Saturday, December 11, 2010

Enchanted Revelries is Alive and Well!

Don't faint!
Yes, it's me! I've finally found my way back to Bloglandia after a wild and crazy ride of an autumn! I've missed all my blog friends - and I thank each and every one of you who sent me private messages, expressing concern.

Actually, much like Alice, I fell through a hole in the ground. Unfortunately, my destination wasn't quite so exotic and enchanting. I ended up taking four courses at university this fall (one of the perks of a professor-spouse is free schooling!), and have been completely overwhelmed. However, three months, and a couple reams of paper and boxes of ink jet inks, and I'm through! I think I'm only taking two classes next Spring ... I learned my lesson!
ancient photo of moi during college
This Spring I intend to lay back and enjoy myself a bit more ... and get back to some serious blogging - isn't that what really matters in the world?!

I directed two one-person, one-act plays this autumn. Both plays by Jane Martin, "Twirler" and "Cul de Sac" were very well received - and were chosen by ACTF (Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival) to participate in the New York showcase production in May - how fun is that?! Here are my two fantabulous actresses - aren't they adorable?! ... and such very focused and dedicated craftsmen.


Oh, yes! Had I shown you the photos of the remodeled foyer in the attelier before I took my hiatus from Bloglandia?
I like to believe I live as Marie Antoinette would have lived if she had money. (Great line stolen directly from Joan Rivers!)
We decided to have the entrance hall redone at the same time ... I like a home-y warm lived-in feeling - don't you? So important to the greeting of guests into the home - of course, there must be the space to get them and their servants in and out of the weather quickly, so size is still of utmost importance.
Next, we'll be working on the la galeri and the pièce de déjeuner de famille ... you see, our work is never done.

Oh - I'm posting this for my friend Ingrid at Fashion is My Muse simply because I've been saving it for her ... and I've been wanting to show it to her! Tres chic, no?
Okay, I'll let you off easy today ... no marathon post to wet my toes on my first day back. It's been a couple of months since I've hit the Pink Saturday route - so I'm on my way to Beverly's to check out the fanciful stuff and this week's participants. Hopefully, I'll find some uber-fab pink holiday goodies at which to cheer!

It's wonderful to be back - thank you so much for being patient with me and returning to the Revelries to find a little enchantment! Until next time ... go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan


59 comments:

William Bezek said...

So glad you're back Tristan, the world is a little more glamorous now.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

YEAH!!!!!! he's ALIVE!!!! welcome back we've missed you so much!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You're back! You're back!
Welcome cara mia!!!
You were sorely missed. :)
So glad the plays went well (like we thought they would do any less???) and that you had time for the, ummmm, redecorating.... hee hee!
Tristan is alive and well and world is revolving again!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

We've missed you tremendously...welcome back to the land of blogging!!!

Janet Ghio said...

I wondered if you were ever coming back!! Always looked forward to reading your blog!

julietk said...

Glad you are back, although I did keep an eye on you through facebook ;-) Stalker or what LOL

~JANN ~ said...

GLAD to see you back , like that photo of you.

ShellHawk said...

Welcome back, sweetie! Glad you're feeling better!

Sassy Marsha said...

YEAH, I am so HAPPY to see you back!! I truly have missed you!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Cathy said...

Tristan,

Glad you're back with your wonderful posts. As always, they put a giant smile on my face and a chuckle in my heart.

You should really show down now thru the holiday season and have a good rest!

Enjoy revisiting everyone in blogland.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Cathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Welcome back!

XO,
Jane

Malisa said...

Woo Hoo! Yippee! Hooray! Hot Damn! You are back! You are alive and well and back. You don't know how many times I have wondered if you are okay. I have started emails and never sent them because I didn't want to intrude if you were wanting an escape. So glad you are back...and smarter! :) Congrats on taking all those courses! Double congrats on your successful plays! I can breathe easier now knowing all is well in Tristan Land.

Malisa

Debby said...

Welcome back!!! I was wondering what you were up too.
Hugs,
debby

Jan said...

Finally the wait is over! Happy to see your return and to know that you were just busy. I see you have been cozying up your little home, it is looking good. I shall watch for your future postings. Welcome back!! you were missed.

Julio said...

Yay! welcome back Tristan and congratulations on completing those courses. Looking forward to more beauty with laughter from you. Happy holidays

Julio,Dan & The Little American

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Welcome back, Tristan! I was afraid something terrible had befallen you. Glad to hear you've just been seriously busy. :) Theresa

friedaquilter said...

Glad to have you back in blogland, Tristan. It hasn't be the same without you!

Georgina said...

TRISTAN!!! You've been missed, my friend!! So glad you're still among the living and doing well. I returned to university at the age of 45 and finally received my B.A. at 53, but better late than ever!! LOL So I know how that goes. Just glad you're back!!

xxoo,
Georgina

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Don't faint??? Too late, Tristan... I fainted BEFORE I read a single word! SO HAPPY you are back to grace blogland with your wit and wisdom! I'm tickled your productions have been chosen to participate in May's festivities! (I also returned to post-grad studies, but I'm afraid I didn't have the stamina that you obviously had -- I quit! lol) HAPPY YOU'RE BACK! ;)

Sherry said...

it's great to see you back - I've missed your world

Carol Q said...

How good to see you back. have missed your fabulous, entertaining and educational posts and was hoping nothing ghastly had happened to you. So often bloggers just disappear without explanation.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So Happy to see you back, Tristan! Kudos on going back to school & for your plays' success!

Looking forward to some entertaining posts.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Thanks for all the welcomes!

Just for the record - I already have my graduate degrees - I'm just taking classes for fun - I'm not really going "back" to school - I"m just attending! LOL

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad to see you back! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennie said...

I think I need my smelling salts; such a shock as seeing someone as fantastic as you without any warning is a shock on a Southern girl's heart!

So glad you are well and back in the wonderful blog world. You've been missed!

Best wishes and high hopes,
Jennie

David Toms said...

Ahh, so glad you are back! I thought tht you had succumbed to rabies or something!

Oh and I love what you have done with the place! Just a word of advice though, a good old axminster the gallerie!

Sara said...

Wonderful to have you back blogging!

How fun and wonderful that you can take classes! That's a great perk! So what are you taking in the Spring???

Congrats on the plays...

sweetlaraine said...

You have been missed !!! Glad you are back, you little ray of sunshine !!
Laraine

Mystica said...

Nice to see you back.

I have a giveaway on my blog - a gift card from CSN Stores. Please come over and enter!

yoborobo said...

Hey! Welcome back! Bloglandia has been a lot more dull without you. Congrats on the play and the...um...redecorating! :) Pam

ramsam said...

I am a new follower and I was worried my link up was broken ;-(
so glad you're back!
Very Merry to you.....

Karena said...

Tristan so happy to see your return!! You make the world a more interesting and elegant place indeed!

Do come and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

joy said...

Welcome back, Tristan! Glad to hear your absence was due to having successful plays and attending classes and not an illness of any kind! Merry Christmas to you!

Sue said...

Missed you Tristan, however if I was
taking a hiatus in an atelier like the one you disappeared to....I really, really, doubt I would return to Bloglandia!

Hugs

Sue

vignette design said...

So glad to see you back in blogland!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WAAAAAAAAA! I ALMOST FELL OFF MY CHAIR!!!! I FOUND YOUR COMMENT ON ANOTHER BLOGGER AND I SCREAMED! I just opened my mail today as well to find the most gorgeous, the most sweetest and delightful CARD FROM MI MAN TRISTAN!

Oh dear, wait.....I am way to happy to see you back!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!

Please stay with us, son! teeehee.....YOU LOOK MARVELOUS IN YOUR COLLEGE DAYS and you are still a MARVEL OF A MAN, TRISTAN!

Welcome home dear one, Anita

Plain-n-Simple! said...

So very good to see you back on your blogging throne, Tristan!!!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

spindelmaker said...

Oh, I´m so glad you´re back! My favorite blogger! So much fun and beauty and inspiration on your blog! Thank goodness you´re back!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tristan, you have got to know how excited blogland is to have one of its brightest stars return to the firmament of glitter lovers!!!
So happy to have you visit dearest and yes, my 'toinette is fun to draw!!!

GROSSES BISES, Anita

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Dear Tristan,
So glad to see you post! What fun you've been having with your renovations ; )-directing plays (congrats!) -and taking not one, not 2, but 4 college courses. Wow! No wonder it's been quiet on your blog, sheesh! It is a happy day for many I'm sure to welcome you back.
Looking forward to our Colour groupies exchange next year, you've been missed!!
xo lenna

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Tristan,

I missed you so much, I can't tell you how many times I stopped by to see what you were up to. It's good to take a break from routine every now and then, and especially wonderful to learn new things. You are so creative, directing a play and being so well received, you must be thrilled.

I hope that you are enjoying the Holidays. So glad that you are back.

Karen

Joyce said...

Welcome back. I missed you, and your rants and your fabulous crazy sense of humor and wonderful photos and.............

mary helen said...

my Blogworld experience just got the icing back on the cake! :) Welcome back!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Hello Tristan,
I'm glad you are back again. Happy Pink Saturday!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Shell said...

Welcome back, Tristan!! You have been seriously missed. When the show comes in May, you have to let me know so I come check it out.

LW said...

You were missed. Bienvenidos from Mexico, where it's 78 degrees. Pattie and I are going to a Christmas party this afternoon; on the beach, of course.

LW

Rebecca said...

Mr. T~

I thought you had done left us all! OK! Back to following you again. I'm so glad you stopped by!

Merry Christmas to you~

Rebecca

peggy gatto said...

Yippee!!!!!!!
Beginning another series of
"mornings with tristan"!

The Joy of Nesting said...

All I have to say on this matter is:

WAAAAA HOOOO Welcome back to Bloglandia KIDDO!!!!! Your cheerful & some what ireverent disposition has been soarly missed!!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Gayle Pritchard said...

You have been missed, and I am glad to have your wonderful posts back, but sounds like the diversion was fruitful. Good job!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

It seems the Land of OzBlog has missed you more than you could have ever guessed! I was a new Follower back when, but I did wonder where in the wonder world you went.

I'll add my Welcome Back to you and Thanks for visiting my 'Treasured Memory' post today.
I hope your Treasured Memories are a comfort to you as mine are to me...even so, the candle of sorrow burns brightly in our hearts.

Welcome Back...You and your blog are inspirational!

Ingrid Mida said...

Dear Tristan,
I cannot believe that I missed this grand reentry into our little world... And you even mention me. I'm sorry I was not paying attention. There are many enchanted photos here. It is so good to have you back! You've been sorely missed.

Lovey said...

YEAH!!! Tristan you rock bud!!! Glad you are well and back to stay!!! we all need a dose of "T Man" in our lives! HeeHee...still as witty as ever! Missed you much!

Susan said...

Holy Couch Cushions Batman, Tristan's Back!!!

it's about time mister!! you have been very missed by a lot of people!

Hope to be reading a lot from you in the future! Warm blessings,
Susan

Deborah said...

I thought you sounded wittier! Love the photo of your college days, you sexy thing! Oh you have been missed.
**kisskiss** Deb

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Welcome Back our wiser, most enchanted friend!
Oh you were missed...you have NO idea how much!!!! People were emailing ME asking me what the heck happened to you.
I just told everyone that you won the lottery and you're living in those wonderful rooms just like Marie!!!! I've been waiting since to see you on the red carpet arm in arm with Joan Rivers! ;)
Congrats on your plays too! I'd love to get out of the country and visit New York for some wonderful entertainment...congrats!!! You must be sooo proud!!!!
So glad you're back :))))))

Trouvais said...

Lovely, lovely, funny...addictive! So glad you're back! Trish

a fanciful twist said...

YOU were missed like the dickens, Mister Fabuloso!! Goodness me, I was ever so worried. But then, I heard some folks saw your coat tails galavanting through facebook world, and a breathed a sigh of serious relief ;)

LOVE to see you back!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Tristan
Thank you so much for your visit and kind words about my relief work. I am happy you enjoyed it.
Blessings,
Penny