Friday, July 10, 2009

chicago bliss


I am leaving today, on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again...now that does sound really nice, but I am headed to Chicago to work, to"illustrate" a wedding! My heart is already 2 sizes larger with excitement to see a couple I have never even met, and then to illustrate that love on paper. I also will have the pleasure of meeting for dinner with a wonderful fellow blogger.

I know that the wedding details will be incredible and that I will be in heaven trying to capture it all right then and there. There is something tingly about doing this sort of work "live." I am praying for divine intervention, but then I know my blog fans will want to see what I see in the form of illustrations, right!

What sorts of illustrations would you have liked to have had or have of your wedding to hang in your home to remind you of that special day?

35 comments:

Marnie said...

have a wonderful time - sounds like lots of work and lots of fun -

Simply Mel said...

You lucky, lucky girl! And those lucky two souls about to become one! Wow! Have a grand time...

I would have loved to have your magical artistic hands illustrate our day on the glorious steps of the San Francisco City Hall!

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a lucky, lucky couple to have your skills at their disposal. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Nessa said...

Have a great time! What a lucky bride and what a fun trip to take.

One of my favorite photos from our wedding, was a photo of the back of my husband and I standing on the deck. The photographer caught me laying my head on my new husband's shoulder. The only bad thing was is that it was one of the photos the photographer was testing his brand new camera. We didn't have to pay for them, but it is dark and not great quality.

All that said, I look at it often. A stolen moment of happiness.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a perfectly delightful idea!! A wonderful treasure for the couple, and a wonderful experience for you. Have a lovely time!

Tamstyles said...

I cant wait to see what that will look like..hope you share..be careful!

Carey said...

You'll do a beautiful job on their illustrations, I've no doubt about it. After seeing your sketches from the Life Drawing class, it's so clear that you work well under the pressure of short poses and gesture. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come back with. Enjoy your blogger dinner too! (Oh, I would have loved quick sketches done at my reception. The photographer took very few photos there, and I would have enjoyed seeing more. My husband and I were so busy going from table to table greeting that we didn't get to take it all in. We didn't even get to eat!)

Tropical Chateau Shop-owner said...

Oh, how exciting for you! And, the bride and groom to have you and your talents at their wedding to capture those special moments. I am sure they will be amazed with your illustrations. Can hardly wait to see and hear all about it.

Kwana said...

Have a great time. Say Hi to Lady O for me.

Debra said...

Wishing yu a magical time- almost like being a gorgeous fly-on-the-wall. I am feeling great things for you from this job... Have a lovely time and enjoy some solitude along the way.

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for your warm wishes for me to capture grace under pressure. There is something about working live or painting "en Plein air" that forces one to focus on what truly matters in minutes.
That said, I do have butterflies until I start seeing it all come down on paper.
pve

Deidra said...

What a wonderful idea to have illustrations drawn of such a special day. The couple is indeed fortunate to have you along for the ride. And yes, we will want to see some of your work when you return.

Travel safely!

ms. less is always more said...

Have an amazing time! Say hello to Jess for me... I get to meet her later this summer and can't wait!

Design Esquire said...

What a wonderful idea! I am positive you'll do a beautiful job, and that the bride and groom will treasure the illustrations. This may be too much information, but I would have loved an illustration of us alone right after the ceremony, but before the reception, when we were very first married. I would also love one of him looking at me, or when we were dancing (he hates to dance, so he danced as a favor to me). I also think illustrations of the bride and/or groom with special family members would also be lovely. Basically, you can't go wrong, I am sure they will treasure whatever you choose to illustrate!

Joyce said...

I am sending a special request to a special butterfly to help you with those butterflies in your tummy.

I truly don't mean this loosely, but you will be fine. Vision yourself in the corner of the room in your home where you create the beauty you do.

I do hope our weather will be on its best behavior.

Safe travels my friend! xoxo

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW...what a marvelous commission! Could it get any better than that?
Have a wonderful time...your illustrations are perfect for a wedding scene, capturing little quirky scenes of friends and family and then just the pure delight and happiness of the bride and groom.
Keep in touch!
Char

littlebyrd said...

That is so exciting!! And fun!!Have a wonderful time in Chicago.

Steph said...

Wow! How cool is that?!
I think I would have loved to have had an illustration of our first dance!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What wonderful fun...

home before dark said...

You will be and do divine things. So enjoy the opportunity to test your artistic abilities in a new venue....and that goes for the shopping, too

Dana Cochran said...

I found your blog not long ago, and have already linked it to mine. I too am leaping into the world of wedding sketching!! Being in the wedding industry as a calligrapher and stationer, this will be an exciting new ventue for me.
I love your work and look forward to seeing more. Your blog and work is very inspiring!! I love it.

Karena said...

What a great assignment! Have fun with this adventure!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Illustrating a wedding/ What a glamorous idea! Sort like like the fashion shows in the 30s & 40s! I love it!

Jess Constable said...

Ah! So excited to meet you Patricia. I even have a great dinner suggestion down in the city. One of my all time favorite places.

Alexis said...

I was in Chicago last fall for a wonderful wedding...it was pouring rain the entire weekend but it didn't even matter!

I would love to have an illustration of the photograph we have overlooking the entire church during our ceremony. We have it framed in our dining room and everyone that comes over that was there that day looks for themselves in the pews.

Have a great trip!

Southern Aspirations said...

Oh my goodness I would not have even thought that! What a very fortunate gal!

You will be fabulous!

As a recent bride, I can say that I would appreciate something capturing the emotion/love among family members as well as me and my husband. And, given the detail queen that I was, would love a few of the details people may not initially notice- like shoes, ribbons/flowers on the chair, that kind of thing.

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Purple Flowers said...

I believe you are going to illustrate beautiful works of art! I liked our first dance as hubby and wifey

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

How incredibly wonderful. I think that your illustrations will out shine any photograph. I think that is something I would of cherished immensely. The males in our wedding party were in kilts & what an illustration you could of done!
Have a very special day today.

Blair said...

Oh fun! My hometown:) I am sure that your illustrations will be just fabulous and how fun that you are going to have dinner with Jess--I am actually wearing one of her necklaces right now:)

vicki archer said...

Patricia, what a great job this weekend - I love the idea of wedding illustrations. For me I would like illustrations (other than the bride and groom) of the details - the invitations, the flowers, the cake - even some of the guests - the tables....that kind of thing, decor I guess. HAve fun, xv.

Ideezine said...

Capture all the smiles and hearts a thmping. Musical notes and glasses clanning and all the beautiful guests. Besides the wedding couple.

Have a great time!

Bette

Millie said...

I know you will capture the most perfect moments in your unique way Patricia. I wish I'd had you at our wedding 14 years ago. The image of the 5 boys at our table in their tuxs & on their best behaviour will never be repeated - the behaviour that is! Still makes my heart double its beats just thinking about it!
Millie ^_^

jae said...

i think this is perfect! i loved your quick sketches you recently shared from your classes...were you practicing? it is obvious you can look around a room and really see it...see what lies underneath. any stolen moments between the bride and groom would make great illustrations. yes, of course we will be waiting to see.

pve design said...

jae (and other commenters!)
I am back from a whirlwind weekend and feeling great. It was so much fun to fill my eyes and then pour out from my hands, ink, paint and make art.
lots to come, to share...
thanks for all your support!
pve

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