Monday, May 19, 2008

Gushing about Gauguin!

"Arearea" (Joyousness)
by Paul Gauguin, 1892

"Pastorales Tahitiennes"
By Paul Gauguin, 1892

Oh yeah, she has the pre-travel jitters! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty much of a stress mess the days leading up to a long vacation. I'm not one who loves plane travel that's for sure...but more than that, it's leaving the comfort and loves of home and (DOG)...to venture out to places unknown. I always love it once we arrive at our destination...it's just the "before" and the "getting there" that kinda sucks!

One of the many reasons I'm excited to be going to Tahiti is because of Paul Gauguin...another one of my favorite Artists. Gauguin lived and painted in Tahiti during the last years of his life and produced some of his most beautiful works. I love the way he used bold color and primitive design to depict life on the Islands. He was truly a master and ahead of his time and I hope to see lots of his influence there.

Hope to be back here once more before we leave Wednesday afternoon.

Have a good Monday everyone!

13 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a wonderful trip!! Have fun and can't wait to see photo and hear all about it!! Kijsa is off for Italy on Thursday as well!!!

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blessings,
kari & kijsa

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
I am so excited for your trip! I cannot wait to see your pictures and all of the wonderful art it will inspire!
XO
m

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda, he is an artist I greatly admire as well. Thank you for showing some of his beautiful work.

Maisie will be fine, don't you worry. Fine one I am to give advice on this subject though, I always hate leaving the dogs. I also am , by my own admission, a home body. Even though I love going places, I always look forward to coming back home as much as I do to going away.

In the fall I am going with a friend and her parents to the Grand Canyon and some other wonderful areas out west. My husband Chris will take care of the 3 Tzus. I know he will do a great job but...in my mind, nobody cares for them like I do...I always feel I do the best job..you know how that goes?? I will also miss being home and being with Chris as I'll be gone for 7 days but, it will be a once in a life time kinda trip so, I'm a goin' and everyone will carry on without me. Do have a wonderful trip...enjoy yourself.!!!

Rebecca said...

Have fun girl and do not worry. I just returned from a brief 4 day trip and everyone survived while I was gone. In fact it felt very good to be missed. When I returned I took 3 additional days off ... sometimes life happens and we must play as hard as we work!

Neda said...

I ought to take you on my overseas trips (23 flight hours!!). Seriously, have a great trip!!!

I, too, am gaga over Gauguin.Lucky, lucky!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Have a great trip Linda! Looking forward to some amazing pics!

Tara Ross Studios said...

have fun!!! safe travels!

lizzyl said...

oh yes, I love his work and use of color! he had a fascinating life. have fun in tahiti. it sounds like an amazing trip! looking forward to seeing the pictures.

May-zee said...

Now dohn-chew worry, Mom--don't want to give yu any grey hares. I hev almost got da babysitter trained to run real good....a few more laps around the lake and she will be broken in good. Ya dig? (I do!)I promise to take care of all da biskets in da cookie jar for yu while you are a goner.
Hev fun,
May-zee
PS Hope yu done mind I burrowed the computer.

Patience-please said...

I can so relate. You will have a BLAST, though. Tahiti!!!!!

Sandy said...

I am so the same way about leaving and then enjoying once I'm there.

Have a great time! Take lots of pics and hopefully you'll share them.

s

Freshly Found said...

Have a great vacation! I am the same with the before the holiday bit! Always so much to organise, that you wonder if it is worth it. But it always is!

Nabeel said...

what I notice in this painting is the lovely long hair of the women. They are beautiful and curious.