Tuesday, October 19, 2010

drive bye

A recent commission for a client who wanted to give her neighbor a keepsake work of art of their home as they are moving. She let me know today how much her neighbor loved the thought along with having a special memory of her old drive.

I love how a street, an avenue or a drive or a boulevard can hold so many memories. Saying good-bye to a home is never easy, but celebrating a home with a keepsake work of art can really make the move sweeter.

22 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Gorgeous painting, just love your art work.

pretty pink tulips said...

There IS something very special about having a precious picture of one's home - where memories are made and life unfolds. Love the house in this picture!

pve design said...

Frau-
Thanks as always for your kind comments in the midst of a busy life~
pve

pretty pink-
truly, with each and every illustration, i think of the memories inside and out of a home. the families, pets, celebrations, and all. wishing you a wonderful day - hope it unfolds with pretty flowers.
pve

Kerri said...

I love this, but then I love all your work! What a lovely client you have there too. K xx

Twist of Lime said...

So thoughtful - and beautiful!

Purple Flowers said...

A home can tell a story...one that is rich in all that life offers.
Beautiful painting Patricia.

Joyce said...

A wonderful gift for a friend. I love your home illustrations. Actually I love everything you paint! xo

Kwana said...

Oh it's so hard to say goodbye.

Ideezine said...

PVE,

How perfect and sweet this is. Your prints would be lovely printed on a garden bib apron, tote bag and tee shirts for a home owner. I love this print it says "I'm home".

Bette

LindsB said...

That is so so thoughtful- what a great neighbor to have living near by- I wish to live in a neighborhood like that one day.

JMW said...

How kind of her neighbor to do that. Love the painting.

Karena said...

I have always loved the idea of a painting in remembrance of a home much loved. Beautiful Patricia!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Southern Lady said...

I'll have to remember that if we ever decide to move. I doubt that we ever will, but I never say never! Carla

bricarwaller said...

Beautiful work and such a thoughtful gift. Just love your work:)

Gretchen O. said...

What a nice thing for her neighbor to do. I wish I had one of your drawings of my old house....hmmmmmm. --Gretchen O.

Debra said...

Makes me want to walk right in and have tea! You sure know how to make a house into a Home Sweet Home~ xxx

The Buzz said...

What a lovely gesture... Wish I could send you to the Belgian countryside so that you could "drive by" our childhood home!

Barbara said...

What a thoughtful and caring neighbor to give such a beautiful gift. Well done for the artist and the gift-giver.
BarbaraG

annechovie said...

Just perfect, as usual! xx

Sanity Fair said...

This is charming - and I'm especially loving your american fashion prints. So classic! You need to do Kate Spade's next book... !
-SF
P.S. I'm hosting a Marc Jacobs jewelry give away! I'd love for you to stop by!
http://sfair.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-jacobs-give-away.html

Carole said...

What a thoughtful gift. I love your artwork.

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