Friday, May 30, 2008

I'm off.... adventuring..... 'til July:)

I've been busy packing, writing lists (so I could cross things off them and experience the satisfaction on 'task completion'), and finishing some last minute jobs. I'm leaving this weekend for my home town of Odessa, in Ukraine. I don't really know what to expect and am trying not to over-fantasize, to avoid disappointment. Right now, the most important part is not to get the stomach flu. Lola and Anais have been sick since last weekend, but got better without sharing it with the rest of us. It would be just awful if it would show it's ugly head this weekend. You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather. Enough said.
I'm really going to miss blogging. I'm going to miss reading your comments. I'm sure I'll go through internet withdrawal, but I know there's going to be a lot to share when I come back. I'm looking forward to being inspired. I'm taking my best mental attitude with me. See you soon!

16 comments:

Sucker For Marketing said...

Have a ton of fun, and can't wait to haer from you upon your return!

JSchwa said...

Mark Twain stated Odessa felt like a 2nd home to him...that is was like an American City. You can never be disspointed when you travel to Europe...Everything is magnificent there! I lived in Germany for 3 years...I miss it still. Wish I could live in Rothenburg and visit Kathe Wohlfart's every day. Have a blast!

carolyn Gavin said...

have a great time! will definitely miss your wonderful inspiration every morning.

hollysarah said...

Uh oh... no Helen inspiration for a month?! Hope you have a great time! Looking forward to seeing all the patterns/illustrations that will be inspired by your time there! Safe safe travels.

bowie style said...

im going to miss your blog soooo much. have a great holiday !

diana said...

HAve a great time. Can't wait to see what a bit of rest and relaxation can produce.

Penguin & Fish said...

Have fun! It sounds like it's going to be a great trip. Can't wait till you get back :)

Vicki said...

Have a fantastic trip, I've heard it's a beautiful place!

Heather Moore said...

I hope you have the best time in the world! You'll be missed for sure.

(ps: I do the same thing with lists!)

tanyBUG said...

have a great vacation! i just came across your blog today, so I look forward to when you return and add more!

Robin Zingone said...

Now that I have found your happy blog- you are leaving town...oh well, have a wonderful holiday!

pinkghost said...

hi helen, i've just today discovered your delightful illustrations and fantastic blog! i'm so happy to have discovered you and you're right here in ottawa!
amy thompson

D├ębora said...

Hello Helen,
Your illustrations are so beautiful. You're all that. I'm from Brazil and I'm decorating my home. Do you sell your illustrations in any place?
Thank you and congratulations,
Debora
deboracampoi@hotmail.com

Kim Buchheit said...

hi helen!

while cycling away at the gym this morning and perusing the latest Family Circle magazine, i came across an article with fabby illustrations... i searched the gutter for the illustrator's name... then, saw the credit at the bottom of the page... and... i smiled... of course, it's helen's work! fun to stumble upon it. your work never fails to delight!

orange you lucky! said...

Oooh, I didn't even see the Family Circle yet. It was a fun project for me and I'm super glad you liked it!
Thanks Kim!!!

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