Sketching & painting during first week of Phase 2


So glad to be sketching outside again! Thankfully things are beginning to open up a bit. The conundrum is the balance between possibility and probability. There is a possibility of becoming infected anytime I have contact with the world outside my condo, however the probability of infection is the more critical factor. So I have…

Ma grande aventure virtualle – the final leg


Ma grande aventure virtualle with sketching was a bit like planning for a trip. Travel agents, tours, and cruises have their place, but it is a limited one in my mind because the planning is an integral part of the journey. We always spend many wonderful hours researching the itinerary, checking out places to stay,…

Ma grande aventure virtualle – savoring Najac, France


Arrived at Gare de Lyon Par-dieu, early enough to grab a coffee and a croissant at the cafe across the street. My plan was to catch the first train leaving the station, to wherever it went. After a couple of stops and changes of trains in other cities I stumbled upon the enticing village of…

ma grande aventure virtuelle – first three stops


Well, I am off on ma grande aventure virtuelle! First stop, headed back to Normandy in France, was last there three months ago, seems like so much longer. The Château de Domfront was important enough to be attacked by William the Conquer in 1051. It was ordered demolished during the reign of Henry IV in…

Two tickets, where would we go? Let’s take a trip!


If we had free tickets to anyplace in the world, where would we go? I have asked people that question all over the world, dreaming about une grande aventure has always been good for conversation, even more so as many of us are still in Le Confinement. If I asked you that question where would…