Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Make New Friends....


When I used to hear those stories, you know, the ones about the crazy people who met their spouse, or boyfriend or convicted felon on line I'd think, "weird." But now I get it. Having not come completely unhinged, I know there is a difference between my on-line friends and, say, the ones who are the god parents to my children. But still, I get it.

Last week, I met a new friend. At least I hope she will be. She stopped by for a little eye candy and offered this - the illustration from yesterday.


I checked her site (well, you have to be careful) and look what I found:

So charming. Just the kind of thing I wish I could do myself. But can't.



After attending the College of Design in Cincinnati, Patricia van Essche has worked for a few of the most esteemed organizations in the country. I hate to name names, but Ralph, Calvin and Liz are more than labels in her closet. And she's gorgeous. (Ok, so she might have a rap sheet, but I'm thinking not.)


Now she creates wonderful illustrations and patterns. If you live close by, she can even do something pretty terrific for your home. Stop by her site, look around, introduce yourself, maybe you'll make a new friend, too.


Because there is nothing better than a good book. Except maybe a new friend to loan it to when you're finished.

11 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

Isn't Patricia just great, I adore her work! Also, I have linked your blog to my site. All best!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Best - Thank you! And, yes, Patricia's work is great - and just based on an exchange of e:mails, charming and easy to work with. I forgot the link earlier, but it is there now. Thanks, again for the link.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Does this woman have a blog? I love her illustrations.

Mrs. Blandings said...

No blog, yet (Patricia, are you listening?) Check her web site www.pvedesign.com. And, yes the illustrations are great!

style court said...

Thanks so much for the intro! Wow.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Court - Certainly, it is my pleasure.

annechovie said...

I am so glad you posted on Patricia and her work! She is not only very gifted but a considerate, generous and helpful lady as well. I agree - she needs her own blog and I just got done telling her that.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Anne - excellent - keep after her - we will peer pressure her into it!

Splaneyo said...

What fabulous illustrations! I too wish I could draw - I'm a three dimensional type. My husband can and it drives me nuts. I guess I'm just stuck appreciating the work of others.
Heather

Mrs. Blandings said...

Heather - your cakes are works of art as far as I'm concerned - I guess that is three dimensional. Maybe we could take a class....

{ Becca } said...

Great post, I've enjoyed perusing your blog!
Cheers!
Becca