Another… ‘unusual’ conversation heard only here:
Me: “Hey, Annabelle… does this look like a putti to you?”
Annabelle: *manages only a blank stare that means ‘not so much’.*
Me: ” It would probably help if he had wings… but…”
Annabelle: *gifts a putty pity pat before returning to her writing*
So… basically what we’ve got here is a short dude rocking a horn.
And apparently the singular of putti is putto.
The title stays.
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
I thought I saw a pity pat…
You did! You did! You did see a pity pat!
That was excellent, Laura!
I couldn’t stop laughing until that anvil hit me on the head…
Maybe he’s a Pied Piping Putti. Or a Pied Putti Piping. Either way, he’s pretty pleasing. 🙂
Pie? Did I hear pie?
Um… sorry, I guess that was just wishful thinking on my part.
Thank you so much!
Oh, I think he’s just hiding his wings for a moment.
Could be, S.E…
maybe the band saves that part for the encore…
They don’t always have to have wings… Do they? This one can use his sleeves anyway.
According to Wikipedia they don’t always need wings (although he seemed to miss some of the other criteria they had listed, too…)
HA! Kind of like I use my ears!
I’ve never heard of a putti before. Wings??? Looks like apart from the horn he is stuffing something into his mouth. Chicken wings!!! I bet he has chicken wings!!!
Maybe that’s just a big straw for the beer, too!
I just dropped a putti in the toilet.
There are worse places to drop one.
Piping Putti is a good title. 😀
I was actually kind of proud of myself for that…
(it doesn’t always take much, you know)!
What’s a Putti? Yes, I could Google it, but I like learning the old fashioned way…
Regardless of what a Putti is – the picture is great!
Clearly I’m not the best person to ask, Ms. D…
See? I’ve got nothing.
I didn’t know what it was either. I was worried I was the only who missed learning this in elementary school.
I guess we both missed the same day, then, G.G.!
I’m not smart enough to understand almost any of that.
It’s just that my nonsensical gibberish requires translation.
Is there a gibberish speaker in the room?! Stat!
Love this Inky – he is jamming out & SO CUTE!
Thank you so much, Dishy!
I wonder if he knows Freebird?!
He looks constipated.If he blows too hard on that horn, no tellin’ wtf will pop out the other end of him…
Nice gold hilighting around the edges.
maybe he’s just biting down really hard on the mouthpiece to take his mind off of things.
Well… we can hope, anyway.
Yes, I did just challenge myself to say “putty pity pat” five times fast. It didn’t turn out well 🙂
It’s putti problematic, isn’t it, Ms. N?!
I like his golden look too
Thank you very much, N.M!
I did try to enhance the yellows in this one
(and the blues in the background to push the warm tones out a bit more still…)
If that is a cupid I’d be getting the hell out of there. Scary friggin cupid!!!!
I can hear the documentary voice-over now:
‘The loon approaches the cupid with caution… encounters like this are rare, and what you are about to see has never been caught on film before…”
I swear Spilled Ink, that Cupid looks like friggin Chucky!!!! We could make Paranormal Activity 4 with that putti 😯
After watching Paranormal Activity 1 Annabelle made me bring it outside and put it in the car.
Well done – love the colour and tone. I need a pithy retort to put my punning tongue to the test. Alas all I can hear is a golden pipe playing, “It’s only Putti Love.”.
Thank you very much, sir!
Hahaha… that’s putti much a classic, isn’t it?!
The title is perfect considering that conversation…lol
Wish you and Annabelle a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Had to start my greeting early this year.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much, Ms. A! You are very, very kind!
We hope that you, your family and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving (and weekend) as well!!!
I always thought they were just cherubs. I wonder if putti had anything to do with inventing poutine?
Putti palates seem as though they’d be rather creative, don’t they?!
I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a hand (or a wing) in gastronomy!
the wings might have helped. without them he just looks like an old dude hitting a bong. but hey great picture.
I can’t believe that didn’t occur to me! Too funny, J.B.!
He has got a pair of invisible wings! XD
There you go!
Wing stealth mode!
Nice, how do you keep from saying potty??
by placing my tongue between my teeth and biting down. Really hard.
i like the little dude no matter what you call him.
Thank you very much, U.M…
I thought he seemed fairly… entertaining…
I had to look the word up also 😀 I’ve probably seen the word before but skipped over it…who knows? I’m justifying…lol…so as not to appear too unlearned 🙂
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one doing research, Mary!
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled putti. Just thought you should know.
That Peter… what a showoff!
So, I had to google putti because I didn’t want to sound ignorant. Where did you find this little putti? Is he part of a larger carving? This putti is a real cutie.
I probably should have Googled putti before I had that conversation…
but why deprive Annabelle of a bit of entertainment, right?!
He is one of several sculptures lining a skylight of sorts at the St. Louis Municipal Theater (I looked for more info, but had a difficult time finding much). Sorry, I meant to include that before, but it completely slipped my mind somehow!
Yeah, no, I had no idea what a putti or a putto or any of that was. Which is strange, since I have such a cherubic face myself.
But I love the color of this picture. So many yellows AND blues.
Me neither! Although my face is as far from cherubic as it gets, so maybe that’s a decent excuse?!
Thank you very much, U.M. – I had fun messing with the color balance.
I’ve missed your sense humor! Glad to see you back to regular sharing!
Sense OF humor! Damn smart phone!
I never would have noticed, Mr. B!
Thank you very much, sir – it’s good to be back!
Hmm. It inspired me. It must convey a deep message.
That was wonderful to hear, thank you!
Perhaps he just needs
some of that Red Bull? 🙂 lol
A nice posting SIG…
Well said, sir! AND thank you for your kindness (as always)!
That was awesome picture and blog too 🙂
That is very kind of you to say, sir… thank you!
Love the backstory 🙂
Never a dull moment over here, Nigel!
perfect putti piper!
or piping putti, as you put it.
That one would mess with his embouchure for sure!
I wish I was a neighbor drinking a cup of coffee with you guys and listening to your conversations… YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP!!!
Ah,, yes.. that putti piping or piping putty is too cute!! Oh, wait it’s a PUTTO…. wow… that sound like a bad word in Spanish…lol a putto pinping is not good hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Hahaha… never a dull moment, Juana – that is for sure!
Hahaha again! I took two years of Spanish in high school, but I don’t think my teacher ever added that one to our vocabulary list (although I’ve definitely overheard it somewhere before)!
I know Juana I was thinking the same thing! LOL! A while ago I got my Mexican friend to teach me naughty words in Spanish and so when I saw that one I was thinking “Uh oh! That’s dangerously close to something really bad!” and it made me giggle. 😛
So THAT’S what all the giggling was about!
Is that real gold.. can I keep him?
Hahaha… I’m not sure about that, Pawn…
this might be worth further testing, though, don’t you think?!