Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Window in Frayssinet

Journal - A window in Frayssinet.  On one of our last days, we took a walk around the town and found this window -- bedecked with bright yellow flowers.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Bike in Gigouzac

Journal -- After sketching the 'bake house' in this charming village, I walked around the town and found this iconic scene .. I fell in love with all that foliage as well as the 'mode of transportation!'

Friday, October 23, 2015

Some of the Awesome Meals at Le Lieux Couvent

Journal - Some of the foods served at LeVieux Couvent. There was so much more lusciousness than shown here!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Church of St. Peter, Frassinet, France

Journal - Church of St. Peter, Frassinet, France

This church was located across from the convent where our workshop was held.  The bells chimed the time each hour and each half hour -- with an extended 'song' at noon and 7 am and 7 pm.  I LOVED hearing those bells.  

The church tower was chock-full of pigeons that would circle the church throughout the day.

The entire view -- including pigeons -- reminded me from scenes from Mary Poppins!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cave Painting - Pech Merle Caves, France


One of the many highlights of my France trip was a visit to Pech Merle Caves. These caves featured stalagmites and stalactites over 2 stories tall and true, actual cave drawings done 230,000 years ago.
Please see for information and google Pech Merle for more images. Since we couldn't take photographs, we created our own 'cave paintings' when we returned to the studio. FUN!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

St. Cirq Le Popie

Journal - St. Cirq Le Popie - I really enjoyed this hilltop village while in France - the artisan shops, the quaint twists and steps of the narrow allies, and always, the rich, incredible gardens, even in the tiniest places!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Our Foods - Le Vieux Couvent, Frassinet, France

Le Vieux Couvent, Frassinet, France - some of the utterly INCREDIBLE food we enjoyed.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bake House at Gigouzac, France

Loved this bake house --- that round oven and the garden --- so beautiful!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

France - St. Chamarand, Gigouzac, Castlefrac, Rocamadour







St. Chamarand

St. Chamarand

St. Chamarand

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Chateau St. Chamarand, France

St. Chamarand, France - This chateau bed and breakfast was across the small street where we feasted on an incredible picnic (food photos coming) and plein air painting afternoon.  The kind woman who owned the beautiful chateau came over to us and invited us to use her facilities since there weren't any in the area.  Very thoughtful!  The chateau is also used for weddings and large events.