My First Day in Brittany:

September 05, 2015
I had gone to bed the previous night with a blanket on, which was really necessary due to the cool night air that comes from the Atlantic Ocean. It was so great to sleep...
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A Day on the Boat:

August 28, 2015
Brittany was such a fascinating place, and I must tell you about a day spent on the boat. Once again I will just write what I wrote in my diary on July 30, 1994. I sl...
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Mill of Kintail Painting Workshop, August 2015

August 22, 2015
The second workshop was sold out! It was such a pleasure to work with eight talented enthusiastic painters for two days! The weather was very humid, but with an a...
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A Visit to Brittany:

August 15, 2015
Once again, I am looking in my Paris diary and see that on this day I called my friend Benedict. She came from France to Canada many years ago to live and work, and now s...
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Off to the Louvre and Beyond: July 26, 1994

August 08, 2015
I usually keep a diary when I travel, so this morning I was glancing through my Paris diary to see what I did on this day 21 years ago. I have decided to write it down fo...
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Exploring More of Paris:

August 01, 2015
I have written about Paris before in several blogs, and there is still so much more to say. When a city is over 2000 years old, there is a great deal to look at and think...
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Teachers and Education

July 27, 2015
I often think about influential teachers I have had at different times of my life. Often, the value of a good teacher is not appreciated until years later, which is reall...
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Mill of Kintail Painting Workshop, July 2015

July 18, 2015
The workshop was a wonderful success! The weather was glorious, and we were able to work indoors and out. Sketching in the shade of a huge maple or oak tree, and listenin...
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“Paris Days...Much to See and Do”

July 05, 2015
I would often be up and sitting at the breakfast table by 6 am. Paris only seemed to start to quiet down around 2 am,and then began to resume it's daily rhythm by 7am. T...
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Artists are Collectors

May 22, 2015
I have always been a collector of things. When I was a kid it was rocks, fossils, nature cards, hockey cards, coins, stamps....none had any great monetary value, but a...
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Paris -where do I start?

March 28, 2015
I had enjoyed my outing to Montmartre with Cleo, but now I had to figure out things on my own. I locked the door at 2 Rue Pecquay and struck off up the street towards Ru...
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Strolling around Montmartre:

March 21, 2015
Strolling around Montmartre: It was the evening of July 17 th, and I felt like I hadn't slept in days. Jet lag does that to you. I found a nice little place to stay cal...
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Arriving at 2 Rue Pecquay:

March 14, 2015
When I arrived at the home of Joe Plaskett at 2 Rue Pecquay, Paris, I was feeling pretty tired and a bit bewildered. It seemed like a long time since I had gotten on the...
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Anything can happen:

March 06, 2015
I've found that many of the plans I have made in life didn't materialize...at least not the way I had originally envisioned them. What I find to be amazing though is that...
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"Found Art" can equal great beauty."

March 01, 2015
Previously I mentioned the joy I feel when meandering down back streets, alleyways and less traveled paths with my camera in hand. This could be right in my own neighbou...
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