Le Cannet flowery fountain


This lovely fountain is covered with winter flowers at the moment  … a real treat for the eyes. This old village is full of charming little corners to be discovered…There is always plenty of inspiration for paintings…


Aperitif in Lourmarin, Provence

1522168814213I was in Lourmarin in Provence on Sunday going to  “the Carnet de Provence show” with 45 artists presenting their wonderful illustrated journals with mixed media and watercolour. What a treat to meet all these very talented international artists and their fabulous work. I met my Facebook friend Christian Couteau and enjoyed the fact that at last I could look at his carnets de voyage and meet in person the great artist !

I returned from this show so uplifted  that I hought the best way to keep a souvenir from this great outing was to make my own illustrated page on a journal that I made myself with quality watercolour paper and hand sown pages too.

I chose Lourmarin castle and a bottle of pastis as a symbol of the good life in Provence..Cheers !


Cagnes-sur-Mer : along the cycle track

Cyclists Cagnes sur Mer

This is one of our favourite cycle tracks along la Côte d’Azur, from Antibes to Nice “Promenade des Anglais”. Here are cyclists stopped at Cagnes-sur-Mer in front of the boat which is permanently anchored on the beach . I changed its name and colour to make it more sunny as the weather was particularly beautiful and clear that day. Yes even in late Winter you can enjoy a great outdoor life. All you need is to wrap up well!