Lavender bird

Lavender bird
Lavender bird

I am in the north of France, sitting outside with my Winsor & Newton color box, musing and doing some art journaling. Memories of Provence: I am thinking of blue and purple lavender and succulents on rocky ochre grounds. There is something with the light of this region, an abundance of beautiful light that makes my creative heart sing.

Little blue table
Little blue table

Table setting

The table has set properly, just picking some more fruit for the salad. Watercolor and pen and ink on paper 5"x 5"
The table has set properly, just picking some more fruit for the salad. Watercolor, pen and ink on paper 5″x 5″

I love setting the table in a colorful way, I mix and match tableware I collected from antique shops and flea markets together with several table cloths in big flower prints. The most romantic thing is the rare occasion when we can have dinner outside, sitting under the Catalpa tree with it’s big leaves. When looking at all these collectibles in my cupboard and see all the different shapes an color coming together, I feel inspired to draw and paint.