Lavender in July

SWEET LAVENDER DREAMS —  In the heat of July the lavender blooms, releasing the scent that has become the signature of Provence. Around every hill town and village, landscapes are swathed in rows and rows of purple fields. The dry dusty ground peeks through neat lines of lavender plants, humming with the sound of bees … Read more

Our Summer Baby

NEW GIRL IN THE STUDIO —  Introducing our new kitten, Ocha! She’s been with us for ten days now and has settled in to life in the studio very well. She plays at our feet and falls asleep like a baby when she’s being held. Fortunately, we had a smooth transition moving her in because … Read more

2018 Greetings from Aix

As some of you already know, in France it is bad luck to send your New Year’s greetings before the new year has begun & then you have until January 31 to do it. Having adopted the French ways that suit me, this is one that I like. “Here’s my secret, it’s very simple: It … Read more

Celebration of Art in Postage Stamps

Amidst the commotion of mailing out invitations to our family show at La Prévoté in Aix this week, my husband brought these stamps home from the post office. Each one celebrates an impressionist artist and lists the painting information on the back of the set. An unexpected and enjoyable twist to addressing envelopes.