Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve :: Veille du Jour de l’an

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius At our house on this New Year’s Eve, it will be quiet and peaceful. The two fireplaces are roaring (as it is very cold outside) and my husband and I … Continue reading

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The wall in front :: Le mur en face

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali). I think that what I love best is to draw… even though the process of painting makes me the … Continue reading

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Object’s Worthiness :: Dignité des objets

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. (Phyllis Diller) When I start to think about painting or drawing something, my eyes start to roam and I wonder if the object that I am looking at is worthy to draw. Well … Continue reading

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Christmas Time :: Le temps des fêtes

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope Thankfully that artistic licence exists as this tree … Continue reading

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The art of living :: L’art de vivre

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the … Continue reading

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Freehand lines :: Lignes à main levée

     Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship … Continue reading

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:: Claude Debussy ::

“Rien de trop”: that is the artist’s (Debussy) motto. Instead of amalgamating the instruments for mass effects, he throws into relief their individuality or delicately grafts one timbre on to another, without anything of their true nature being spoiled. Like the … Continue reading

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:: Le chêne et le roseau ::

Le Chêne et le Roseau Le Chêne un jour dit au Roseau: “Vous avez bien sujet d’accuser la Nature; Un Roitelet pour vous est un pesant fardeau. Le moindre vent, qui d’aventure Fait rider la face de l’eau, Vous oblige … Continue reading

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XMas Postcards :: Cartes postales pour les fêtes

In the mailbox today was waiting for me a beautiful XMas postcard from Christine that lives in Belgium. I am so lucky! Here is Christine’s Blog and it is well worth a visit. The person who initiated all of this postcard … Continue reading

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Two for one :: Deux pour un

— spoken in Prague, 1787… It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as … Continue reading

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1Q84

“… time could become deformed as it moved forward. Time itself was uniform in composition, but once consumed, it took on a deformed shape. One period of time might be terribly heavy and long, while another could be reversed, and … Continue reading

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