Clarity Begins at Home, Workshop 2024

New Year, New You! Clear the clutter in your home and your head to make 2024 the year that your resolution to “get organized” gets real! Clear a path toward your purpose and an even more meaningful life. Join Barbara Reich and me in the return of our (super-popular!)  Clarity Begins at Home workshop on… Continue reading Clarity Begins at Home, Workshop 2024


Watercolor Workshop in Cornwall
October 6-11, 2024

Register for Painting in Cornwall   The dramatic cliffs and panoramic coastal views of Cornwall long to be captured by the artist’s vision (that would be you!), just as the the artist is captured by the windswept romance of this beloved  British county. For details and to register, click here, and please feel free to… Continue reading Watercolor Workshop in Cornwall
October 6-11, 2024


Crackling Bread for Christmas Morn (or Any Morn)

The caviar of cornbread is what this is. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, studded with salty bits of fried pork rind (crackling) goodness. Ten minutes to make, 30-40 to bake, freezes beautifully. Our mama made this for Christmas morning every year, with Dortch’s* sausage biscuits, Moravian bread, ambrosia, and grits casserole. If… Continue reading Crackling Bread for Christmas Morn (or Any Morn)


Clarity Begins at Home — Workshop Jan-Feb 2024

 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 Jan-Feb 2024


Watercolor Workshop in the Cotswolds,
May 12-17, 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


Come Paint with Us in Beautiful Britain!
Workshops in the Cotswolds and Cornwall

In the Cotswolds, May 12-17, 2024 Register for 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 October. Or… Continue reading Come Paint with Us in Beautiful Britain!
Workshops in the Cotswolds and Cornwall


Lordy Mercy I’ve Done It Now…

Bought a New Old House

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


Now What? 

Create Your Next Chapter with Clarity and Purpose

  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




Cotswolds Diary, Day 4(th of July!)

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!)


Cotswolds Diary, Day 3

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