I always have been fascinated by the honey bee and jumped at the opportunity to design a label for my apiculteur friend, Jean-Charles Oziemblowski, who…

Back in Provence after 7 days on the Emerald Isle. My California artist friend, Susan Kirshenbaum, agreed to join me for a week of drawing and…

Last December, my friends Anne & Jean-Charles Oziemblowski and I took a 3-day training session to make me capable of helping out at the local chapter…

Once again, the approach of the Winter Solstice got me ruminating on the passage of time, and the effects of the changing seasons. Now that…

Last year I posted about the big Pétanques event of St Cannat; I’ve designed a fabric based on drawings of lazy summer afternoons in Provence:…

I was commissioned to create an illustration evoking the feel of films made in and about Marseille for a “web doc” to be used interactively at…

I was lucky enough to have been invited to join my friends/family Dick & Barbara Currier on their holiday cruising the Canal du Midi. The…

There are dozens of fountains, and no wonder, because Aix en Provence sits atop limestone that is riddled with springs. After all, it’s original, Roman,…

Aix’s sister to the south, Marseille, is the one with the big personality. The Aixois stereotype is that of a well-off, sophisticated, well-dressed bourgeois. In…

My American niece lives in what appears to be Beatrix Potter-land. Although this wonderful illustrator lived north of  Buckinghamshire, which is where I visit, the…

Sometimes, especially when traveling and one exists in a kind of bubble separate from the unfamiliar surroundings, an image burns itself into my mind. A…

I have a lot more time now to observe, and living in a town, the creature to which I have ready access is my fellow…

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