Author Archives: pamelaallegretto

About pamelaallegretto

Artist/Writer

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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“WORLD PIANO DAY”

Yes, there really is such a day, and it’s today, the 88th day of the year. I decided that it’s the perfect day to “air out” PIANO MAN. The last time PIANO MAN took center stage, I had a contest … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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HAPPY SPRING

“RED AND ORANGE FLOWERS” I know, it’s a boring title. But at the time when I did this painting, I was bored. I took an artist’s still life workshop, and to my dismay, the subject was a boring, colorless vase with faded … Continue reading

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“FESTA DEL PAPÀ”

Oggi in italia, ci festeggiamo la Festa del Papà. È la Festa di San Giuseppe, per chi si chiede come sia nata questa giornata particolare agli italiani. Pertanto, mando il mio amore nell’universo e spero che raggiunga mio caro papà. … Continue reading

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