Friday, November 11, 2011

Come for a stroll with me...and then we can stop at the flower shop....

Hi Everyone.....seriously....just going for a walk and looking at Boulangerie windows and Magasins de fleur in Paris would be all I need to make me Happy.....so today I ask you to take a stroll with me .....perhaps we can start at the most famous street in Paris......Avenue des Champs Elysess....and make stops at our favorite Bakeries and Flower Shops....

I think it would be a great idea....don't you......Well today I share with you my latest Parisian Painting inspired by one of those gorgeous street florists.....I could sit right here on the curb all day and sip a latte......

I am sharing this with my friends and Paint Party Friday and Creative Everyday......

I hope you enjoyed a little virtual Paris with me....


and now let us remember.......

Today is Remembrance day.....
I would like us all to remember all the wonderful people that have made our lives better with their service...
Remembrance Day is not just about people from wars of the past. It's about men and women of our communities that have made the ultimate sacrifices for the greater good. It is also about appreciation for the work that they do today and every day to ensure that we all enjoy the special life with freedom. May we all take a moment to reflect....The 11th Month, The 11th day, The 11th hour....and this year....the 11th year....

So please wear your poppy and take a moment of silence to remember ......

Happy Creating......Arevoir!!!
Diana

49 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful flowers, just breathtaking. Yes it's not 11/11/11 over here yet but in a few hours it will be. Not to come again and in fact next year is the last year there will be even numbers all around. 12/12/12 is the last. After that we have 2013 and no more 1/1/1 or 2/2/2/ or 11/11/11, etc. How weird is that. Happy PPF and yes a Day of Remembrance.

laurie said...

lovely and such good advice,

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Laurie!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Gloria!!! that is neat information....I never even thought about it.....

Thanks for popping by!!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous painting, beautiful flowers! And I'm wearing my poppy!

Ces said...

Diana, thank you for the walk. I would love to meet you in Paris and go to art museums! Tomorrow is Veteran's Day here and am so grateful for al the servicemen who dedicate their lives so I may live in freedom.

Becca said...

Wow, that is a lovely painting! Reminds me a little of the farmers markets in Seattle, Washington. Also a beautiful reminder...the poppy.

Tammie said...

Diana, your post is lovely in every way and your flowers are oh so Parisian~

Lesley said...

I love to visit Paris and this is so evocative...lovely painting! I have my poppy :) Happy PPF.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Loving the tour of Paris and I really love this one... I am such a sucker for flowers and these are prefect for the beautiful early summer weather we are having here in Australia... xx

Pointy Pix said...

wow this is such a gorgeous painting and coupled with your wonderfully evocative descriptions makes me imagine a Paris of the 50s with Audrey Hepburn strolling along and stopping to smell the flowers!

your remembrance poppies are beautiful and i'll be keeping the minute's silence at 11am in honour of tjose who died so we could take our freedom for granted.

Nigel said...

Wonderful flowers, and the remembrance piece is beautiful

NatashaMay said...

That is wnderful! I've been to Paris but in winter so I didn't get the whole Paris feel that I wanted. :)

Gwen Hughes said...

I did enjoy the tour of Paris and your flowers are gorgeous!
Gwen xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous work!

WrightStuff said...

What a great scene you have conjured up there Diana - I think I might have to have a maccaroon now!

La Abela said...

Flwers for the door of the new Ilenia 11/11/11, is an interesting proposition. Saludos

Geckostone said...

Ah Paris, another main stop in my fantasy vacation dreams ( until we win the lottery at work!). Thanks for the virtual tour in the meantime , your painting is gorgeous!Nice notes on Remembrance Day! Deb

carlarey said...

Your flower painting is wonderful, makes me wish I really was there having a stroll right now.

A few years ago we were in Scotland, and every village, no matter how small had a memorial to WWI. We began counting the names, and it really hit home, just how enormous the sacrifice had been. Thanks for reminding us of that.

art2cee2 said...

The flowers are awesome, makes me want to visit Paris...ah one day.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Amazingly beautiful painting. The flowers are so pretty - both the roses and poppies.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Enjoying a stroll with your wonderful flowers ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

KAT said...

I LOVE this...wonderful
Happy

- KAT -

Lisa M Griffin said...

I saw this on FB, it is so lovely. You can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers.
have a good weekend. :)

Megan said...

Beautiful Parisian flowers! I love the poppies also ~ and the meaning behind them... Happy PPF :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your paintings are always inspiring!
I love your floral painting and idea to walk through Paris!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Wow your flowers are totally gorgeous Diana, happy PPF, x

Kristin said...

Ooooh Diana! This painting is one of my favorites of yours yet! I LOVE your Paris inspired painting and think the colors are warm and bright - really, really beautiful!
Thank you too for your sweet anniversary congrats - the jar was made with a picture that was backed with paper (so it's clean on both sides) and glued to the bottom of a glass jar with E-600. I then added beads and crystals to the bottom of the jar. . . thanks for asking friend! xoxo Happy PPF ;)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh I am SO there with you- and with poppies on to boot! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful painting, I am a FOOL for roses!

Amanda Trought said...

The flowers are lovely, so great to connect via AEDM, blessings, Amanda

Art Blog
Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity

marianne said...

What a delightful post!
I love this watercolor!!!! Fabulous!

martinealison said...

Tes fleurs ma chère Diana sont aussi un bel hommage à tous les anciens combattants et aussi pour tous ceux qui combattent aujourd'hui encore pour la liberté de chacun...

J'aime prendre du temps et m'arrêter pour admirer les étals des fleuristes... Une très belle interprétation ... avec les seaux en fer blanc...

J'espère que ton week-end sera merveilleux...
Gros bisous

(ps: peux-tu me rappeler via mail ton adresse postale... Gros bisous encore)

Claudine Intner said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I can't wait for spring to come again!

Serena said...

Beautiful floral pieces today, Diana! The first one definitely has a Parisian air to it.

I wore my poppy for Remembrance Day and we marked our respect in a minute of silence. Lest we forget ~

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, the flowers are stunning!!! Such happy colors all together.
Thanks for the poppy reminder.
xo
lynn

Bella Sinclair said...

I LOVE taking a stroll through the streets of Paris with you! How beautiful, and the colors are marvelous. What could be better than stopping to smell the flowers and sipping some cafe. No matter where I am, I can turn to your paintings and be whisked away in an instant. xoxo

Lesley said...

I would rather stroll the Garden Le Jardins...or a tiny street in the Marais....:)

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

beautiful flowers! happy PPF!

Teri C said...

I would to sit with you and look at all the beautiful flowers !

Joni Nickrent said...

Gorgeous work...love the soft colors. Great tribute too! Have an awesome weekend!

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo how lovely. I love the markets in Paris!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love those masses of flowers! Makes me happy! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sunshineshelle said...

Just beautiful I loved strolling with you & smell & seeing those beautiful blooms & what a beautiful tribute to those we remember on 11-11 Great Post :)

JKW said...

Thank you for taking me for a walk along the avenue des champs elysess - the flowers are exquisite. The poppy's on the poppy page are a wonderful tribute. I love that idea. Blessings, Janet PPF

Heather said...

What a beautiful paiting! I love the flowers. We are celebrating Veterans day on 11/11/11. My husband is a veteran. It is his day. I remember when I was little there was a poppy lady that came in every year and we could buy these poppies that were made of paper.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such beautiful work and post Diana. Thank you for sharing those gorgeous flowers. :)

EVA said...

Diana, this is a fabulous painting! And your labelling gives such a European feel to it! Absolutely gorgeous!!

And the poppy dictionary page is wonderfully appropriate. I wondered it you'd stopped that project. I remember loving your earlier pages. (I bought an old fashioned dictionary to try my own hand at that but so far haven't opened it...)

LOVE these!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! i love this painting! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Cathy Bueti said...

Diana! I love this!! So beautiful! Happy PPF! :)

 
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