Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ma maison loin de maison (my home away from home)

As the time grows near when I will once again visit France and my sweet cottage
" Petite Romarin" in Roquecor, the butterflies build in my stomach with anticipation, and excitment , as if getting ready to meet my lover there.

I become nostalgic remembering passed times there and the influence this region of France has had on me and my art.
Ahh yes, the muse waits for me there !!

I am truly blessed, as my lover David has sent me here once again to study and paint.
How fortunate I am to have found this perfect little corner of the world.
Although this year will be a short stay, it will be a new adventure.
Each visit adds a new layer to the comfortable feeling of familiar land,
and sparks new directions in art.

This year I bring along my buddy of 30 years Serena, we have travel many places together and I know that she will also fall in love with this magical place. I can hardly wait to show her my favorite medieval towns, smell the fields of sunflowers, meet the friendly farmers at the market taste the fresh goat cheese and drink some of the best wines of France .

I get to experience it once more through the eyes of another.

It is most definitely "ma maison loin de maison" my home away from home.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

On My Way Once Again (Sur ma voie une fois de plus)

It has been 2 years since I have travel to beautiful France, 2008 was a year of weddings, mine and my daughter Brooke married our true loves .
So it is with great excitement and much anticipation that I plan this years Art Sabbatical.
I will attend once again my school, Atelier Montmiral, for advanced printmaking and then travel on to the cottage "Petite Romain" in Roquecor with my buddy Serena. We will visit new and wonderous places and I hope to journal this adventure with Pictures and insights.
Stay tune as we set out in exploration of new art ideas , meet new friends and have the time of our lives.