Tag Archives: France

Dad, Tricia’s retirement, moving to France – 2022


For many years I have followed Jimmy Buffett’s musical advice regarding New Years resolutions, “Yes, I’ll make a resolution/ That I’ll never make another one…” Yet that does not prevent a bit of reflecting on the past and glancing down … Continue reading

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Project management – retirement style


Retirement is a lot of work, well at least if part of the plan is to sell most everything you own and move to France – there are a lot of details. For 25+ years I traveled the world teaching … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – March 5, 2021


This week I pretty much went all in sketching on iPad, finding that I really enjoy it and it is a legitimate medium. However, I also discovered that actual ink, paper, and paint is probably my go to medium, with … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – 26 February 2021


This week I delved into a new world of art. One of the challenges of art is the art; or specifically, what to do with the art we produce. Thankfully I sell a few pieces, but the pile of sketchbooks … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – 5 February 2021


This week Kris at Nature Together and I put a combination workshop – book group together starting at the end of February. We will be reading Nature Obscura by Kelly Brenner and then doing sketches inspired from the book. We … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher with clipped-wings


My Alaska Airlines Million-miler Boeing 737 model sits on the mantel. Just a few days over a year ago I was with Tricia (Travels Through My Lens) in Japan and Korea. Ten months ago we were in France. Our last … Continue reading

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Granny would have loved Google Earth


When I was young I had a book of black and white photographs from around the world. It was about two inches thick, and no more than A5 in size. Granny and I would spend hours sitting on the couch … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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France and my journal


We have been in France now for 10 days; so many memories already. This trip stands out in that I have been more faithful at sketching in my journal than ever before. Another twist is that I determined to make … Continue reading

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