Thursday, May 14, 2009

smiling places


Do you have a favorite landmark building, or site that you love to go to, it could be a shop or a quaint spot to go to that might need a sketch.  Take a look at this site with a new launch. Click around and see my illustrations sprinkled about. 
 The bulk of those illustrations were done over many years as stores opened.  I take great delight in knowing that my work has longevity and continues to smile on.  
My illustration and design services are available for commissions.  Let me know if you are a small business or a home in need of commemorating?  Times may pose challenges, but we all need to look for happy smiling places.

Nothing like a little shameless self promotion to spread a little cheer!

31 comments:

Kwana said...

I've always loved these!

pve design said...

Kwana,
It feels good to know that my work lives on. I love them even more today.
pve

Julia said...

I do have some favorite places here in madison, though my ultimate favorites are in Petoskey, MI and on Mackinac Island! I love these illustrations--so colorful and playful!

pve design said...

Julia,
Oh, the places we'll go...
Are you on the Nurse track??
Hope all is swell.
pve

Debra said...

I say~ Self Promote! You have created whimsical, bright, cheery illustrations for McLaughlin. They are fortunate to have your delightful work. I would much rather see these charming illustrations than the day to day models- these gals radiate style.

Purple Flowers said...

I think you painted the one in my town (Morristown, NJ). It's very cheery and uplifting to look at.

pve design said...

Debra,
Did you ever cheerlead?
I can see you looking smart and hair in pig-tails, smiling us along!
thanks,
pve

Purple-
Oh, yes, you are near one...
off to e-mail you something now.
pve

Janet said...

Oh, I love that yellow door!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Love your work..always!

Frau said...

Beautiful!!!!

Rachel Follett said...

I think that is so wonderful how timeless and beautiful your work is. That's talent!

LindsB said...

I love your work, and the little art work pieces all over their site are so great- it gives it something special!

allie in g'town said...

Swing by tomorow (or 3am-ish this am!)for a little more promotion...just a smidge. You know I love your J. McL work!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love your work and will most likely post some pictures soon. I started a second blog that's less writing than pictures - so probably there.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You should promote your work...it's wonderful. Love those storefronts. Will watch for your red tomorrow.

Joyce said...

I love everything you create! Simply B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! XOXO

pve design said...

Joyce,
be sure and stop back tomorrow for a perfect beginning to motivate you to keep on truckin!
pve

Marnie said...

I remember when i figured out that you were the artist behind all those j mclaughlin postcards i saved. loved your artwork then and love it now as evidenced by by blog header and your designs for me - love you to patricia - and nothing wrong will self-promotion - gotta do it -

soodie :: said...

Really and seriously... Good For YOU! Your renderings are just great. I'm with Debra -- I would much rather see your work than photos or anything else.

Sanity Fair said...

These are charming! You do really lovely work.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Your store fronts/shops are always my favorites.. wish I had a store to get an illustration from you of!

pve design said...

Lecia,
Oh and what kind of store might you have, a bakery, a camera shop, a book store, a flat stanley store, a craft store, a happy store full of goodness....or a coffee shop where all the bloggers would go to.
I know whatever shop you have, it would be a happy place and I would frequent it often!
pve

summer said...

your work is always so exquisite and charming, patricia! love the sunny day background in your shopfront prints. promote on!

ps. thank you for the camp question!

purple pineapple said...

Looks great! I love the look and colors you use. You have a neat way of capturing that's like a little window into someone else's world. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

If you got it, you gotta flaunt it!
you got it sis!

thepreppyprincess said...

The Jefferson Memorial, hands down, off season, no tourists, just the quiet and the water. It was much better before the changes/restrix following Sept. 11th, but it still soothes the soul.

And didn't J. McLaughlin do a grand job with the site overhaul?

Enjoy a stellar weekend!
tp

thepreppyprincess said...

PS: We adore the self-promotion, one of our goals is to do well enough to request the honor of your services for our graphic look!

Velvet and Linen said...

Promote away!
Your work is fantastic.
I agree with Debra. Your designs just make me smile.

xo
Brooke

Lara Harris said...

I love, love, love your storefront dipictions!:o)

Camille said...

I LOVE J. McLaughlin and as soon as I saw the first illustration in this post I realized that I had seen your work at the one in Charleston, SC. I love these illustrations so much.

Best,

Shani

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

Lovely!
has your work load lightened up at all?
~leticia
http://galsintheknow.blogspot.com/
btw, check out my blog, my very first giveaway;-)