29 January 2010

bon weekend~

Don't you just love Fridays? Mind you, they aren't as fabulous as Saturdays, but it is like they are a little teaser to what is coming... Today is especially nice as the boys are home from school which means I have their company for the day.

We don't have any big plans for the weekend, other than one of my favorite flea markets is on this Sunday, and I am going to attempt to sneak in the Ballard Market on my way home (which is completely NOT on my way home - not even slightly...).

I also hope to spend some time in Mabel, as she is coming along nicely and I have a few more things I want to finish up in her. And speaking of Mabel, this little treasure arrived in the mail yesterday~

Thanks to Jules at the Diversion Project, (she saw it and remembered how much this girl loves an good airstream) I discovered Leah Giberson - an incredible artist to gives life to her amazing mid-century paintings. *love* them! They make me want to run out and buy a tiny 1950s bungalow (no, it is probably not a bungalow, but I don't know what one calls these darling little homes). Couldn't you just move right in???

I highly suggest you visit her etsy shop as there are a number of really fabulous pieces - the colors are so vibrant, and they have such a sense of realism!

Wishing you a deliciously marvelous weekend, whatever you happen to be up to~

bisous mes amies,


Emily said...

Lovely art work! Lovely blog:) Fancy stumbling upon your gorgeous photos and entries! x LZ

Teresa said...

Please do tell me what flea markets are around the Seattle area that you adore...and the Ballard Market...I'll have to check out.
Adore this art...I was like are those REAL little houses?

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

That Mabel is just the best idea, like playing house when little only so much better! Enjoy dolling up your new little home. XO

FrenchBlue said...

Have a fun weekend! Those images look so simple and clean, a perfect start to the weekend!

Leah Giberson said...


Thank you so very much for the lovely words about my work. So glad to hear you like your print as well.

As for Teresa's comment where she wondered whether the houses are REAL ... all my work starts with a photograph of a real place and then I paint directly upon the photographic image. By the time I am done it's almost entirely covered with paint. Here's an example of one of the photographs I used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/86125374@N00/3566333449/

And of course, I always receive permission first and then credit the photographer if I use someone else's image.

Thanks again!

AuroraSuzette said...

What cute little shrubs curving in front of the house. I love Ballard Market. Used to live on Magnolia just across the bridge. Have fun, sweetie.

Cathi said...

Fabulous art work....especially love the air stream one! :) Enjoy your weekend....I am off to flea market myself this weekend! xxoo

faire un songe said...

Have a nice weekend.
Greetings Hetty Holland

Ciara said...

Oh, I just love this 50's air about the place here, Mimi! What cool pics.

That last one reminds me of the little 70's caravan we inherited after the last photo shoot here before Halloween.It just didn't want to leave... :-)

And yes, I have plans for it!

a.love said...

That last image of the trailer is fabulous! I would move in and travel the California coast in a heart beat ;)

Low Tide High Style said...

What fun artwork! Have fun shopping this weekend!

Kat :)

~ MCJArt ~ said...

Et à toi chère Mimi ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bonne fin de semaine (we still say it this way in French Canada!)

~ MC ~

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Mimi,
Do you by chance rent Mabel out on weekends? Great artwork. I've really been enjoying your blog, you such a wonderful writing style.
Bon weekend to you too!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Hey Mimi, how gorgeous is Leah's work right?!

So glad you got one of the airstream prints - it was meant to be!!


Kato said...

What gorgeous pictures! I love the last one the most!

Have a lovely weekend my dear! xo

paige said...

have a fantastic weekend
we're in for freezing rain- i too perfer the windows open breeze blowing sorta day

fun art work too!!

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh what flea market??? Do tell. Love those homes too - but don't think all my stuff would fit in them!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How very cool!!!

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hometown girl said...

how fun! hope your are enjoying your weekend!

Ange said...

Lurve the artwork almost as much as your Mabel...BIsous ma copine

Ormolulu said...

Charming images--especially that little yellow and white trailer!

It was great to see you at Sand Point on Sunday--thanks for saying hi! Hope you found a treasure or two.


Debi Ward Kennedy said...

'Twas a pleasure to see you at Sand Point on Sunday, Miss Kimberly! I also saw Michelle Renee on Sunday, and found out that she didn't even know your photos of her romantic cuffs had been published in Porch mag!

That last little trailer is like the one my grandparents had.... painted baby blue & cream to match my grandpa's 1956 Ford truck. sigh.