Thursday, June 14, 2007

Come On-A My House...

First I want to THANK YOU ALL!
Merci
Danke
Arigato
Obrigado
Whether you bought a watercolor or not. You showed your support for Paris Breakfasts in spades! It means a lot. I'm really inspired to keep on painting. Yesterday we toured a Paris cafe.
Today is a studio tour...
First thing I see in the morning (*note the time 4:58 AM) is MSN's opening page...They tempt and intice me to read their silly stories. That's why your PB post is sometimes delayed :(

Next I check New York's weather...and Paris weather. Some of you think I've flown the coop and am already in Paris! Or that I perhaps live FULL TIME in Paris? Not YET! but I have dreams...While I'm painting watercolors for you, I listen to the BBC
Otherwise known as the BEEB. Yup, I'm an Anglophile as well as a Francophile. I'm very fond of mysteries... If you hear any good ones let me know
Here's some eye candy I have hanging around to keep me going.
I'm very proud of the paper placemat with the water bottles I "borrowed" from cafe Le Luco.
One of my better acquisitions. The Paris Breakfasts Cafe be will open soon. My pets, models in some of my watercolors.The May 2006 calendar, is when I spent 3 glorious weeks in a Paris studio just painting and eating macarons.
Speaking of macarons, I did wolf down my still life subject matter from La Maison... It's been busy around here
THANKS to ALL OF YOU Here are the watercolors you requested
Waiting to go out TODAY! Nothing went out yesterday.That was not very unrealistic of me. The watercolor sale is over,
but MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
You "donated" enough to get me to Paris! By the way I am not leaving this weekend. I have more watercolors to pack up.
There were 1,743 visits(!) to Paris Breakfasts Flickr Gallery!
I've lost count of the number of watercolors sold. But this was really, really FUN! And I loved seeing your emails arriving saying,
I WANT IT!
We'll do this again sometime. And next time I'll hire some PBS volunteers to help with the emails and packing etc...
BIG MERCI! xxx

18 comments:

  1. tamsen9:22 AM

    Carol, I am so happy you will get to go back to Paris!! I am excited to get my baba au rhum painting that my husband bought for me!!! It will look wonderful next to my little yellow teacup painting! Tamsen

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  2. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Congrats on the sales. You can now be Sally Fields when she got her Oscar and said. YOU LIKE ME YOU REALLY LIKE ME. ;-) I had my eye on one of your tea cup and flower paintings but then my washer died in mid wash the first day of your sale ;( so it was a no brainer on what I would get. no fun at all sometimes. grumble grumble. but I'm happy everyone came thru for you.
    Loved seeing your messy studio..as one artist to another..I felt at home. ;-)
    Cris in OR

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  3. loveitaly10:29 AM

    Felicitations, Carol. That's really fabulous, but you sounded surprised. (Are you nuts? People love your work!) I'm so happy for you that you'll get to visit your beloved Paris again soon. I enjoyed seeing your cousin smiling comfortably over your activities there. She looks very sweet.

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  4. I have a mystery...where can I get the dough to go?

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  5. Congratulations! How cool was that??!! ; )

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  6. So excited for you- why am I not surprised about your sale success. My eyes go crazy for your watercolors and I can only imagine the crowds once you said Sale!
    I was waiting for your post this morning in between takes here....hmmmm finally I can sit with my tea and read it. Love your studio- a creative chaos. I bet you know where everything is.

    Thank you for youe wonderful blog!

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  7. Much love and many blessings!
    Love Jeanne
    X0X0

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  8. I love the first picture of your paints. The colors are so rich.

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  9. Oh goodie, soon there will be more leftover croissants for me. :-))))

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  10. Congrats! And OMG TAKE ME WITH YOU!!! :[

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  11. YOU LIKE ME, YOU REALLY LIKE ME!
    I couldn't resist :)

    Anyone else who wants leftover croissants mailed to them in a timely manner, along with MERISI PLEASE let me know!

    ASIA Most kind of you to refer to my messy studio as "creative chaos" but no, I do not know where things are amidst this maelstrom...

    ROBYN gets to come along to analyse "innards" of macarons, her specialty.

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  12. How fun to see inside your studio. Thanks you for sharing that, and congrats too!

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  13. That's wonderful!! Can't wait to enjoy your next trip vicariously, too.

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  14. ms cafe9:48 PM

    hey carol, i live in melbourne australia and just found your blog. your morning routine is eerily similar to mine. i love bbc7 too! there has been an itty bitty hole in my life since sherlock holmes finished. i love those historical mysteries!! me thinks you may be a poirot kinda gal. beautiful work. good luck with your travels, amy

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  15. Marie-Noëlle3:08 AM

    One day, my 2 children (both teenagers) came by the computer while I was reading your blog page. They watched your photos and pictures with me.
    "Maman, this is really queer to take pictures of leftovers, empty cups... that are dirty...?!?" said one of the 2.
    "... and moreover to paint them...?!?", added the other one.

    When my husband returned from work, they eventually told their father, who, being in accounts, figures, balance sheets, financial lines, benefits...all day, soon asked:
    "... and does she sell them?
    - yes she does.
    - you mean she sells well?
    - yes she does. And her work's been advertized in magazines and...
    - Mum said she came to Paris to get more stuff and to meet all sorts of people such as "des chocolatiers", "des confiseurs", "des grands pâtissiers parisiens"... she visits "les cafés", "les salons de thé", "les marchands de vaisselle", "les grands noms de Paris"...
    In one voice, the 3 added :"Oh, American people..."

    Later on (much later on), while having a drink at a café terrace in Morët-sur-Loing (77), our son saw a group leaving their table.
    With a smile on his face and a light in his eye, he told us:
    "Look there !!! They left a mine of materials for your American friend."

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  16. Congrats on meeting your goal! I suppose it's a bit self-serving on 'our' part - this way you have more photos and experiences to keep posting. :-)

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  17. Self serving is just fine with me!
    I get to serve you up more PARIS!!!

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