Monday, August 17, 2015

Lazy Days of Summer

The lazy days of summer have been pleasant thanks to family and friends who have welcomed me in the States, taken care of me, even pampered me. 

Inevitably, the flying theme appears in my sketching: jet wings, airports,





meals on planes, and 


passengers strapped in.

Any subject that doesn't move too much is good, like my sister's aging pug.




Then there are things that I can't find in Tunisia, like root beer. I confess to being on a root beer binge.




I've sketched and stitched just about every day. I've met up with sketchers and quilters, and I've spent money in art stores and quilt shops. Some excellent museums and libraries have afforded me hours of wonder and enjoyment.

It has been a wonderful holiday, a much-needed change in pace to stop the lists in my head, to forget momentarily the "TO-DOs," and the responsibilities, and to re-energize.

But, you know, all the places I've visited are so clean that it's almost boring...I guess I'm ready to go home and face the challenges.

9 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time - a well deserved break from the things you face daily at home. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love this almost poetic take on your holiday. Do you think maybe living away causes us to see "home" in a new light? Of course, nothing is as I left it 50+ years ago.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's wonderful to hear your having a such a great holiday, and lovely to get glimpses through your sketches. Would you believe I don't think I've ever had a root beer.

Nat Palaskas said...

I'm glad you are well rested back in the State! Nice to get pampered from others. Enjoy! I have to smile reading about everything is so clean that it's almost boring! I feel the same when I enter those massive malls with spotless window displays. I miss my op-shops that I see beauty in my creative mind - Enjoy the rest of your holiday - Hugs Nat

Mo Crow said...

it's good to get away & even better getting home!

Pilgrim said...

Glad you are having a good vacation!

Bouts Choisis said...

Enjoy your lazy days!

shirley said...

You are probably home by now, but your holiday sounded like magic

Wen Sylvestre said...

Your sketching is wonderful, Nadia!