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Porto on my mind

As I look out the window dark clouds are gathering over the pristine sky. The weatherman says fall is here and heavy rains are imminent. And yet I don't want to let go of the bright sun, the long, warm... Continue Reading →

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Plein air drawing, a kit and my plain simple verdict

The idea of plein air painting and drawing... all right, plein air anything has fascinated me for a long time. I have seen (and envied) painters who just go out and face the elements, take in the real experience and... Continue Reading →

The 77 day challenge – weighing in

I read an article by Melanie Stefan the other day that proposed a radical idea, to make a CV of our failures. The publication argued that making such a document would bring to light that not all paths are black... Continue Reading →

My Camino

My trip down south to the lake shore was not all about sightseeing and relaxing. It had a more important, more personal role for me. I wanted this trip to be the beginning (and sort of test drive, if you... Continue Reading →

Swans in the lake

I don't know if it was the long gloomy winter days, the lack of sunshine or a particularly though couple of days at work, but both my husband and I felt we needed some time off to relax and re-energize... Continue Reading →

No cameras, please!

A while ago my husband and I decided we are not going to take pictures on our vacations. Don't get me wrong, we do take a camera with us, but rather than spending our vacation behind a machine and figuring... Continue Reading →

Winter brake

These past few weeks have been draining. Lots of things happened in my private and professional life that made me feel tired and run down. And yet it never occurred to me to take a break. If cars need regular... Continue Reading →

Dusk falling on Padstow

Some time ago my father and I had some true DIY time together and made some frames for canvas I had lying around. As we were sawing the frames, chipping away, small pieces of framing material fell off. I quickly... Continue Reading →

In a Padstow state of mind

Sometimes when you go on vacation a place can leave its mark in you. Whether it is the general atmosphere, the beautiful scenery, the lovely people or the food you enjoyed so much, but you know deep down if there... Continue Reading →

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