Friday, May 16, 2008

frame of mind


As an independent artist, I meet so many wonderful people along the way.  Some people possess what I call a great "frame of mind"-  immediately you feel such a fabulous influence.
You know the sort of person who makes everything rosy, the kind who bakes her own pies, hangs her laundry to dry, is always reading the latest book and is just back from a trip or going somewhere.  Those kind of people are what I call simply infectious and who can make something from nothing all so easily.

Please allow me to introduce you to Marnie over at MRR Design.  I met Marnie for a cup of warmth on a cold winter day.  She wanted some art for her web-site for her business of making unique frames, all with fabric and ribbon.  

She gave me a clear and concise idea of what she wanted and she was great at navigating me.  So much of what I do is a work in progress, back and forth til we reach a happy place.  I enjoy that part of beginning with just of few pieces and then pulling it all into an illustration or a painting.  Marnie was kind, patient and great to work with.  
At the time we met, I was clearly smitten with this "blog thing" and feeling all giddy.  Like being in love, my heart skipped a little faster and I was so excited to receive accolades from other fellow blogging citizens.  Well, my enthusiasm must have pushed Marnie to join in all the fun.  Clearly, I am impressed with her craftiness, her joie de vivre and her drive.  Welcome Marnie by taking a peak at her blog and who knows - perhaps you might even need a frame for a graduate or a gift for yourself. 
 They are beautifully made and add a bit of cheer anywhere!

20 comments:

Octavine Illustration said...

i am in awe of such people who seem to have it all together--i feel a total mess most of the time. it is such a pleasure to work with clients who have a vision!~ such cheerful frames....

pve design said...

Octavine,
Your work is awe inspiring and I am sure that you too have it all together in your own unique way!
Keep on inspiring us all with your incredible work.
Patricia

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Yaaa for Marnie! I love your Illustration...reminds me a bit of the "Eloise"illustrator, Hilary Knight.

Marnie said...

Patricia - Thanks so much for this terrific post - As you know, I love, love, love the illustrations. I figured out the header this morning and it is flying high like a banner. I am so glad that we connected.

Anyone who is reading this - Patricia of pve design does beautiful work as you can see - call on her to do something special for you - whether it is a house portrait, an invitation, a Christmas card, an illustration for your book, article, business - she can do it! And is a delight to work with as well.

Patricia was the spur that kicked me into blogging action - lots of great support and tips -my favorite tip- blog regularly - if you don't it's like someone ringing the doorbell but no one is ever home - then people stop visiting.
best, marnie

pve design said...

marnie-
thrilled for you and may you have tons of happiness and success with everything, but of course, you will always have a wonderful "frame" of mind to meet any challenge! do you feel the blog love!
patricia

Tara said...

Patricia

Thanks for introducing us to her!

Vicki Shuck said...

Patricia,
thanks for your comment on my blog, which led me to YOUR's! I love your attention to the details of living--what a great inspiration you are! Such special drawings, too, I have to say!

littlebyRD said...

I love what you came up with for Marnie! It definitely captures the spirit you were speaking about. Thanks for a nice introduction!

heidi said...

the fabric on that last item looks so vintage "Pucci'! Love it!

pve design said...

heidi,
you need some of those fabulous frames!
patricia

Kwana said...

Thanks for the intro to Marnie. She's clearly so talented. Love her eye and your sketch has such whimsy!

Emily said...

Patricia,
I LOVE your illustration of Marnie's header. It's just fabulous. And I can't wait to check out her frames. Very unique and creative. It very inspiring to see someone chase their dream. It's equally inspiring to see your illustrations. They evoke a whimsical feeling inside of me!

simply seleta said...

I love this illustration, so fresh and feminine. What a fun post! You make everything so pretty.

swell.life said...

thanks for sharing these lovely frames! wonderful to meet you!

enc said...

This is by far the cleverest frame design I've seen.

Anna Spiro said...

Oh Patricia I absolutely adore this piece you have done! I'll be sure to check out her site!!
XX
Anna

ALL THE BEST said...

It's just wonderful! It looks perfect as a blog header!!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

ooooooooooooo such a beautiful illustration !!!

Style Court said...

Kudos to both of you!

brooke ahana said...

I am really impressed with your illustration work - great job, I'll bet your clients are thrilled!