Sunday, February 27, 2011


Last night my art friends held a "bon voyage" party for me and we had such a good time together. Thank you all for the great present - I went and took the first little step and bought a few pastel pencils and paper for the trip....without you I would have left it - I hope they bring me lots of inspiration.

I think this will be the last of the blogs from here..... next time I do this will be in Paris.

A la prochaine mes amis et les proches - (goodbye my friends and family)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


What is this feeling of uneasiness? This almost too much to do to sit down...? I think it's excitement about the trip.... but also sadness - I wish all my friends and everybody I know could go with me.... if I won a million bucks or a trip overseas with 2 friends....who do you choose....?

Luckily that did not happen.... in any case, this is the last bit of the marathon - the last week or so where everything I have prepared for thus far should be coming together..... and will I am sure.

It is heartbreaking to leave my husband and kids.... but still the trip makes my blood rush and that would be normal I think..... the Calvinistic upbringing makes me feel quilty I think....but I think it will be good for all of us in a sense..... and I thank God for making it work. Without Him and my family and friends - I would not have succeeded in this venture - for the venture of having this venture is a venture in itself.....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

maybe a link to what my work looks like? - if you like have a look at

"somebody has left" and "doma
ine de Clairefontein" and "Reflections"

Images of more of my work is at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

4 weeks to go

I got my VISA - Schengen today..... it's 4 weeks till take-off