Saturday, May 23, 2009

in the palmettos

Housework???? Not for me!!
Sitting in the palm of someone's hand, my dear friend Elizabeth Belliveau photographed me at Wave Hill and sent this to me.  (She is the famous fine artist, who photographed me at the easel!)  Her site is due to launch any day and I can hardly wait!  Just for fun, she added in the robin's egg blue, "No Housework?Not for me!  A day for no housework and a day to treat oneself to a seat in the midst of lovely palms, and water lilies, now if only I could get someone to peel me a grape, and palm me with a palm frond!  Take time to spoil yourself and laugh this weekend!  
While on the grounds of Wave Hill, Elizabeth picked up half of a robin's egg blue and said, "True perfection, found in nature."

29 comments:

Debra said...

The lap of luxury! A special day spent with a special friend-and no housework. Really, does it get any better than that? Please, let us know when Elizabeth's site has launched.

Tara said...

Patricia

I have just been to the Wave Hill site and may have to add it to my summer bucket list!

PS--maybe your grandchildren will post about this pic in the future like you did about your grandmother-heehee!

pve design said...

Tara,
If you decide to hop across the pond and come my way, let's plan to meet....anything to get out of housework...tee hee.
happy weekend!
pve

Debra-
Show us the spot in Maine like this...
pve

M said...

*snap* Looking Fab! You Go Girl! ;)
I just finished all my housework, running 5 miles and 3 hours of C.R.E.A.T.E.
And it is still just 2 o'clock...
Have a lovely weekend with your family.
xoxo M

Purple Flowers said...

Your surroundings are fabulous. They lend a feeling of 1940ish glamour. Lazily sitting among the palms and listening to the fountain splash - lovely.

g. said...

How lovely!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I wish I could declare this a no housework weekend...

pve design said...

M-
Good for you to have already done so much. Just back from a run and watering my garden and today is absolutely gorgeous.
happy weekend.
pve

Prairie Girl Studio said...

lucky you!

i think the bench style with the arms fanning out has a certain cleopatra'ish' air ... julius? antony? where art thou with my grapes?

it's a lovely pic depicting a lovely time ~ happy weekend,
prairiegirl

Deidra said...

Great pic. It looks very art deco!

pve design said...

Prairie Girl,
She did snap one of me like Cleopatra -
enjoy the weekend and all the new life...and sweet birdies...chirping.
pve

pve design said...

Deidra,
Yes, indeed, the garden has that deco allure.
pve

Mrs. Blandings said...

Simply gorgeous. The setting, the subject and the picture.

La Maison Fou said...

Wishing you lots of R & R this weekend!
Leslie

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Hi there! First off, thanks for your comment on my blog and the encouragement. I know that there are so many success stories when it comes to cancer and your friends is just another that brings me hope. Secondly, your artwork is amazing. I am so inspired by you and, once I get to chat with my husband, would LOVE to pick an image for you to paint. Your color would look lovely on my walls. I just love it. I will be back to your blog again and again!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Paricia,
Jeez.....you make for a good model! I think I need your friend Elizabeth to take one of me, I have the wors pics. Lovely setting, it suits you!

pve design said...

Sande-
I would love for Elizabeth to take a photo of you - you will love her wrapping and presentation! I keep applauding her, and she keeps encouraging me.
I know her photos will one day be coveted by not just me. That makes me smile.
pve

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

That should be the cover of your memoir!! I adore it!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Impressive photo!! And lovely post. Happy, happy weekend to you and your family. xoxo

jae said...

I have a hard time now looking at these gorgeous settings and not imagining you painting them. You must think that every where you go. Have a wonderful long weekend.

Kwana said...

I love this so much. Can't wait for our trip to Wave Hill. Elizabeth is a great talent.

Brillante Home Decor said...

Looking forward to Elizabeth's site. I always admired your portrait, very intriguing and perfectly done.

Sanity Fair said...

great photographer! I love the easel picture.

Karena said...

Oh and I really love that photo of you! I will check out her site right now!

Kelsey B. said...

love it! i actually just took a photo of a robin's egg today, i found it on the ground during a walk on a country trail. I am putting it in a photo essay to document memorial day weekend 2009. I heard lots of baby birds above us in a nest, it was natural and sweet.

Millie said...

Patricia - I'm shocked that you are out swanning around instead of being at home doing your housewifely duties! Actually girl, you are now officially on my Domestically Challenged Heroes Honour Roll. Loved your comment re: Kath & Kim over @ Kwanas. I posted a reply to your query about translation.
Millie ^_^

gina said...

What a fun picture!! Beautiful you in a beautiful setting.

I agree about housework - necessary, but it just takes too much time away from creative pursuits and books!

Cote de Texas said...

I love this picture! Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

abby jenkins said...

That photo looks like something right out of Slim Aaron's portfolio..fabu!