Categories Italy-Italia Journal Sketching Piegaro Post author By Rowland Jones Post date May 23, 2011 8 Comments on Piegaro Still trying out Pitt pens with Micron for detail . . . quite pleased but as usual I should have left it a bit earlier . . .why do I feel the urge and need to ‘fettle’ all the time??!! Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags blog, draw, drawing, Faber-Castell, Internet, Italian, Micron, Moleskine, pen, piegaro, Pigma Micron, Pitt pens, Rowland Jones, sketch, sketching, Umbria, wordpress By Rowland Jones Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . . View Archive → ← Detail of a Palazzo in Verona → Piegaro – Municipio 8 replies on “Piegaro” Very nice! Wish I could climb that staircase and see what was at the top. Thanks! Of course, I envision a bar at the top of the stairs. I’ll meet you there. Order me up something tall and cool…and then order me a drink. Thanks for teaching me a new word today. I knew that ‘fettle’ was a state or condition, i.e. “In fine fettle.”, but didn’t know the British slang meaning “To prepare or arrange.” I’m assuming from context that you mean it more in the way of ‘fiddling’ with something. BTW, the word also means “To line or repair the walls of a furnace.” So if someone ever says that they’re going to ‘fettle a furnace’ (not likely in the US). I’ll know what they mean. It also means to ‘fix or repair’ in British; perhaps you could comment on how common that usage is. Thanks for teaching me something! I thought the word originated from the Potteries . . fettling being the process of taking the rough edges off the plates etc. to make them perfect. You live and learn . . . . . Pegoleg….that was my line! Crap, for all we know we’ve already tossed back a few up those stairs. But then . . . how does Rowland know to . . . . I better not say anything more. He’s reading our minds. OK truth is that the bar is the other direction . . . Any thoughts? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.