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Mireille In The Garden of Autumn

As I told Janey (Janey's Journey, link right) after I saw this on her blog, I spent seven years, at least once a week, spilling my soul as I looked at a Matisse that used the cut-out motifs she incorporated in her homage to the artist ...

It was startling to see she named it for me, almost as if those Matisse symbols (that I'll never forget) leaped across a continent, from my mind into her work.

At any rate, I think it's a uniquely beautiful illustration. Thanks for including my name.


Blogger katiedid said...

Okay M - this new look KICKS ASS! Matisse inspired, perhaps? You did the most awesome job. Holy cow. I know you were having arguments with the template earlier on text color and now it's... it's like going from zero to sixty in seconds. I love this look so much. The blocking, the interesting color schemes, the way the sidebar color blocks into the background color, and all of it. Although the sub header for the site description is really cool - how did you get those shapes? Just. Wow.

8:55 PM

Blogger Trina said...

You're a muse now, Micki! And what a lovely work you've inspired! I think the name of a piece can be as vital an aspect of it as the medium, style, or any other component. That's an amazing piece, with a wonderful name.

12:08 AM

Blogger Urban Chick said...

i agree, i LOVE the new look

i've turned a shade of apple green over here - 'tis the envy of the technically inept


[quick - cancel law school!]

1:58 AM

Anonymous Laura said...

You and I are colorful girls! Seriously, I don't know why more people don't use color in their blogs--there's a whole world out there and it is multi-hued! This is perfect for the launch of your new career, M. Love it!

4:03 AM

Blogger mireille said...

thanks, Laura and Trina! Katie and UC, if only I could take credit for the shapes. I took a new template (I think called "536") and substituted colors for its different elements and this is what happened! The subhead was absent during the entire color code substitution and popped up when I published! xoxo m

6:44 AM

Blogger clearing said...

Loving Janey's work. That fabulous signture logo of hers always catches my eye too. I failed signature logo in commercial design class. :O

Lookin' good M...the whole color blocking and the sprawled in ecstasy thing together.

7:29 AM

Blogger still life said...

absolutely perfect!
the colors complement one another so well and i love the newsubheader. amazing!

11:38 AM

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

It is 'so you'.

p.s. what is up with your blog? Your 'photo' is an empty rectangle now.


12:39 PM

Blogger boisdejasmin said...

I love the new look of your blog! And Janey's work fits so perfectly into the new colour scheme.

12:43 PM

Blogger Annieytown said...

The new blog look is fab. I love the template. I love the colors. Pinks,gray,a smidge of plum and maroon....just lovely.

7:31 PM

Anonymous janey said...

Thank you for posting this and I love the colors of your blog. Now my tooth is feeling better I'll have to catch up on drawings and being inspired by your names. Really, when I feel a lack of direction and need a spark, this is the first place I come to.

6:12 PM


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