My first view of Ledson Winery
I love living in Sonoma County. Yesterday, I was just driving to Safeway to get my mom some groceries, and I made one wrong turn. One minute later, I was driving through wine country, looking for a place to turn my car around. I saw this open gate. It was a large enough place to turn my car and that’s all I saw, at first. I meant to just turn around.
But as I rolled through the gate, I saw this most incredible mansion, just beyond the many green grapevines (the Ledson Winery). continue reading
Irene when in Rome, Italy … when I was young.
A travel sketchbook is one way of recording your journey in a very personal way. I like to keep travel journals and here is what it is like to draw in one:
I took a travel sketchbook on my tour of Italy when I was young and on my own. Let me heighten this story adventure by saying I sketched on the very first day in Italy, right after being robbed by a taxi driver. continue reading
Yesterday I moved my computer out of the kitchen, where I could not think with all the noise and the sizzling things on the stove, and into a newly made home office. Today I went right into my new and sacred space!!
Day One in the office: Here is what I am doing, I am listening to music on Pandora. I was studying, but I took a minute to write some poetry that just came to me. continue reading
Me, retouching the two garden gnomes with acrylic paint.
Last week I pulled Mom’s two garden gnomes out of storage in my garage, and restored them. It is the least I can do for my mom, since she was feeling sick.
Honestly I have been procrastinating. I had promised to do this years ago, but I did not know how to restore garden art, while still retaining its original charm. I am a good girl when it comes to maintaining “original charm” and “artistic authenticity.” continue reading