May 22, 2014

~ pve monogram giveaway



I have been a long time fan of Patricia van Essche, aka PVE. I adore all of her artwork but I am especially fond of the monograms. 

The first monogram I loved was this one made for Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips.

I had to have one for The French Tangerine!

Here are some other monograms featured on her etsy website...



I thought a monogram would be a fun birthday gift for my friend Kyle! Patricia is very thorough and so creative. She offered several options ~ all absolutely darling!

My favorites for Kyle were this one:

 and this one...

And then, Patricia surprised me with a monogram for my daughter! The bamboo is brilliant… Hillary and I absolutely love it.

I had notecards made for Kyle and Hillary with their new monograms.



EXCITING NEWS!

Patricia is doing a monogram giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a pve monogram! To enter, visit Patricia's portfolio (here) and then come back to leave a comment, (or email me) sharing one of your favorite finds from her website! 

I'll announce the winner on Monday!



A fabulous artist and such a kind person… 
Thank you Patricia!

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55 comments:

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jan,
Wow! I not seen Patricia's work before your post. Her art is brilliant and so creative! I love it! I find her art so expressive and its so pretty.
I love the animals, people and of course the monogram. I really enjoyed learning Patricia's art thank you for introducing her.
Please put my name into the hat, I will keep my fingers and eyes crossed.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

trudi said...

Dear Jan,

What a wonderful giveaway. I really enjoyed the PVE etsy shop. The artist is very talented. I loved the blue hydrangea note cards.

Sincerely,
Trudi R

pve design said...

Jan,
You are hired as the best PR agent in the world. I just love how enthusiastic you have always been about my work and how quick you are with direction and kindness.
I celebrate all the human connections and graciousness here in blog land. I know I owe an awful lot to blog gods for watching over me.
Blessings to you and all those who are loved by you.
Many, I am sure of that. Thanks for sharing some love about my artwork. Truly, so excited for the give-away.
pve

K-Bar said...

Her "places" are now my obsession.

I just moved to Abu Dhabi and think something like this is calling to me.

Thank you for the share.

Erika said...

What a delightful, inspirational artist! A gifted lady. Thank you for introducing her to us!

Perri G said...

You make it sound easy...there is so much to love about her collection of work! I love best the sense that she is capturing the essence of something whether it be a monogram (LOVE, LOVE the one for Hilliary) or a sweet, posh shop. Her work is like a day-in-the-life journall.

Jules said...

I adore all of her work but especially love the monogram! Just beautiful!

Jules said...

Love love her work but really need the monogram!!!

The enchanted home said...

Pick me pick me:) LOVE monograms and agree hers are exquisite...that first one for Kyle is gorgeous as are the others. Would love to win!

sydney85 said...

Love seeing Patricia's work. She is so very talented. All her products are delightful and I am especially drawn to her monograms with the tulips. Tulips are blooming everywhere in Chicago and they just make me smile.

hartungmom said...

The bamboo monogram is wonderful!!! I also love the drawing of the two goldens in the baby pool with the little girl looking on! Thanks for finding and sharing such a talented artist!

Yvonne Kaczmarski said...

Love the monogram water colors. Would make a wonderful gift for my two granddaughters.
Their room is pink and green. The tulips would be lovely in their room!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

All Southern gals love a pretty monogram! These are so unique and beautiful. A custom painting of our home would be amazing too. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kimberly Morris said...

I love all the houses pictured in "places." We are dreaming about retirement and are sad to think of leaving our sweet cottage, knowing that it will be torn down to make room for a megamansion. I love the playfulness and whimsy of Patricia's watercolors and think she would capture the feel of our house perfectly.

jeanie schuler said...

All of her work is beautiful, but without a doubt I like her monograms the most. Gorgeous!

Angela said...

Good Morning! I think that my favorite item from Patricia's website was the scene of the coffee cup (from her blog!) I am admittedly a coffee addict, and there is always something comforting about seeing that steaming cup! Thank you for sharing the links to her lovely blog.

Flournoyfrance said...

#1 on my wishlist would be Monogram note cards or a room portrait featuring Henry(our Jack Russell...What a treat to see Patricia's work!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Jan!
Hands down -- this is THE best giveaway by a blogger ever! I am crazy for her work! GORgeous things.
Love the dogs and the flowers, but the monograms are the ultimate.
Your daughter's bamboo one is so unusual -- but I would probably pick one very much like the one you selected for your gf.

All lovely options!
Please include me in this fabulous giveaway!

xox
Alison :)

Karena Albert said...

I adore Patricia ands would be so thrilled to win! My favorite is the quatrefoil designed monogram!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Flournoyfrance said...

#1 on my wish list...Dog portrait featuring Henry, our Jack Russell...#2 would be the gorgeous monogram note cards.

What a treat to see Patricia's work...

Jean Louise said...

Good morning! I love Patricia's store front artwork as much as I adore her custom monograms. Only wish I could jump into the street scenes, just like Mary Poppins and Burt. Crossing my fingers to win, as I even have a Pinterest board dedicated solely to monogram love.
Kindly - JLL

Beth Kost said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love all her work but especially the monograms. They are gorgeous!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

All of the monograms are simply delightful! I love her style!

jennifer said...

My favorite item in her Etsy shop is the summer tote. I need that for the beach next week!!

Amanda C. Bee said...

I saw your giveaway because I am a huge fan of Patricia and as a fellow artist, she's always been so supportive! She is truly an amazing lady and I love your positive energy about her work and that it can be easily seen on your blog! Cheers! I couldn't pick a favorite piece but I am love these monograms!!! xoxo Amanda

teaorwine said...

I have admired her work for a long while!

Lovely.

best, teaorwine


teaorwine.blogspot.com

Bellinis Briefcases said...

I love PVE's work, and have for such a long time. Her monogram pieces are just beautiful! I'm completely obsessed with her custom wedding artwork!
xo

Margaret Zareba said...

Wow! That's an amazing giveaway! I adore Patricia's illustration. Her fresh arts make me always smile. I love her style.
I discovered her artworks not long ago .. when I started with blogging ...
My favorite are her greetings cards from New York on her blog ... and of course the monograms.
I would be so happy to win!!!

Margaret
http://www.decordesireforbeauty.com/blog.html

Kelli Rohloff said...

I visited her Etsy site and LOVED it. The purple hydrangea note cards are absolutely lovely! Her work just makes me feel happy.

Kelli Rohloff
smellysewer@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Such a wonderful giveaway! I love all the monograms and would be hard pressed to choose a favorite! They are all absolutely beautiful!

Joanie Swanson said...

I love the momograms! They are so inspiring and beautiful!!!

jerri said...

I've had her ETSY site bookmarked for quite awhile. Her work is lovely. I've been waiting for a special treat, birthday, etc. to purchase something. Would love to have the monogram!

Stacey said...

I absolutely love the personalized monograms with flowers. How could you not love them? So sweet to have a give away. :)

SusanMOSanders said...

AMAZING...So much Beauty. I think I have to have one for my daughter, who is getting married in December, what a lovely way to see her first married monogram

Angelina B. said...

Wow! Went and checked out all of her work. I really love the monograms! They are so pretty. I have been on the hunt for a monogram as I recently got married and have yet to find one I love... until today!

queenie said...

As usual with the things you post... I love it all!!! Seriously.

Colleen Ahern Fortuna said...

I too have been a fan for years! Would love a new monogram - thanks!
Best,
Colleen

Michelle Seman said...

Always enjoy your posts! Loved visiting Patricia's site....especially her pet portraits. Her monograms are amazing.

Michelle

Maurie said...

Personalizing a monogram--what a wonderful idea. I love the blue monogram with the dainty lily of the valley at the top. Thank you for introducing me to her work.

Katie Clooney said...

Love all of her work. Her notecards are darling and I would love to hire her sometime to do a custom pet portrait. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michele Rosenbaum said...

What a lovely and gifted artist!!! A personalized monogram would be a wonderful surprise. Thanks.
Michele

Michele Rosenbaum said...

What a lovely and gifted artist!!! A personalized monogram would be a wonderful surprise. Thanks.
Michele

haverfordgal said...

I'm mad for her work! I particularly love the party paintings and smiled when I saw the one where the bride and groom are atop an elephant with a monogrammed blanket!
I jumped onto her Etsy site, and have saved it as a favorite... goodies to buy!

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

Love her style. While I like everything, my favorite is the Posh Shop. There is just something about those that take you to the place.

Joy said...

The Venetian Places made me smile.

Jacki Salinas said...

Love the summer tote!

Margaret Mcelroy said...

I love the Iris monogram!

Margaret Mcelroy said...

I love the Iris, sooo pretty!

Irishnana said...

Love so many of her pieces! All gorgeous! Some of my favorites are her blue & white porcelain paintings, blue hydrangea, "koi joy", "Bethesda Fountain", her pet portraits (would love one of my daughter's little tri King Charles Cavalier), and of course her monograms are all lovely

Irishnana said...

Who could choose just one? I love her paintings of blue & white porcelain, the "koi joy", "Bethesda Fountain", her pet portraits (would love one of my daughter's tri King Charles Cavalier), "purple hydrangea", and her monograms are all lovely, too.
Such a talented artist.
Thanks for sharing her work.

And thanks for the give-away!

pve design said...

Jan-
I am smiling ear to ear at each and every comment. I feel so honored to share my work with you and then you to share it with so many kind people.
pve

em said...

Hi Jan. How could you choose a favorite? I adore all monograms, but the palces with blue doors (all of them) made me happy!! Please enter me in your contest - what fun happies!!
We just returned from Paris, fell in love with the city and cannot wait to take our kids. (I am the non stalker that had emailed with tons of questions.)
Enjoy the long weekend,
Emily Murphy

Celeste said...

Lovely work! Aside from the fabulous monograms, I also like the custom pet portraits! :)

email- celeste@mail4me.com

LIZ NEARY said...

I'm a JV, monogram and TFT fanatic, so thank you for another something to obsess over!!!
love.love.love!!!

Abby said...

Love her monograms but especially loved the drawing with the motorcycle and side car!