Drawings

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…

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…

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…

drawing of fallen leaves with poem

Les sanglots longs Des violons De l’automne Blessent mon coeur D’une langueur Monotone. Tout suffocant Et blême, quand Sonne l’heure, Je me souviens Des jours…

victoria embankment

I was in England this July, though not for the Olympics, but to visit family. Other than the charm of the people (and their noticeably…

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