Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Self Portrait: PVE Design



Her images have been an inspiration to us all, her thoughtfulness a boon to our creative aspirations, and her genuine spirit a challenge to our daily lives. I present to you PVE Design:

My life as an artist and a mother stems from appreciation and having an eye for collecting things that fill my day with beauty. Some things such as my antique collectibles are more than just valuable and the children's gifts of hand made things that are priceless. Collectibles speak to me of those that have gone before and then the hourglass speaks of now and the future. As an artist we try to live in the moment and capture what we see or what we visualize, often it is very much like that of the grains of sand, falling through our fingers. I love artisans that have paved the way, delicate hand painted china serving a functional purpose. Artists, Writers, Historians leading us to victory in their words, their eyes and their time. The Silver represents my love for polishing my craft. Painting with a simple brush, and paint and micron pen, polishing the paper, leaving behind a trace in time. Passing these things down to another generation, collectibles.

In my kitchen, lemons remind me to make lemon-ade. My wooden "springerlie" mold passed down to me from my Mother and the wooden carved bird remind me that life is what you make it. We are like birds, we have the instinct to collect and to build our own nest, to give birth, to give new life and to bring meaning to each day by collecting and creating an artful life.

Inspiring others each day gives me such gratitude. I am thankful for those who have inspired me to be the best artist I can be. Each day I look forward to new inspiration, and to creating, seeing and working to put my feelings and my drawings on paper.

Note from Julia: if you're interested in participating in our Self Portrait series, simply contact me at my email address: julia {dot} cumings {at} yahoo I would love to hear from you!

25 comments:

pve design said...

Julia,
What an honor to be part of your "profiles" - I love the way you lead us and collect us. I too am inspired by you and all that you see and share.
thank-you,
Patricia
pve

Mouse said...

Love the lemon photo especially.

Flyleaf Books said...

I love how you incorporated the self portrait into your interviews! How fun :)

heidi said...

I love me some PVE! Great self portrait!

Kotori said...

What a great self portrait!

Julia, you need to stop by my blog - I think you'll see something you recognize there. :)

Kwana said...

Love the self portrait and the fab PVE!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great self portrait; I too love PVE!

paula said...

this profile is quite lovely. the bird carve out could be my favorite.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love this one--lovely and reflective, just like the lovely PVE herself.

xo Mary Jo

Joslyn said...

i love this...what a great collage of images.

Design Lovely said...

What a beautifully written post from pve design. I love the part about how we are like birds.

blazedanielle said...

How beautiful!! :) This was such a creative idea for posts!!

dolcechic said...

Love the lemon photo!

Lizzy said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for introducing me to PVE!

cindy : quaint said...

i love this self-portrait!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

As always, a huge dose of creativity from Patricia! I loved her photos alone -- her fabulous descriptions only make the story they tell that much better. Thank you for sharing this wonderful self portrait.

la la Lovely said...

So perfect.. the images and love learning more about Patricia, so charming!

Callie Grayson said...

beautiful
xx

Mrs.French said...

I loooooooove her....her words are pure poetry and her talents are exquisite...I still get all giddy when she leaves me a comment...beautiful and elegant portrait...just like I knew it would be...xo t

tyler said...

ditto, mrs. french. love the illustrative world of pve. charming and genuine, a daily delight. and your self-portrait series is brilliant. fun to peek into the magical lives of others (outside of blogland). lotta, of inleaf, is also just wonderful. i too admire her work. and now i have an affection for her pup too!

littlebyrd said...

Patricia is always such a creative inspiration and her words. What a treat to read and see her self portrait!

Rachel said...

How lovely to see Patricia on here! These images are beautiful, as I would expect. And so personal.

hmstrjam said...

yay pve design!

Tina said...

this has been so interesting to read! love this series!

ps, i've given you a blog award at my blog, x

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