Saturday, September 01, 2012

Paris panache!


What do you want most to do? That is what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.

Katherine Mansfield.


I have not travelled much, so when I read or see pictures of distant places, 
I imagine myself in those places and go on journeys by myself. 
In my imagination, I have been to places like Greece, Rome, Venice… 

One place that I would love to visit is Paris.

 

Therefore, this time, growing wings, my journal page set off to Paris in an excited flight!
Come, with me on this journey of complete fun. Forget cares, worries...let us just enjoy… Ok?

First sight of Paris for me is (would be ) magical!

(Pic from google)
Montmarte...and all those artists! ( google pic)


  
Street side cafes! ( google)

Musee d' Orsay restaurant. ( google)

Shop for vintage souvenirs like this one which has Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, L'Arc De Triumphe, Opera House and the Hotel Des Invalides linked together!! ( google.)

A treasure house of a bookstore! Shakespeare and Company! (google pic)


That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.
Adriana in Midnight in Paris

Yes, yes..I do live far, far away from this inspiring city, but I will perhaps be able to visit it one day! After all dreaming never hurt anyone, right? 
And, now, my own page,

Paris! Here I come!



Ecstatic!

An artist has no home in Europe, except in Paris!

Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't you agree? Do you all have special, distant places that you feel you MUST visit?

Linking up with PPF , Creative Everyday, Art Journal Everyday, Sunday Sketches 
Hope you enjoy the week ahead! Stay creative and positive!

45 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting!
    Love the vibrant colors and energy!
    I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thank you for following and commenting! Loved your amazing work too!

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  2. Loving your joyful painting of seeing Paris for the first time. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  3. Great photos. I've been lucky to have been to Paris on various occasions as I have all my relatives on my Mom's side living in France. Your ecstatic page is just beautiful and captures the dream so well. Creating a page of a dream destination is wonderful-it's putting it out there in the universe and what's to say it won't one day happen? My dream place (tho I have many) especially is Ireland and yes, I have put it out there by creating a journal page. I've enjoyed reading all your quotes too.Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Oh thank you so much! Hope our dreams work out! It was quite a happy feeling writing, painting about it. :)

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  4. I love that joyful painting - love the colors and the scarf streaming in the wind.

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    1. Thank you, Gina! My heart fluttered in Paris...I just thought of that and I am smiling!

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  5. I want to go to Paris one day as well. I love the joyful vibrant exuberance on your spread. Stunning. :)

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    1. My pic was like giving in to pure girlish glee! Sure, your dream will come true one day.

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  6. Oooh, it's beautiful - both the post and the piece! You WILL get there! And in the meantime, what beautiful inspiration, Kristin xo

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  7. Keep dreaming...I did and I got there and many other places in this wonderful world of ours. Your painting shows your desire and exhuberance!
    It will be that exciting too!

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    1. That is true..maybe I will get there. Who knows? :-)

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  8. What a charming post! I think you MUST go to Paris!! I wish to visit Palm Island someday...I dream of it all the time. Happy SS!

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    1. Ah..we all have our own dream destinations. I'm sure you will definitely go there soon!

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  9. Love your painting and your tribute to Paris. Hope you get there sooner rather than later!

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  10. What a wonderful trip you took us on and a great piece!

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    1. Isn't it great that I could go there without leaving my chair? ;)

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  11. You know I feel really bad because although I've been to Paris three times, I've never really 'done' Paris. The first time I was just passing through and only had an afternoon and evening (managed the Eifel Tower!). Next two times I was working. I don't even live that far away - just a few hours by train. I really should go. I want to go!! You are inspiring me to go!
    Love the ecstatic dance as they celebrate their arrival in the beautiful city.

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    1. You should definitely spend time in Paris and hope I have inspired you to write about it too!

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  12. There are so many places I want to visit and one day I will get to many of them... I love your paris page and thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics as well... very inspiring...xx

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    1. Thank you, Tracey. Wishing for you to visit all those wonderful places soon!

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  13. Lovely Paris page! I enjoyed the pics too. :)

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    1. Serena, Thank you so much for visiting me!

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  14. Well, if this doesn't capture the spirit of Paris, I don't know what does! I have been lucky enough to have done Paris up properly, now my dream is St. Petersburg, Vienna and Budapest.

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    1. Oh my God! Those are lovely places too! I was so happy writing about the place I wanted to visit and I am happier now that I find others enjoying it too!

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  15. Great Eiffel Tower - and that must be you at the bottom jumping up and down with joy!

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    1. I was not too sure how my Eiffel tower would come out. I had to actually look up some pictures! :)So glad you liked it!

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  16. Love your photos and the piece of art. Great choice of colours. :)

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    1. The choice of colors was an unplanned one! I was going to use browns..but I felt those too serious...I wanted FUN! Happy that you liked it, Alexandra!

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  17. AWESOME POST! love your journal pages!

    cheers, dana

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so happy that you dropped in!

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  18. Wonderful work. So much energy and joy.

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    1. We need to just let go at times, right? And have fun. Thank you for visiting me.

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  19. fabulous page! With such a love of Paris I know you will get there!

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    1. I am so happy you liked it! Actually giggling with happiness...:)

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  20. A very cute post about a dream - hope it does come true one day! The ecstatic jump is priceless - great painting and expression.

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    1. Heehee..I would never be able to jump like that in real life! :) I absolutely love your painting Minnemie. Lot of lovely paintings to see and content to think about. Thank you for visiting me.

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  21. Oh I want to go to France too!!! Love the joy in your page xox

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    1. Yeeaaayyy..for Paris! Here we come!!

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  22. I have just found this lovely post of you. What a great ide to travel virtually to Paris!!! Wish I could travel to ... Hongkong now ... I have never been there as well ... but I am inspired now to do it in my dreams :)

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