Time to Cruise Home via Le Havre...

Le Havre is a city in northwestern France situated on the right bank of the mouth of the Seine River as it outlets into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel. It is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region. The inhabitants of the city are called Havrais or Havraises. It is the most populous commune in the Haute-Normandie region and the largest sub-prefecture in France. It is also a bishop's see.Le Havre is also used in the sense of "port". The city was first called Franciscopolis, in homage to King Francis I, who took the initiative to construct the city, in addition to Le Havre (or Le Hable) de Grâce, the latter term being derived from the chapel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, which existed on the site before the city's founding.The city was also dubbed the Porte Océane, or Door to the Ocean. Architecturally, this image has been revived through the "door" that forms the frame at either end of Fochs Avenue, which comes out of the sea. In population, Le Havre ranks second of the French ports, first of the cities in Normandy, and ranks second in the metro areas of Haute-Normandie. (via Wikipedia)...

J'adore le Pink Stamp of Le Havre...

Anddddd I quite ENJOY the art of Raoul Dufy, a French Fauvist painter, born in Le Havre in 1877... here he paints his birthplace in the next two paintings...

and here is a painting of his that was VERY inspiring to moi...sooooooo I painted this...Okkkk... now that we learned a little history about Le Havre and a one of my favorite artists... it's time to head to the harbour with a GORGEOUS PINK sky and get on a cruiseliner... We have our fashionable collection of cruise wear... we will look FAB as we cruise to the East Coast of America... Fifi is ready to visit Boston... NYC... and who knows where else... I think some of you East Coast bloggers should contact moi... let me know the latest on the East Coast... I would love to link to you!!!
Day or evening black and white gown with a hint of yellow... oooh and this FAB yellow and white polka dot bathing suit... FUN...
Ooooh and OF COURSE we need some PINK...

Au revoir France... I shall return SOON and bring my friends along!

Oooh... I hope You don't mind... but I'm giving away another PAINTING!!!! Time for YOU to leave a COMMENT and YOU will be entered to WIN... GIVEAWAY deadline is on Sunday, August 23 @ 5:00pm Pacific Time... ONE Winners will announced MONDAY, Aug 24th!!!

Be sure to visit other FUN Friday posts via Melissa’s Beautiful Life and Julia's Hooked on Houses and Arleen's Seasons for All at Home... AND Don't forget to visit all the PINK participants on Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound!!!

Bon week-end to EVERYONE!!!

58 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the fabulous cruise...the black and white dress with the splash of yellow was a little tight due to all of that food they give you on cruises !!!!
More fabulous paintings and I love the little history lessons you give us.XXXX

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your paintings, Fifi. Where will you be going next?

Kimberly said...

Great post, I enjoyed the pictures and the paintings by Raoul Dufy, very colorful! I also enjoyed your painting. The fashions were fun, I especially liked the pink hat! Ooh la la! I live on the East Coast in NJ and have a shop in a quaint village of shops. You can check it out on my blog, if you wish...
Look forward to your next post!

http://thehopechestblog.blogspot.com/

Pam Kersting said...

Bon Voyage Fifi! Thank you for sharing your travels through France with us! I think I enjoyed it as much as you did!

modernemama said...

Fifi, you are killing me. I entered the port of Le Havre on my first visit to France as a child. So many memories...

Kristin@Boulevard Interior Design said...

The dress is to die. I'm in Boston, just moved from the DC burbs. What can I tell you?

Carey said...

Unabashedly unashamed to say, "pick me me mE ME Me, me!" I like your painting more than Dufy's!

Maya said...

Love Raoul Dufy's paintings..., the two images are so different in style. And before I read the text I thought the one that inspired you was in fact yours!

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Bonjour Fifi. Thank you for yet another virtual vacacion! Claude Monet is my favorite painter and, after I decided he was my favorite, I learned he and I were born on the same day. Might you share the same birthday with one of your favorite artists?! As always, the fashions you featured are fantastique. My favorite is the black and white with just a dab of lemon yellow.

Have a great weekend!
~Arleen

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love this post. Love the Art work and yours is fab. I think I like it better then the original. And I LOVE the fashions. Been a fun week.

Candi said...

I love your painting, it's so bright and beautiful!

Maggie May said...

ooo i love love the paintings you put up

Blushing hostess said...

Oh, that was fun!

Yes, one to go with my new other!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Wow!!! What a fabulous cruise. I hope those on the East coast share with you what's going on their way... hope you're having a terrific week.. girl you are just too sweet to have another give away...hugs ~lynne~

Sasha said...

what a great post! love the depth of it! of course all your paintings always fabulous!!
and of course it will make my month to get one of your paintings!!!
I will send you an email regarding the book!!!
have a fabulous weekend!

Ms. Clairee said...

Bonjour from Washington DC! J'adore your blog, your art and your tweets. You should come to DC and paint some lovely spaces designed by a fab Frenchman - Pierre l'Enfant. Merci pour la giveaway. You are very generous.

elaine said...

I love your artwork-especially the floral prints.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

A-M said...

Just between you and me, Miss FF, I like your version of his painting better than his! A-M xx

melissakeyesdesign said...

Sister you just blow me away with your paintings!! The style, composition, color, everything is how it should be - or as I would do it if I could..:)

Libby Murphy said...

Ah Fifi darling, your art is so fun and so French! Hope you have a fun weekend. I'm cooking French tonight - herbed pork roast stuffed with figs! oh la la! ta ta and
Happy Twirls

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Fifi,

Loved coming along on your French vacation ~ merci beaucoup!

Your paintings are wonderful, as is the little yellow and white polka dot number.

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Mae said...

Bonjour, Fifi! Comment ca va? LOVE your paintings. Love Raoul Dufy's paintings, as well - thanks for showing them to us! Have a great rest of your trip.

Holly said...

Three of my nieces are headed to France on Monday, and I'm green with envy! Thanks for the tour, and I'd love to win one of your paintings!

*Ulrike* said...

I'm sure if Dufy was still around he would be complimented that you chose that picture to paint. I could use that swimsuit for the beach along the French coastline, and the pink suit with hat (especially the hat!!!) for shopping!!!

Jane T @ Atticmag said...

Fab rug you included in your painting Ms. Fifi :D Perhaps one day I will convince you to paint a sexy frenchman ON a persian rug. Now that would be divine ;)

CoffeewithZooly said...

Thank you for the lovely 10 days in Paris. Just love that b&w dress - its such a Zooly dress.

Beverly said...

Well, you already know I am loving all of this pink. But, I must tell you that I love that black, white and yellow gown. Stunning.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Fifi.

themixiepixie said...

Bon Pink Saturday! I think Jane has a good idea. I will check back to see if THAT painting appears on your blog! I would love to own one of your paintings. Count me in!

Jorgelina said...

Hi Fifi!
I love your painting.
Happy pink saturday!

Kelli said...

I LOVE your interpretation of his painting and of course all the fab fashion you picked out!

caren said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing it all with us! Happy Pink Saturday

Leslie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I loooooooove the painting of yours that you showed us....I really like the reds!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful post, Fifi! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

BailiwickDesigns said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! And I love the paintings you're doing along the way! ::Jill

meandering pearl said...

your painting is gorgeous! have a lovely trip!
lovely wishes for you

Regina said...

Gorgeous as always!

Abbreviated said...

Need something for the redone main bath.

Claudia said...

Le Havre looks beautiful and that sunset is gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday, Fifi!

Material Girls- Emily said...

Oooh more beautiful paintings- loves!

Sheila said...

I come here from A world in a Pan's blog, who has a post about you. You do indeed lovely things.

mamapigeon said...

Oui, Oui, Love the clothes, love the architecture!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the paintings!!! Want to win one to add to my collection!!

Beansieleigh said...

Leaving Paris?.. Kinda sad.. I was enjoying the visits there! Please do count me in for your giveaway! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

♥Mimi♥ said...

I hate to be a broken record, but it's cold and gloomy here today and it rained all day yesterday! Hoping that I can get outside a bit to check out my gardens☺ Pink Saturday is bringing a little much needed and very welcome color into my home today. Thanks so much for participating. It's always so nice to visit your blog and see what's going on.

Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and everyone you l♥ve. I'm hoping mine will be dry☺

Jane F from Atticmag said...

J'adore votre blog ma chere Fifi. Si vous venez a New York emailez moi en avance! We could go look for a good Frenchman for Jane T. Meanwhile, I could soooo use a new painting to go with my newly renovated apartment! So I hope I win it!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Fifi~ I like your painting much better; the hue is more pleasing!!! I used to live an hour from Boston but I can't really give you any tips except when you hear caaaa they mean car and paaak is what you do with it when you want to stop somewhere!!!lol Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh......Pick me....PICK ME.....I'd be sooooo thrilled. Ok, was that overkill? I'm sure hoping to be the lucky gal!

Blessings,
Spencer

Debbie said...

Your painting is just as great on the one that inspired it.

Megan Coyle said...

Another fabulous painting--I like how you showed the work of an artist that inspired you. Very fun :)

RobinfromCA said...

I will miss your travels and your lovely interpretations but, lucky for you that, being an artist, you can recreate your wonderful memories to live forever!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Your paintings are so amazing and inspiring! Pick me, please!

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com

The Consummate Hostess said...

Love your work! We share a deep apperciation or Dufy, his work is magical. Great post, very entertaining.

Kat said...

merci beaucoup!
very great work!

Natalie Jane said...

I feel so relaxed. With a new baby, it is al the traveling I am going to get for a while. LOVE the paintings.

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Love all the art! Your painting is fabulous!

Hugs,
Donna

Cheri Peoples said...

I'm linking to you today.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Sherri said...

I hope I'm not too late! If not count me in! cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooh what an exciting giveaway! Love the runway images and your paintings, FF!

xoxox,
CC

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Fifi, I can surely see why this artist is one that inspires you! Very French, Fun, and Informative post today... Loved the models and their outfits too! Especially the last one! ~Au Revoir... ~CC Catherine

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