Monday, 27 July 2009

IF – Idle

 

daydreaming

‘Daydreaming’

 

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

28 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Wonderful - I love the way you capture that essence of "laidback"! xx

Holly said...

Thanks. I've been being a bit harsh with myself this morning as I don't seem to have a thought worth keeping.

You just made it all right that I have those sorts of spells.

Hugs to you for a grand week.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I feel just like that fellow on the beach, except that I lie on the sofa and I'm not quite that colorful.

Now I feel it's okay to do that and ponder about the world around me.

Elizabeth said...

Ah, to lie beside the sea

You have captures this delight perfectly.

What is this life, if full of care
we have no time to stop and stare

misquoted from the astounding
WH Davies

DEB said...

I love this piece Tessa!

steve said...

That' s my idea of spending an idle day out! Way to go here!

soulbrush said...

this is fabadabadoo xxxx

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Great quote, great image. I have had days like that, many days like that.

My Castle in Spain said...

Tessa, this is a beautiful representation of idleness....
and the quote is ideally chosen

Madame DeFarge said...

That's the type of day I feel like after a rather grim day at work. Holiday next week, but as I'm going to Iceland, I suspect that lying on a beach may be a problem.

ValGalArt said...

i love this :)

lakeviewer said...

Daydreaming with water in the background is a heavenly state. You captured it beautifully with this painting.

Amy said...

*sigh* Beautiful.

Maithri said...

My dear friend,

The power in your work never fails to touch me...

Its not just a matter of brushstrokes and colours...

Its a feeling, an experience,

You emote so beautifully with your paintbrush...

Much love to you,

M

PS this guy reminds me a little of me lately ;) - before and after work its where you'll find me!

Lola said...

Three strokes of the brush, and you capture the mood to perfection.

I love this fellow, he looks so relaxed. I'm in a similar position right now, staring up at the ceiling fan and dreaming of tall trees.

Tuscany awaits in its freshness and cicada song. We escape to idle once more...

I seem to have misplaced your mailing address, can you email it to me? :)

Ciao darling friend,
Lola xx

Angela said...

There`s a Walt Whitman poem where he describes the wonders of the beach and it ends ..."Walking with naked feet along the edge of the water... what greater miracles are there?" Always makes me sigh!Last night husband and I took a swim in the Baltic Sea and then lay back like this. Heaven! Your art is so beautiful, Tessa! You have such an insight.

Untitled said...

Greetings!
Are you on facebook?
x

Ces said...

I really don't know what idle means or how to do it. Hahah!

pRiyA said...

Suddenly, i am blown by ALL the pictures here. then i realized thats because they are bigger. What a difference a BIG PICTURE makes to a middle aged woman's eyesight i tell ya!
i had totally forgotten about IF these days simply because i have been idle. thanks for the reminder through this post.
now let me scroll through these fabulous BIG PICTURES. i have a lot of catching up to do...;-)

Renee said...

Tessa can you imagine 1530 dollars for the gogos.

CLAP CLAP CLAP.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh Tessa, this is one of my very favorites. Truly it's fabulous.

Have you read about how studies have shown it's important to daydream?

In August I'm going to spend a long weekend at Lake Tahoe, doing exactly what this dude is up to in your painting. Beautiful!

kj said...

tessa, where is my comment this time? too funny: i write to you and a paragraph flys out of sight, a comment gets gobbled up. it must be an energy force, and i'm quite willing to assume it's a good one (mysterious, yes, but good) :)

idle. i agree with holly. your paintings carry me to a time and place where i relax my muscles and linger.

congrats on the $$$ tessa. i'm glad to be part of it, and what a reward i get for so little. i can't wait...

love love!
kj

Art Fan Ako said...

This made me say "ahhhh". So relaxing!

Lori ann said...

This is beautiful Tessa. So simple (not the painting, the message) and lovely, i'm going to try to appreciate my idleness and remember this poem by Longfellow. While keeping your painting in mind as well. ♥

Beth Kephart said...

I'm going to do that...soon.

The long reverie alongside the long shore.

Tessa said...

Thank you all very much for such kind comments about my daydreamer! I'm thrilled to bits and pieces that you like him....and I wish you all many happy hours of reverie too.

xxxooo

Polly said...

I'm in a mood for a bit of idle these days, all I want is to stretch on a beach... it's the summer lazyness that has hit me. Lovely picture.

Karin Bartimole said...

wish I were laying by his side, relaxing and listening to the waves - instead of the dang leaf blower next door!!