A rattlesnake skin for every chair. Love #texas. Here for a few days visiting old friends and for the best quail hunting this side of the Mississippi.
A quickie watercolor sketch and fond memory of last week’s trip to Sedona and @mii_amo_spa with @indagaretravel and @elizabethlesser This was done on my last day hike up to #kachinawoman and the #warrior (right). An even quickier one I did to test colors and composition is at swipe left. Sometimes I like those better. More spontaneous and fresh. .
#watercolorsketch #travelsketch #travelsketchbook #enpleinair #sedona #redrocks #miiamo
Best line ever. Probably not effective, but inventive, yes. By #ZacharyKanin for @newyorkermag
Was so taken by the divine and dainty(ish) bling worn by the even more divine and stylish @arossgirl , who could make bailing twine and barbwire look chic. Gorgeous scarabs, moonstones and opals by @darlenedesedle and other juicy grms from @pippasmalljewellery recently shot to fame in the favor of Meghan Markle Winsdor, Duchess of Sussex.
Am working away on next book #californiacookingandsouthernstyle and when my concentration wanes, I paint. This was from a photo I took a few years ago when His Grace and I visited this lovely vineyard and farm in Tuscany, whose proprietor was also winemaker and chef. I am missing her name alas, and the estate’s. If anyone recognizes this please lmk! 12 x 16, oil on canvas board. .
#tuscany #landscape #francesschultzpaintings #francesschultz
So beautiful it’s almost corny. (Keep swiping ☺️) The red rocks of #sedona as seen from #miiamo. Soaking in the wisdom of author and teacher @elizabethlesser and for a few days of healing and rest and friendship. .
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A beautiful spead for an afternoon open house as prepared by @chefstephvalentine and flowers by moi… a few weeks ago at #rancholazaca and a taste if what’s to come in #californiacookingandsouthernstyle next fall from @skyhorsepub The occasion was a book party for @tomdittmer and his new memoir #talkinbig
Yikes company coming for lunch and (finally) tossed every (dead) green thing in the house and need a centerpiece in10 minutes!!! 1. Go outside and cut stuff 2. Go to garage, shoo cats, sneeze, and get dried stuff from boxes 3. Fetch pheasants from basement 4. Toss lightly on table and serve … swipe for a few more – and the starting point… #californiacookingandsouthernstyle coming out next fall with @chefstephvalentine from @skyhorsepub #cantwait!
… and the moon rises above another year. I wish you all good health and good hearts and laughter and peace. My deepest thanks for your warm, funny, fun, and abiding community here on Instagram. I consider you all friends or friends I’ve yet to make, and I count my blessings… This photo is from the last full moon of 2018, rising over Foxen Canyon Road, in our beloved valley.
#foxencanyon #fullmoon #santaynezvalley #california #newyearseve