August 13, 2008

Sailing back home


two in a boat, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Back home again, to a sunny day in NH, (I heard there were very few whilst we were gone!) a wet garden and lots of friends and family to greet us. Our trip was picture perfect with loads of relaxing and family/friends to catch up with. I even met my buddy Kristina who flew from Rome to visit us in Muenster. Angie and Beatte came to visit too, so happiness abounded in visits from blogging buddies. Visiting our local Muenster friends was special too with loads of cake, grills and lots of prosting going on. The family love was strong too. Did I mention I was rested? And the cake! Oh my.

On to the photo above... I am posting this photo of the illustration I did for my inlaw's 50th wedding anniversary for two reasons. First you asked to see it and secondly as a response to Illustration Friday's prompt: Sail.

These two are in one boat - one sails by the stars, one by the storms.
It's sort of like life. A good life and one greatly worth celebrating. More photos and finds once I sort out the bits. Until then, you can peer at my flickr as the photos pop up. Still downloading mass quantities! (edit::edit::edit thyself)

13 comments:

Ellen said...

OMG! Susan, this is absolutely fabulous! Superb artistic talent demonstrated in this piece!!

Jen A said...

Beautiful - I like the colour mix.

One Crabapple said...

Beautiful Watercolor.

So happy you got to Get Away and it sounds like it was fun and restful. How great --getting to meet the blog buddies !

lisa s said...

welcome home!!!!

Laura Marsh said...

this is beautiful. i love the sparkling stars and their reflections in the water.

margothere said...

As soon as I saw this I thought of my in-laws at their lake cottage, and then I read your description. It's lovely.

Juan said...

Great stuff! I really like your watercolor style!

lil kim said...

great colours and textures!

susan said...

What a beautiful, serene painting, Susan. I like everything about it...the stars, the clouds in the sky, the colour of the shore, the two loves in the boat... And what a special gift for your inlaws. I'm sure they loved it.

kslaughter said...

This is just breathtaking! I love the depth of color and the beautiful trees! Super work : )

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Susan, sew happy to hear your travels were rewarding! Germany is my home away from home with family still residing there. Your watercolor is beautiful. Will you be sharing photos from your trip? I'll be popping in to hear more about your journeys!

Have a fantastic weekend, Monica :)

albina said...

Lovely illo and lovely sentiments, Susan. To share that one boat with someone through storms and star showers is very special. Welcome back!

flossy-p said...

Welcome back! :)

Sounds like you had all the ingredients for making a holiday wonderful. I'm glad you enjoyed, rested and filled up on cake!

This painting of yours is just so special. The watercoloury-ness of it all is superb, and I love the contrast of the tight detailed land against the open wild sky and sea. Just beautiful.