Monday, September 15, 2008

tail gate season

In anticipation of Fall and certain events that beckon for a party, a tail gate party provides an easy way to gather with friends!  Nothing is more fun than attending an event with a prerequisite tail gate.   Loading up and flinging open the back, to baskets of freshly prepared savory items to share with a cup of something like apple cider for a taste of fall!  Mingling with with 2 legged and 4 legged friends is a perfect way to get out and enjoy nature. Do I leave you inspired to tail gate (even if it is pre-game in a parking lot) and what will you bring?

34 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

ooh, I love this. Your work in color is my favorite:)

pve design said...

maryam -
thank you for your visit from marrakesh - need to infuse some of your world into an illustration, you must certainly live in a colorful part of the planet!
love color!
pve

heidi said...

mmm... I would bring ginger cookies.

purple pineapple said...

Very appropriate timing. We tailgated the UCONN game Saturday, but alas, did not look like this fantastic image. Oh well, something to strive for! Thanks for the inspiration!

pve design said...

heidi -
ginger cookies, hmm.
love to bake, but "trader joe's" has some really tasty
ginger cookies!
pve

purple pineapple -
tail gates are all about being with one another and conjuring up lively banter pre-game or event.
pve

Joyce said...

What a beautiful drawing! I am actually wrote a small piece on tailgating for this Friday on my blog!

Kim said...

I love this piece! You are amazing!!!

Be the change..... said...

my favorite part of any sporting event! You've captured it brilliantly with your illustration!
and ginger snaps are my FAVORITE cookie :-)

Kwana said...

This makes me so long for Fall and the leaves changing. The color is amazing. I don't know what I'd bring. Good food for sure but good friends are a must.

Julia said...

What a great image! I've been to one tailgating event, and I have to say, yours is infinitely more elegant and refined!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This looks like a Town and Country autumn! Love the lady in the hat with the scarf...and those pumpkin colored trousers! Are they all there for a steeplechase?

I think I'd bring pumpkin pie and sugar cookies.

pve design said...

Julia,
Just popped over to visit you at red otter -
what a sweet blog and I adore your journals, how did you know I collect Journals....! Must order one for me.
Pve

Janet said...

I love this, the colors are wonderful. The gathering is much more classy than any tailgate party I have attended.

pve design said...

janet -
after all - presentation is everything - even if it is pb & j's! :) thanks for visiting.
pve

miss cavendish said...

This was a new concept for me when I moved to the States. I like your genteel picnic suggestions . . .

{ Becca } said...

That is beautiful! Makes me want some warm apple cider and a cozy blanket!

pve design said...

miss cavendish -
your picnic would be sweet, I bet, with those hand made little cakes.
working on your drawing....
pve

Lovebird said...

I love this one! I would bring some carmel apples.

MIMILEE said...

Nothing is more fun than to tailgate!....I don't do it often but at least once each football season. We just try to keep the food very simple but delish too!

I think hot wings are a must and chocolate chip toll house cookies!

Lovely blog today!

joanne said...

it's so much fun to eat and visit!

Eileen said...

I wish I can go to a tail gate party like this. I used to go them at Giant Stadium. None of the people looked this interesting. I love the colors!!!!

enc said...

I wish all tailgate parties were this refined!

I love the fall colors on your blog!

Style Court said...

Oh I love this one Patricia! I'm so in the mood for fall now.

SimplyGrove said...

This photo is the perfect example of what I am looking forward to for this fall!!! Lovely

Tara said...

Patricia

Tailgating before a tennis match is what we do here--love hearing the girls getting together and chatting as we parents are allowed (only) oon the periphery

pve design said...

for all those that commented on tail gating-

thanks so much - your comments mean the world to me, like having a fan club. When I was little, I would draw pictures and sell them door to door....for a penny! blogging is just like the ole adage, "penny for your thoughts!"

thanks!
PvE

Elements of Style said...

This SO makes me excited for fall!!!!!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Hoooray! The silver candlesticks, champagne bucket and plaid blankets. And drinks hamper.

Perfect illustration.

littlebyRD said...

Yes! This is a gorgeous illustration - makes me want to jump right in.

simply seleta said...

Whew, you just got me excited for our GA Tech games in Atlanta. Only, can you help me look that chic at a tailgate party?

N said...

oh this is fun. love this.

hot toddies.

pve design said...

Easy and Elegant.
Can count on you for the silver! Thank-you.
PvE

N-
Hot Toddies, perfect!
PvE

Mimilee-
Tollhouse cookies, I can smell them being pulled from the oven.....ah!
PvE

Why won't we have a wonderful tail gate party!

Catherine said...

love this-i'm so ready for some fall weather!

Summer is a Verb said...

LOVE this illustration! Where DO you come up with all these marvelous visions??? XXOO