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January 2, 2009

~PINK SATURDAY~

Good Day ladies !!! well here we are with our first PINK Saturday for 2009....Please go see our gracious hostess Beverly to see all the PINKness to start this year off right with!!http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ at How Sweet the sound....





I thought today I would show you a couple of my Louis Icart....Louis Icart was born in 1890 in Toulouse and died in Paris in 1950. He became most well known as an artist in New York in the 1920's. His most characteristic theme was glamorous women. Louis Icart's nickname was Helli derived from his initials L.I. These painting are getting harder to find original ones...there are allot of the re pops out there...so if you like them you can still buy them for your home..most of mine I bought in the early eighties when they were still affordable..the Japanese antique dealers came in and brought the market almost dry in the middle eighties...



This one is titled " Bella Rosa " ca. 1930 I just love all the PINK roses around her... Icart also did allot of nudes which I also have but this is a family friendly blog...so I won't share those...



This is one of my favorite ones I have hanging in my bathroom...it titled " Love Blossoms" ca. 1920 she is dressed in the softest shade of PINK...and this also was the first Icart I bought in 1981....and don't even want to tell you what I paid for it then...lets just say I had it on lay-away for awhile...We had an art gallery in San Francisco that would let me do that...I just loved the lady that owed it her name was Miss Daisy....and every time she would get one in she would call me...




I hope you enjoyed my PINK Icart's as much as I do...to me they are so Glam...


UPDATE: on my great grand daughter Kyra Shea..as many of you know she is only 2 weeks old today...and last week she had heart surgery at Dallas Children hospital....and was doing pretty well...on Tuesday they took her off of life support and we were all doing the Happy Dance !!! well she got infection around her weak little heart...so she again is on life support and losing weight real quick..they still have her very sedated and my Grand son can not even hold her yet...the last time he held her she was 6 hours old..So please would you keep her in your prayers...we are all so worried about her...I know God hears me calling out every day...


Hope all of you have a safe and Blessed day...


Hugs and smiles Gloria





54 comments:

Susan said...

Love your Icart's!

and will say an extra prayer for Kyra Shea (and your whole family)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, Gloria! My heart is breaking! I am so sorry you great grand-daughter is suffering. All of you are still in my prayers.

I do love your Icart's. It is so.. beautiful!!
Hugs, Terrie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria- I am praying for sweet little baby Kyra SHea. Know this must be so hard for all of you- Consider yourself hugged and prayed for!

Blessings
mary

Love the pictures! So romantic - Oh for that creative painting bone in my body!!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Gloria,
I will keep your little Kyra in my prayers....I will send all my good thoughts to your family....
Your Prints are just beautiful...
Happy New Year!!!!
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Sondra Behne' said...

Most definitly our prayers will be with you all.

Your prints are gorgeous...lucky you.

Sondra

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday Gloria, I love your Icarts. They are beautiful. So romantic yet peaceful at the same time. Don't you love layaway? We can get what our heart desires even though it may take a bit longer..:-) I'm praying for Kyra. It doesn't seem fair that one so little has to go through so much.. Many prayers and hugs sent your way my friend...~lynne~

Sue said...

Mornin sweet G! I'm so sorry to hear about baby K's setback and I'm praying hard sweetie, I just know with all the prayers here God will heal this precious baby!!
I miss ya Gloria, but I'm enjoying my free time, shopping and cleaning and tweeking! Bought baby A so much stuff yesterday you would think it was Christmas AGAIN! LOL! Take care of yourself and I'll be back soon sweetie, Love ya Gloria!! xoxoxo

Chris said...

Gloria, my dear friend, let me express my heartache that your baby has had a setback. She is so tiny to have to go through this. She and all of you will be in my prayers. Your artwork is beautiful, thank you for the lesson, I know very little about art.
God Bless You,
Love ya,
Chris

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria,
The paintings are all exquisite but I'm telling you what really grabbed my attention today was your new blog dress. WOWEE!!!
It is gorgeous and so you.

Poor Kyra. I feel so sad that she is still sick. I will pray they get it under control quickly. Thanks for the update.
~Melissa

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, we will be praying for your little Kyra and your family. Keeping good thoughts coming your way! Hugs, Kathy
PS - LOVE the Icarts

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!
What beautiful ladies! I love them!
Happy new year sweetie!
Hugs, Sherry

White Iris Designs said...

May your great granddaughter continue to be held in the Lord's hands...ocvered by His healing touch!!
Love your paintings..something very soothing & sensual about them.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you have such an "eye". This Icarts are so gorgeous. I feel sure their value has increased tremendously since you bought them, so whatever you paid, it was worth it.

I am so sorry that Kyra has had a setback. She and her parents and you are all in my prayers as you deal with your worry for that little one. laurie

Suzie Button said...

Beautiful pictures! thanks for the history too on the artist! I will definitely pray for your granddaughter, and for your family! Suzie

onlymehere said...

Thank you for the update on your ggdaughter. I have been praying for her and wondered how she was. May God mend her little body. I love your "ladies" too! Beautiful!

erin said...

I will keep Kyra Shea in my heart and prayers! Hang in there!

Melissa Wertz said...

Gloria, your Icarts are beautiful!

Keeping your GGD in my prayers.

Tomarie said...

Gloria, I remember when you told me about Icarts over at RMS. They are just beautiful! I'm like you...I just love the GLAM! I know they're worth every penny that you paid for them...and more! :-)
I will be shouting out prayers for Kyra. I know this is a hard time for you and yours right now. Love ya! L~

salmagundi said...

I've been praying for Kyra. God will take care of all of you, I know. The Icart's are beautiful. Sally

Glenda said...

Informative post. Thank you.

If there is a blessing about baby Kyra, it is that she will have no memory of this rough and rocky
beginning to her life. However, the adults surrounding her will always remember the miracle that has brought her this far, and God willing, will bring her through to abundant and abiding good health.
Know that my prayers are still ascending for her and your entire family.

The Muse said...

Sending prayers your way to be certain of that! :) I do hope that you can feel the warmth of Spirit embrace you.

Nice to find you this pink SAT. :)

Lynette said...

I'm sorry to hear about Kyra's newest setback as well, dear Gloria. I can only imagine this is a trying time for all of y'all and will continue to pray for her speedy recovery!!
Your pink post is very pretty and informative as always!

Helen said...

The prayers of all of us can help your little precious one and you know you have them. Stay strong.

Lady Katherine said...

The pictures are so lovely, as your Kyra, I have been sending up prayers for her daily and for your family!

bj said...

oh, my...these are most lovely things i've ever seen...just beautiful. I can see why you are so proud of them...
And TWO new great-grandbabies coming? WOW...how awesome is that...CONGRATULATIONS, dear one...
love, bj

bj said...

Oh, darlin', please know that I have been praying for your little great grandbaby and will continue until she has fully recovered from her problems...

Smilingsal said...

Pretty pink dishes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Day.

I prayed for your great granddaughter.

ann said...

Oh Gloria,I sure will honey.Bless all of them.I wish all my best.
Your Icarts are wonderful.And------------pink,ha...Love all your treasures as usual...Ann

Kathleen said...

Your little great grand daughter is in my prayers, and I will pray for her tomorrow at church. Love your Louis Icart print....He is one of my favorites. His women are all so feminine and so gorgeous. Blessings, Kathleen

twizzis said...

Count my prayers in, too, Gloria. BTW, I've got a good set of envy going about now with all these bloggers and their beautiful "things". I'm lovin' your bust...the one up top, that is!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Gloria. I am saddened to read that your sweet baby has developed even more complications. She is in my prayers.

Your Icarts are beyond fabulous. What treasures for you.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, Twizzi was here!! Miss you, gf!!

Gloria, How's the baby doing??
I love your new blog look!!

Hugs, Terrie

Picket said...

Sis your pictures are beautiful & I love your new blog 'dress' you got going over here! Girl you know I agree with you in prayer even this very minute for that precious little baby....may God touch every cell & fiber of her little being..let this situation turn around...breath on her dear Lord...I love ya sis! ♥

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Prayers for the baby,a hug for you! Love your Pink Saturday Post!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
I really hate to hear that your little granddaughter is having more complications! And I appreciate the update. I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for sharing your pictures! I learned something today!

nikkicrumpet said...

Those are really beautiful...I love the style...they are glam just like you said. I will Kyra Shea in my prayers!

paintinpatti said...

Hi Gloria, Yes, I will also join your many friends by praying for tiny Kyra. Your pages are wonderful - I loved the paintings, the tiger story, and your blue kitchen. Hugs, Patti

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...of course your little Kyra is in my prayers! Hugs to you and your family...Debbie

Tootsie said...

girl...we are all praying for that sweet pink angel....I hope it is in the plan for her to make it thru this the most difficult fight of her little life. I will keep praying for her until she is walking and talking and making messes in your beautiful home!

Jill said...

Gloria I continue to pray for you and your family! I hope the New Year brings you happiness!

I heard you may be leaving blogland... I hope to goodness it isn't true! I would miss you greatly! You inspire me!!! You inspire a lot of us just by being you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria,

How is sweet Kyra?

I have an award that I would like to pass on to you if you don't mind. It is a little different from other awards and I think it speaks of you perfectly. Would you hop over to my blog when you have a minute to pick it up.

Blessings
mary

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Dear Gloria
I am so sorry there have been more complications for your sweet baby Kyra. I will keep her in my prayers.

Your Pink Saturday artwork is beautiful!

Ma'dame French said...

GLoria my prayers for that little one! Hugs French;)

ksarra said...

Happy, just wanted to add my name to the list of friends who are praying soooo hard for your little granddaughter. She has been on my mind so often, and I prayed for her at church again today. You are such a special person, and such a sweet heart to your friends here.

Rue said...

Oh Gloria... I've been reading along catching up with you and had high hopes of Kyra doing really well.... my prayers go out to her, you and your family my sweet friend.

love,
rue

Chrissy said...

My thoughts are with you,keep us posted!

Christine said...

I am so sorry about your great granddaughter, Gloria. I had no idea she was having problems. I will offer some prayers for you all. On another note, I enjoyed looking at your Icart pictures. They are truly glamorous!...Christine

Shelia said...

Precious Gloria! I'm so sorry to hear about little angel Kyra Shea! Poor little darling - you know I will be praying for that sweet little baby girl, your grandchildren and you, Dear One!
God is good and we're going to trust Him to make that baby well!
Thank you for your prayers for my Mother. She is doing a bit better today!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CC said...

Your art is beautiful..I will keep your sweet baby in my thoughts. Many hugs and good wishes.

Joy said...

Gloria, I have never heard of this artist and I thank you for the introduction. Amazing.

Praying for Kyra Shea. ((hugs))

Elizabeth said...

I love these Art Nouveau paintings; I have heard of Icart, but wasn't really familiar with his work. Thanks for sharing these.
I am keeping your grand daughter Kyra in my thoughts.

Jessica said...

Gloria~

As my Mammaw would say~ Kyra Shea comes from 'good stock.' Born from love~ to a family of strong women and survivors. I pray her little heart will heal. May God surround you and your family with his love and strength.

I love your paintings~ they are beautiful.

Big hugs~ J.

dana said...

First, I just said a little prayer for that sweet little great granddaughter of yours. What a hard time this is for your family.

Second, I just LOVE those paintings and your background info on them. Blogging is just the best--you NEVER know what you will learn.

Third, Thanks for leaving a comment on my #100 Post--you are now in the drawing!!!woo-hoo! :)

Fourth, Happy Belated Pink Sat.!!!
Dana

Justine said...

Those paintings are truly beautiful, Gloria!

Kyra and your family has been and will continue to be, in my prayers.

Justine :o )