The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. –Thomas Moore So you’ve decided to get organized? Or maybe just tidy and freshen up for the New Year? Begin with clearing the clutter in your head and in your home. Learn to… Continue reading Clarity Begins at Home — Workshop January 2024
Join us this glorious, blooming spring as we again travel to paint and wander about the Cotswolds this May 12 to 17, 2024, We can’t wait to get back to our beloved Cotswolds to paint again with the wonderful and talented teacher Andrew Hucklesby. . By us I mean virtuoso watercolorist, wonderful person, and workshop… Continue reading Watercolor Workshop in the Cotswolds,
May 12-17, 2024
Register for Cotswolds In the Cotswolds Announcing new watercolor workshops this coming spring and summer. Join instructor Andrew Hucklesby and me for plein air painting in the idyllic countryside and charming villages of the Cotswolds in May or along the sweeping and dramatic coastal cliffs and beaches of Cornwall in June. Or both! Beginning May… Continue reading Come Paint with Us in Beautiful Britain!
Workshops in the Cotswolds and Cornwall
Have you ever done anything completely crazy? I mean since you were older than, like, 15. Like buy a house you probably cannot afford? In a foreign country? Oh you’re out there I know. Please call me and tell me it will be okay. Because not everyone thinks so. Like my friend Memrie. This is… Continue reading Lordy Mercy I’ve Done It Now…
Bought a New Old House
So delighted to announce this retreat September 8-10 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Life’s upheavals can leave us feeling fragile, uncertain, and overwhelmed. You are not alone, and there is a way through. Find your way by tapping into your own intuitive wisdom and source of joy (and yes, you have them… Continue reading Now What?
Create Your Next Chapter with Clarity and Purpose
You may note I’ve switched from diary entries as “Day” to “Note,” because I’m no longer keeping up here in real time. On Instagram yes, more or less, but here, there’s a lag. Hope you don’t mind. What I’ve learned is that there are not more hours in the day here in the Cotswolds than… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Note 7, Blenheim Palace
Number of times hit left hand curb: 2 Number of times left side mirror folded in all by itself: 1 Number of times ran into bushes: 2 (but this really cannot be helped on these 6-inch-wide country lanes Number of times honked at (“hooted,” they say here ): 1 Number of times honked at if… Continue reading Cotwolds Diary, Days 5 and 6, Traffic Report
As I settle in – and am not yet quite – I did want not to miss a return to Hidcote, and my friend Jonathan (MFJ) wanted to go, too. As a side note, happy to report that in driving there (he offered but I wanted to practice) I only hit the curb once, though… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day 4(th of July!)
Pinching myself to be here after nearly killing myself to get here driving on the left. Not really… but two loud and rather disturbing encounters with curbs and upclose inspections of hedgerows, some of which are now intrinsic parts of my rented automobile. A little Audi almost station wagon, good for toting painting gear. My… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day 3
Packing Packing Packing. Bless my little OCD heart. On the one hand: Very Organized. On the other: Very Organized. And on the Other Other: Entirely Overthought. Which leads, occasionally, to overwrought. Which I recommend avoiding whenever possible. I thought I could make it with three suitcases, two for clothes and one for art. But then,… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day (-1), Packing Tips
For reasons not entirely clear to me, I have rented a charming studio flat in Middle Duntisborne, Gloucestershire, England, for a month, a month. Middle Duntisbourne is smaller than Tarboro.* It is near Cirencester, however, which is bigger and has lots going on and shops and a street market and an amazing church. I’m not… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day (-4)
The Camino challenges, surprises, amuses, annoys, and ultimately heals. The Camino give you what you need. Especially if we heed the signs along the way, literal and metaphorical, and sometimes they are both. The Camino always delivers, and faithfully it did again this past April. Hollye Jacobs and I lead two groups this year, during… Continue reading Notes from the Camino 2023