Friday, August 21, 2009

The Summer Dance

"Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink
to the days that are gone in the shortest while."

~Simon Fowler



[Rosina-Capri by John Singer Sargent]

45 comments:

  1. I love that quote and painting. I'm so sad that summer is almost over =(

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  2. Perfect - love the quote and the painting is just stunning, so evocative.

    Happy Week-end Mel!

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  3. That is a really moving quote Mel. The illustration goes with it beautifuly. Makes me a little misty.
    xoxo

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  4. Lovely quote Mel!
    At first I was a little worried that the lady might fall down from the roof top & break her neck...then I realized it's just a painting!! errr-errr?...I really need to get more sleep! haha...

    xo*

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  5. Am dancing and smiling as we speak, Mel.....can't have a drink...it's only 10.00a.m. here in the U.K.!!!!!
    Wonderful painting......wonderful sentiment XXXX

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  6. Beautiful painting and a lovely reminder to enjoy!

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  7. Thinking that we have less than 10 days to go back to our winter house this is a very good advice..

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  8. oh...it couldn't be better said Mel !
    here's to summer days !!
    and that painting makes me feel very light and inspired to dance...
    :-)

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  9. Wonderful painting and quote! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  10. Lovely finds with both the painting and quote!

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  11. Beautiful painting to share with us today. Love the quote.......you are so good for us!

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  12. This is such a nice quote-leading into the weekend. Gorgeous painting too. I hope your weekend is filled to the brim with all that you love.

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  13. I will be dancing that dance in 5 more days!!

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  14. let's dance the summer into fall. A change of seasons is always so welcoming, isn't it?

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  15. Your blog is so interesting!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL painting! Thanks for yet another great post. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  17. Excellent words and beautiful image to go with it. Have a wonderful weekend!:)

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  18. I'm a huge Sargent fan! In fact, I was just looking through a book I have of his work the other day. He's so inspiring. I love the quote you paired with this painting. Such a great way to start the weekend. Hope yours is lovely!

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  19. I think I will! I am ready! LOVE LOVE LOVE your mind and post!!!
    Have a fun one!
    XO's

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  20. HI Mel
    Gorgeous painting. I haven't seen this one before, the colours are quite dreamlike. And is that a full moon I spy in the top left corner? Lovely. Have a great weekend. x Julie

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  21. That quote is just perfect (so fitting!) for the coming weekend.

    I hope that yours is lovely and that you have the opportunity to dance, drink, and smile to your heart's content!

    Cheers.

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  22. Beautiful... the quote and the image.

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  23. So lovely...I want these long summer days to last forever...

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  24. I wish I was one of the ladies in that beautiful painting =)

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  25. What a beautiful Blog and what an amazing painting. I loved the quote and have a feeling I will spend a lot of time reading through all the posts. Wishing you the most magical weekend.:-)))

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  26. i'm getting up! i'm getting up!
    as long as you bring the tambourine, i am so getting up!
    most delightful post, mel ~ thank you from the tips of my dancing toes,
    prairiegirl

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  27. Oh my goodness, I'm IN LOVE with this piece. Where's the country it's set in?

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  28. this is such a beautiful painting!!

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  29. It's an amazing Painting. The quote too. But the painting is wonderful, full of passion, joy, sun and music.

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  30. This is really outstanding.

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  31. Oh, how I love this! It reminds me of our summers spent in Southern Spain. Good times!

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  32. i've been smiling and drinking, now i just need to go dancing! hope you're having a good weekend!

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  33. that painting is DIVINE! and the message here is perfect, too. :)

    hope laguna has been fab! my trip to sd was cancelled. wah. but it is ok. will go another time. :)

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  34. Great art and quote. Hope you've been enjoying your weekend. Cheers!

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  35. Yes! A truly great painting, and this quote captures my mood exactly. Thanks, as always, Melissa, for your wonderful perspective. xoxo

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  36. such a beautiful painting and quote!!


    hope you had a great weekend!

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  37. What a gorgeous painting. Makes me want to plan a getaway before the summer is up!

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  38. What a perfect marriage of the painting with the quote. I can picture myself sitting in Greece & soaking in the final hours of summer. Very lovely Mel ~

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  39. I love the relaxed yet fun feel to this painting. So lovely!

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  40. Beautiful words... Fabulous art!!! x

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  41. Indeed. Indeed. Wonderful pairing. Especially with fall right around the corner. Well, for Iowa, at least. :)

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  42. Wonderful quote and breathtaking paiting

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