VIRTUAL Paris Plans are in the works...

Sooooo over the weekend I was VIRTUALLY visiting my friend Laura in her Paris apartment... She was serving delicious fish for lunch... Admiring her new Spring flowers... I fell in love with her iron work...

While she created in her kitchen... I sketched and painted... After our FAB lunch, Laura suggested we run down to this little cozy place for dessert... yesssss... she makes fabulous desserts too... but we thought it would be fun to go out for a stroll and dessert. This is the place we enjoyed a yummy treat... and we chatted and laughed and Laura suggested I stay in Paris through April... because wellll... afterall there is a song about it... anyway... I thought that was a great idea too. However... I do have a commission waiting back in LA... these two little darlings need to be painted separately...
in theses two lovely settings...

So back home... for this week of Outdoor Wednesday... Tablescape Thursday... Fashionable Friday... a PINK dive into the ocean on Saturday... and then next week I will VIRTUALLY head back to Paris and I will remain there throughout the month of April... we will take some VIRTUAL trips around France while I am there... and meet some wonderful people living in France as well... You will NOT want to miss out!

NOW... one more thing before you run off to mark your calendars for all this FUN... I NEED some help... I rushed to the airport to get back to LA in a hurry and did not finish my "Paris Dessert Cafe" painting above... you will note the chair, the table, the tray and the napkin have NO colour... please suggest some colour... I cannot remember the colours in the cafe and neither can Laura... I think we may have had a little too much bubbly... ooooh but it was FUN... anyway... I have a couple surprises around studio and I would love to give them away... sooooo help me and one of them might be yours!!!

ENJOY your day... see you Wednesday.... I'm a little VIRTUALLY jet lagged and need a rest tomorrow!

29 comments:

alicew said...

Sounds like you have been (and will be) very virtually busy! Love the tour at Laura's and your sketches! The chair one is fab!!!

Petunia said...

Dearest Fifi:

I couldn't be more excited to hear you will be in Paris for the month of April as I will be there as well! How wonderful for you is that, Fifi? All of those little inconveniences tried to keep me tethered to my home have been successfully dealt with and I can again, go abroad. Imagine, we both thought to be in Pairs for the Springtime! I do hope our party list will be long and full of interesting people to meet and to become reacquainted with again.

Please send your many invitations around soon as I am already having to schedule my time and events. Although a month seems like such a long time, it can be filled up in one morning full of missives and voice mails. So many are wanting to see me while I am there although, some I do think I will be better off not to see again, if ever.

If you hear any rumors about me and a certain young gentleman who may or may not be looking for me due to some misunderstanding concerning a rare painting that his family did not know he had gifted me...just ignore it! The French police have closed that case. And oh, how do I love gazing at it over dinner! Sorry fools! All of them. He, on the other had was cut out of the family fortune and thinks he can have it back! How common of him. But who knows! One day I might tire of it and he might find a lovely gift at his door step. It could happen that way, Fifi.

I know you will see me before we meet in Paris so until then...

Sincerely,
Petunia who loves a little wrought iron balcony.

Mrs. G said...

Can I go with you when you go back to Paris?
Let's see, as far as finishing your lovely picture. What would you think about paintig the chair the same hues of green stripe like the left side of the curtain. Then adding impressionistic Anna French type pink roses along the spotted kelly green stripe of the faux fabric. On the table that would sky blue you could paint the tray in an orangy rattan. The napkin teal blue with a pink monogram and orange beading on the edge of it like the color of the plank floor might be pretty.
Fun post, thanks for letting us play along. I'm sure what ever you come up with will be fabulous.
Hugs,
Sue

Tracey said...

How fun Fifi!!
Let's see....I think the chair should be in a pattern with black and white-maybe a harlequin; the table should be black; the tray should be the same color as the edge on the chair; and the napkin should be a fun pink! But, I am certainly no professional as you are!!!! Can't wait to see what you choose :) Happy Monday, Tracey

Violet said...

I <3 that painting of the wrought iron and the pink flower, gorgeous!

For the chair, I'd suggest a royal purple to make it pop with that green you've got going on with the curtains.

Can't wait for the trip to Paris!

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

Paris sounds fun! I can't wait for the trip....

I love this painting. Let's see...I would love to see the chair in a raspberry and white wide stripe. The table in black. The tray in pink and black checks and the napkin the color of the pillow with a black trim.... Thanks for letting me play along! What ever you end up with will be beautiful!
Hugs,
Penny

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lots of fun things going on here.
I do think the chair should have a redish floral pattern with some of the greens in it & maybe a touch of black in it.. The table red, the napkin a light green and the tray a bamboo color.

TRES BELLE said...

Well Fifi,

In finishing your painting, I think a pale pink cabana stripe for the chair with an all over green (like in the background) with tiny pink roses for the napkin... "tres chic".

Gee, I hate it that you are going to Paris without me but looks like you will have great fun with your other friends. Au Revoir.

Kris

Couture Carrie said...

Hey FF ... fun post!
Am still a blonde for the time being; people told me lots of horror stories about how long it takes to get back to blonde after being a redhead, and I definitely am not up for another middle phase as a brunette. Guess I'll just have to keep admiring from afar for now...

xoxox,
CC

Joyce said...

How fun to be going to Paris for a month!!

As for your chair I think it would be fun to paint it black and white stripe. The place mate in a sorta loose plaid the napkin with roses on it. Just an idea.

Enjoy! xoxo

corine said...

Enchanted april in Paris. Not a bad idea at all. Fifi, yu do not want to ask us about colors: you TELL us what the colors are, and we'll follow you along like the pied piper that you are.

Patricia Gray said...

That fish looks delicous and your paintings are gorgeous!!

Linda said...

New here to your blog and how nice it looks. I love your art work. I'm lucky enough to live here in Paris. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to "meet" you.

Draffin Bears said...

What a fun post as usual ~ I do love to visit and see what you are up too!

I think I would choose a steel grey for the chair upholstery and a black table and maybe pink & white spotted napkins.

I hope that you are getting some rest, to get over your jet lag.

Hugs
Carolyn

Muffy said...

I think you need to make the chair and table linen the same color as the tulip in the vase on the table! I am SUPER excited for your pink dive in the ocean! I ADORE your use of pink!!!!!

xoxo,
Muffy

Janie's World said...

Oh Fifi!!! I'm soooo excited!!! I think the dogs look awesome! I love the pictures you chose. I can't wait to see it all come together.

Renee Finberg said...

i am getting fat just reading this post !!!

xxx

atelier said...

mmmm, than lunch looks delicious!!

Kwana said...

What a nice virtual visit. Love it!

Mama said...

The whole of April in Paris how superb Fifi, enjoy. how about painting your chair similar to this one. http://www.horchow.com/store/catalog/frg_popupProductDetail.jhtml?item=cprod32800069&prodId=cprod32800069&cmosSuperClassForLookUp=567&cmosClassForLookUp=445&saleFlag=false&productTypeMws=0&mwsInfo=details&cmosDesignerNameForLookUp=&showMoreInfoType=product
hugs, Kathy.

Candi said...

What a great visit! :) LOVE it!!!

PS I've moved...hope you'll follow me there :)

Wana said...

nice art fifi!! REALLY LOVELY!!

That Girl Designs said...

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Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's been fun catching up with you this morning, Fifi! Enjoyed each and every post!!

I published my 300th post over the weekend, with a giveaway. I'd love to have you stop by and sign up.

Hope you are having a lovely week!

Sunny said...

It must be fate! I got your comment left on my blog today and am so excited to be featured. What a thrill! What do I need to do? Yippeeeeeeeee!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Hope you're better now after your jet lag! Love that pink flower next to the balcony!
xoxo

Miss Kris said...

Hi Fifi!

Too much bubbly is always a good thing ;) I do LOVE the idea of a black and harlequin that someone mentioned above for your lovely chair, with a HOT PINK/RED table, with a purple tray and a chartreuse napkin. Perhaps???

Fifi…your two little doggies are adorable, you are amazing! Ooooo...Paris...ALL next month...CAN'T WAIT!!!

la la Lovely said...

Fifi.. you are so fun..a virtual trip is such a good idea!
Happy week to you !
xx Trina

Renae said...

Miss Fifi,
I think the chair would be divine in a floral with the colours of the blue and green in the drapes and bring in the pink from the flower and a delightfully pink napkin with blue and green dots in the hues of the drapes. The table could be a cute little iron in white and the tray in black laquer. I hope you like!

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