Saturday, October 24, 2009

home plate

From time to time an e-mail comes my way requesting a barter of sorts. My father was born and his Mother bartered and paid the kind Doctor with a fresh chicken. My Dad loves to tell this story and chuckle about that poor chicken making it to "home plate."

So a little barter was agreed upon, a sketch for a platter. This week, my polka-dot bordered platter arrived.
With many holiday celebrations looming, I thought this would be the perfect time to barter a platter for a small home illustration - especially knowing that this sweet gal is holding down her fort at home while her husband is serving in Iraq. Please take a moment to visit Laura at Platters and Splatters. Tell her "pve" sent you!

16 comments:

stacey costello said...

What wonderful talent you have! I just found your beautiful blog somewhere in blogland..
I think my son is a master at bartering! "I promise I will do anything you need..." He hasn't quite gotten the concept that you must repay the promise...

Your paintings are divine!!!Couldn't find a favorite though I love them all!
Cheers,
Stacey

ALL THE BEST said...

Lovely platter and lovely artwork! Seems like a great trade.

Jo said...

What a fun barter! I love your painting. The colors are amazing.

Jo

Ideezine said...

I'm so happy to see creativity at it's best and expand outward to benefit all. This is truly a Thanksgivings in a making. Great post.

Bette

Purple Flowers said...

Bartering is a wonderful system. -Enjoy the plate, as I know Laura will enjoy your illustration - so nice!!

Nadine @ BDG said...

That platter is charming and versitile-- I'm thinking cupcakes with sprinkles--

Inty swetha said...

wow!! i love your art ... i think you have to insurance your hands.. they are worth a lot!
and the platter is awesome:)

Debra said...

The best sort of barter, wouldn't you say? I think your illustartion is very inviting-now what are you going to put on that platter?

pve design said...

Stacey-
Thanks for stopping by to visit- A promise is a hard lesson to learn but perhaps with a little barter or a bribe, that will change the situation!
pve

Ronda,
Thanks for your kind comments as always - trust you are home safe and sound and reunited with your boys.
pve

Jo-
Thanks! It was fun to paint, especially with all the inspiration surrounding me, with all the Autumn foliage!
pve

style chronicle said...

Oh, I wish I had something to barter with! I cannot wait for the day that I can commission you to do my house...

VictoriaArt said...

Will check it out right now, sounds beautiful and I love the way you think.
I LOVE your artwork above. It's gorgeous and gives me that lovely feeling of fall in the air!
The perfect exchange!

Simply Mel said...

All the colors in this post just scream "HAPPY FALL"!

Off to see some pretty platters now...

Renae said...

What a fun barter! Love the plate and she will love what you do for her!

Windlost said...

Oh, I love a good barter. But no one seems to need engineering services - at least no one with any good decor to trade!

: )

Enjoy your platter!!

Cote de Texas said...

What a charming story! and the platter is adorable too.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ooooo....I love a good barter! The platter is faboo...and I kind of want to live in your illustration.