Monday, July 7, 2014

Away From It All



Unfortunately we shall be unable to comment or to respond to comments over the next two weeks. However, we shall very much look forward to returning later in the month and, in the meantime, will miss you all.

The image is of 'Interior with Table' by Vanessa Bell, painted in 1921.

55 comments:

  1. We will miss you but of course we look forward to reading all about it on your return.
    That is a beautiful painting - reminds me of The Bloomsbury Group.
    Sunny days
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  2. Good grief - I just Googled Vanessa Bell! I knew that I should have been an art critic........
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  3. I love Vanessa Bell's work - wrote my Art History dissertation about her and Duncan Grant at Charleston many moons ago. Charleston was just about to be opened to the public formthe firsttime and they were kind enough to let me in. It was like stepping into a jewel box. Have a lovely break - Bernice x

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  4. Dear Jane and Lance,
    Hope that the reason you are not here for a couple of weeks is because you are off on your travels again and having another great adventure. Will await your return. XXXX

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  5. Enjoy your time wherever you are. I love the VB painting is it yours?

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  6. For what initially appears to be a simple painting, there is rather a lot to see. I hope you enjoy your time away from the toils of everyday life. Do enjoy yourself, whatever you are up to, and the mind boggles.

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  7. Have a wonderful vacation.. enjoy all your time there... I look forward to hearing about your adventures :)

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  8. Dearest Jane and Lance,

    Hoping the forth coming escapades are delightful ones and I will be patiently awaiting your return. Well may be not so patiently but excitedly for your recounting of this latest adventure. Take care. – gary

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  9. Looking forward to reading about your mysterious two weeks' absence!

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  10. Whatever you are doing instead I hope it is fabulous!
    Sx

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  11. Dear Jane and Lance! Enjoy! And I too look forward to hearing from you when you return.

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  12. the painting reminds me of a view from one of your windows I saw on your blog I think, looking forward to your return.

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  13. The thought of going somewhere lacking high speed internet service is very appealing. I'm wondering if it will be a restful time or an adventurous time. Whichever it is - enjoy!

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  14. Enjoy your time as I am sure you will.
    Lovely painting.

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  15. Have a wonderful time, Jane and Lance!

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  16. I look forward to your return, but don't stay away too long!

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  17. Have a good break, Jane and Lance, and I look forward to your return! xxx

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  18. Dear Jane and Lance,
    Enjoy! As others have noted, we will look forward to hearing of your latest adventures.

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  19. Enjoy your time...love Ria...xxx !

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  20. Travel safely and have a wonderful time.

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  21. Enjoy wherever you are off to!

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  22. Enjoy wherever it is you will be.

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  23. I suspect that I know where you are heading - hope that you have a lovely time and return refreshed.

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  24. Dear Jane and Lance,

    And during your travels, may you have much fulfilment, joy and the passion for all you love.

    See you when you get back, my kind friends.

    Gary

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  25. Safe travels Darlings Jane and Lance!

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  26. We all need a break from time to time. Hope you are well. See ya soon!

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  27. Enjoy your holidays and take care dear Jane and Lance! The oil painting of Vanessa Bell is exquisite, thank you for leaving us with such a treat.
    Olympia

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  28. Sending wishes of very happy trails to you both!

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  29. My dear FGP,

    I do not believe I need to exhort you to enjoy yourselves. ;)

    xx,
    FGD

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  30. I hope you're going to somewhere wonderful and exotic.

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  31. Dear Jane and Lance,

    Have a lovely time in Brighton. I still regret not being there at the same time as the two of you :-(

    Have fun!

    Madelief xoxo

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  32. Have a wonderful holiday Jane and Lance..
    look forward to hearing about your travels again.
    best wishes.
    val

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  33. I hope all is well at the Hattatt's - I hope you both have a wonderful, restorative break and we all look forward to your return, we will miss you too x x x

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  34. Dear Jane and Lance

    Wishing you a joyful few weeks and I know everyone who meets you will be better for the experience. Helenxx

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  35. Don't worry enjoy summer and have lots of fun, we will be here waiting for you :)

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  36. I trust all is well ! Take care. J.

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  37. Dears - I'm thinking of you and hoping your trip is going well and that all news will be good!
    We so enjoyed the Baltic cruise and especially the two days in St. Petersburg - what an amazing and beautiful city. Some day I would love to actually stay there for a while during those White Nights, breath it all in more slowly - the architecture, art, history, and then talk more with the people who live in such a wonderful place.

    Will be anxious to see you back here soon…………..take care on your travels.
    Fondly, Mary

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  38. What a lovely painting you selected for this post!
    Enjoy yourselves. We will look forward to your return.

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  39. I recognised the painting immediately as a member of the Bloomsbury Set. What a perfect note to "get away from it all" on.

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  40. Happy travels Jane and Lance. I love the Vanessa Bell painting - in fact I am very attracted to her work, and have two large framed prints of her work, bought on an exciting visit to Charleston about ten years ago. Enjoy your break!

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  41. Thank you for the introduction of Vanessa Bell. I like this piece of art. Unwind and relax yourself in your summer vacation, Jane and Lance.

    Yoko

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  42. Enjoy your holidays than ! and see you on your return , saluti

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  43. The Vanessa Bell picture reminds me of Charleston Farmhouse, where I have spent many a happy hour or two.

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  44. Really like that painting, and can't wait to see what awaits us on your return! Janey

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  45. You should back any time now! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  46. Have a wonderful time, I do love that painting - I think you are in England?

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  47. Hope you're having a wonderful time. I know wherever your travels take you, and the people you meet along the way, will provide us, your readers, with spectacular tales. And wow, that Richard Adams home, splendid!
    Happy trails.
    Di
    xoxoxo

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  48. Dear Jane and Lance, hope you are having fun wherever you are. I look forward to your return. Lovely painting! Lots of love, Linda xx

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  49. Enjoy your break. I have been away for a few weeks too. I look forward to hearing what you have been up to when you get back!

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  50. The more I see, the more I really love the artistry of Vanessa Bell ... or for that matter, any of the Bloomsbury Group. I have Charleston and Monk's House on my travel wish list. No reply necessary; just keep on having a great time with Hattatt.

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  51. Hope to see you home soon, all rested and refreshed and exhilarated from your adventures/vacation/trip. And oh, the tales to tell---come sit here by me.

    Looking forward to seeing your cheery faces soon!

    love and,

    rachel

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  52. Dear Jane and Lance, I hope you have a wonderful break away form everyday life. I look forward to your posts when you return. Jane xx

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  53. I have just seen this lovely picture by Vanessa Bell on your blog and hadn't realised that you were also in the Bloomsbury vibe at the moment. How serendipitous!

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