Monday, September 28, 2009

fashionable friends

Fine Art Photographer Elizabeth Belliveau and Artist, Patricia van Essche "pve"
Sandra Morgan Interiors at home event
One of the most wonderful things about friendships is seeing what's next. A career in fashion was the perfect place to meld a love of art and design as well as inspiration to always look ahead for a fashionable life. After all, friends and family prove to be an incredible source of strength and constancy in a world that is always looking for the next new collection.

Last week, I had the great pleasure of being in wonderful company of my dear friend Elizabeth.
We met whilst working in Fashion and our career paths crossed twice, now, make that three times. After our life in fashion, we both chose to raise our families while never straying far from our love of design and the creativity that we honored in each other. We have provided each other with enthusiasm and encouragement and validity. I always admire Elizabeth's dedication to her work as well as her family. Our desire to be there for our families, yet long for a creative outlet as well as rewards has been a common thread of our friendship.
Sandra Morgan Interiors, outside looking in the shop window
She is the photographer who snapped the amazing shot of me in the upper right hand corner, (that so many of you comment on, time and again.) My artwork and her fine art photo images are on view at Sandra Morgan Interiors. Please take a moment to view Elizabeth's wonderful site and leave her a comment here to inspire her to start her very own blog! I will make sure that all your comments are sent to her. My fashion day friends are like that, supportive, encouraging as well as thoughtful. Do you have friends who have provided support and motivation along your quest?


The Antiques Diva™ said...

What beautiful ladies you both are - gorgeous open smiles that makes one want to smile in return! And how exciting that you're displaying your work together!!!

By the way, the dates for the Affordable Art Fair in NY will be May 6- 9 2010. Have you ever considering displaying your artwork there yourself? I think the application is on the website for the fair!

All the best,

Tara said...

Hi Patricia

What talented ladies you are! I love your illustration few posts back--of your Sunday mug! Preferably, I am a cup and saucer gal on weekends, mugs during the week. Your friend should certainly start her own blog, there are those of us out here in Blogland that so admire such creativity!

I made a trip in August to Ina Garten's Kitchen in Rockerfeller Center and posted about it otday...did you get to see it? What fun that was!

vicki archer said...

She is a wonderful photographer and a new blog is always very welcome. I hope she starts one....xv

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Elizabeth, you have too much talent not to share it with the rest of us via a new blog! The images are stunning.

Supportive friends are real friends. I'm grateful for them everyday.

pve design said...

I shall look into this Art Fair! It certainly sounds interesting! Thanks for the kind comments, I am smiling right back at you.

pve design said...

I do love a good cup of tea in a cup and saucer...which I hope we meet and enjoy that pleasure. The little things and then the big things like seeing Ina's Kitchen make life much more fun!
Elizabeth will surely feel the blog love!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Her work is stunning and website gorgeous. I would definitely read her blog!

pve design said...

yes, and I could see you becoming a regular.
You would love her classically composed home, full of art, and finds along the way....and her exclaiming, oh, that, I found it in the garbage....and that in a thrift store! E has a great eye!

jae said...

absolutely...those friendships are so important. encouraging and understanding. so, to your friend elizabeth...yes, start a blog...we all love patricia's photo and you have left us wanting more.

Kwana said...

You and Elizabeth look so beautiful. She is such a great talent. I know her blog would be fab. Come on Elizabeth, jump on in!

As for encouraging friends... I'm blessed in that area to have you as one and so many others in my knitting group and writing friends on the side.

pve design said...

yes, friends need support to know that a dream and a goal - will equal a realized dream!
keep writing towards your goals of being published.

Joyce said...

You girls look beautiful! It is amazing how friendships grow by simple nod, smile, hello... Friendship is like finding a hidden treasure under a rock.

I have been bless with wonderful friends. My friends from The Backdrop are so dear to me. It all started by stopping into their store as a customer and now part of their family life. I know them almost as long as I know Gary. They always encourage and support me in all my crazy ideas. They accept my bad hair days and all!

Have a golden one my friend! xoxo

London Calling said...

Sunny smiles by talented ladies.

annechovie said...

Congratulations to you both! That is wonderful that you've maintained your friendship and creative support network over the years. I will visit Elizabeth's site.

pve design said...

You have also been an inspiration to me, as well as artist friend and I sincerely hope we shall meet one another.

Greet said...

I go to visit her site immediately!

Greet said...

Hi, It is me again! My god! This is true art! I adore her photos!


pranksygang said...

THats very sweet..!!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Well hello gorgeous! I love seeing the 'blogger behind the blog'. Your friend has such talent!

Michelle said...

Yes, I do, and I feel very fortunate :) It must have been nice to see each other; especially to support another's work.

I love the opening picture on her website with the three ballerinas. Stunning!


Debra said...

A lovely pair-you are! Elizabeth- you need to start a blog- there is so much greatness out there and your work needs to be seen- I can see that you would bring inspiration to so many of us.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

With an eye like that, she should blog!

I couldn't do without the continued support of Mrs. E. and my friends, one of whom gave me the seed of the idea for Easy and Elegant Life.

I think that your smiles in the lead photo says it all.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Just beautiful, ladies! And I love that your paths have crossed over and over.

I have a friend named Leah whom I call "The Agent" -- because she does a better job at talking me up than I do! I have her to thank for various freelance projects. Also, I am incredible lucky to live with a man who constantly says wonderful things about me and gives me inspiring pep talks. Even if he is slightly jaded. ;-)

style chronicle said...

What a talented woman, just like her friend. You both look lovely.

I don't know what I would do without my lifelong friends to uplift, encourage and carry me through this crazy, beautiful life!

Summer is a Verb said...

Yes, YOU! Btw, my MRR frmae arrived today from Marnie and it's sooo pretty. And, I'm in love with her PVE Illustration. Besides mine, I think it is one of my favs...XXOO

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Oh la la. Her work is so beautiful she simply MUST start a blog!!!
XX Kate