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Instagram 12 Jun 2020

It is ironic that we might yearn for retreat even as we are in a kind of retreat as many of us continue to shelter in place, and it is a yearning that begs to be answered. Looking at a beautiful photo or piece of art is a kind of retreat, as is a walk, or a swim, or a cup of tea and a book. Like many in the last few weeks I’ve experienced shifts in perception of the world around me that call me to educate myself further about things I thought I knew but realize maybe I don’t. I’ve put aside my usual stack to delve into the words of @Ibramxk #robindeangelo @resmaamenakem @tanehisicoates and others. Where has retreat come for you?⁠ ⁠ Photography unknown

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Instagram 10 Jun 2020

Continuing the pink theme… we are loving our new house rose by the brilliant @amvwine and I am tickled pink about how the label turned out, designed by moi. It’s painted from a bouquet of dahlias I photographed and then turned the vase into an oak tree kinda sorted shaped like the one that stands by our road. . . . #rosé #roseallday #roséallday #pink #rancholazaca #andrewmurray #summerwine #francesschultzpaintings #francesschultzart #dahlias

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Instagram 7 Jun 2020

This pink living room by @veere_grenney is a veritable confection, kept from its own preciousness by the architecture of the room and the discipline of the design. For darling @serenacrawford (from whom I reposted this) it is all about the banquettes flanking the fireplace and her delight in finally being able to emulate them in her own house, which I for one cannot wait to see.

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Instagram 6 Jun 2020

The little house on Meadowvale, again. With the horizon in the middle, again. The morning’s outing. Always learning, that is what counts. . #pleinair #landscape #santaynez #beautyheals #natureheals

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Instagram 6 Jun 2020

Black and white, so beautiful together. I couldn’t avoid that metaphor in this last week of all weeks, as we have witnessed so many of our brothers and sisters, black and white, join hands and hearts… For the last 6 weeks, with a Zoom class on Saturdays, I’ve been taking a drawing class with the hope of improving my painting. This last week we had the exciting challenge of choosing our own images from which to draw. This one of the bridge at Big Sur was from a photo by the divine @edbdesigns who has the most impeccable eye in all things, and who is a sweetheart to boot. Thank you for the inspiration (again!) dear Beth! . . BLM #Bigsur #drawing #landscape #bridgesofinstagram #bridge #francesschultzart

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Instagram 4 Jun 2020

A Valley friend and her dog sat on this bench tonight in front of @stmarksinthevalley guarding a BLM sign. Earlier in the week signs taped around our little town’s flagpole were removed in the night. Twice. My friend made sure this one stayed as long as she did. Grace and peace to you all in this time of commitment and action.

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Instagram 30 May 2020

For years His Grace and I loved “Taco Night” @brothersredbarn in Santa Ynez, where we’d run into half the town and catch up with the other half. But before the Red Barn, the Brothers, as they are known, manned the kitchen at the charming former stage coach stop in Los Olivos known at Mattie’s Tavern. Matteis is undergoing a HUGE re-do, btw, and we are all excited about that here– provided this dang virus vamooses, which it WILL. But meantime the taco recipe is alive and well on my site, and when you can’t remember what day it is (hello?), you can always remember when it’s Taco Night. So tap my #linkinbio and ole!

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Instagram 30 May 2020

Setting off on early morning errands. Has turned cool and foggy the last 2 mornings, after an unseasonable hot spell when I planted some zinnias which promptly burned to a pitiful crisp… Will try again today…