Scouting Trip to France: Arles.

I feel like I’ve been saving the best for last in this little post-journey exploration of the places that I visited back in September.  I know of course that that’s not really true, because nearly all of the places we visited in September were pretty amazing in their own way.  But Arles stood out for…

Unlikely inspiration.

I’ve been writing a lot lately about France.  In fact, I’ve pretty much only been writing about France, in preparation for an upcoming workshop that is, much to my delight, filling up quickly with participants!  However, this past weekend I took a different sort of trip, to someplace decidedly less glamorous and, it could be…

Scouting trip to France: Gordes and Abbaye de Senanque.

Ah, southern France.  Most people are more familiar with the more coastal regions, and often think of Nice and Cannes and St. Tropez when they consider heading to southern France, and indeed the region of Provence does include the department of Les Alpes-Maritimes.  But for me, when I think of Provence, I think of the…

Van Gogh, Reinvention, and other meanderings.

I’ve been thinking a lot about reinvention lately. It seems to be what especially we women do with ourselves, or at least, what I’ve done with myself, what with leaving a career to have children and all.  And I can sometimes get discouraged about that.  But, I just finished reading a wonderful book-  “Range” by…

Austria, May 2019

While I’m of course meticulously planning towards the workshop in southern France in fall of 2020, that doesn’t mean I’m sitting at home.  On the contrary!  I’ve been traveling more lately than I have in a long time, for many reasons- my lagniappe kids*, my daughter’s senior year, my husband’s schedule, to name just a…

Workshop in France: Places to Stay and How to Get There.

How to Get There:  Travel to Provence will likely not be a direct flight from any US airport, but  you can easily book a flight straight through to Marseille with a stop in Paris.   A quick flight from Paris will get you to the Marseilles airport, from where you can rent a car and easily…

France: The List.

In my last post I talked about the art workshop that I will be co-hosting in Provence along with artists Kirsten Stingle and Lynn Leahy.  With no further ado, here’s a sampling of what will be keeping us busy while we’re staying in lovely, amazing, heavenly Provence. The villa where the workshop will be held…

Who wants to go to France with me?

I love to travel.  I love art.  I adore France.  So imagine putting all three of those things together and then putting it out there to share with others…  and yes, this is actually happening.  From September 24-October 3 of 2020, this is indeed actually happening. Several months ago I was approached by a friend…

Paris in February.

I love Paris in the springtime. Okay, so I love Paris pretty much anytime.  And we weren’t exactly there in the springtime. February is not, by anyone’s standards, springtime in Paris.  But by some magical good fortune, the weather that we had while visiting allowed me to at least imagine that I was, in fact,…