Author Archives: Faith

I guess this was bound to happen

Frankenfood comes to France.

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A fantastic find

The amazing¬†Austin Kleon pointed me to Quotenik, which is an amazing site for quotes from creative people. I LOVE this entry, from a poet I have long admired: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your … Continue reading

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Women getting their due, even if they ARE dead

Such a great initiative by the New York Times. But I’m still gobsmacked at the women they missed out. Ida B. Wells? SYLVIA PLATH?? I guess “better late than never” really applies in this case.  

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Penguin love

This is great. And this. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson: “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”

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Increasing addiction

The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading

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Dresden

Friend Alice and I (and Psychokitty, of course) went to Dresden in November. I had always wanted to see this city that was bombed to smithereens in the Second World War. The city had a melancholy feel. Large parts of … Continue reading

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After the Beast from the East arrived

Last week’s snowfall was impressive and beautiful, despite the near-impossibility of travel for a day.

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When you just need more color

I braced myself for a visit to Sennelier on a recent trip to Paris and bought myself a 48-pan watercolor palette. It was a bit of a production, as it involved ordering the plastic half-pans (mark this down, Francophiles, they … Continue reading

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What else can you do on a 4 1/2 hour commute?

Listened to podcasts until I felt sick. And snapped this photo.

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Where I live

On a clear day, or clear-ish, the vista is simply magnificent.

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