Capture the moment! Everyday


When you find other people who are as insightful and brilliant as you are there is a compulsion to spread the word, or at least revel in the free therapy message that you are not alone with your “issues.” Such a person is Danny Gregory, the author of “Art Before Breakfast.” This book hid on…

“Happy mistakes” while travelsketching


Time, logistics, and the weather all add to the challenge of travelsketching. For a variety of reasons we do not always get to sit on a comfortable bench on a sunny day, with unlimited time to produce a work of art. So what is one to do? Here are a few thoughts on how to…

San Francisco, Sonoma, and Sorting


Lundi 31 Janvier 2022 The pace quickens In the days when I managed a Real Estate office we never would have dreamed that multiple offers would come in after only five days on the market, all over list price – 90 day listings were the norm. And who could have dreamed that we would review…

What to leave out – art, packing, and moving to France


“It is difficult to stop in time because one gets carried away. But I have that strength; it is the only strength I have.” Claude Monet Monet was talking about when a painting is finished – many good pieces of art have been turned into a not-so-good piece of art because knowing when to stop…

Au revoir traffic, bonjour D252


We have a lease, all signed and deposit made! One thing we will not miss is the traffic here in the Mukilteo-Seattle area. Here is a sketch of our new driveway. The road to the right, off of the D252, goes through pasture land, then a farm, and ends up at La Thebaudiere. When we…