A little Relapse... going to my Happy place...

Last Friday turned into a BLUE day... I decided to return to the golf course... the goal was to play twice a week... my goal was shattered as was my little toe as I kicked it right it a cement object not watching my footing... I won't give you all the graphic details... I will just say that I perform a little realignment... hobbled to my car and home with my best friends... a bag of ice, pain medication and a laptop to search for blogs to cheer me up...

Soooo... I looked for my HAPPY place... and where is my HAPPY place... yesssssssss... Paris... and I found it via From the Right Back to the Left Coast... Alek's dream studio... How could this photo not inspire a drawing...
That would be METAMORPHOSED into a painting (available in my ETSY SHOP) with a BRIGHT BLUE CHEERY SKY...


Where is your HAPPY PLACE (besides home with family and friends)... WHERE would you go VIRTUALLY for a smile? Do you have a photo or link to your HAPPY place that you would love to see painted... COMMISSIONS ARE WELCOMED... email me!

I hope you ENJOYED seeing Metamorphosis of my HAPPY with BLUE skies! You can see more Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's and Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's !!!

Tuesday... Home Portrait winner is Revealed!
Wednesday... This blog is for the BIRDS!
Thursday... Tasty Treats and Pretty Tables!
Friday... Ice Cream Fashions!

56 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That painting is gorgeous! I need to check out your Etsy shop.

Elizabeth said...

I like seeing the process you go through in creating your fun paintings! Hope your toe is a little better, I know there's nothing the doctors can do except painkillers.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fifi,

Really sorry to hear about your toe
and I hope that you are feeling better.

What an amazing view looking out from Alek's dream studio. One would not want to do a lick of work.
Love your painting.

Hugs
Carolyn

bj said...

Oh, my...just beautiful, FiFi...
I am such a fan of yours. Your talent is awesome. Now...off to ck your shop..

Petunia said...

Fab painting, Fifi! My vitural happy place really isn't a place. I love searching around the blogging world for cottages that I can see inside and out. There is just something about a little cottage...

Mary said...

You are very talented. The picture is beautiful.

Marie Reed said...

Fifi! You poor poor thing! I hope your on the end! I'm glad that you painted the Eiffel tower and not your bright blue toe!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love what you did Fifi! You are such a talented artist. I think all of your paintings have a joie de vivre in them - they make me happy when I look at them!

Becky K. said...

ouch!

Hope your toe recovers quickly.

Your picture is beautiful.

My Happy Place??? It is hard to pick one. Life is so full of wonderful places and great experiences. Today I would have to say that my happiest place is when I am laughing and enjoying my husband and kids. Its about them right now!

Frau said...

Ouch! So sorry hope your toe is feeling better soon.

Sincerely Yours said...

Oh Fifi! Sorry to hear about your toe! I'll bet you could turn even that into a fun picture!lol At least you have an excuse to not run around for a few days!!!lol That's why I don't play golf; my feet are so large I'd probably be hitting them with the club rather than the ball!!lol I know I know that's not what you did!!!! Feel better - Sincerely, Jeannette

Renee Finberg said...

i wish you would show MORE of your process ( when you paint ).

i enjoyed seeing the drawing........and then the color added later.
pretty cool.

how's that toe of yours ?
xx

Smilingsal said...

Poor baby. When one little toe hurts, the whole body hurts. Love the finished product. Happy Blue Monday.

Char said...

sorry about the toe! hope it's feeling better.

:)

Kathleen Ellis said...

I hope you feel much better as the day goes on Fifi dear!
xo

Knitty said...

As always, I love your art. Hope your toe is healing and not painful any longer.

Queen B said...

Nice job! I also like to see the process from the view to the final painting.

That Girl Designs said...

Gee whiz Girl, hope the toe is on the fast mend. I've had broken toes before; no fun at all! The painting is great. Keep your spirits up.

jeanne said...

Dear Fifi, How wonderful that you can go home to rest your poor toe and draw a delightful Paris scene. That is a happy place. The finished art piece is so pretty and well done.

Hugs...Jeanne

Becky said...

...gotta love a gal who can turn a day like that around...and make it into artwork...applause...

flip flops and pearls said...

I love it FiFi!!
I have to say, your comment about your toe on my blog made me snicker:) I AM SO SORRY!!!!
I kicked a 3lb hand weight in my closet the other day and SCREWED up my toenail...there goes my FLIPFLOPS~! argh lol

I LOVE the new painting, it is beautiful friend!!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

this painting is just adorable! hope you're feeling better, Fifi!

Misti said...

You made a happy day for me just seeing your beautiful drawing! I love your artwork, girl. Just yesterday I posted of a very old piece of artwork that I have saved until I new exactly where to put it, and reminds me so much of your work. I posted in a hurry, and didn't find your link, but I did give you a shout out. For me, Paris, or a distant, dreamy island would be the perfect happy place.

~Misti

Bonnie said...

Fifi, you are such a talented artist. I think what I love most is your use of color AND your paintings always seem so happy.

Bonnie

PS - hope your toe is doing better!

Counting Your Blessings said...

OOOhhh... Poor you. I hate it when that happens. And I'm kinda clumsy so it happens to me often. But your happy place brought us a lovely painting!

Blessings... Polly (French Cupboard & Counting Your Blessings)

Carrie said...

Oh, I know the pain! (I broke 3 toes at once).

Beautiful painting!

Happy blue Monday

Ms. Tee said...

Fifi, I'm so sorry about your toe!!
I hope it feels better soon. I love the view out of that window and your painting is beautiful as usual. :) Get well soon!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your happy place is very pretty. Sorry about your toe!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

OH NO.. I have done that to my toes..and OUCH. It takes so long to go away. I hope you're feeling much better now. But your painting is AWESOME. Out of pain came such beauty. Hugs to you. Hope your back onto the golf course in no time.

down and out chic said...

i loved this photo when i first saw it and your interpretation, visually, is just perfect. you're so talented.

Diane said...

SO sorry about your toe. Hopefully it won't take too long to heal. I love your picture!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very cheerful painting! Oh how I loved being in Paris...that will always remain the "happy place" in my mind. Hope your toe is feeling better quickly.

Kelli said...

I hope you are feeling better!
Come on over and check out your interview posted on my blog today.
Prend soin de toi!

from the right bank said...

Thank you so much for this, Fifi! I'm honored that it's "my" studio. ;) It's beautiful - like all of your work! I hope you are doing better today.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

TRES BELLE said...

Fifi,

Hope you lil' toe is on it's way to healing. I love your interview with Kelli. Beautiful artwork exhibited.

Kris

Melissa Miller said...

What a stunning picture you painted! You are so talented. :)

southernrose said...

Oww! I hate when I hurt my toes - at least it's flip flop weather. Hope you are better soon.

My happy place is a comfy chair on the back porch of a beach cottage looking out at an empty beach and listening to the waves.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i find golf extremely frustrating.

cindy : quaint said...

i hope your toe feels better very soon! i love your painting!

Terry said...

Dearest Fifi
please know how sorry I was to hear about your toe. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Thank you for sharing two awesome post today.
I love the view outside the window what a treasure to cheer someone up.
Take care.
Try to rest .

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

What a lovely drawing & painting! My first time to your site. And I'll definitely be back. Thanks for visiting mine. I am also down and out today with pain pills and computer on the couch. Hope not to be here long however.
Can't wait to see the new stuff coming up!
Kirsten

Tracey said...

So sorry about your toe Fifi!!
I hope you recover quickly!
Tracey

Kammy said...

Love the view !
Kammy

ButterYum said...

This is my first time visiting your blog... so cute! Sorry to hear about your toe. Hope you're on the mend! (don't be "blue")
:)

Renae said...

You were able to make lemonade out of lemons! So sorry about your toe, but happy to see another fabulous painting!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi fifi,
Love this Paris desk drawing, would be quite happy with this one. How wonderful that you can paint your way out of a blue monday!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, that had to hurt! Ouch!! Keep it elevated and keep up that great drawing & painting (and blogging!!)

xoxo
Jane

Mama said...

ouch!! Fifi, I feel your pain, hope you are feeling much better now, your ET painting is beautiful, I should get you to paint my fave place at the moment it has kept me from blogging and happens to be right outside my back door. have a wonderful week and wishing you a very speedy recovery, Kathy.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hope your toe is getting better.. and how I wish the view from my window is that beautiful.. looking at the Eiffel Tower! Happy Blue Monday!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh no!!! Hope you're feeling better. For such little body parts broken toes hurt a LOT.

LOVE the painting. And...could you IMAGINE that being your home office view?! I think I'd actually look forward to working!

Millie said...

Oh dear Fifi, there must be something in the air re feet. I just got off the phone from a girlfriend who's nursing a stress fracture of her foot caused she reckons from too many walks on the soft sand at the beach! Go figure!
I feel your pain & frustration - take it easy girl, at least your wonderful creativity won't be stifled.
Millie ^_^

LENORENEVERMORE said...

OUCHy darling...feel better now...
What a dreammmy view! should I enlarge the pi & paste it on my window?! Fab new week to you! XO*

Brillante Home Decor said...

Oh Fifi, so sorry about your toe, hope it is better now, it takes a second to get hurt and XXXX....to heal! Pity! but at least we can enjoy another beautiful drawing and painting of yours.
Take care,
Albarosa

Bre said...

...love what you've done with the the beautiful windowscape of the eiffel tower. Your drawings have a real whimsical and fun sense of style to them. Wish I had time to paint more.
My girlfriend commissioned me to do a painting of an eagle....let me tell you - the Eiffel Tower is infinitely more inspiring and exciting LOL !!

Cheers
Bre
Chantilly Grace

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful view! Love the colors and the addition of the paint brushes on the desk! :-) Susan

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