Sunday, 31 January 2010

Illustration Friday - Focused

 

During the long dreary days – and nights, sometimes – she’d spent in hospital over the last several months she had focused with laser like intensity on transporting herself away from blips and beeps and whirs of those sterile wards to the wild wide spaces she loved most in all the world.

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Very dearest blog friends – thank you all very much for being so supportive during my enforced absences from blogging. I’ve missed all of you so much and I’ve hated being away from this wonderful world of special connections, friendship and discovery! Now that the trauma is over for the time being and I’m flying off to the sunshine of Africa once more, I will spend much of that time reconnecting and catching up on your news and views. In the meantime I’m sending you all jet propelled hugs and the warmest of warm wishes.  Talk to you from Mahe in the Seychelles – WOOHOO!

38 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello Love! Tessa, it has been a long while. Hope that all is getting along with you. Please get some much needed rest. I will keep you in my constant thoughts and prayers. Please know that I am thinking about. Hope to hear from you sometime. Take care my beautiful friend.
V

jinksy said...

A beautiful painting to study an a chilly Sunday. Enjoy the sunshine, and don't forget to pack lots of love and hugs from and all your other blogpals to keep you company! :)

steven said...

tessa! have a safe journey and a happy recharging experience in africa. soak in the sun, the greenery, the peace and quiet, and the love. steven

k.h.whitaker said...

love the illustration and the emotion behind it :)

Caroline said...

Lovely illustration - happy hols to you Tessa!

MONICA said...

Hi Tessa! emotive draw.
Take care, hugs and kind regards for you.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thinking of you.
Lovely painting.

Four Dinners said...

I would say you resemble the wifey but we're in England therefore you don't...she's wrapped up in several layers of clothing and the beautiful painting isn't....

Still....

Save a bit of sunshine eh?....and enjoy!!!!

Beth Kephart said...

Tessa, I've missed you. We all have. Hoping for your health and peace.

INDIGENE said...

A beautiful painting from a beautiful soul! Sending you great healing, space and peace dear one!

Carol said...

Sending you lots of positive vibes through the interweb my dear!! Enjoy your time in the sun...it's lovely to have you back :-)

C x

Linda Sue said...

Tessa! Good to see that all of your creativity and energy have not been zapped- I do hope that you are feeling well. Would love to make myself small , fit into your pocket, go with you to Africa to smell the scents and feel the warmth- but mostly just to ride around in YOUR pocket! LOVE.

Maithri said...

Hamba Kahle my beautiful friend,

Warmest love,

Maithri

Carol said...

There is an award over at mine for you :-)

C x

Angela said...

It is February, and so I turned a page of your beautiful calendar! I am wishing you a wonderful health-storing time in Africa, and am waiting for your return!

lakeviewer said...

Hello Tessa! Good to see you on vacation in a lovely place to warm your body and soul. The picture is stunning,btw.
Great to hear from you.

Madame DeFarge said...

Have a great time away from everything. Thinking of you.

Ces said...

Are you picking up seashells from Seychelles? I am glad to hear you are vacationing. Enjoy every minute o it my beloved Tessa. Be safe. TSUP!!!

Rob Inukshuk said...

A wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun. Take care of yourself and enjoy!

kj said...

oh my god, watercolor. tessa, you inspire me like no one else. i am happy you will be in your beloved homeland. i think of you often and pray for your vitality, which you share so freely.

love to you, tessa, my heart sister. rest, relax, rejuvenate, rejoice, release, remember, and
(w)rite

♥kj

Marinela Reka said...

Hi Tessa,lovely painting :)

adrienne trafford said...

i am thinking of you and hope you have a safe and fulfilling trip - soak up all the vitamins of the sun and land around you - miss you

Grace Albaugh said...

Just now as I was reading your post Tessa my husband walked by and admired your painting. That's a high compliment as he doesn't comment on these things very often.
Nice to have such a warm painting to view as I watch the snow falling outside.
Enjoy your African sunshine!

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

I LOVE the painting!
Hope Mahe and the Seychelles are totally wonderful and hope to see you in Cape Town! Travel safely! xx

pink dogwood said...

Have a great time there and recharge. Hope to hear from you soon.


Be well my friend :)

kj said...

happy happy ♥ day, tessa.

how i hope you are so happy as i write this.

love
kj

Ces said...

Tessa! I hope you are having a great time. Oh oh, the Korean porno spammers found you site. Better come back soon.

Ribbon said...

Hello again...
I've been away from all things blogging for a short time and now I'm back with an invitation for you to join myself and others on a creative adventure.
Please drop by when you can to read further detail.

best wishes
Ribbon

Mim said...

Have a wonderful trip and hope all is well.

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Tessa, how wonderful that you are feeling much better! I thought your attention was focused elsewhere but didn't realize you were ill. So sorry. Your energy and vitality is back and what could be better! Love the slender line of this charming painting. xx

Lori ann said...

tessa,
i am hopeing and praying that you are enjoying every minute of your time away.
i am so sorry for all the scary health issues you have had to face lately. and i'm hoping the warm sun and water will be the healing elixer you need. at least a diversion from the inside of a hospital. you deserve so much.
thinking warmly of you,
lori ♥

Lori ann said...

i forgot to say this is a GORGEOUS painting. i really love it.

and the seychelles...so envious.

Val said...

dear Tessa I hope you are having a wonderful restful dreamy holiday wherever you are now. just thinking of you and hoping all is well. Vx

Ces said...

Tessa, I have been thinking of you. I hope you are well.

kj said...

how are you, tessa?

here's a tsup! for you.

love
kj

Sarah Lulu said...

You just crossed my mind ... sending love and prayers. xxx

E said...

I am thinking of you, Tessa.

Since I've been back from Abruzzo in December I have heard little or none of you, been lazy with my blogroll and messy with my own life in general. I understand from this post you have not been well, and I am sorry I wasn't there for you at that time.

The thought of you in Africa makes my heart sing, on the other hand.

Please email soon and let me know how and where you are, my darling dearest Tessa. My emails to you keep bouncing back.

Much love and affection
Lola xx

Herrad said...

Hi Tessa,
Please come by my blog and pick up your Beautiful Blogger Award.
Love,
Herrad