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…

Ready to travel – my new sketching kit


It’s getting close, really close. Travel is again in the realistic future, and I am ready. Utah and national parks in just 21 days and confidently we are planning Europe in the spring. Followers of this blog know my compulsiveness about packing light. Tricia and I traveled for five weeks in Scotland, France and Italy…

theTravelsketcher this week – June 18, 2021


A light week of sketching, yet of course I did a few. I decided to hold off on the July Workshop, it appears folks are still a bit reluctant to get out, even though we should be pretty much restriction free by July, so I will see what the future holds, any thoughts you have…