Monday, April 20, 2009

play house

pve design illustration    ~    becoming home photograph
Today is a special day, I feel as though I am a kid playing house!  My blog will soon have a new look and we have a winner of the "best face forward" from last fab friday!  Number 36 was the number selected by the random number selector and the winner is "Pam" - so Pam, I hope you will e-mail me with the photo of your favorite face!  I shall work from your photo and send the artwork to you!  (Love to draw your favorite face "Pixel" - your Brittany Spaniel!)

Do you ever like to play house?  What makes your day and your home more playful?  A tot, a pup or something else?  (I added this fence to "becoming home's" home to make it more playful) One of the joys of being an artist is the art of play!

23 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

In the master bedroom, we have a wall of windows. Outside is a lovely tree w/big branches. Hubby and I often imagine that we have a tree house (something simple) and it leads to our bedroom, so we can walk around easily. If it is lightly raining, we would still be able to sit out there because the leaves above us would cover us. We really enjoy talking about how much fun it would be to look at the moon from our treehouse.

pve design said...

purple,
lovely imagination, and I see a piano in that tree house for you to tinkle the ivories on underneath the stars!

Blushing hostess said...

Indoor rainy day picnics with the tot! Fun!

Debra said...

We downsized to a much smaller home-so we often feel like this is a "playhouse"!
Congrats! to Pam- can't wait to see what she decides on for her special PVE illustration.

Joyce said...

Happy Monday Patricia! I like the fence you added to the drawing. Inviting and a great selling feature.
I like to pretend, to be living off in the woods somewhere with a nice cold stream in the back, living off the land and driving my little vintage red truck into town to visit at the local diner and sell jam and herbs. My love brings me back to remind me with my thumb we would be verrry hungry! Enjoy your day! xoxo

g. said...

Congrats to Pam. Such a great gesture. Love your daydream, Purple Flowers. Very sweet!

jae said...

How ironic...I posted one of my favorite quotes today...if you let your imagination go, does it ever come back? Like I said in my post....I hope not! Have a great day and again, lovely illustration!

Kwana said...

Our dog, Jack seriously makes our house more playful. You just can't stop him once he gets going.

ArchitectDesign said...

I think I've been playing house my whole life! I like using good china all the time so that I can feel 'grown up' LOL

Mrs. Blandings said...

Can't wait to see the new look!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

So clever....that fence and top black shutters make all the difference. No particular spot, but you have me thinking I might need one!

red ticking said...

ooooh i thought i won something wonderful and then decided since i have been absent from blogging recently i missed the boat...boo.... oh someday i would LOVE to have one of your amazing masterpieces... i love your style... x pam

Sam said...

I am such a huge fan of your illustrations. As a student, I have such respect for a natural hand {especially since it takes me forever to get a effortless looking rendering}. Would absolutely be honored to do a giveaway and include an interview with it it to learn more about your techniques.

xx,

Sam @PrettyLovely

pam said...

oh, yay! i'm so excited!! what a lovely way to start my week. thank you so much patricia! i'll have to sort thru photos today to find the best of pixel and then i'll email you. thanks again! pam

simply seleta said...

Okay, here's another one of your paintings where I just want to pack up my fam and MOVE IN!

simply seleta said...

Oh....the fence makes me want to play "house."

gatherings home said...

I missed the boat too! :( Oh well...that all teach me.

Jess Constable said...

Such a cute house and your photo is even more adorable!

Blair said...

Beautiful illustration-love the fence addition! Excited to see the new blog look.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful drawing Patricia. I hope your week is off to a great start!

Kotori said...

I love your house illustrations - they are simply beautiful.

erika said...

darling! absolutely darling!
my pups and a little music makes playing house at my house fun!!
XO
e

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the painting...and fabulous fence!

If I could I'd play house all day, every day...setting tables, crafty projects, baking pies, having dinner on the table, sewing projects...I think we always want what we can not have. :-) Need to start playing the lottery...