Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yr Petit Dejeuner in Paris!

 I was telling Naomi yesterday:
Carolg:Sorry Naomi, but I don't do the People portraits in Paris anymore. Too much stress. I do paint Paris still lifes and pets.
Naomi:So you mean if we send you a picture of our PARIS breakfast you'll paint that?
Carolg:What a GREAT idea. I'd love to.
Custom petit dejeuner still lifes
Right up my allee Naomi
Naomi:It would be a wonderful way to remember my favorite breakfast in Paris!

Do you have stacks and stacks of photos, not to mention memory cards full of favorite petite dejeuners and afternoon teas etc.?

Would you love to see them immortalized in a custom watercolor on your wall?

Did you have a petit dej' at Les Deux Magots in St. Germain?

Et voila

Did you break the bank for a chocolat chaud


At Hotel Meurice?

Tea with 3 sucre

Tea at Mariage Freres?
Champagne for Breakfast, watercolor at Etsy, 9" x 11"

Did you have champagne for breakfast? Pourquoi pas?

Check the menu/ardoise
 
Bear says: I'm ready.
SVP paint my petit dej'!
BONJOUR PETIT DEJ'!

29 comments:

  1. Woooooooooo your post rocked!
    merci

    Naomi

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  2. Dear Carol,

    What a great idea! I will send a photo taken in the Cafe Mollien in the Louvre to your email address.

    Best,
    Charles

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  3. I LOVE the paintings of Angelina stil lifes that I bought from you!

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  4. I do just swoon over your lovely watercolors. And, what a wonderful
    idea! If we did want you to do a custom watercolor for us, would we
    let you know, via e-mail and then you would give your address so we
    would know where to send the photo? Or, send a digital image via e-mail?

    And, does it have to be a tea-time or coffee, etc photo? I love
    LONDON and have some great photos of the red mailboxes - pillar boxes
    is the correct term I believe. How about doing one of those?

    Thanks for the daily inspiration.
    Sue

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  5. Janice11:42 AM

    Would you be willing to paint a non-Paris scene? I have some shots I recently took in Budapest.

    Thanks,
    Janice

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  6. Great paintings and photos, Carol.
    This sounds like a winning idea!
    Would you do a breakfast at McDonalds :)

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  7. Too funny--ever the creative one--lovely watercolors, Carol!

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  8. OOOOOOH Mah Gawd!

    Carol, that is the BEST idea EVER!!! Even I would LOVE something like that b/c I take so many darn food pics... I'll think of something like that but how much would the shipping be to France - I wonder?

    I think your readers will love this!!!

    Take care,
    Leesa

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  9. oh carol! i'm so disappointed i did not move quick enough to get a paris st.scape from you! reminded once again, when you snooze, you lose! i like your stillifes ALOT but there was a certain cheekiness about your streetscapes. (lower lip stuck out in a pout.) meanwhile what a busy blogger babe you have been this week!! cool!

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  10. oh carol! i'm so disappointed i did not move quick enough to get a paris st.scape from you! reminded once again, when you snooze, you lose! i like your stillifes ALOT but there was a certain cheekiness about your streetscapes. (lower lip stuck out in a pout.) meanwhile what a busy blogger babe you have been this week!! cool!

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  11. Oh mon ami Carol - If only Naomi had asked sooner...we were in Paris last month, and would have of course took countless photos of breakfast and tea for you to paint...but I'd love to see what you do for other readers!

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  12. @Leesa
    HAhahahaha
    Shipping to France is $13.45..it just went up from 12.45
    Pas mal non?

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  13. Oooop forgot
    @Nikon
    ONE Egg McMuffin coming up!!!
    Actually that's not a bad idea

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  14. Marlene4:48 PM

    Just read today's post, and a thought came to mind. Have you ever done, or been asked to paint a person's wedding cake, or birthday cake?

    I'm not getting married, but having read your recent blogs on marketing, etc., was kind of wondering how tough it would be to crack into the vast wedding market, and make yourself some money with lovely watercolors of wedding cakes. Kind of a perfect present from a maid of honor, or mother..... After all, people spend a fortune on them, and there would be gobs of photographs, and it makes sense to me that someone might love a watercolor remembrance of their cake to hang on their wall.

    Just a thought - no need to reply.

    Marlene

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  15. Yes, that is a wonderful idea. I was inspired by your paintings of our pets in front of Paris bakeries, but this idea is wonderful too.
    Maureen

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  16. aah! fabulous idea Carole ... I needs to go back to dear Paris and ~prendre le petit dejeuner~ with camera in sac bien sur!!
    ~Dianne~

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  17. @Pudinglane/Dianne
    It doesn't HAVE to be just PARIS
    What about an Australian breakfast?
    :)

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  18. If Leesa could be patient and wait a bit, you could deliver it in person on your next trip!

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  19. I am going home in 2 weeks! Get ready!!

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  20. Les croissants...ils me donne de l'énergie pour le reste de mon jour! Miam...un très bon petit-déjeuner ;)

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  21. Hello at last. Summer has flown by (if you could call it that)but I do visit you often just haven't had time to stop and talk. Hope all is well with you.
    Hugs
    Di
    xo

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  22. Bonjour, just to let you know how much I adore your blog, I have an award for you on mine. Please take a moment to stop by and pick it up!

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  23. ROFL, Love the video Carol!! But most importantly are your watercolors -- OMG, one day when I can afford to purchase one or many, I definitely HAVE to. I HEART your work and I swear, each time you come back from Maine, your work seems to take on even further depth and beauty, which is hard to imagine since they're all so gorgeous. I'm adoring all the watercolors here and just wishing I could have them. One day...

    Cheers and thank you for always making my eyes dance with joy,
    hugs,
    Risa

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  24. Carol H.4:28 PM

    Great and wonderful news!!!!!!! The Angelina painting arrived today and so my husband will get his anniversary present tonight! He is going to love it since he looked at the pitcher filled with molten chocolate and said, "We are not leaving until that is all gone!"

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  25. @RISA!
    I LOVE your comment:
    I swear, each time you come back from Maine, your work seems to take on even further depth and beauty!!!
    The David Dewey workshop really does get me thinking anew how I can improve my watercolors.
    It kind of drives me crazy too doing paintings over and over to get them right. I really need the imput.
    merci
    carolg

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  26. Leslie6:10 AM

    Carol,
    I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today! J 'adore les petite peintures! They are so sweet and a perfect way to commemorate our trip. Now on to framing them...
    Carol merci beaucoup for the good memories of our Paris trip.
    Fondly,
    Leslie

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  27. The tablescape watercolors arrived yesterday in perfect condition and I couldn’t be more pleased.
    Thank you very much, indeed.
    And I would praise their perfection to readers on Paris Breakfasts but my wife reads it and that would spoil the surprise.

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  28. I will stay in 102, avenue de Villiers in paris. Could you suggest me nice place for a good breakfast nearby?

    Suzanne

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