Wednesday, April 15, 2009

supreme (style) court


pve design - illustration for one with supreme style of the court.
Each day, one of my favorite jaunts is to visit a spot with supreme style, "Queen" of the 
style court if you will.  Often it is those who I admire not only for their ability to post often, but to be so passionate about what they love.  Many of you know style court already, but for those of you who do not, take a caravan, a rick-shaw, or carrier of choice to visit.  There you will find a bit of art history, a collection of art, some vintage books and style that pays homage to another era.
The above sketch, I illustrated for style court, just for fun, just because she inspires me and takes me to a far away world full of intrigue.  Oh, yes, you know who you are, and there are others out in the blogosphere that inspire me to keep illustrating, and not surrender my desire to draw.  I thank each and every one of you for inspiring me to create and to connect with individuals who are engaging, well-read, passionate, on a pursuit to live an artful life.  What blogs motivate you or inspire you to do your best?

47 comments:

heidi said...

patricia.... ernie won!!!!!
Come take a look!
xoh

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I *love* your elephant and the attention to detail, the clever references which encapsulate the amazing Style Court. I am envious of your witty illustrative style which adds distinction to so many of the best stylish authoritative blogs. My favourite is Emily Evans Eerdman's - the way you have incorporated her initials in a key pattern. Bravo!

pve design said...

Heidi-
"Ernie" will love this! She will be here thursday and I will gather her info! Thanks so much.
pve

Rose-
Thanks, I had a really rough morning, so I needed to lose myself in a drawing which is really the reason why I love to find wit, to create something that will cause one to smile in a chic sort of way. I guess you could say I am obsessed with cleverness of interpretation of lifestyles. You must know what I mean, to find the humor in little things.
pve

M said...

GORGEOUS illustration! It reminds me of an old movie i saw when i was a kid...The secret garden.
Well we talked yesterday about things that inspire us ;)

Kwana said...

Love The illustration and Style Court!

Deidra said...

Your illustrations are amazing! I love that elephant...and the colors you chose. Beautiful!

Style Court said...

Patricia --

My jaw dropped when I saw this. Your sensitivity and attention to detail is amazing. I'm thanking you privately but just had to give a little thanks here too.

I'm so touched by your words and the illustration.

xx
Courtney

Frau said...

great art work...what blogs inspire me I like a wide variety, art, decor, food, family, humor really anything. I think of it has my magizines or little books. My husband said you don't read that much anymore and I was like oh yes I do short stories in the dozens everyday. Takes me far away places as well.

Kathleen said...

The illustration is terrific. No, make that super terrific.

Style Court said...

Rose and Kwana -- thanks so much!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Simply fabulous drawing.....she must abolutely love it. So clever! The details and colours....another notecard (wink,wink).

g. said...

Courtney not only has immense style, but is just a lovely person. Your beautiful illustration does justice to both of you!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Patricia - what an amazing tribute. I wish we could all reward Courtney so handsomely. It's divine.

purple pineapple said...

THIS is amazing! You are so talented and your illustrations are all so different but precisely PVE. I enjoy looking at them!

Karena said...

Patricia, this is one of your most amazing illustrations. You are the best!It is perfect for Courtney...

Joyce said...

Oh Patricia this is beautiful and full of color and pattern! I love it! xoxo

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Love. Love. Love. Especially the use of that fabulous "I Married Adventure" zebra cover. Witty & wonderful. Once again.

mary said...

I love following you and seeing your illustrations - but THIS !! This is so perfect and so suited for Style Court(I also follow) It's traditional , it's new, it's artsy, colorful, a bit edgy....you have captured her catholic love for the arts.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh wow!

What an amazing illustration! Just beautiful.

I love the books, the elephant all of it!!!! I love Style Court and it is also one of my daily reads.

Now not to be a kiss-up, but your site is really one of the blogs that inspires me. If I'm having a bad day I know logging on to your site you'll fill with something insightful to think about it and I forget all my worries.

LindsB said...

This illustration is BEAUTIFUL- what an amazing piece of art! You really are one of the sweetest and most thoughtful bloggers out there!

PS- I gave you a little shout out on my blog today

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for your kind words.
Blogging does open our eyes to such places and people.
I am eternally grateful for your comments.
I know style court is too!
tally ho!

jae said...

This is just amazing. It is so obvious that it is you who loves what you do. The attention to detail is perfection, but you add just the right amount of whimsy and cleverness. Where do I find inspiration....I love that it is everywhere in the blog world. So many like minded people connecting and encouraging. It truly is a unique place. PVE - well done and well said.

Emily said...

Beautiful and creative illustration! That's why I love your blog...positive, full of whimsy, and very cool. I appreciate your inspiring views and art. Thanks Patricia!

gatherings home said...

Patricia...simply beautiful. I have just officially become your biggest fan!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Aside from you obviously, Monsieur David Lebovitz inspires me each and every day with beautiful food and beautiful photos!

A Day That is Dessert said...

This is gorgeous, Patricia, and a perfect tribute.

Mrs. Limestone said...

This is definitely one of my favorite illustrations of yours (as if I needed a favorite - I love them all!)

Its almost like a new period for you with bright colors.

Debra said...

What a royal illustration! I love it! This would make the most wonderful blog header!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Wit, charm, detail... and the illustration that you did for Style Court is wonderful fun, too! It really is spot on.

Angela Henrie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I always enjoy being introduced to others' work. I love your illustrations. Don't ever give it up!

Janet said...

Both you and Courtney inspire me every day! Each bit of your illustration captures an element of Courtney's spirit. Lovely.

abby jenkins said...

You have inspired me to pick up my micron and make some cards. You are too much! Merci!

N said...

Another beautiful piece! I LOVE the whimsy in this. Gorgeous.

Real Card Studio said...

Just perfect, your illustration really captures Style Court's brand (for lack of a better word). It looks just like the exotic and beautiful things she blogs about.

Renae said...

Patricia,
This illustration is so lovely and creative. You have such a fabulous gift and you use it well.
Yours and Courtney's blogs are two I read faithfully.
Blessings to you...
Renae

gina said...

Love the Style Court imagery -
One of these days... I'm going to hire you!

To answer your question about what inspires...

You do!!

I see your illustrations of beautiful homes and I pull out my pens to draw. They never will have the look of yours - but you keep me trying!!

Window displays are quick to inspire - (wouldn't that be a fun job to be a window designer?)

COLOR in nature- Art - always inspires me.

Travel - I like making up stories about new places & people I meet - trying to imagine what their life is like.

I always find inspiration through photography - usually more with others, than my own -there is always much to be found on flickr and such.

Brillante Home Decor said...

Of course I follow Style Court and I can see lots of her Blog on your drawing, so refined and colourful at the same time. Brava.

Kerley's Kreations said...

absolutely adorable I love elephants and this sketch is just perfect. I can't wait til I have my studio set up

Courtney said...

Honestly, your own blog inspires me to be a better person. And I mean that with every bit of truth. You have a sense of giving that always makes me want to reach out and use my own talents to brighten others' days. You're one first class woman, Patricia, and the www wouldn't be the same without you!

pve design said...

One of my most favorite thing about blogging are the people you connect with and to have a hand in inspiring someone to draw, to create, to learn, to think is the highest honor. Your comments motivate me to follow my dream of illustration and capturing things in a colorful and stylish way! I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead with great things in store!
Thank you readers!
pve

Style Court said...

Patricia VE -- this post inspires me! Your amazing work, all of the warm comments. Great way to start the day.

xx

ALL THE BEST said...

WOW!! It's so beautiful and really captures Courtney's blog. Style Court is the blog that inspired me to start blogging over 2 years ago!

pve design said...

Ronda,
I never knew that it was Court that inspired you to start blogging and you inspired me. :)
pve

Bonnie said...

Oh this is one of my all time FAVORITES of your drawings! WOW So amazing! Style Court is a wonderful blog which I follow every day. The illustration is magical! :)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Absolutely stunning!

C.T. said...

Wow!!! I love this illustration a lot, beautiful, so colourful!! Totally in love with it.
Been to Style Court and it really is a blog I will visit more often. Thx!!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Your illustration is beautiful, the detail and color amaze me. Just found your blog, and now have to follow.
Cheers