Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paris Pink and Sparkly Shoes!

She put on her

~ And her SKIRT of tulle ~
Painted her toenails

Kissed her little FiFi goodbye
And was off to
with Anita and the other travelers
to the city of lights

You too can visit Paris
by coming along and viewing the blogs that are participating!
Find the links on Anita's blog
Castles Crowns and Cottages
{click on the image below}

And I will see you there!

This is my most recent painting, and prints of it
~ with shoes embellished with glitter ~
are available in my Etsy shop
I have so many new items that will be appearing soon,
This whole packing and moving thing has really cut into my creative time!
I will be coming up for air soon.
After I get back from Paris that is!
~ Violet ~


fee @ chipper nelly said...

beautiful paintings! Lovely to meet you in Paris (in our dreams!)
fee x

Karena said...

We must be sisters from France as we have the same taste and love to share our wardrobes!! I am so excited to be on this trip with you and Anita!

A Parisian Party
Art by Karena

Dawne said...

Bonjour Violet,
How wonderful to meet you here in Paris!! I love your sparkly shoes on you, but I can't wear them, as they hurt mes pieds!!!! But can I borrow that skirt?
You are a beautiful French Girl, Violet, and a lovely addition to this Party party!
Amitiés, ma soeur!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Violet!
Your artwork has taken my breath away! Exquisite... You are an amazing talent..
Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words about Bebe.
Off to party in Paris

Palomasea said...

Chere Violet, what a beautiful way to celebrate today!
Gorgeous painting my friend..I so look forward to your new goodies at Etsy.
Sweet Fifi, the sparkly shoes, the Paris it all!
And yes, let's shop for polka dots together...and then on to Laduree??
This is fun!
Waving to sweet friends above, perhaps they can join us...Anita, we will wait for you, chere amie!!
Love et bisous,
- Irina

Kate said...

Hi Violet
I love the Paris style and the your sparkly shoes! What fun you gals have!

Sending you much love

A Vintage Chic said...

So lovely to meet you in Paris, Violet (love your name!) Your painting is beautiful--how wonderful to have such talent!

Thank-you for sharing your vision of Paris with us...


catkin tales said...

the post, your header and everything about your blog is adorable! most of all your paintings are divine! i love the feminine pink and sparkles. i must show this post to my daughter in the morning, i think she will love oooh'ing and ahhh'ing over it :)

Anonymous said...

create beauty
that shade of
pink is lushous
and wonderous!
happy time
in paris!!!

Anonymous said...

create beauty
that shade of
pink is lushous
and wonderous!
happy time
in paris!!!

It's me said...

Welcome in Paris darling...nice to met you here....what a great party this is !! Anita.....she is such a great friend for all of us.....happy week enjoy your time here....xxxx..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM FINALLY HERE....and what in the world happened to our phone conversation!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear heart, your art is splendid. What can I say but that every time I see a new piece, I just smile and shake my head and ask, "HOW DOES SHE DO IT????"

Wow. Thank you for participating even though you have been so busy; but I understand the love you have for Paris and the great friendship we share. You asked about the moving photos???? GIFS. Google Ballet Gifs and voilà....they are just photos that are put into frames and when put together, they move. Simple. GO FIND SOME!!!!

And saw ME! I had poor Ruben take me after school on Wednesday to the local Catholic church that is very ornate...Italianate in structure, however! I HAD A BLAST and thought of you.

I will be back later; I have to get dinner on the table but THANKS AGAIN! Anita

Woolytales Miniatures said...

very beautiful paintings! You are so talented! smiles~

YONKS said...

Your paintings are beautiful! How wonderful to meet in virtual Paris like this. It's so wonderful to share the experience with you.

Have a great weekend!

Dessa Rae said...

What beautiful art...I must come back to see more!

I am following now, and I would love to invite you over to my blog to be entered in my blog giveaway.

Dessa Rae

hi-d said...

Ooh lala! I love the sparkly shoes and bright pink polish! Pretty paintings!!!

Thanks for stopping by...I am so excited to be a part of this fun Link Party thanks to Anita!


lostpastremembered said...

Those shoes just feel like a party... and that little dog would look perfect strolling the streets of paris!!

Barbara said...

You are so talented! And it was such fun to meet you. This is what I love about Anita's Paris party...a food blogger like me can find an artistic talent like you!
Wish I had a pair of those shoes. :)
Thanks for visiting me.

Anonymous said...

Oh me, oh my!! I am in love with your painting. C'est magnifique!!! I must visit your art site.
Thank you for stopping by on this delightful Parisian tour of Anita's.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hello sweet Violet.
You are such a talented artist. Is that someone's dog? It looks like it. Can you imagine me trying to pose with all 7 of my dogs?? lol...
Happy beautiful Paris weekend.
Love Claudie

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Violet,
Your Header is probably the prettiest I've seen yet. Isn't this so sweet of Anita to bring us all together? I love the sparkly shoes. I'm off to check out your etsy shop. Have a lovely weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Gem said...

Wow, talented lady or what! Loving your artwork! So pleased to hear you enjoyed my blog post, thank you for reading. X x x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...
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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear violet,
Are your paintings oil? At frist glance I thought watercolor, but the colors are so very rich, this must be oil, no?
Blessing to you,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you Violet for taking time to answer my question.
Acrylics? Well, I have been working with acrylics for years and I have to say that you are a master with this medium.. I have yet to accomplish this quality and beauty. Your painting looks very much like oil..
I have not been able to use oils in years due to my health.. How do you like the water soluble ones.. Do you feel you can get the same effect as oils? I would love to try them out.. I really miss my oils.
Thank you again for taking time for me.
Enjoy Paris!

Sylvia said...

Hi Violet!
Your paintings are beautiful and you are gifted! Delighted to have enjoyed them through Anita's Parisian celebration.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Violet,

So lovely to visit you on the Paris party and I love all your fabulous paintings.
Looks like it is going to be fun partying the night away in the sparkly shoes.

Happy weekend

DolceDreams said...

How much fun is this Paris Party!? I shal add some sparkle and join you! I love your paintings,

SizzleandZoom said...

Charming paintings. Lovely blog!Glad I got to visit thru Anita's party.

Denise Adorian said...

It was wonderful meeting you in Paris.I love your talent,amazing paintings.Blessed you are. Denise

Champagne Macarons said...

Stunning paintings. You have such a lovley blog.
Anita's Parisian party is so much fun... It's wonderful to meet other bloggers with the same passion for Paris.
Wishing you a most lovely weekend!
xoxo, B

Mimi said...

i love your name. It was My Grandmother's name.....I so wanted to name a child of mine that...but then I grew up and thought Rose, Violet and Lily would not work for me........I am sad now.....but the names my daughters have fit them....maybe they will do this for their their daughters...I only have `1 grand daughter so far....
Love your art work!!!The PINK is MY fav!!!!!
this Paris party is so fun

Victoria Sayer said...

Nice work, Violet.
so pretty and feminine.
I also checked out your post prior to this Paris link, and I must say..."PRURDDDYYY!!!" (So very pretty)Your studio is absolutely lovely to behold.

Virginia said...

Violet, what a delight! I love your work and that King Charles spaniel looks a bit like my new granddog, Daisy. Thank you for stopping by my Paris blog today. Isn't it fun meeting all the Paris loving bloggers via chère Anita!!!
Bon dimanche,

Anne said...

I love it! A charmingly unique contribution to Anita's party.

Mary Timmers said...

Violet--I do believe you are my kind of woman! Artist, believer, and lover of beauty! Your painting for today is beautiful. Such great color. Are you familiar with Janet Hill at You would really like her work too. I'm now going to your Etsy shop. See you later!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My precious Violet,

Oh my friend, we are having a grand time, aren't we?

I must share a thought with you via email, but this has been a lovely time. Thank you for coming back and taking the time to visit everyone!! YOU MADE IT THROUGH THE LIST!!!!!!

This was the best thing for me as I ended my school year. To party in this way, ALL WEEK LONG is so therapeutic. Your art is taking peoples' breath away and OH...PENNY....she is my beloved friend that I had the opportunity to meet 3 years ago. She is the creator of BEBE the mouse and we have had the best time over at NOWHERE. She is the most lovely person and a real gem. But all of you are my friend....


Jackie said...

Happy Travels! Bonne Journee,

Maria said...

Your artwork is magnifique!
Happy Sunday to you!

Kerri said...

Thanks for the visit! So nice to meet you :)


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love your is fabulous! Of course, the shoes are as well! Have a wonderful week...I came over from Anita's site.

Jacqueline said...

So nice to meet you! I love your beautiful creations. Definitely need the sparkly shoes when we go out on the town in Paris and the tulle skirt will be perfect. So fun to party in Paris with you. Sounds like life is just a little crazy with your packing up and moving. Hope it goes well.

The French Hutch said...

I love your painting, and I'm so pleased to have met you in Paris. Let's do lunch while we enjoy the city of lights.

The French Hutch

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Violet thank you for taking the time to visit, it brought me to you and your wonderful art in all things French. I love your art, and what a beautiful way to tour France over here :)

Thank you for your time and comment it will be a delight to get to know you much better.

Jeanie said...

Oh, how enchanting your art! I especially loved Fifi! Thank you for visiting The Marmelade Gypsy, Violet. I'll be doing lots more Paris posts over the next couple of weeks, so if you have time with your packing, do pop by. (I loved your packing post below this one. the thought of packing up my art studio makes me all itchy and awful-feeling!)

Privet and Holly said...

Violet, your work
always makes me smile!

Loved your comment about
Cannon Beach. It is one of
my favorites, too!

My dream is to live on Bainbridge
Island....cottage with picket
fence and all : )

Happy Monday!

xo Suzanne

Vi said...

Wonderful Art. :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful friend!

Ahhhhhh......what a fun trip this has been, hasn't it? Another round of thanks to YOU for using your gorgeous art to add a literal MUSEUM feel to this tour. That is what Paris is really like. You feel as while you are walking the streets that you are in a living museum. This was splendid, and thank YOU for making it richer my sweet friend. Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Violet,
I am soooooo sorry you had such a time with that robot this moning.. I really don't like having it turned on. When I am leavings comments it is very difficult for me to read them also.. blurry and sideways. With my old eyes this does not help.
Thank you for your input on the waterless oils.. I see them quite often but have never picked them up. Well, what you do with acrylics is simply amazing to me.
Thank you so much for your visit, it is always such a joy to see you there.
With great admiration,

Mary said...

Ah so nice to meet you, here, in Paris. Thanks for the pretty post of Paris, Merci, Mary

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

So wonderful to meet you, Violet! I'm here from Anita's fabulous Paris Party and had to come see your art (that Anita speaks so highly of you!). Have just become a follower and...I just noticed your beautiful Afghan in a post below. We had one (Camille) in the 70's in San Franciso and I still think of her. Can't wait to return and see more of your artwork. A bientot, Kirsten

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

So wonderful to meet you, Violet! I'm here from Anita's fabulous Paris Party and had to come see your art (that Anita speaks so highly of you!). Have just become a follower and...I just noticed your beautiful Afghan in a post below. We had one (Camille) in the 70's in San Franciso and I still think of her. Can't wait to return and see more of your artwork. A bientot, Kirsten