The Dirty Reality...

Back home to reality... my blog Metamorphosis from VIRTUAL PARIS... home with kids... some things change... dirty little boys grow up...but they still love playing in the mud almost 10 years later... I was shocked and ran for the camera... this was not what I planned to blog about... but I couldn't resist...This is what I planned to blog about... a challenge to be creative with an old photo of Scrapbooking in my Sleep Jaqi's aunt...Metamorphosed when Fifi paints it with SHADES of BLUE too...

Do you have old family photos you would love to see painted... colourized... COMMISSIONS ARE WELCOMED... email me!

I hope you ENJOYED my impromptu Metamorphosis of dirty boys and my planned BLUE painting of an old photo of Aunt Rosina... You can see more Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's and Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's !!!

Tuesday... Home Decor items in FUN colours!!!

Wednesday... Let's run outdoors and ENJOY the flowers in a BEAUTIFUL setting!

Thursday... Dining in style at a stolen table... it might be yours!

Friday... Fashion Fashion Fashion!

WINNERS OF MY GIVEAWAY ARE... ANONYMOUS KATHY and LORI of All that Splatters
Thank you to everyone that left fabulous comments... and remember even if you did not win... Fifi Flowers PRINTS and NOTECARDS are AVAILABLE in MY ETSY STORE!!!

91 comments:

Petunia said...

The pictures of your boys are too funny! They look like they were having fun then and now! And I really love what you did with the photo.

Shelia said...

Evening, Fifiness! Gotta love those dirty dirty boys! :)
Now, I adore your putting color to the olden photos! You always create magic, Dear One, yes you do!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :0

please sir said...

Oh looks like fun! Sorry I have been MIA - busy busy at work! Trying to catch up...

Tracey said...

Boys will be boys!!!
:) Tracey

Paris Atelier said...

Fifi! I just love the boys playing in the mud! That is what true memories are made of! Beautiful!!!
xoxo
Judith~

TRES BELLE said...

Fifi,

Great photo of the boys. Don't you just love it when they just don't want to grow up!!! The more mud the better.

Love your colorized print.

Kris

FrenchBlue said...

Fifi,
Nothing could be better than seeing this for you! Mud & boys... really it can't get any better than this... Great post! Thanks for sharing it!
xox's
Janet

Candi said...

This is such a cute post! Love the photos, and the beautiful painting. Have a great week, and fun on your new computer :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

boys will be boys! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Loved the pictures & the great photo opp! ☺ Diane

Valerie said...

So cute! I just took my "first" photo of my own dirty boy over the weekend. My two-year old son has discovered the art of mud bathing! LOL

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Mrs. B. Silly said...

The boys are so cute and I think your painting from an old photo is such a clever idea.

Michelle said...

The pictures of the boys are priceless! So cute...both of them!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Great pictures of the boys and I love the reproduction of the old photo. Lovely!

ivoryspring said...

I like your artistic rendition of that photo.

Frau said...

OMG your boys are a crack up...priceless indeed! My daughter would die if she had a speck of mud on her! So funny,your boys are a certainly boys! Love your old photo transfromation, very nice.
Have a great Monday!

Patsy said...

This was really fun--my first time to visit---come visit me---I'll be back

Judith said...

Yes boys just love getting mucky.Looks like they had loads of fun.
Nice painting too

Anne Fannie said...

Boys love to get all dirty.
I love your blue picture!
happy Blue MOnday
~Ann

Tinsie said...

The photos of your boys are fab! Very well captured :-)

I like the lady in blue too.

Barbara said...

Fifi, Boys will be boys at any age. Loved the colored print of your aunt. Happy Blue Monday.

Crystal said...

These photos of your boys are great, it brings us back to the reality of a good life:) Even when not in the wonderful world of Paris. Your painting are just wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

Kammy said...

What a great idea to take a now and then picture of your boys, its
priceless ! Love your new colors on
your photo !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love the metamorphosis of your old photo, Fifi!

Ann said...

Your boys' pictures are so cool and full of youthful fun ...

And the artwork as always is so stunning...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

HA!!!! I LOVE those dirty boys. What's the old saying? Boys will be boys?!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Isn't it funny how post ideas just call in our laps when we least expect it? Those are two good looking boys!

Becky K. said...

Very fun post...

Both parts.

The colors you added to the photo are perfect.

modernemama said...

Such talent...and kids getting messy...perfect

KBeau said...

Those dirty boys are so cute, and I love what you've done with that old photo.

Smilingsal said...

The boys are a mess, and the old picture looks more colorful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

susan said...

I can tell even through the mud that those are some good looking boys--young men! Some things never change! Why don't you colorize that picture?? What a great one that would be! I do love your aunt's new version--she looks much happier in yours! Thanks for visiting!!!

That Girl Designs said...

oh, the muddy boys are wonderful! tell them they have to do it again as college boys.

Blue Muse said...

The photos of your boys are classic and it's a scream that you have the same shot years apart of your muddy twosome.
Your talent never ceases to amaze me - the blue changes the picture in the most delicious way. I love it.
xo Isa

Carrie said...

Oh, the wonder of boys! The photo transformation is terrific. The color really pops!

Sherrie said...

Love the picture transformation! Love Love Love your paintings! You say you have an Etsy store? Hmmmmh looks like I need to find time for a shopping trip.
~Sherrie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Blue Monday, Fifi! The picture looks much better in blue!

Blessings,
Sandi

Joyce said...

Mud is always fun no matter what the age!
Joyce

Knitty said...

Both transformations are great, but as the mother of sons, I really love your first two photos!

xinex said...

The boys really have fun, don't they? Lovely vintage photo and even lovvelier with the blues in it...Christine

A World in a PAN said...

I see you have found a new source of inspiration after having left Paris behind! Old pictures are great.

JD said...

Cute post...thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog...Happy Blue Monday

Miss Kris said...

Awww Fifi! Welcome home! Your boys look just so cute! Nothing like a true mud bath. They are good for you, RIGHT??? I love the old and the new painting, so magical. I Love it!!!

~Miss Kris~

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Playing in the mud looks like fun. Love the blue lady. She is very pretty.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I have a picture of my daughter all covered in mud like that. It's one of my favorites. By the way, I love your painting. Very chic!

Blessings.. Polly (oh, the site you were asking about... http://www.frenchcupboard.com/pages/Marche.htm)

Debbie said...

The pictures of your boys are too cute....awwww memories. Thanks for coming by my blog, come again anytime. Debbie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Fifi- you are so wonderfully blessed with your painting talent!!

I love the pics of the boys- reminds me of several that I have of mine- actually I remember one time my brother and I looked just like that- Mom was furious!

blessings
mary

ellen b. said...

Oh my that dirty boys before and later shot is fabulous!! What fun!!
I love what you did with that old photo. You've got some fun talent Fifi!!

Couture Carrie said...

Hey FF!

The pics of your boys are so awesome!

And you really brought that old photo to life in your painting - bravo!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnie said...

Hi Fifi, what a great photo op. Boys and mud, a classic combination! Also am loving Aunt Rosina's picture, I especially like her skirt.

Have a Fab Fifi kind of day!

Bonnie

Muffy said...

Oh, the muddy boy pictures warmed my cold black heart. How darling. LOVE this painting!

Lori E said...

This was a great post. Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same.
Your artwork is so interesting.

Marie Reed said...

the muddy boy pictures have me a little weepy! My little boys are going to grow up someday.. aren't they? How can I stop it? Your boys have grown into such handsome young men mud and all!

Ashley ~ said...

I love the blue in the painting, but the pics of the muddy boys was priceless*!!! Loved it*!!
_Ashley*

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I especially appreciated those first photos of the boys...having one of my own. The colorizing of the old picture is lovely. Happy blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

FIFI....I wish you could see me jumping with JOY....I WON WOO HOO The Susan Lucci of blogland lives NO MORE !!!!

You made my day and you're very sneaky lol !!!

PRICELESS pics of your boys...oh I remember those days and one of mine was a girl lol When I was little I loved the feeling of squishing mud between my toes, NOW not so much !!!

Thank you dear friend, ALL SMILES here..

xo Kathy :)

Terry said...

Oh my you have talent yes,I love your Aunts photo with a touch of blue ,However your boys stole my heart . Boys are great and they will be boys no matter how old they get :) Enjoy your Blue Monday.
I am so glad I stopped by to see your fabulous work .
Blessings of joy to you.

Meg Young said...

THe pictures are DARLING!

Loved them! I miss mine being young!

A-M said...

They look so joyous. Boys are easily pleased aren't they! Love your old photo transformation! A-M xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fifi,

Welcome back.

I love the photo of your boys playing in the mud - what fun!

I like the creativity of your challenge, with your Lady in blue painting ~ lovely.

Hugs
Carolyn

the wild raspberry said...

that aunt is sure a pretty gal!
you should paint your boys {i mean paint a picture of them} all muddied up :)
have a great day.
chasity

La Belette Rouge said...

When the mom's away in Paris the boys will play so much that they will look like Glen Ivy mud spa.
xoxo

Jaqi said...

Oh how marvelous, just wonderful, I love what you have done with my Great Aunt Rosina, and you have her outside a pattiserie shop too, she would be over the moon as she owned the local bakery shop. Its fab thank you so much Jaqi

Renae said...

Oh my goodness! Boys never grow up....how much fun to have both images! Of course your painting is great too! :>)
hugs!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Those are two cute boys, brings back wonderful memories for me.Your print is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sue

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those mud photos are great! Wonderful that you have them at different ages playing in the mud!
What fun!

Katherine

kbbryant said...

You did it again Fifi. That painting is fabulous and your guys are mucky!

Kathy b

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Those boys look so happy...and so dirty! Love what you did with colorizing that picture!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Pink Heels said...

The pictures of your boys are priceless. A rare moment to recapture something from the past. I hope that you find a way to display both pictures.

Paula Bee said...

Loved the pictures of the boys and I love your art work! I will definitely keep you in mind for future projects. I love art!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how fun you got the boys playing in mud again at an older age. Priceless! I hope the hose water was warm. I bet you didnt let them back into the house with all the dripping mud.LOL
I love your painting of your ancestor. YOu made her look better doing her in color. :)

Candy said...

Boys and mud just go together...fun times. I have one of my son when he was younger. Our little boys grow up so fast.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Cheers, Candy

Mary Beth said...

The photos of your boys are just priceless!

Your artwork is divine as usual. : )

Linda said...

Fifi, the boys are adorable! And your picture is gorgeous - you are so talented! Linda

Liz said...

Great pictures bring me back to camping day with my boys. They would find the muddiest puddles. I love the work you did with the photograph. It’s just wonderful. Thanks for stopping at my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Always a Southern Girl said...

Too fun, You gotta love the mud!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

You must have a fabulous laundry machine for this young boys...;)
You are such a telent darling! ~Cheers*

Barb said...

Oh i love your painting.

and how much fun those boys are having.

thanks for sharing.

blessings,
barbara jean

Martha said...

Congrats to the Winners!! I love what you blogged about and what you did with the old photo. Thank you for your comment on my blog today, I appreciate it.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Fifi :) I love that you blogged the "Mud: The Younger Years", and then the present day mudfest! lol I have some very similar photos of mine in the mud! They're adorable, mud and all. Hope you have a good week!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a GREAT shot of the muddy guys! Only boys would think that was fun! I also love the old photo painting...how marvelous!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love what you've done with Great Aunt Rosina, marvelous!!!

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The photo's of your boys are so precious, it made my heart flutter. what an awsome memory for them to look at. And so cute they are.
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Rosie said...

What a clever use of the photo to paint it in this way! Great work and glad that you were part of our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA
PS Love the muddy boys too!!

Saucy Scribe Debora said...

Boys never seem to grow up and that's why we love them! :) Great shots. Thanks for making me smile on this rainy day.

Linda said...

I really like what you've done...very original and inspiring!
Thanks for joining in with our challenge....
Linda
www.bigartadventure.blogspot.com

Marie Reed said...

Fifi! May I feature you on my blog? I showcase a daily vintage image and would love to post your transformation of the woman and her birdcage!

sunnymama said...

I love the pictures of your muddy boys! What a fantastic pair of photos and pair of boys :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hahahahaha...love the muddy boys! That's so great that you have both photos.

LOVE the idea of creating a painting from and old family photo. Oooo la la!!

A Lady's Life said...

Mud is sooo cool and they must be having so much fun.
Time flies so these are wonderful memories to have,especially since they do the same things growing up as they did as babies.
Your paintings are as usual very pretty. Keep up the good work.
:)

Thibeault's Table said...

What a great shot of your boys, all grown up and still playing in the mud.

I love how you take old photos and turn them into beautiful works of art.

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