Author: Frances

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Instagram 26 Jun 2019

Always happy to be Paris. It’s a great walking city and fun to run into old friends, by which I mean museums, statues, stores, cafes, and of course churches. My walk last night landed me in the middle of a gospel choir concert at Saint Germain des Pres. Swipe for more sites. And watch out for the scooters, they are everywhere, buzzing by you like energetic bees. .
#paris #scenesofparis #walkalongtheseine #louvremuseum #theleftbank #chandelier #sennelier #rudolfnureyev #agreathat #windowshopping #gospeldream #gospelchoir #saintgermaindespres

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Instagram 25 Jun 2019

Pure joy. What are the chances of wandering around Paris and stumbling into a gospel concert? Well, pretty good if you’re me. I swear if I am within 100 miles of a gospel concert it will find me. Oh happy day! This was a group sing for the Hallelujah in Michael Row Your Boat Ashore. And if you are in Paris on the 9th of July, they will be there same place same time 8:30 at the Eglise de St Germain des Pres. #eglisestgermaindespres group is the #gospeldream and they are wonderful. Go early as was #sro! @gospel.dream thank you.

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Instagram 18 Jun 2019

Love this card from darlin’ Valley friends, and it got me to thinking. I got an actual letter yesterday, from a lifelong friend with whom i have a lifelong tradition of writing actual letters. I am lucky to have a handful of these friends and they have become even more special as the years pass and technology advances. Nothing against email or texting—staying in touch is what matters. And maintaining our friendships is what matters MOST, however we do it. It is an effort for those of us with active lives and competing priorities, and lately Ive been thinking much about this, and about how I need to do better in keeping up with my friends— because it IS an effort. A joy, too, of course, and as Ive come to appreciate, a necessity in a life of purpose and meaning. Id love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Instagram 13 Jun 2019

Mr Proctor getting his mail. Oil on linen board, 9 x 12, by moi. Always so much to learn. What a beautiful place to paint today. At this ranch in Fremont County that has long welcomed artists, we were lucky to continue the tradition. Something gorgeous to paint in every direction, which is rare. Thank you teacher Kim English and Art in the Aspens

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Instagram 12 Jun 2019

This week, joy of joys, I am in the back of beyond Colorado painting with Kim English at an #artintheaspens workshop. Have not painted one decent thing in two days but will post something worthy of you herewith. The important thing, I think, is doing something you love because it is an expression of who you are and who you are meant to be. What Im coming to understand is that I dont think that means we have to be the best at it, or even good at it, but that it’s worth doing because it’s who we are, and who we are is worth doing.