Wednesday, May 07, 2008

the little prince

The Little Prince is one of my favorite books.  Not only am I inspired by this story  but I am always amazed that this book pulls rank, right behind the "Bible" and "Gone with the Wind."  Antoine de Saint Exupery the author and illustrator not only has a way with illustrations, but the words also are enlightening.  The book was published in many languages and this is one of my favorite lines;
"It is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye"


I painted this nursery for a little prince inspired by the book "Le Petit Prince."  I apologize that the photo does not show my decorative painting up close.  Little stars were hand painted around the room for this little prince who has a heart of gold.
This book is a perfect gift for all little boys as well as girls searching for their "Le Petit Prince."
It is a perfect start to a royal library of classics.

16 comments:

hazel said...

beautiful as usual! I'll have to get the book.

Kwana said...

I've always loved The Little Prince. Forever a Classic.

In(side) the Loop said...

What a sweet nursery and I love the idea of sweet baby being surrounded by the little stars.

...and that view from sweet baby's room!!

LondonCalling said...

Always love seeing literature as a theme in childrens rooms. Beautiful rendering of this literary classic.

Melissa Lewis said...

To my kindred spirit(hehe),

This is too funny... my dad got me this book when I was little. We are not close, but every time I see this back, it brings back that good memory.

Also, I painted stars all over my first nieces room when she was a baby. Along with an angel sitting on a half moon. It was the first mural I ever did:)

Great post today!

littlebyRD said...

I love the illustrations in that book and just realized I don't have it! Must get it for my son. I love what you have done in the nursery - magical!

Mrs. Blandings said...

A Blandings' favorite!

Mrs. Limestone said...

That is one lucky baby :)

ALL THE BEST said...

What a lucky little one!! And just look at that view from a beautiful room!

Tyler said...

classic and sweet style to grow with your friend's 'little prince'. what a dreamy nursery -- do you travel to paint? the excerpt you noted is so true -- the essentials so simple and unnoticed and precious. thank you.

Krissy said...

what a lucky couple to have that painted in their nursery. the little prince is my favorite book and I have done a few paintings for my living room in small frames inspired by it. Just LAST NIGHT, I printed a new set of gocco cards with that exact quote on them :)

Mrs.French said...

If I ever have another wee one I am flying you out here and you are going to paint me a sweet mural in the nursery. You'll have plenty of notice. :)

pve design said...

Mrs.French,
Oh what an honor for you to think of me to paint for the" next " baby bliss nursery. Wishing you many more. Hurry up, cause I truly cant wait!
I have never been to your area and from what I see, it looks quite lovely!
Patricia

Mary-Laure said...

I love the Little Prince so much that I bought it in different languages: I have it in French, English, Spanish, Chinese and Hungarian...
Fun, no?

stacy said...

OMG, I love this. I love The Little Prince and to have an entire nursery inspired by it, it's amazing.

enc said...

A beautiful room! I'd expect no less from you.