Recently I was part of a presentation given to the Hingham Newcomers Club at La Petite Maison in downtown Hingham. La Petite Maison owner and Francophile extraordinaire, Nanette Walsh, invited me to speak with her in her shop. The evening included not only decorating and entertaining tips, but also French wine and cheeses and a handsome French sommelier. Ooh la la! Here’s a peek at our presentation and some of our best tips for entertaining and creating a stylish and personalized home.
This weekend I celebrated my birthday. I was once again reminded of the many blessings, good friends, and loved ones that are in my life. I thought this cupcake painting was appropriate for this week :-).
I continue to work on my painting skills in my latest class. We have painted quite a few still life compositions and I am becoming more comfortable working on a larger canvas. I love the soft colors paired with the bold brushstrokes in this week’s painting. This week’s poem attempts to capture that contrast as well. What do you think?
As you may know, my granddaughter Daisy was born several weeks early. She is currently gaining strength and weight in the NICU and we are all counting the days until she comes home. When I visited my daughter last week I saw first hand that Daisy’s nursery is not only ready but also beautiful, with plenty of “friends” awaiting her arrival.
I’ve had the most incredible weekend meeting my precious new granddaughter, Daisy. I am head over heels! I was inspired to create this week’s painting by a photograph that my daughter Emily posted when she was home on bedrest. Her two adorable pups made sure she was following doctor’s orders by placing their sweet heads on the edge of her bed and watching over her while she worked on her computer. They are sure to be wonderful big “sisters” for Daisy as she grows up!
Today’s painting was created especially for my daughter Emily’s baby shower invitation. I was filled with so much brightness and love when I created this ~ and to match it with this quote made me smile. We planned the shower for this past weekend but little Daisy just couldn’t wait to meet her Mom and Dad.
Even though Spring has barely begun, I’m already dreaming of beach days. Maybe this is because I’m fortunate to have an ocean view out my window ~ or maybe just because I love Summer so much. Either way, this week’s painting is full of retro glam and ready to lounge under a striped umbrella sipping a fruity cocktail!
This week’s poem (excerpt) is from a 17th century English poet…
I Love Painting Gowns! xo https://t.co/4jGMN2K3sW
— Pamela Copeman (@pamelacopeman) April 11, 2016
Although the calendar says Spring, this week’s painting is a throwback to Winter. Considering that we had several inches of snow just last week, I think it’s fitting. I love decorating my chandelier with silver and gold ornaments around the holidays. I can’t resist the sparkle and glam! I love the way the light reflects and brightens everything.
This week’s painting is an oldie but a goodie. This was one of my first attempts at combining mixed media and oil paint. It turns out I must’ve done something right because this artwork was so popular it was licensed and sold as posters and giclées. I am now working on a gown series~ large format, 24″x36″ ~ and I couldn’t be more excited. If you are interested in a particular color let me know and I will be happy to paint it for you (or your client/friend/sister etc.)! In the meantime, here is this week’s fittingly titled poem…
I’ve always loved being an Interior Designer. Little did I know when I started Posh Palettes, my Interior Design blog, all of the wonderful opportunities that would present themselves. One (well actually, two) of the most exciting results of writing this blog has been being invited to attend BlogTour Modenus ~ first to Italy, then to Las Vegas. Veronika and her team organized amazing trips and we took in endless inspiration from both our travels and exhibits and events featuring top notch vendors in the design field. However I think the greatest gift I took away from BlogTour was the friendships that were forged walking the ancient streets of Venice & Milan. Two of my best (and most talented) friends from BlogTour are Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac & Kole Interiors.
Last month I visited the beautiful country of Mexico with a friend for some much need rest and relaxation. It seems like a lifetime ago now but if I close my eyes and allow my mind to drift, I can go back to that warm, beautiful, and inspiring place. While in Tulum one of the sights I especially enjoyed was the displays of handmade pottery. Such artistry! Today’s quote reminds me not only of the artisans of Mexico, but of so much more…
Happy Leap Day! Spring is in the air around here today and the temperature is forecast to be nearly 60 degrees ~ so welcome, especially after last year’s harsh winter…
I love the whimsical yet uber-elegant style of Christopher Guy‘s furniture designs. His seating in particular is posh and elegant with a dash of fairy tale fancy. I love this Christopher Guy quote on his design philosophy:
With encouragement from my instructor, I’ve been working on larger paintings of late. I love the juxtaposition of the fun colors (lime green and rose pink) with the more “serious” still life tableau. It reminds me of our New England weather of late ~ arctic cold this weekend, followed by rain and 50 degrees tomorrow with winds whipping most days. Typical!
My producer has returned from Hollywood and Vine videos are back!I Love Valentine’s Day! xo https://t.co/VaQhoajLHk
— Pamela Copeman (@pamelacopeman) February 10, 2016
Welcome to Valentine’s week ~ yes a whole week, why not? Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday to share affections with friends and loved ones. I hope you feel the love this week!
I am so proud to say I have completed the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge for the 3rd time!
30 Paintings in 30 Days is always a challenge because “life” happens: wrist surgery, a hospitalized Mom, and design deadlines to name a few of this month’s “life” events. That being said, it gave me joy (and perhaps increased discipline) to paint everyday. I truly feel that the only way to improve at anything is to practice!
A still life make-up table painting is the finale to this current 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge…