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The Power of Words

When I picked up my Iphone this morning to check in on emails and texts and such, I found an email from a woman at a government agency who’d addressed me as Dear Sherri. I am here in promising to begin all of my emails… Continue Reading “The Power of Words”

10 Ways To Be Happier With Your Decisions

‘Essoyes’        Acrylic on Vintage French Linen – unframed –    27 1/2 ” by 26 1/2″ Say Yes While Keeping No In Mind – You said yes to the apple but it doesn’t mean you said yes to the core. You… Continue Reading “10 Ways To Be Happier With Your Decisions”

Artist Residency; Last Day

I’m all packed up. I created a lot in a month, some of it good, some of it pure process that I can toss or remake. I guess that was the point. Making. Painting. But you know, Despite having my guard up, I was… Continue Reading “Artist Residency; Last Day”

An Art Residency in France

Today I’ve been working on what will likely be the last painting I create at my Art Residency at Chateau Orquevaux. As I painted, the last in what has become a connected series, I began to examine why it was important for me to… Continue Reading “An Art Residency in France”

Champagne, Essoyes, and Renoir

Yesterday, the painterly lot of us decided to go see Renoir’s Home in The village of Essoyes. My car got sidetracked as soon as we spotted the vineyards. We knew it meant one thing, Champagne! So, when we came up to our first vineyard,… Continue Reading “Champagne, Essoyes, and Renoir”

Brocante and Joinville

Yesterday, as planned, all of the artists at Chateau Orquevaux hopped into cars and headed convoy-style to shop a couple of brocantes. We browsed stalls and soaked in the jumble. The difference between a brocante and a typical western garage sale is that at… Continue Reading “Brocante and Joinville”

Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

After Paris, I rented a little car. Doing this from home, before I left, was much more economical than doing it as a walk up. I used sixt and this was what was waiting for me when I arrived. A brand new Citroen. The… Continue Reading “Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency”

My Paris To do list 

1. Walk everywhere. But choose an adroitment or two to really get to know. That way you take home a piece of Paris as yours. You’ve seen the sights, but when you can name shops and streets and gardens, you feel a part of… Continue Reading “My Paris To do list “

We Are Ahead By A Century…

…unless you’re after fashion, delicious bread and cheese, and beautiful old art and architecture…and that’s according to the Parisian sales lady at Lululemon, Paris, the least peopled store I’ve popped into here. She specifically said the west coast of the two Americas are ahead… Continue Reading “We Are Ahead By A Century…”

The Luxembourg Palace Gardens

…beautiful even on a cloudy day and away from the throng of tourists in Paris.