Tuesday, December 16, 2008


too many to-do's, the tasks seem to multiply beyond all account...I'll have to settle down to get ready for the holiday season...I hope A SKETCH A DAY will resume after the new year...good tidings to you and all your kin...HAPPY HOLIDAY

Monday, December 15, 2008


from sketch to finish, these snowbound afternoons are perfect for getting some work done

Friday, December 12, 2008


our first ice storm of the season, perfect day for some holiday baking...when I'm in Paris around the holiday season, instead of croissant from the corner bakery, I like to have PAIN D'EPICE on bleak winter mornings....it's warm spices makes for a great pick me up...here's my version when I bake it at home.....oven at 350...grease pan(I only use teflon baking ware), 1 C yogurt, 1/2 C maple syrup, 1/3 C molasses, 1 C flour, 1 C spelt flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp each of cinnamon,cloves,nutmeg & 2 Tlbsp of fresh grated ginger.....combine yogurt, syrup & molasses, heat over low heat...let cool....combine dry ingredients...mix dry with wet in circular motion, fold in fresh ginger....pour into pan & bake 40 to 50 min....let cool, wrap in foil...store in room temperature

Thursday, December 11, 2008


ah...a winter break..to sit, to dream, to get lost, to wander, to chat, to read...... to SKETCH

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


for a solo traveler, one is never alone when traveling with a sketchbook

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


while the wind is howling outside my window,  flipping thru my sketchbook warms me up for  another frigid morning....sketchbook/journal make the best souvinir

Monday, December 8, 2008


BURR...zero degree this morning at 5 am...I cant believe just last week, I was sketching along la seine in a light jacket

Sunday, December 7, 2008


came home with more sketches & ideas for my book project: PARIS RAMBLINGS...this whole week, I'm just going to update some of my sketches