Friday, May 27, 2011

Dancing Through Paris! ... and a give-away

Dance With Me

Through the City of Lights
We shall leap with joy
as we take in the sights
Of elegant cafes, flea markets and shops
Where girlfriends visit

And share their deep thoughts
(..."I wonder where she got those shoes?"...)

( ... "I really need some chocolate ..." )
We'll dance back in time
With some pirouette twirls
To vintage fashions and hats-

~ And wearing our pearls! ~
So reach for your heels,

(or boots, slippers or shoes)
And join in the dance

With some Fred Astaire moves!

Grand Jete'-ing through Paris
With Anita, you know...

(  ... or is that Audrey? ... )

We'll sprinkle some glitter wherever we go!

We'll continue our journey
Long into the night
As we dance through Paris,
With hearts of delight!
Joining Anita at Castles Crowns and Cottages
in her "Paris, Simply Irresistible" blog party
Please click on the image below for a visit to her blog
where you will find all the other wonderful blogs participating,
and get your fill of Paris! but first....

I am offering a give-away of a glittered 5x7 of this piece,
"Dancing Through Paris"
To enter, please leave a comment on this post.
For a 2nd entry, become a follower (or tell me you already are)
Winner will be announced next Saturday, June 4.
Poem and images by Violet Skiles
( except for the Fred and Audrey ones, but I did color those balloons :  )


Victoria Sayer said...

Oh Violet! Your poetry is wonderful!!! Your pickies are excellent too!!!!
So pleased that you are now on etsy! I shall have to curate a treasury or two for you!
Please enter me in your giveaway...twice! I AM already one of your faithful followers :)

Splenderosa said...

This is wonderful !!!
Love your art. xx's

Ann said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog... I'm a new follower ♥

Thanks for sharing this stylish and fun post.

Fay said...

buongiorno Violet whta fun I loved your tour de Paris and all the beautiful things enjoy your day fay xx

Barbara said...

Oh yes, Fred Astaire! What a lovely way to see Paris! Thank you for joining Anita!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious one, I am finally here...I started partying at MIDNIGHT and I am having the time of my life here in my computer cubby! I LOVE THIS..I cannot emphasize enough here how much I love and appreciate your playful spirit, your creativity and willingness to participate. YOU DID IT..YOU PLAYED WITH POETRY AND YOU DID IT SO ELOQUENTLY! I seem to be getting people to play with poetry lately!! You have got to go see Ruben's is a hoot!!!! I LOVE YOU AND LOOK AT LYNETTE AND LITTLE BABY YOU KNOW WHO!!!! Girl, we gotta talk at least via email today...this is too darn fun. COUNT ME IN ON THE GIVE know I am a follower AND FRIEND AND GLITTER PAL and most of all, sista! Anita

d e l i g h t said...

Love this post! Makes me want to get on a plane today flying to Paris! Best of luck in your Etsy shop. I ma a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

The French Bear said...

Lovely!!! Your art is beauitful, what a pleasure it has been to tour my favourite place, Paris with such wonderful hostesses!!!!
Margaret B

Judi said...

Violet, you never cease to amaze me. Your work is always exquisite. Thank you for continuing to share it with us!

The French Bear said...

Blogger is not letting me become a follower.....ooh some days it is so annoying! I shall try again later!
Margaret B

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oh Violet
What a beautiful, beautiful post.

Maggie said...

Violet, what a wonderful post full of joie de vivre!
Your art work and poetry are both stunning.
Merci beaucoup for bringing Fred Astaire to Anita's party too.
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Yay on opening your Etsy shop!! I loved your poetry that knit together your photos.

Love you.

(p.s. Don't enter me in the giveaway...hehehe. Being that I am your daughter and all...)

Rayanne said...

Beautiful tour of with the Ballet photos!
I'm following along I must go and visit your shop!!

It's me said...

It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from love ......bisous

Karena said...

Violet absolutely Beautiful!! I have my post up finally!! Love your site!

Art by Karena

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello Violet,

What a lovely way to waltz around the beautiful city of lights! Your artwork is beautiful. I love the ballet!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAR DEAR FRIEND!!!!! I got up super early to get this off the ground and came to see this MAGNIFICENT POST....I spent some time outside gardening (TODAY IS GORGEOUS) and now I am back to see that you came.....oh it means so much to me that people are enjoying themselves and are CREATING FUNNNNNN! I LOVE YOUR POETRY! AND I even got Ruben to write poetry now!!!! I hope you get a chance to go visit his post..Tea Rat is part of it! DO YOU LIKE BALZAC? He truly had a change of heart; he had to go through the ringer first, however..he is scrappy!


Martina said...

Su fun to join you in this dance around beautiful Paris Violet - love your pix and poetry here! Congrats to opening your shop - will have a look. Have a lovely weekend!

deb famularo said...

Bonjour Violet! I loved this post! Just Magical!!!! Congrats on your new etsy shop! Much success to you!!! Glitter away mon amie!!!!!!!

Au revoir....xOxO

Ruben Rivera said...


Absolutely enchanting. Can I come dancing to Paris with you all, even though I don't wear heels? Wonderful post. Love your art. Great choice of colors.

All the best,

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Lovely... lovely.... lovely!

ANNE said...

So happy to have discovered your blog through Anita's party, Violet. I'm your follower now, if only because you've named your Etsy shop after a bird!

A Vintage Chic said...

So lovely to meet you, Violet! I enjoyed seeing Paris through your eyes--

What a beautiful print you're offering! I'm now following along...I love these wonderful "parties" as it gives me a chance to find such lovely people...

I'll be back soon!


Sarah said...

Oh, Violet, this is delightful. My heart skipped as I danced my way through your beautiful post. Bravo!
~ Sarah

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SPECIAL ONE...are you tired yet my friend? We have perused and ambled, ran and climbed the Eiffel Tower and yet, I am not at the least exhausted. What fun it was and to see your art and spirit here makes my heart so glad. Teeeheeee...Ruben....heels....he is a charm. LOVE TO YOU MY FRIEND, Anita

Tiff said...

Oh so lovely... I am dancing along with you and your gorgeous images and words! I have enjoyed meeting you in Paris! I am a new follower so count me in if you post to Australia! X

Tiff said...

Hello again, blogger is having another blip and the follow button is not even there! I promiseto come back and follow you later today! X

Classic Style Blog said...

oh, this was amazing, excellent, like the dancing your spirit, please enter to visit my Paris Post ::)) //Marie

Denise said...

So nice to join you in Paris,Esp. dancing our way through the day and into the evening.I adored the dance. Denise

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Violet
Your poetry is just beautiful! You are one talented lady.. So nice to be with you in Paris.. What a marvelous addition you are to Anita's Party. Loved the tour.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

p.s.. oh yes, please count me in on the giveaway..

Cindy Swanson said...

I'm amazed at all the amazing Paris posts...I loved this one! I believe this was my first time visiting your beautiful blog, but it definitely won't be my last. I'm going to follow you as well.

Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

Charlotta Ward said...

Dancing in Paris. So romantic.

Lovely post.

x Charlotta

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious we are, in the afterglow of the party, DANCING together. MERCI BEAUCOUP for your participation in this special day for me. Hopping about, meeting artists and others who just wanted to DREAM came HERE and to others' blogs and had such a fabulous time. May we always dance our ways into the hearts of those who need to learn to hear the music and dance....bisous, Anita

Tiff said...

Yay! I feel like the gorgeous lady in the red dress on the stairs! Blogger is working and I am your newest follower! X

Rosie said...

Oh Violet...
CONGRATULATIONS on your new etsy shop! What a beautiful dance you have performed...both in word and image. What a lot of FUN! We are so blessed to have Anita as our Paris tour guide and dear friend ... Bon dimanche ... Rosie

Suzie Button said...

Congrats on your new Etsy store, lovely, lovely images! Thank you too for a sweet giveaway! I am an established follower! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I didn't realize the follower was for the second entry, so here I am again saying I'm a follower! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

"Create Beauty" said...

Hello Dear Hearts!

Thank you for your wonderful comments! I have been blog-hopping to your Paris posts but blogger isn't letting me comment on some, but I will be back and try again! This is such a fun party!!!

Thank you for visiting me!
~ Violet

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Isn't that Anita just the dearest put this wonderful party together... :-)

Loved this post....

Warm blessings,

Mystical Gypsy said...

How timely! Just a couple days ago I dreamt I was a ballerina, but first I had to take a test. I'm taking that as a sign that I'm supposed to win this beautiful picture, lol! I have a hand-dyed silk scarf in the exact same colors - another sign! Anyway, just wanted to say again how much I enjoy your blog. All the best - MG

Barbara said...

So much fun! I'm mad for the hats....and, of course, Fred Astaire.
Anita throws the best parties. And I get to meet talented people like you!

Ann Nichols said...

Absolutely lovely! I would start to follow you...if I wasn't already doing so! :)

L'El├ęgante said...

Hello ! Very poetic, I like danse and Paris.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST FRIEND AND SISTER..this was splendid and I will never forget the spirit with which this was all received and made. You are truly an artist from heaven..MOI

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your Dancing though Paris is beautiful!! Please enter me for your giveaway!!

Blessings from Cindy said...

I am already a follower, so enter me again for your beautiful giveaway!!

koralee said...

Such joy over here..thank you for visiting I have found you. Your work is amazing....I have a ballerina in my daughter has been dancing for years. What fun it is. Thanks for the chance. xoxox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST ONE! Thank you for coming by again. I also love coming here to get the inspiration that ALWAYS puts a smile on my face and reminds me that creativity is UNLIMITED...Having a wonderful day so far in spite of the high winds. SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!!!! GROSSES BISES ET MERCI BIEN for YOUR inspiration! Anita

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello! just making it over for the Paris party! This was lovely! Blessings.

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the balloon shots!
Sandra Evertson

Castles Crowns and Cottages said... came to my Provence...thank you precious...I will come via email, Anita

Classic Style Blog said...

This is excellent, love your art..and this Paris to visit you all, .thanks for visit me and My post, welcome back ! Wish you a lovely day Marie