Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bragging



I love these cheerful "Topiaries", a creation of my gifted daughter-in-law!

They were installed last weekend in Palm Desert (with some help from my son, her husband). Her work dots the landscape all over the southwest.

You can see more of it, installations, murals and ceramics, right here



Maybe you like them too? or not much at all? Either way, I'd like to read your comments . . .

E-mail from the artist added Nov.1. (Ellie,13, is her younger daughter, Duncan, her husband):
The comments are so nice!! Thank you so much for forwarding, I work in such a vacuum (Ellie do you like this? Duncan what do you think?) it is very gratifying to hear comments from people I am not related to! Xo Christie

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Francoise! Much Love from your daughter in law - Christie

Anonymous said...

wow Christie they are wonderful...
Amy

Pam said...

So happy looking.

Jill, Joe and Foxy said...

I like them!

Kate G. said...

I love them. They remind me of a Germand-made wooden stacking toy my brother had as a child.

I need orange said...

I love these! The colors. The bits of black and white.

Very nice.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I went to her website. Wonderful work! I can just see them in the Southwestern landscape, like jewelry in the desert.

Sally's Chateau said...

I love them too, I think they would look terrific in my garden next to the pool. Thanks for your visit, isn't the world a small place really ? xx

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Francoise! Gorgeous! WOW! Love the creativity and freshness of that design...all the happy colors too!

Congrats on the talent in your family! :-)

xoxo

Willi said...

I absolutely love them, the color, the arrangements, it all balances beautifully and I can only imagine the amount of work this took! I am very impressed! Congratulate your daughter in law Christie even though she doesn't know me! Willi

Jojo said...

Thank you for your note. I am fine and have posted a summary of my ridiculously busy month. I have missed you and your posts.

The topiaries are gorgeous. They somehow remind me of the Russian onion domes. So cheerful.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh my gosh--they're fabulous! I do like them! Thanks for the heads up--I wish I could see them in person. If I'm on my travels, I'll have to keep an eye out for them! Wonderful.

Jojo said...

Hi Francoise! Thank you for your email. Mimi returned to the west coast via San Francisco but she should be headed back to Portland within the week. Please send Mimi an email at miminaja@gmail.com. I am sure she will not check her email for a week or so but I will let her know to watch for your message.

Happy weekend. Jojo

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

These are absolutely *stunning*. I just love them. The colors, the composition, the architecture. Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Francoise,
thank you for sharing Christie's cheerful work with us. This is exactly what we need NOW!
Un peu de beauté dans ce monde de brutes!

M&M

Cote de Texas said...

These are so wonderful! What a talented daughter in law you have. You must be sooo proud!
thanks for sharing.