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Monday, April 23, 2007

Arrivederci and goodbye for two weeks!

At long last! The last painting is painted. Just a couple more to scan and package and the fourth Fairy Chronicles book is done and shipped. Tomorrow morning my mother and I leave for my Italy-adventure. After weeks of sleep deprivation, I hope to make a start at catching up and having some real R&R - with having no phone, no computer, no deadlines... It's hard to even imagine! There will a bit of scheduled activity (a day at the Bolognia Children's Book Faire, a night spent at a monastery in Sienna, and a couple of nights in Rome before returning home) - but mostly sketching and sunning on the hillsides in Le Marche with my artist-sister, her husband and my fairy-nieces.



In the meantime, I owe a great big thankyou to the lovely Lucille for thinking of me in my toils and sending fairy-helpers of her own darling desigin my way. (To see more of her creations and aquire her own, check out her shop on Etsy!)

On my return, I hope to be able to resume a more 'normal' lifestyle, which includes some gardening time, occasional breaks for things like blogging and blog *reading* (I miss you all!), and being able to see my family and still sleep on occasion. I promise to keep you all posted. :-)

Until I return... (Blows flamboyant kisses). Wish me luck!

16 comments:

weirdbunny said...

Have a wonderful time !! I just love the mediteranian - love Julia x

CJ said...

Congratulations!!! I was getting worried that all that hard work had dulled your spangles ;) Bon Voyage...enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I'll be thinking of you in that beautiful Italian countryside...have a wonderful time!

dinahmow said...

Because you're 18 hours behind me and because I'm 'way behind on everything...you might still get this message: have a lovely trip,Tara.
If not...I hope it WAS lovely!

Soozcat said...

Arrivederci, bella! Divertasi!

natural attrill said...

Have a fantastic time!!
Penny.
xx

Tom Kidd said...

You can read this when you come back and know that had I wished you to have a great trip. I look forward to seeing your travel art and pictures when you return.

Tom Kidd said...

Make that 'I had' wished you. Words sometimes come out backwards.

PG said...

Gosh I missed this and now you're gone!Hope you have a wonderful time, and look forward to seeing photos.

Joanna said...

Have a lovely time in Italy, I love Italy and all the icecream. Look forward to hearing of your adventures

Rebecca Bush said...

Bon Voyage! I look forward to seeing some photos/drawings from your travels.

One Crabapple said...

ahhh YOu needed a vacation (((catching your flamboyant kisses)))

And what a wonderful one it will be. You are there right now ! and I bet it is whizzing away too fast ! But hopefully you got in some rest and I love picturing you sketching and sunning and the hillsides around.

The Fairy Helpers are darling.
How Sweet.

Love, S.

Gina said...

What wonderous gifts! Rest up and we look forward to your return!

She Who Flies said...

Happy May Day Tara!

kristin said...

wishing you well on your travels and adventures!! what fun!!

muddy red shoes said...

Welcome home! Hope you had a good tripxx

Princess Haiku said...

I enjoyed viewing several of your posts and love fey folk also. You have a delightful blog.