Hooked on Stealing... aaah a beautiful life

Yessssssssssss... I must CONFESS... I LOVE to steal... Like this photo via Ramblins...
I lurk around websites and steal photos to paint...
Snapping photos on Kathleen Ellis...

Visiting A Merry Mishap... Saving pictures as...
I can't help myself...
the eye-candy is too much for me to handle on this is glamorous...Sooo there is my confession... now I would like to hear some confessions... many of you were staying in my Paris apartment through the week... and apparently someone had a "Paris Rendezvous" and left behind some items...
One more confession from moi... I even stole this photo...to paint this... and now the WINNER BAILIWICK DESIGN has a painting of a stolen photo!
Okkkkkkkk... so I'm turning myself in! What do you think my punishment will be... hmmm
Go see what other people are Hooked on this Friday and what they are doing to create A Beautiful Life!
Paintings (except for "Tulips on the Amalfi Coast") in this post are FOR SALE... please contact me via EMAIL ... ALL paintings are available as frameable notecards.

53 comments:

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

So beautiful paintings! I love those pink flowers by the window.
Have a wonderful Valentine's day, darling!
xoxo

That Girl Designs said...

You are so funny. Love that first painting! Have a great weekend.

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

WOWOWW! What a great talent.

LOL @ your punishment.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! What creativity! So inspiring. Keep em coming!
Marion from Kentucky

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that you are a theif -lol. Your art has so much fun and whimsy in it, just like your blog!
xo
Penny

Astrid said...

Oh wow! You're very talented! Love those pretty paintings!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'm shocked to learn that you've got such theft issues. Ha. These are all beautiful!!

Char said...

I'm so honored that you stole one from me!!! And I must know - how much to purchase it?

Teresa said...

I think those people should be honored that you "borrowed" from them, what a talent you have. Love all of them-
Happy day-

Ann Kroeker said...

Oh, how wonderful!

I love that you steal, but not really, because you make it your own.

Brilliant!

Muffy said...

Every one of these is a FAVE! Please, continue to steal! We love it!

Joyce said...

Beautiful paintings! Hmmm... I say easy on the punshiment. Why you ask- because you painted beautiful pictures of the beautiful photographs and you came clean. Now for the punshiment- A WONDERFUL weekend filled with a box of chocolate, candles, fire and champange. Have a golden one! xoxo

Suzy said...

Love the paintings!!Thanks for the visit to my site. Have a great Valentines...
Keep it Sweet,
Suzy

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Very lovely paintings. You take a photo, and add your own unique vision and Story to it.
As long as no one gets ticked off then what the heck. :))
Your punishment should be.... Painting gobs more paintings with that wonderful fun vision full of whimsey that only YOU can see and keep sharing with us. :))

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Very funny..., keep on stealin'! I leave the door to Completely Coastal unlocked..., just in case.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

PS. I meant to add after, What the heck.... that, They should be flattered. :))

Petunia said...

Dear Fifi:

Thank you so much for inviting me to your party and Paris and allowing me to be your house guest, although I DOUBT that's gonna happen again. I love the little painting of..er..well, of all my things that I left behind on that damn table when someone...I think it was "Please Sir", only because I was thinking really hard "Please Sir, don't come in here NOW!" but it could have been someone else...interrupted my lovely encounter with (I sure wish I could remember or even pronounce his name which I cannot so he'll be referred as my French Pastry from here on out) French Pastry. It all started out innocently enough. A little bubbly, a few cookies, a bit of small talk, well, actually none of that cause I can't speak French but, communication was happening! And that's when I just had to show him that my shoes matched my lovely little slip. *sigh* Maybe you are wondering how my lovely little slip ended up on the table or my shoes tossed aside under it? The thing is, I do not know! I was in champagne heaven with the tastiest French Pastry my eyes had ever seen so what's a girl to do in that situation? But then it happened! The front door opened! Someone was coming! I grabbed one more cookie and we dove out the closest window. Thank goodness Paris has all those lovely balconies or I fear this story might have had a very bad ending. I ate my cookie. We watched the
sunrise. It was not the sorted affair I was hoping for but I expect to return to Paris and will try again, maybe with Mr. Eclair! Oh, how I love him already!

So, Fifi, I apologize for leaving a little mess for you to find..and paint! And one more thing...if you find a little crown...umm..under your bed or something? It's mine. Please return it to me quickly! I feel so naked without it. Speaking of naked...Hmmm, I think that's another confession altogether and I try to limit myself to one a day.

Your friend,

Petunia who promises to behave better next time.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh my! You've caught us!!! I didn't think you'd mind...I invited my sweet, handsome hubby to join me...so he did! I've been looking for those shoes and my silk lingerie...I asked him to check and make sure he got everything...darn! I guess if you want it done right....ha, ha!
Would you be a dear and bring my things back with you next time...thanks, sweetie!

As far as your little "habit"...I wouldn't exactly call it stealing...it's more like borrowing inspiration! I love what you did with my chair!...how much?

All the rest of your inspirations are lovely, too! You're such a talented gal! I'm so glad we're friends!
;-D

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

just found your blog and I will be back...LOVE IT!

Arleen said...

Oh my goodness, I sure wish I could paint like you. What talent you have! And I don't think you're stealing; I think you're "inspired!" And let me know if you decide to paint anything on my blog. I'd love to see it! ~Arleen

Pug1 said...

Oh you funny lil' crook! I think those folks would be flattered that you chose their prints to paint! Have a great Valentines Day FiFi!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Holly said...

Wow! Keep thieving!

newlyweds said...

your painting are beautiful. Wish you would "steal" a photo of mine!!

BailiwickDesigns said...

I am a lucky winner? Of a stolen painting? I'm jumping up and down right down - yay! Your punishment is nothing more than a big hug! (email to follow)... xo Jill

LuLu said...

fifi your talent is always so inspiring... i must have you steal a picture from me for my blog! :)
have a wonderful day,
LuLu

Ms. Tee said...

Your paintings are beautiful, as always, Fifi :) I especially love those pink tulips! Happy v-day & weekend to you ~ hugs

Miss Sandy said...

Love the stolen art work ;c) Have a great weekend!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Never before have I met such a creative thief!!

Keep stealin away...the end result is simply amazing!

heather jane said...

Fantastic! I love your paintings. They have so much life!!

Renae said...

I wouldn't call it stealing...I would call it gaining inspiration!
Your paintings are delightful and always bring a smile to me...love the whimsy and proud to have some as my own!

Wow...did Petunia ever have a great time at the party...I wondered where she ended up when she and ...that gorgeous hunk who was the envy of all around jumped out of the closet window. I am so glad she left her slip becuase it's mine now and it fits just perfectly...unfortunately her shoes did not...I hope she finds her crown!

Blessings...

Petunia said...

FIFI! Renae took my slip! How rude is that?! And I really liked her when I met her at your party.

Violet said...

Hi Fifi,

I was not an invited guest to your party in Paris, but I tagged along with someone who was.

First, I must tell you that both Petunia and Renae, are stealing MY slip. You see, Petunia doesn't know that the person who walked in on them was me and my boy toy. A gorgeous hunk, with golden brown wavy hair and gorgeous green eyes. We were trying to find a nice romantic place in which to have a little fun and somehow ended up at your place. I saw there was a slip there and realized this is the spot that people like to have these type of special encounters. So I took that slip with me and left mine behind.

I didn't see a crown though, I would have taken that too!

Petunia said...

Fifi: I think many of your kind were invited to that party of yours. Thieves! BUT! I think that means Renae got Violet's stinky slip. *giggle* Sorry for saying something bad about, Renae. *sweet smile* BFF's?

Pink Heels said...

I am amazed at how easy it is for you to paint! I wish that I could take lessons from you! I wonder if art lessons via skype would ever be effective?

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We're sure you could get off easy from your bad habit!! Who could charge anything {but their credit cards!!} to you....beautiful pictures as always Fifi!!

Driftwood & Chandelier said...

Funny! How do you have time to whip up all these paintings? I love all the pinks.

x

A-M said...

Gorgeous, as always. Drawn to the flowers today on Valentines Day. Happy Day! A-M xx

Christy said...

I love your artwork; thank you for commenting on my blog - I'm glad you did so I was able to find yours!

Meadowlark Days said...

I love those pink tulips! Beautiful!

maya | springtree road said...

hey - you can steal from any of my pictures anytime. :)

The Kramer Angle said...

Beautiful!

Renae said...

Fifi,
I think Violet had way too much Veuve Cliqot!

Great fun....as for the MIA painting..let's wait until the end of next week and see what happens, I really hate for you to repaint...

Blessings...

Hill Country House Girl said...

Oh please please please steal something from me! Love your thefts so far! Come visit hill country house!

Pascale said...

J'aime beaucoup ta fa├žon de voir les choses au travers de tes dessins

Pascale

Mary Beth said...

I don't believe you have a theft problem. There is nothing new under the sun...we all recycle, add, embellish and grow. Love, love, love your art...and your humor.

Callie Grayson said...

you can steel my photos any time to turn into such loveliness.
I think you punishment should be a glass of bubbly and a few chocolates!

Renee Finberg said...

please !

keep stealing !

xx

robinrane said...

Love the paintings, whatever you do....don't stop stealing!
Robin Rane'
All Things Heart & Home

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Fifi! This is wonderful! Blogging at its finest. You are a lovely thief....now could you steal some of my waistline. I promise not to complain when some of it disappears! Hahaha!
Enjoyed your joyful post!
Blessings,
Debbie

nikkicrumpet said...

You just keep on stealing...we'll keep on enjoying the fruits of your thievery!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Carry on! Those are beautiful paintings, what a talent! x

Charlie said...

WOW! Your paintings are just so beautiful! You have yet another huge fan, you are so amazingly talented! BTW Loved your post!

Country Girl said...

I am so glad I came here this morning via Char's post today! Love your style. And the interview was excellent.
Too fun!! And feel free to 'steal' my photography as well.

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