Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Dedicated to the one I love...

Dedicated to Angelina's chocolat chaud
John saw this watercolor dedicated to Angelina...Dedicated to CaterinaAnd requested if he could have the same watercolor
but with his friend, Caterina's name on the cup.

What a good idea!Dedicated to Marie-NoëlleI got to thinking...
Marie-Noelle has been coaching me in the art of Frenchie ecriture handwriting...
I forget what she calls it, but I know she'll remind me shortly :)
Dedicated to my friend, Corey who sent me this picture of her teacup Wouldn't it be fun to add French terms of endearment to the watercolors
Known as, Les Petits Nom et Les Mots Doux
There could easily be thousands of these terms of endearments in French...
Here are just a few to choose from:

Pour les petits et même les grands, Joli coeur, jolie rose, louloute, ma beauté, ma belette, ma biche, ma biquette, ma canaille, ma chatounette, ma chérie, ma choupette, ma choupinette,ma belle, ma choute, ma cocotte, ma coquette, ma dame de coeur, ma douce, ma douceur, ma drollière, ma grenouille, ma jolie, Ma minouchette, ma noisette, ma petite bichette, ma petite bichette, ma petite chérie, ma petite crotte, ma petite frite, ma petite hirondelle, ma petite perle, ma petite princesse, ma petite puce, ma poule, ma poulette, ma poupette, ma princesse aux pieds dorés, ma souris, ma tortue, ma minette, mimi, mon amour...
Etc! Etc!
Just be sure you get the masculine/feminine correct!
And while we're at it..
Don't forget The Shirelles song:
Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
This is dedicated to the one I love

This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated to the one I love
Dedicated to the Shirrells


Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the pink tea cup with the french writing and the Idea. I think you have a hit on your hands. You keep coming up with more and more cool ideas. How do you do it??? That brain must be going 24/7!!
Cris in OR

Anonymous said...

Ma belette... remember Amélie Poulain saying "Je ne suis la belette de personne."
Great cups!

Darlene (Dee or Gram-D) said...

Your pink cup for Corey...and the sweet of you!

I just love your watercolors...I'm here every morning for my "Paris Breakfasts"!

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! One of my favorites is "mon petit chou." (Isn't that basically "my little cauliflower?!) lovely watercolors, Carol, and the marvelous ecriture is spot on!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...or is it "cabbage?" Wonderful term of endearment, anyway, eh!? :))

Anonymous said...

Lovely script!
I dig that cuppa too!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, she will love it. John

Parisbreakfasts said...

"mon petit chou," which literally means "my cabbage."
But I've heard it actually originates from "pâte à chou," a sort of pastry.

Anonymous said...

I came by way of Constance- woderfully creative post!! AND blog. And anything with French writing...well, just love it!!!

purplefugue said...

Oh what a lovely idea to add the text to your watercolours. And personalisation makes an added special touch! love them!

Anonymous said...

C'est le trop de la balle!

Alice Regan said...

Great works, love the teacup and the sayings are wonderful. I came to you blog via Tongue and Cheek.
New to blogging, having a great time visiting all the sights. I feel as if I'm taking a little trip each day I blog. Thanks for the inspiration from your work. Hope you'll stop by - have a magical day.

Elizabeth said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog to collect your award ;-)
Very honoured that you thought my fish beautiful... BIG smile on my face.

The idea of the French Endearments is such a cool idea. I like the 3 pictures here, especially the pink cup and script.

Tres Beau!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative with your blog.
You Go girl!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't think of anything more unique or more fun. I think I'll be adding a "Paris Breakfast painting with a saying" to my Christmas list :)

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

oh so beautiful...the cup for corey is so full of love...blessings, rebecca

Anonymous said...

Oh what a superb idea!!
You're on a roll!
That pink cup. It steals my heart!

Kelley said...

I think your Frenchie handwriting looks just about right! I am sure that a true Frenchie might think otherwise, but to this untrained American it looks fabulous. I too have been wanting to learn how to write like that, but when I went to France last year I couldn't find a practice book like they have for children here when learning cursive. Good luck.

K and S said...

that is cool that you changed the name! and the pink tea cup with french writing very nice :)

violetlady said...

"Dedicated To The One I Love" was my high school boyfriend's and my song. Still love it!
I love the French endearments.

Parisbreakfasts said...

PLUS! (more terms of endearments)
joli cœur
jolie rose
ma beauté
ma belette
ma belle
ma biche
ma biquette
ma canaille
ma chatounette
ma chérie
ma chipie
ma choupette
ma choupinette
ma choute
ma cocotte
ma coquette
ma dame de cœur
ma douce
ma douceur
ma drollière
ma dulcinée
ma grenouille
ma jolie
ma jolie poupée
ma loutre
ma maman à moi
ma maman chérie
ma minouchette
ma noisette
ma petite bichette
ma petite chérie
ma petite crotte
ma petite frite
ma petite hirondelle
ma petite perle
ma petite princesse
ma petite puce
ma poule
ma poulette
ma poupée
ma poupette
ma princesse aux pieds dorés
ma souris
ma tigresse
ma tortue
ma minette
mon adorée
mon amour
mon ange
mon angelette
mon arc-en-ciel
mon bébé
mon bébé d'amour
mon bébé dauphin
mon bichon
mon bien-aimé
mon bijou
mon canard
mon canari
mon caramel
mon chéri
mon chouchou
mon cœur
mon cœur d'artichaut
mon crapaud
mon doudou
mon drôle
mon gros nounours
mon gros soleil
mon joli petit lapin rose
mon joli petit rayon de soleil
mon lapin
mon lapin aux grandes oreilles
mon minou
mon oiseau des îles
mon papa adoré
mon papa chéri
mon papillon
mon petit âne
mon petit biquet
mon petit bouillon
mon petit canard
mon petit chou
mon petit cochon d'inde
mon petit crottin de chavignol
mon petit footeux
mon petit lapin bleu
mon petit loulou
mon petit moineau
mon petit ours des neiges
mon petit poisson
mon petit poulet
mon petit poussin d'or
mon petit singe
mon petit sucre d'orge
mon pierrot
mon poussinet
mon puceron
mon p'tit gars
mon p'tit loup
mon sucre d'or
mon titi
mon trésor
petite voyouse...

Anonymous said...

We came back from La Côte d'Azur last night - we spent a fortnight there.

Had to catch up with my e-mails. Yours was a VERY NICE surprise... A lovely welcoming message indeed !!! THANK YOU !!!

Back later


Anonymous said...

Oh...I want that Caterina cup!