Tuesday, May 26, 2009

purple flowers


Lately, I find myself admiring so many purple flowers.
Inspiration comes in many forms, just in time for this new blog header here.  
When I begin a project, the client sends me snippets to work from, be it a house sketch, a pet portrait, a party, a wedding, or something that they feel will emulate and represent their blog.  
Along the way, while I am working, my eyes seem to be drawn to so many purple flowers.
Why did I not see them before?
I love the way my work gives me time to appreciate beauty and to give others a bit of it in the form of my artwork.  Today, I will give thanks for purple flowers!

32 comments:

Debra said...

I LOVE it! It suits "Purple Flowers"- and I bet she 's thrilled.

M said...

Gorgeous! Purple is one of those colors i absolutely don't want to have in my house but around my house in the garden I LOVE it, combined with Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' the purple flowers really pop out.

pve design said...

Debra,
Thank-you. I did another one, but this one really suited her to a T.
pve

M-
Never underestimate the power of purple...inside and out in the garden! I love purple linings. Paul Smith has a great suit with purple lining that I spotted...
Happy week ahead!
pve

heidi said...

Beautiful! xoh

ArchitectDesign™ said...

a family favorite has always been purple Iris :-) Love that blog header, charming!

Willoughby said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, c'mon back anytime! Your artwork is beautiful! I love the banner you did for Purple Flowers, it's perfect for her blog.

littlebyrd said...

I love those big puff ball purple flowers in the first picture! And of course Lavender will always be my favorite. The blog header you did is just gorgeous!!!!

Kwana said...

Love that header. It's so funny. I just took a picture of a purple flower the other day. So pretty.

Deidra said...

The Color Purple. Lovely. I've admired those flowers in your first picture for quite some time. I asked a friend what they were called, and she told me that they're Bare Naked Ladies.

Beautiful header!

Shandell's said...

In my mind you can never get enough purple. Love the group of alliums.

PS~Erin said...

It is so pretty! I just visited your website for the first time and your art is beautiful... You are so very talented!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Just beautiful. Off to check out Purple Flowers blog!

TheBeautyFile said...

SO pretty...I love all purple flowers, especially lavender plants...that smell....yum!

Purple Flowers said...

I am gratful and thrilled that I discovered Pve and her fabulous artistry. I feel as if the stars are sparkling.

Ideezine said...

Nature blesses us with such a perfect palate. I too am a great fan of purple. I seek it out.

Bette

pam said...

love the banner, patricia! i planted purple salvia yesterday in one flower bed, loved it so much i'm heading back to the nursery for more for the other flower bed. pam

Frau said...

Beautiful artwork! My backyard is full of purple Rhodendrons, never really appreciated purple before more of a pink girl but I love them and they are amazing.

Janet said...

There is bouquet of lilacs on my desk at home. Hurrah for purple flowers!

Jess Constable said...

I love those purple flowers as well! I have a patch of lovely irises on my way to the post office that always make me smile.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

The banner is beautiful Patricia! I took a look at her blog and it is just gorgeous. It will inspire her blogging I am sure!

Sanity Fair said...

purple flowers are so beautiful - I love purple and gray and gold in a room. Such a rich look.

abby jenkins said...

I was laughing as I read your post, since I have been following Purple Flowers I find myself buying more and more lilac-y lovelies to fill my garden beds. They are such a nice compliment to all my white flowers and silver and gray foliage.

Your illustration is wonderful! Perfect!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Lovely little picture. I think my favorite "purple" flower is actually lavender. Lilacs smell like heaven.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just love alliums?? I have always wanted a huge bed just like that one! And a beautiful new illustration, Patricia!!

Jules said...

Everything you do is just so special, Ms. PVE. :)

Renae said...

Lovely Patricia!
I was just thinking I need to add some purple to my yard...I have lots of yellow and purple is so nice with it!
You did such a beautiful job on the header.
Blessings...

Joyce said...

Oh Patricia I love it!! I'm off to see the header. xoxo

A Day That is Dessert said...

This is so nice and thoughtful of you Patricia. xoxo

Christine said...

I just planted purple flowers this past weekend! They make me so happy. Great job on the banner for "Purple Flowers" - it is beautiful.

pve design said...

Thanks for all the charming comments, I am blushing a shade of purple. Each of you give me such encouragement.
pve

LindsB said...

What a lovely new blog header for Purple Flowers!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, I love Purple Flowers (the actual flowers of purple, and the blog of the same name. :-) I'll have to swing over there now to check out her new digs. Lovely!!