Periodically, and all over the world, artists get together for an informal “sketch crawl”. Locals decide the spot to convene at, and you’re on your…

  The best part about airplane travel is the view from the window. Time to reflect without the distractions of everyday life. And a broad-view…

I love this city! Even in drizzly and cold November, everything about it appeals. Aesthetically, both olden traditions and the latest design trends, are everywhere…

Family ties pulled me northward for a week in the land of Beatrix Potter and the Wind in the Willows. My great niece and nephew…

Before moving to France, I lived in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area. The best thing about California was there before any humans showed up….

petanque ournament

Every village in the south of France has at least one terrain de pétanques, a carefully calibrated patch of ground tamped down not too hard…

It’s taken me a while to get this post together—had to set up my scanner in my new place, not to mention finish the coloriages! Martine…

watercolor of theatre

Theatre is alive and well in Aix en Provence. I went to see a play at Theatre du Jeu du Paume (named after an indoor game “Paume” =…

At last the earth has tilted her head down enough so we in the Northern Hemisphere can enjoy more sun! Now that I’m in a…

The wonderful Côte d’Azur is only a couple of hours away from St Cannat. We took a little day trip just when the mimosa were…

My first full day in France was St Valentine’s. Aix was decked out in Yayoi Kusama’s charming polka-dotted trees to open the 2013 Marseille/Provence Cultural Festivities. I…

drawing about packing

I made it! After several months of reducing my life in the States to zero, I am finally on the positive side of the number…

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