Tuesday, October 06, 2015

At Peyrilles France

Journal - During our ten-day workshop with Karlyn Holman in France, we visited the small town of Peyrilles ... There was a flea market going on at the time, so we were able to enjoy a bit of 'everyday-ness' as well as the unique architecture.  I found this old-fashioned well on my walk around the town.

Monday, October 05, 2015

More from France - Giverny -- We started the day in misty rain -- but after the 2 metros, a train, and the bus, the weather cooperated and we arrived at Giverny.  It was late in the day so the crowds had left, and Julie and I had wonderful light for saturated images, a quiet walk through the gardens, and even a bit of sunshine.  Awesome!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Roses - Seems France is filled with Roses

Journal - It was most difficult to be so far away when Mom passed September 15, 2015 ... I couldn't make it back from France in time for the funeral, but everywhere I went during this long-planned trip, was filled with roses - Mom's favorite flower.  I lit candles at each church we visited, stopped to remember mom at every rose.  In the spring, we'll have another family ceremony while we plant roses in Mom's memory.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Morning Glories - Glorious

Journal Tip In --- When I walked outside yesterday, the morning glories were so -- well -- GLORIOUS!! --- I had to sketch them ... They've climbed up my holly bush ...

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Yellowing Tobacco Fields


A bit of comfort sketching after dashing to NY to visit my mom who suffered a stroke. Coming back to NC I'm astonished to see so much yellow is in the fields and woodlands and especially the tobacco that remains in the fields. Of course the drought has affected the yellowing -- but it does feel like we'll have an early fall. I found the leaves on the bottom of my persimmon tree have already turned red.