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:

Naomi said...

Woooooooooo your post rocked!
merci

Naomi

Chas said...

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

Jansbrushstrokes said...

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

Sue said...

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

Janice said...

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

Thanks,
Janice

Nikon said...

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

sue said...

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

islandgirl4ever2 said...

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

Mlle Paradis said...

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!

Mlle Paradis said...

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!

Sewbusymom said...

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!

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Marlene said...

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

Celestial Charms said...

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

Dianne said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

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

Helene said...

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

cocoa and coconut said...

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

Di Overton said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

@Helene
AKA Tartelette!
YOWZA!!!can't wait

Chris said...

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!

Risa said...

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

Carol H. said...

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!"

Parisbreakfasts said...

@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

Leslie said...

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

C.B. said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Suzanne