I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Shopping for memories from my French painting vacation

June 12, 2015

Oh, this French vacation is zooming by, making me feel nostalgic. So I went shopping for souvenirs — memories to take home as I explored Honfleur during a very rainy […]

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My day of creative reckoning

June 11, 2015

This 10-day painting trip to France is more than a tra-la-la fun vacation. I say this because we just went through the first critique of our work — and it […]

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Honfleur offers 12th century charm & more

June 10, 2015

Just arrived in Honfleur! It’s easy to see why the Impressionist painters loved it here. Between the ancient architecture and gorgeous light, I’m inspired too. This seaside town is located […]

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Painting trip in France: moving on from Giverny

June 9, 2015

After three memorable days of painting plants and gardens in Giverny, we’re packing up and moving on. Just in time too. This 10-day artist’s vacation has turned into a creative […]

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Second day in Giverny

June 8, 2015

Just got back from the much-anticipated visit to Monet’s garden. We had two hours to paint there, which was special — and, overwhelming. This property is hallowed ground for anyone […]

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The truth about painting landscapes in France

June 7, 2015

So I had my first full day of painting in Giverny. It was an experiment in letting go. No judgement, no fear, no pressure. At least, that was the goal… […]

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Focusing on my goal (Giverny) gets me through the day

June 6, 2015

Note: This is the first post from my 10-day painting adventure in France. I didn’t bring a laptop and attempted to write on my iPhone. As my first try at […]

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