Sunday, 3 January 2010

Illustration Friday - Renewal

 

It is at the coast where horizons are infinite

and footprints few under a sky you can almost touch

that the sea, whatever its mood,

never fails to fill me with a sense of renewal.

 

norfolk coast - holkham

 

“When you do dance, I wish you a wave of the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that”

William Shakespeare - The Winter’s Tale

36 comments:

Renee said...

On New Years Eve singing auld lang syne, you came into my heart.

I love you Tessa.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous, Tessa!

Silke said...

This is so beautiful, Tessa, ethereal! Happy New Year, Tessa!! Love, Silke

Ribbon said...

Enjoy the sea... as you are :)

best wishes
Ribbon

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Aaaaah, your sweet words and soft painting emit love - which always results in renewal. Thank you Tessa. May all be well in your world today.

Elizabeth said...

So glad you are back in the blogosphere!
Oh to be at the beach today.....

lakeviewer said...

I join Renee too. Lovely.
Happy New Year, Tessa.

kj said...

renee's comment to you: gulp. could there be a more wonderful comment from one friend to another?

you are special person in all the world, tessa. i am privileged to have your friendship and i thank you for it.

ps i love my calendar so so so much. ♥

Linda Sue said...

Happy TESSA! The sea can be a healing place- it can also render one unconscious, depending on the surf, as i found out one time in Hawaii...I hope that you are having a grand time and continue through the new year! Cheers to you!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your beautiful painting and words so evoke renewal. Really lovely!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Perfectly lovely.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful Tessa. Glad you seem to have settled in already and fallen under the inspirational spell of your new spot!

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Soft, gentle and uplifting, Tessa. What a lovely way to approach the year ahead!

studio lolo said...

beautiful and serene in both art and words.

Ces said...

You made me smile and soar this morning my dearest Tessa!

Thank you Lord for my friend Tessa, she is tall, beautiful, smart, creative, gifted.

Last year I celebrated Christmas everyday, I was gifted with peace, joy, happiness and the most amazing connections with truly gifted women and you rank way up there!

Tsup!

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

delightful..words and image

Loni Edwards said...

So peaceful! I love it!

Nicola said...

Truly expansive! Baie mooi ; )

Nicola said...

Truly expansive! Baie mooi ; )

linda said...

tessa, perhaps you have inspired me to get out of bed and paint?? could it possibly be??

this painting is gorgeous, the way you blended the paint, the color, that pinkness makes me swoon, draped across the sky...i feel like taking a taste of it!

may i also say, it is so good to see you again♥

Elisabeth said...

I'm new to your post, Tessa and very taken by your art work , photography and words. It's good to meet you and I shall be back to see and read more.

Lorac said...

I wish to be one of the two people on your beach. This picture inspires calm and peace. Just what we need in days of unrest. Lovely to see you Tessa. Happy New Year!

k.h.whitaker said...

sooo beautiful!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Beautiful piece, Tessa!

Sarah Lulu said...

Me too. Such a peaceful painting.

Happy New Year Tessa. xxxxx

Lori ann said...

You are back. Oh so happy. You've been missed and you are loved. Zuri, Diamond and I are waving and wishing a very happy and healthy new year dear dear Tessa.
♥ lori

Kass said...

Beautiful painting. Your whole blog is amazing! Came here by way of your comment on Elisabeth's blog.

Holly said...

Dearest Tessa:
I can not tell you how grateful I am to have met you and now to be reading you once again.

I continue to send Reiki so that you have the best year ever with answers to your prayers and vistas for your eyes.

Love & Respect,
Holly

Beth Kephart said...

Me, too.

kendalee said...

Oh, for so many reasons Tessa I love, love, love this post!

jennifer said...

beautiful painting, so serene.

lakeviewer said...

Tessa, I appreciate your visits and your lovely comnments on all my blogs. Gosh, I'm honored!

Today I picked up my mail back in Port Orford, and voila, your calendar with its beautiful paintings. I'm thrilled to have such work in my house. Thank you very very much.

dthaase said...

that is beautiful - so well done

Renee said...

This is how the sky looks from the Manitoba Prairies.

Hope you are well.

xoxox

Delwyn said...

Happy new year tessa

thankyou for the comp invite.
Your image brought the lines:
as above
so below

to mind.

And that is proof it works as an inspiration for renewal.

happy days

Sarah Laurence said...

I love that quotation even if Winter's Tale is not my favorite Shakespeare play. Your illustration is gorgeous and quite different than your normal style. Is this a new direction for the New Year? It's good to see you back at to blogging. I hope you are feeling much better. Happy New Year!