Workshop in France: Painters’ boxes.

I’ve been writing a lot about the trip part of the upcoming workshop in France.  It’s a big undertaking, for all of us who are going, to book airfare and housing and solidify travel plans, of course, and naturally everyone wants to know what it’s like where we’re going to be .  However, another important…

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…

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…

Scouting trip to France: Isle sur la Sorgue.

Lately I’ve been writing a lot about a workshop that I’m helping to plan that will take place in the south of France, near Arles, in fall of 2020.  Well, just this past week I was finally able to get over there to do a little hands-on, boots on the ground sort of scouting of…

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…

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…

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,…

Vezelay, 2013. With mom.

Over the years, I’ve consistently journaled about my different travels, mostly for myself, so that I could remember what I saw and heard and felt as I experienced this amazing world of ours.  This is part of what I wrote this after traveling to Burgundy with my beloved mother, who died from breast cancer in 2016. I’m so glad…