Friday, 16 July 2010

Happiness Is...


I always promised myself that when I'm published I'll mark the event by treating myself to a painting by the extremely talented artist, Tom Tomos.

I am now the proud owner of this painting, The Sea I, however, this has nothing to do with being signed up by a publisher, but the lovely (and also very talented) writer, Chris Stovell, author of the excellent Choc Lit novel, Turning the Tide and wife of Tom Tomos, very kindly gave this painting to me at last weeks Romantic Novelists' Association 50th Anniversary Conference.

To say I was thrilled would be an understatement. Isn't it gorgeous? And when I am published - because I'm going to keep writing until I am - I can then buy my second Tom Tomos painting.

24 comments:

Carol said...

What an utterly fabulous present!! The painting is gorgeous!! Now I'm off to check out his other ones :-)

C x

Suzanne Jones said...

What a lovely painting - and what a lovely friend.

XX

Flowerpot said...

what a fab present - that's just the sort of thing my Pip does! xx

Queenie said...

How fabulous!

Chris Stovell said...

Thank you, Debs - for being such a supporter of Tom's work (and my book).

sheepish said...

Oh wow, it hardly seems fair that you have lots of books and now a fabulous painting. But I'm sure it won't be long before you are buying your next painting.

liz fenwick said...

Beautiful and I can't wait until you have your second!

lx

Debs said...

carol - It's gorgeous, isn't it? Please do check them out, there are so many beautiful paintings, it's hard to choose a favourite.

suzanne - I know, I'm very spoilt.

flowerpot - it's lovely. Clever Pip.

queenie - I know, isn't it?

chris - well, you're both so talented. What a creative family?

sheepish - ooh, let's hope so, thanks.

liz - thanks, lovely lady.

Shirley Wells said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder you're so thrilled.
I've just been to look at his gallery - wonderful stuff. There's even a 'Shed' print available. :)

Debs said...

shirley - You're quite right, it is wonderful. Liking the shed one too.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, very nice! I can't wait until you get your second one! :-)

gaelikaa said...

I love Tom's art, which appears on Chris's blog alongside the posts - this gives the blog a unique touch - Chris' distinctive writing (often very funny indeed!) and Tom's art. A wonderful combination.

Debs said...

melissa - thanks, neither can I.

gaelikaa - that's where I first saw his art. I love that Chris posts his pictures alongside her words.

DJ Kirkby said...

That is totally gorgeous!

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful painting. What a fab gift!

Anna said...

What a lovely gift! Can't wait to hear about your next piece in the collection. :)))

Debs said...

dj - it is, isn't it?

talli - I know, I was so delighted.

anna - thanks, neither can I ;)

L'Aussie said...

Your delight in your unexpected gift shines through and so does your detemination to keep on writing until publication. The best to you..:)

SpiralSkies said...

Oh, how gorgeous and what a lovely surprise! I've never chanced upon Chris' blog before so it'll be a double treat when I go have a look in a minute.

Talk about the cherry on your RNA cake eh?

Debs said...

L'Aussie - many thanks. I was so thrilled and surprised to receive the painting, I almost forgot I was at a talk and supposed to be paying attention to what was being said.

SpiralSkies - Chris's blog is great, as are the paintings. I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much.

Definitely cherry on my RNA cake.x

Faye said...

What an unexpected and lovely surprise gift. Now you can just add the next one to cap your achievement, Debs. Good luck!

Debs said...

faye - thanks very much. x

Alice ~ writer, dreamer, traveller ~ said...

fabulous, and no doubt a sign that you are on your way to publication!? i hope you are enjoying a happy opting-out day in your beautiful shed ;-) x

Debs said...

Alice - let's hope so.

I'm editing like a mad woman in my shed right now, but am getting there, slowly.