Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Les Fleurs Françaises..."

Four of the dozen gorgeous roses my "sweetie" gifted me before his trip.
He left just yesterday morning...
but it already feels like he's been gone a lifetime!
LOL:)
As I stood at the dining room table painting these...
my Red Hand*Book journal in one hand...
my paint brush in the other,
squinting my eye
and
measuring distances very knowingly with my thumb...
I felt very French indeed.
And...
as my high school French could take me only so far...
(...Sorry Mademoiselle Evard...)
I used a web tool for translation.
My sincerest apologies to anyone who reads or writes French!
I couldn't help myself...
I was just in a French state of mind! :)
Floraison joyeuse Mardi!
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

"Voila!"
~Me

22 comments:

Alex said...

Absolutely fabulous colors! They are just so vibrant and the colors of the leaves are just so good! THe borders designs are also very unique and they fit right in, and it's very much 'your-style'! What a nice gift, and the receipient must be the luckiest person on the planet ^^

The Gypsy said...

This is gorgeous, and the colours, the borders, the writing - Tres French indeed!
BTW I'm going to post your anklet before the end of this week hopefully - so let me know once you get it :-)

Julie said...

Gorgeous colors!!! So carefree and French! LOL!

Danette said...

Beautiful, like everyone said gorgeous colours, well done!!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Let's see if I remember my high school French...
Tres Jolie... Very pretty

Love the play of light you managed to capture so well.

Teri C said...

What a guy!!! And what a beautifully rendered remembrance. I can just see you being so French! lol

Lynn said...

Hey, I could read the French and I only had one semester in eight grade! Mr Whiner was the teacher and he did Whine a lot. LOL
Beautiful painting. Really really wonderfully done.

PAK ART said...

I love your "french" talking. Several of us took high school spanish at my place of work and somedays we get in our "spanish" mode and pretend to speak spanish...it never works very well. We get as far as "how are you?" fine, thank you.

Janice said...

beautiful roses and vibrant colors, but I'm most fascinated by the borders - always a passion with me - and the French, oh the French - practicing my high school French from many years ago

please send more

Anonymous said...

Hey! As Marc would say, "You are very francais!" He only knows, "Ou es la bibliotheque?" (Where is the library?) which he uses in many inappropriate ways!;) Your blog makes my day!;)
Jan;)

soulbrush said...

what a romantic. where's he gone to and for how long?

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow this is beautiful. What a great memory keepsake.

soulbrush said...

because you're missing your sweetie there's an award for you on my blog ...help you feel less lonely...tee hee.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I would sooo enjoy pretending French with you. :) ... and if my journal pages looked half as wonderful as yours, I would have dozens of full books on my shelves.

studio lolo said...

I love that he gives you flowers and that you miss him already. True love! The drawing is yummy!

I rec'd your beautiful atc's yesterday and the wonderful envelope!! Thanks Margaret, you made a tired girl smile ;)
I can't wait to get caught up and do something special for you.

Have a fabulous week!
xo
~L~

marianne said...

Oh how pretty! My french isn't good so I can't judge , but everything together makes a perfect picture to me. Lovely pink!

Have a nice day!

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Tres jolie, mon petit chou!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh this is so very French of you Margaret. Roses before the trip, my my, it must be some trip. I hope you are feeling well again.

Claire M said...

Beautiful!

bubblemunch said...

Such luscious roses - I can almost smell their scent!
It's a great page layout too with the borders and colours.

nanke's stuff said...

They are lovely! The colors are so happy and vibrant. I love it .... and so will your sweetie! nancy

purplepaint said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!! I love these and all of your new work! You've been busy! I'm definitely going to have to get busy and do some ATCs so we can trade? Marva