Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Better Late than Never Illustration Friday - Resolve



Lola says that the only way to resolve the inevitable build up of daily stress levels is to have a postprandial power nap every afternoon.

“Preferably under a palm tree,” she adds sagely.


32 comments:

adrienne trafford said...

Lola is a smart lady - another beautiful work of art, Tessa!

Angela said...

Aah, the colours! Making me homesick for Africa! And a daily nap under a palm tree - what an ideal suggestion! I wish I could grow palm trees here, but last night we had -12 °C...

Cestandrea said...

It's cold here in Paris too, but your wonderful painting warms me up:)
Andrea

Rui Sousa said...

lovely one, really nice work! very colourful to! I like it!

get zapped said...

I'm all over this! It's so true, we should nap more. I really love your bold colors.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, indeed.
This sounds like a perfect recipe for bliss.......

carol rose said...

If only I could take such a nap!

I have been implementing "6-Second Stress Relief" -- put on a sparkling smile, take a deep breath through your feet, relax your shoulders, face and tongue, and give yourself an affirmation, like, "things are going to turn out all right!" It sort of works.

Fantastic illustration! I love the colors and composition and simplicity. And thanks for the great comments your left for my illustration on resolve. Means a lot!

Lori ann said...

i love lola.
SO glad to see you back tessa dear :)
xxx lori

The Green Telephone said...

I'd love to sit under a palm tree right now..
I really like the way you use colors!

Gai said...

beautiful, bright bold and colourful. love your style

Renee said...

Woot Woot... Glad your back.

Now where can I find a palm tree?

Love Renee

K. Grace said...

very nice. love your style.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I totally agree with Lola! Much wisdom are in these words. This is just more of your fantastic work! Are you thinking of doing a story book? Your pictures speak so loud and clear! This is simply beautiful!

Artemis Wilde said...

I like that idea. Wonderful use of color! I really get a sense of the warmth and relaxation.

david mcmahon said...

Really vibrant colours. We both seem to like that approach.

Sorry I have been silent for so long - was away on the west coast for a family wedding.

ValGalArt said...

Positively Perfect and Pretty :)
Happy New Year pal, valgal xo

Nicola said...

As always, beautiful juxtaposition of strong colors! And i love your "voices" illo too. Happy new year!

Pam said...

New to visiting here. Love it! Will be back.

studio lolo said...

Lola is wise and beautiful ;)

fucsia girl said...

Wonderful colors! Happy 2009!

soulbrush said...

lola is a perfect example of sensibility! lovely tessa.

Linda Sue said...

mmmm yes- I want to go there- sit beside her and snooze...warmth of the day warmth of the ample colourful woman - mmmmm yes...

Sarah Laurence said...

Sage advice from Lola indeed and well illustrated by your colorful painting. I love how your blog reveals the story behind the image. Today it is raining ice, our trees are bare and I feel like hibernating. Happy Creative New Year!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I know people that swear by a 10-20 power nap every afternoon and apparently it works...not sure it means they actually sleep though!!

Eric Barclay said...

Stunning work! Love your colors.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Lola is absolutely right!
Gorgeous picture, Tessa!

Michael O'Connell said...

Lola is a smart lady… beautiful work… happy new year

Pea said...

love the vibrant and rich colours!

Flor Larios Art said...

The colors! beautiful!

Bella Sinclair said...

Whatever Lola says, I do. Now if I could only find a palm....

Truly fantastic paintings you have here! I love the vibrant colors and the energy. Just beautiful.

The W.O.W. factor said...

I agree with Lola! Power Naps is all it takes.
And with the beautiful colors and Palm tree? I could take a nap right now!

Dreamers Dream said...

i love this.
it reminds me of the books i used to read in elem. school.
the illustraition-
beautiful work :)
pretty colors