Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Going Tropical...


"Tropical"
8" x 8" acrylic and collage on canvas
2006

This is one of my earlier paintings...I thought it would set the mood for the day. James and I are leaving for vacation next week and we're going to Tahiti! He and I haven't been away on a nice, long vacation...just the two of us...in what seems like forever so we're putting that credit card to use and we're gonna skeddadle! A friend of a friend owns a house on the island of Moorea...so we are staying there for seven nights and then will go to Bora Bora for two nights. I'm excited to go somewhere I've never been before and am looking forward to being inspired by the color and beauty of the tropics.

I'm definitely feeling the pre-trip freak out this week! So much work left to do before we leave next Wednesday and of course, I'm stressing about leaving Maisie. At least she'll be in excellent hands with Mary again so I won't worry. I'll miss the heck out of her though and will probably have to look at her picture 20 times a day to get through. Talk about separation anxiety!...I'll probably start chewing on the sofa any moment now.

So please forgive me if I'm not more responsive to posting or commenting right now. I'm working hard to finish two dog commissions before we leave so am trying to stay disciplined and focused. Yeah right...I'm really dreaming of luscious flowers, the ocean and lots of naps on the beach!

Back soon...xox!

15 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
What a perfect painting for your tropical vacation. I am so excited for you and James. You are going to have a wonderful time! I cannot wait to see all of your photos!
XO
m & e

Shari said...

LOVE the mood this one sets, Linda. But do promise me you'll try to refrain from chewing on the sofa. Poor James doesn't need two of you doing that! Hugs, Shari

Neda said...

A very delicate beginning; I see that you've always had a great eye for color and composition.

Do you space in your suitcase for me?? *smile* Bon voyage!!

Manon Doyle said...

Have a great trip Linda! Perfect painting for your blog.
Don't forget to have a couple of tropical drinks while your staring at the ocean!

Tara Ross Studios said...

wonderful painting..... a trip,,,, how exciting. don't get sunburned!

NeereAnDear said...

You shouldnt worry about posting or comments... those of us who are your fans will understand... truly... and will be here when you get back...

I absolutely adore that collage painting... its beautiful... love the colors especially quite soothing

Looks like I mssed quite a few posts... been having server problems and trying to finish up projects for my site which I cant seem to get into right now due to the server problems

Loving your moms garden and the abstract also

Thanks you for the lovely comment about my pics of mom and grandma... they are priceless to me

Now go have some fun... PJ sends hugs to you and Maise...

HUGS

JO

kris said...

Well, how wonderful does that sound? I have never been so I selfishly hope you post photos on your return.
Beautiful painting too.
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diana @ please sir said...

Just came across your work and really enjoying it!

Karine said...

Tahiti!!! Good for you and James. You will get everything done you need to. So stop stressing, breathe, and you'll be on vacation in no time.

Donna said...

Oh what a fabulous vacation you have planned! I can relate to the stress and anxiety setting in.

I love the painting ~ anything with a bird in it!

Hugs,
Donna

Amanda said...

Love the painting! And I don't know if I could leave my girls for that long... it was hard enough for a few days last month. :-/

Sandy said...

That is a beautiful painting. I like the colors.

Good for you getting away. I hope you can not get too stressed, while getting ready for the big R&R.

I had to laugh when you said you might be chewing the sofa...in missing Maise...

Ruth Welter said...

I love this piece Linda...I does put me in a tropical kind of mind set. Actually, it makes me want to have a Pina Colada. : )

I feel the same way when I'm planning a trip, I hate to leave the 3 Tzus. Maisie will be fine though, you will see and she has to get used to the fact that you go away occasionally. Let us know how it goes.

Susan Tuttle said...

I adore this painting - ahh summer!

Have a splendid time on your trip!

Susan
xo

Jill Beninato said...

Lovely painting Linda...the colors are so soothing. Have a great time in Tahiti...I can't wait to see pictures from the trip!