11.8.14

The Blog Tour

About a month ago my sweet friend Lin from A tiny cottage in the woods asked me if I would like to be apart of the blog tour.  Of course I said, Yes!!  I have been blogging for almost eight months now and it has been the most amazing experience.  I love meeting such inspirational women who are amazingly kind and talented.  So I felt very honored that Lin has asked me to be apart of the tour.

Here are four questions that I am supposed to answer.

1. What am I working on?

Hmm, what am I not working on?  I usually have two to three big projects going at once.  Since I just got done working on my French daybed project, I thought maybe I will take a few days off. One of the projects I am excited to be starting is my bathroom vanity mirror.  I have one of those plain double vanity mirror and I am planning to turn it into something very French, gilded and feminine.  We will see.


2.   How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I don't think I have a genre?  I guess I love French romantic with a touch of whimsy and definitely feminine.  Perhaps my work is different because I use my house as my artist canvas. And I don't have anyone to say No to me. : )  I don't think there should be any rule when it comes to decorating a home.  A home should represents who we are as people.



3.    Why do I write/create what I do?

Because that is the only way I know how to live.  I live in my head and my head is filled with ideas non-stop.  Sometimes I can't sleep.  When I was in high school and college, I did sculpting and I was obsessed with it.  I didn't want to sleep or eat or do anything but sculpt.  I lost a lot of weights. I was good at it but it was not good for me.  I feel lost when I am not creating.  In another life, I would be a starving artist...you know a bit delusional, eccentric and probably smelly.  The good thing now is I have two little girls who keep me in checked.


4.   How does your writing/creating process work?

Well, it always start with an inspiration.  A picture.  A book.  A song.  A person.  A feeling.  Anything gets me going. I obsessed over it for a few days and I can't sleep because I am trying to figure out how I am going to make it happen.  Then I do research...whether it'll be the history of a piece or the technical part of making it.  I usually don't stop until I make it happen.  I am nothing if not always overly ambitious.

Here are two amazing bloggers who will be continuing with the blog tour.

Mary

Mary blogs at Orphans with Make up.  Mary never ceases to amaze me.  She has amazing sense of style and her furniture make overs are always inspiring.  Here is a little bit about the blog from Mary herself.




 Hi!  My name is Mary Vitullo. I live in Saint-Hubert, Quebec (a suburb of Montreal in French Canada).  I am a wife, and mother of 3 boys. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it!  I have always been resourceful in decorating on a small budget and one of the easiest ways to do that is to repurpose and repaint vintage and antique furniture pieces, or my little "ORPHANS" as I like to call them.  "Orphans With MakeUp" is just that, abandoned furniture pieces given a new makeover with paint, "MAKEUP".  I use photography and styling to show them at their best.



Darrielle is the amazing blogger of the blog D.D.'s Cottage and Design.  This woman can paint!... and she does it so amazingly well.  I am excited for you see her works.


Love,
Victoria

8 comments:

  1. Love reading your post Victoria! I can't wait to see your mirror and thanks for the mention of my blog.

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  2. I am so happy that you said yes to the Blog Tour, Victoria! I LOVED reading your answers to the four questions and learning a little bit more about you. You inspire so many of us!!!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  3. P.S. I'm off to visit Mary & Darrielle now. See you...

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  4. Victoria,
    I found your 4 answers refreshing and free spirited. I look forward to see what next design adventure you embark on to create more magic in your home.
    Vera

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  5. Victoria, I'm always amazed at your beautiful projects. The daybed is a favorite! Thanks for sharing more about you and the thoughts behind Trois Petites Filles. I joined the tour last week. It's a fun exercise. '-)

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  6. You so inspire anyone's gypsy soul.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  7. Thank you Victoria, for taking the time to visit me, I so enjoy your emails and with all the support you have had in creating this little world for your girls and yourself, it's support that you really never needed. You are a brave soul and with that being said you are challenging yourself in so many ways imaginable and what's to come of your challenges is nothing short of amazing.
    Thank you for the comment on my daughter room, she absolutely loves your new old daybed. Don't ever get rid of it unless it's going to me! I have made garden benches befor for my garden and porches, but now you have me wanting to create a daybed? .... Will see if that ever happens. Yet you have inspired me to go and brush up on my upholstery, so I just might take another class. I am working on a slip cover right now!

    What are you going to do next ??
    I am sure we are all waiting in the wings holding our breath for something beautiful be it a can design, painting, gardening, or another mirror, you Victoria have a life created, and it's a beautiful one.

    Xx
    Dore

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