Cruise Ship Food


Check out my new post, Cruise Ship Food – A Bellcurve on my other blog Been There Eating This. My plan is to make it more active so take a look, and follow if you want more on food.

My Year in Instagram


As the year comes to a close it is pretty common for artists who use Instagram to look back over the year at their most popular posts. As I look back it is obvious that “Likes” are not directly connected to the quality of the art, they are often about the content, and probably one’s…

French Food vs Spanish Tapas


Nine months ago we moved to rural Normandie France, a long way from the food capitals of Paris and Lyon. I have come to the conclusion that French food is boring, at least in our part of France, yet according to articles in the New York Times and Forbes many are saying the same thing…

Keeping green in your sketching


“If you are green you are growing.” A lot of truth here, and I do not know the first time I heard the phrase, but autumn reminds me of its wisdom. The yellow and orange at this time of year are a joy for most artists, yet we are capturing the glorious finale of leaves…

Le Mont Saint Michel – visit again, not sure


We first visited Le Mont Saint Michel (MSM) in March 2020, just days before COVID shut the world down. This is Tricia standing on the bridge as we approached the island. (You should read her blogs for more history and photos of MSM.) We just revisited MSM his week, actually spending the night on the…