Paris Poppies

Parc de Belleville

Creative Thursday's Paris Poppies

I could write ten paragraphs about why I’m so happy to have finally met Marisa of Creative Thursday two weeks ago, but I’ll get right to the point: She rocks.

We met, shared some wine and cheese, and talked about blogging, art, freelancing and of course moving to foreign countries (she and her man Sean were three weeks into their stay in Paris). We also talked about her recent paintings and how she was enjoying reviving her love of impressionism.

I told her that I had taken a photo of a poppy field in Parc de Belleville earlier in the day that she had to see. What’s funny, is when I saw the field, it reminded me of something that would inspire an impressionist painter (what is it about poppies?).

As soon as I downloaded the photo, I sent it to Marisa, and the above is the result. The top photo is the image I took, and the painting is Marisa’s (hot off the easel!).

Isn’t it lovely?

I’ve genuinely enjoyed this unexpected collaboration, and I’m excited to see what Marisa does next.

Check out the painting in Marisa’s etsy shop.
Visit Marisa’s blog.

29 Comments

  1. SogniSorrisi
    May 21, 2010

    Gorgeous! Love the mix of colours.

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  2. bsmithhill
    May 21, 2010

    love, love, love poppies! Unfortunately, the nasty-hot Columbia, SC summers (and springs) do not make for a conducive environment for dainty poppies…

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  3. April
    May 21, 2010

    This is funny to me because I saw a picture of a flower yesterday in profile that I couldn't figure out what it was… it's a poppy!

    Lovely – the photo and the painting ♥

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  4. Jeanette
    May 21, 2010

    Love it. Already popped over to take a look at her cute shop and hearted it. Will take some more time with it later.

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  5. sarah @ syrupandhoney
    May 21, 2010

    Both the photo and the painting are beautiful. I adore the colors!

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  6. Marisa and Creative Thursday
    May 21, 2010

    Ok, I'm not coming over here to gush, but just so happy to have met you. Thank you again for the inspiration and thanks too to your readers for the painting love!

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  7. Michelle Elisabeth
    May 21, 2010

    gorgeous! I love seeing the artistic interpretation from the inital photograph to the final painting!

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  8. Wahzat Gayle
    May 21, 2010

    Oh her painting is divine… I love love impressionists :)
    Happy weekend

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  9. aerussell
    May 21, 2010

    What a beautiful collaboration! I just adore poppies. :)

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  10. hatjunkie
    May 22, 2010

    amazing what a different feeling the two have. It's hard to describe, but her poppies seem to be floating. today I saw my first poppy of the season and it almost made me cry.

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  11. jacqueline
    May 22, 2010

    Dear Nichole, the collaboration is amazing! That painting by Marisa and the photo by you is gorgeous! Having nurturing, positive female friendships to share the creative journey is a blessings and gift. So glad i came to visit you today. Your space is so inspirational! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

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  12. Tanya (a Taste of T)
    May 22, 2010

    so pretty

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  13. ching
    May 22, 2010

    so pretty and refreshing!

    that's a certain click of your collaboration!

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    May 22, 2010

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  15. Melissa
    May 22, 2010

    Love the photo of the field of poppies. Very inspiring and beautiful. The painting is great. What a great bouquet the flowers would make.

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    May 22, 2010

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  17. frenchlogic
    May 22, 2010

    'the poppies will make you sleepy … sleepy'… I have always wanted to lay in a field of poppies and drift off just like Dorothy. Thanks for the pretty pictures. I'm off to take a nap.

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  18. Andi
    May 22, 2010

    I just saw a recipe this week that called for poppy vinegar, something I had never seen before – have you tried that?

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  19. Katie
    May 23, 2010

    I am totally enamored of your gorgeous blog!!!!! I can't even recall how I found it?

    But, it's delightful!!

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  20. mimi charmante
    May 23, 2010

    that is fabulous on so many levels!
    xx

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  21. naomemandeflores
    May 23, 2010

    So lovely…like the rest of your blog! ♥

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  24. Kathy
    May 24, 2010

    Beautiful photo and painting – I will be sure to check out her blog!

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  25. Petit Coterie
    May 24, 2010

    Beautiful! I love poppies, but unfortunately our climate is not suitable for growing them. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Michelle

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  26. Lana
    May 27, 2010

    What a beautiful collaboration! I love your photo

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    May 31, 2010

    Both are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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