An African Adventure Awaits You...

Looking at these painted posters (by moi) daily in my son's room...
Being stared at by these masks...
I feel today is the right day to grab this hat off the wall and journey to Africa... grab your pith helmet and let's go!
Habitually Chic has found a lovely Giraffe Manor for us to stay...
Or we could rough it in a hut...
Or... there is always this place we could stay... Cris, artist in Oregon would want us to definitely find out more about this house...Does this house look familiar? Hint... 1985... Robert Redford and... let's peek inside for...
Meryl Streep... there she is... accommodations... look pretty nice in OUT OF AFRICA...
The movie Out of Africa is loosely based on a memoir by Isak Dinesen, a nom de plume used by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. The book was published 1937 and tells the events of the seventeen years that Blixen lived in Kenya. The book talks about Blixen’s life on her coffee plantation and about people who were apart of her life there. It is also speaks about African colonial life. This is the real Blixen... And here is my painting of Meryl as Blixen in the 1985 movie Out of Africa which romanticizes a relationship between Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton...it is true that they had a relationship... but the true story is not exactly like the movie... you can read the true story here... for this post I will keep the romance alive that Hollywood depicted and every woman swooned over... The chemistry between Robert Redford and Meryl Streep was dynamic, winning the film 7 Oscars... and the hair washing scene will go down in history as one of the most romantic moments on the silver screen...
I have to tell you the truth... I have not seen this movie...
but I love the photos of the couple picnicking... so romantic to lounge in a field with a handsome man, drinking wine, feasting on some delightful food... aaaaah... I give you this painting... And before you run off to rent this movie... that's what I plan to do... because if I don't... I'm afraid Cris will not speak to me anymore... and I don't want that... I rely on her stopping by daily to give me words of encouragement! Soooooooooo... Without further adieu... I give you the names of the Giveaway Winners...


Silver Screen Surroundings, Shorehouse Chic, Dear Alison, Bishop's Room, My Life on the East Coast... Congratulations! For those of you whose name were not drawn... stay tuned... I am going to be involved with a few other blog's giveaways SOON... you're chance to win is on the way! On that note... I'm off to look at WILD animals and MORE photos from OUT OF AFRICA here at Chick in the Country! ENJOY your weekend SAFARI... See you Monday!

31 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Hello! So nice to hear from you! Ah! The macarons are from Laduree! I have to admit I have not been back to Paris in quite some time & I am missing those most delicious treats! It's almost enough for me to make some airplane reservations! Your post is great! I have not seen that movie in many, many years, I should rent it! I am enjoying searching your site! Best wishes!
Judith

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post Fifi! I have, indeed, seen the movie. It's been a long while though.

Your paintings are beautiful.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a nice post Fifi. I have seen the movie long time ago, but still quite remember it!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Fifi,

I saw this movie so long ago, it was a goodie though.

Congrats to the winners of your giveaway...

I have to be the Susan Lucci of giveaways....lol

Have a great week-end,
Susan aka Kathy :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oh Thank you Fifi, This is wonderful. There is something Romantic about Africa and Safaris, when the English went with all their Leather trunks and tea things out camping, So I guess the Romantic in me tuned into all that in this movie. Your Paintings are wonderful too. Oh and that hair washing scene was so romantic but the poetry that went with it made it ... supurb post today. Your the best Fifi.

Ivy Lane said...

Hi Fifi! you MUST see Out of Africa! The scenary is stunning and the story so romantic! It is my second favorite movie to The English Patient! If you love romance, these two movies are wonderful! Your paintings as always are fantastic!! Happy Weekend! :)

Linda Merrill said...

Ahh... love this movie! May have to rent it again as well. And of course, the hair washing scene is a classic swoon moment!

And I'm excited to have won one of your fantastic sets of cards! Thanks!!

Linda
silverscreensurroundings.blogspot.com

Ana Balbinot said...

Dear Fifi,
I missed you at Vanessas Party today! Your Africa's post is so gorgeous, and I really love this movie! I made a post times ago, about the beauty of beige and white, where I used the colors of the movie, and now I stoled your video and put there, I hope you dont mind!
Have a nice weekend and I hope you come soon visit me again.
Brazilian kisses!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Mon dieu! You're the first blog I hopped over to today, and look at my good fortune! Thank you SO very much. Right now, my head is pulsating from the "bang, bang, bang" of a new door being installed so this is making me feel much better. :-)

I'll send along my address. Thanks, again, and have a great weekend (I definitely will!)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh and how remiss of me. I forgot to mention your lovely paintings. You captured the moments perfectly. Top one when she was about to Encounter a lion I believe and be rescued by Redford himself..:))Oh, excuse me.. Denys Finch Hatton. :)).

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

Thanks for coming today! Love your paintings --that's what I want to do my little boys room in!

thanks for sharing -- much love
Anissa

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

What a wonderful post! I completely fell in love with Out of Africa when I saw it. So so romantic! And your work is awesome!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh I'm sooooo jealous! Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Your son's posters done by toi are just great!

PS I have been to Giraffe Manor in real life:)

Mossback Meadow said...

Fifi - Can't believe you haven't seen the movie. Run, don't walk!

MERRIANNE said...

wow! those are all seriously awesome pictures!!!!

and

those WINNERS are soooo lucky!!!!

teaorwine said...

I love watching Out of Africa! The soundtrack is wonderful also.

Ana Balbinot said...

Hi Fifi! Thanks for your comment at my blog! I'm so glad that you enjoy my music!
Happy weekend

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your African inspired art!!! The posters in your son's room are breathtaking!

Tracey said...

Don't feel bad Fifi, I have not seen this movie either. I guess I will have to put it on my list of movies to see......
That giraffe manor is beautiful!
Have a great weekend!!
Congrats to the winners :)

Fiore fresco said...

Hi Fifi! Just found a quick moment to read during my LAST busy wedding weekend. I can hardly wait to be done, and you've inspired me! I was already on chocolate and champagne...I think I'll indulge while watching Out of Africa. THanks for the little moment of beauty!

Ms. Tee said...

What a fun safari - makes me definitely want to see this movie! So that answered my question - it was a virtual trip to Africa. :)
Have a great weekend, too!

Tres Belle said...

Congrats to the winners. I love your post on Africa. I never saw the movie but may have to rent it.

Kris

franki durbin said...

I absolutely cannot WAIT to go on safari. My husband still thinks I'm too brave... but my life will simply not be complete until I see some big game and hear the heavy feet of elephants and lions outside our (safe) luxury cabin.

Trust me.. there's an African adventure in our future. Great post!

soulbrush said...

came to visit via cris's blog, and i thoroughly enjoyed this post, i saw 'out of africa' probably four times and i was born and grew up in afrtica...so i love it!!! thanks.

Mary-Laure said...

What a great post. I spent some years in Kenya as a child and dream of ging back on an African adventure. As for Out Of Africa, how many thousands of time did I see that movie, I can't think!

Courtney said...

Giraffe Manor looks amazing; I've always wanted to travel to Africa and to go on a safari. Also, I've never seen Out of Africa, but looking through this post, I think it is something I must watch!

Thank you, too, for visiting my blog and for your comments! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Pecos Blue said...

Have you been?

Savvy Mode SG said...

what a fun safari... : )

dolcechic said...

You're so talented!!!

bmommy said...

I won, I won...Yippie!! Hooray!!!

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