in reality, she loves the attention. Their hopes and dreams are as genuine and meaningful as yours and mine. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of my … Continue reading

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PANSIES FOR ROSALINA

My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors. No leaves, no frills, no … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

 Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. This date also commemorates the courageous … Continue reading

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“HAPPY EARTH DAY”

In celebration of EARTH DAY, I thought I would post my painting of FALL IN NEW ENGLAND.I know it’s Springtime now, but my feeble attempts at landscape painting are limited, and I wanted to post something appropriate to celebrate EARTH … Continue reading

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“CLEVER AND CAPTIVATING MYSTERY”

“Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust is a clever and captivating mystery set in Venice with plenty of twists and turns. Carla Romano, a modern-girl heroine, meets the challenge that comes her way with a sense of humor while surrounded … Continue reading

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