Friday, October 24, 2008

Cockatoo's Breakfast

Cockatoo's Breakfast,watercolor on Etsy, 5.5" x 7.5"
Last night I saw a Cockatoo in Bergdorf's window munching a macaron. OK, so it was not eating a macaron...
...can I help it if I see macarons everywhere? What can one do? This cockatoo was finished his macaron evidently...
Meanwhile in another window a real woman putting on makeup!? Huh?
The other windows were full of animal paintings in clothing!
The "real" gowns were pretty nifty..don't get me wasn't all a cockatoo's surreal dream...
Ah my favorite Paris green...YUM
A hound dog as Roman general?
A snake in a striped turtle neck?
A fox in wolf's clothing? Or is he Robin Hood? You tell me!
Just 4 more days until lift-off


  1. GREAT post! What great paintings.

  2. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Awwww! last night I was sketching birds, too--I love the birds. How charming, Carol!! Love the macaron in his beak.

  3. How funny, I drew a bird for my post also. Lovely painting as usual, very whimsical as is the window display with the animals.I can feel your excitement bubbling up and over for your trip to Paris...:) How long will this trip be?

  4. Awesome cockatoo.

    Great post, love all the animals in dress-up.

  5. Anonymous11:54 AM

    does this mean you will be in Paris on election day? woweee, should be pretty interesting to hear all the feedback from euro-ears...

  6. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Carol, yesterday while I was visiting, I saw the most lovely green boxes and immediately thought of you!
    Check them out! Gorgeous storage with panache!
    Have a safe, wonderful trip!

  7. I thought that was you putting on the makeup. Love the portraits of animals en robe! Weasels look cute in red dresses in case you ever need inspiration for a painting.

  8. Carol

    Wishing you a safe journey ---waiting to see what other delights you post this next trip-- love all your bird paintings I have a small side business called Bird Hill Gardens -- herb & floral arrangements and for my signature I use a (fake)bird placed Strategically somewhere in the arrangement... Sometime in the future would love to own a few of your bird paintings,,, to compliment my workspace....Joanny

  9. Anonymous1:51 PM

    i just realized you must live in new york. i just passed those very same windows yesterday -- and remember distinctly, not just because of the animal paintings, but i *love* that green dress. where do you go for pastries and other french delectables now that Fauchon has left the building? (and the building Fauchon was in is gone period.)

  10. love the windows...hugs, rebecca

  11. Very, very cool. tick Agog. I am excited for you...;-)

  12. Some of those are wild--very cool. I love your bird and mac. I'm getting excited for you!

  13. BRONXBEE - I go to Payard, but really there is nothing like the old Fauchon for authentic Frenchiness and maybe it's a good thing=less temptations. But if they should ever come back I would be happy as a clam! ! !

  14. Anonymous3:02 AM

    Carol, yesterday while I was visiting, I saw the most lovely French-esque green boxes and immediately thought of you!
    Check them out!
    Gorgeous storage with panache!
    Have a safe, wonderful trip!

  15. Anonymous3:03 AM

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  16. Anonymous3:06 AM

    I just want to wish you a safe and wonderful trip to Paris. I too am returning next April. What is it about that city???!!!
    This time you will get to eat a little more on the euro diet! YEAH!!
    I never had or even knew about "THE MACARON" until I read your blog. We went on a Baltic cruise on the Celebrity Line and everyday at 4:00pm in the bar/bakery (not the afternoon tea) they served La macaron! A different flavor every day!!! (I can credit you for 10lbs) I am hooked.....but will only try one Mac in Paris. With the cost of the macaron I can save up for another cruise if I do not imbibe!
    We are planning to do almost all the side trips that you are taking. We are not going to Versailles - did it on the last two trips. We have the Museum Pass and will use it to the max.
    I feel like I know you, as I bet all your subscribers do. Thank you for your fabulous art, your wonderful blog, and the sharing of your love of Paris.
    If you have time a note would be appreciated - if you find any MUST DOs for my trip in April.
    Thanks again!
    Best Regards,

  17. You are leaving, I returned last night. ;-)
    Love that green dress, and your spoiled macaron eating bird! The dressed-up animals are great, my favorite's the fox, who seems ready to go to work with panache ("con brio"), stylish yet sensibly dressed.

  18. That exhibit looks GREAT! Love the gowns and illustrations!

  19. I adore the cockatoo - that is the Aussie in me! xv

  20. Anonymous1:47 PM

    bon voyage, PB... enjoy your trip to paris. i'm also an artist and a writer. when you return, perhaps you'd like to meet at Payard some day to compare trips and tips of parisian visiting?

  21. that watercolour is gorgeous. fauchon online is no more!!!

    do you know the name of the artist of those terrific works in bergdorf's windows?

    cheers : )


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