Artnotes: Home is where you make it

​Home is where you make it (Chicken roosting in pot)Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/newspaper 16 x 23″  41 x 59cm  95.00 Here’s a short artnotes from a busy week.  A screw went loose on me (literally, in my bionic shoulder) so the week started on shaky ground.  We visited the Grotto Labante with a guest from Chicago, and dined out more than once.  The big news … Continue reading Artnotes: Home is where you make it

Artnotes: A Perfect Day

​At Porto Garabaldi looking North   Blair Pessemier Acrylic/canvas  18 x 12″  45 x 30cm Today was the perfect day.  We decided yesterday to make bacon and eggs for breakfast today.  We did, with square toast (loaf bread) and coffee.  It was good, for a change, from our sweet pastry and macchiato at the cafe.  Their coffee is way better, though. We followed up our … Continue reading Artnotes: A Perfect Day

Artnotes: A Lively Stepper

Today (the day I wrote this) is Labor Day in America.  The day everyone takes it easy and has a picnic, signifying the end of the summer before going back to work.   All Western cultures seem to have this day, this moment, when we all get back to business.  The French say Bon Rentree and try to preserve their tan as long as possible.  The … Continue reading Artnotes: A Lively Stepper

Artnotes:  A Handful of Daffodils

  Sunlight in the Door  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas 8 x 12″   20 x 30cm   175.00 It is so bright out I was forced to paint indoors this morning.  I love the look of the sun bursting into the dark interior.  Harika (my dog) and I are holding down the fort here, while Blair is in the USA.  He comes back on Monday … Continue reading Artnotes:  A Handful of Daffodils

Rimini: the first 24 hours

Blair is away in America, so Harika and I decided to camp out, holiday studio style, in Rimini.    Our street leads directly to the beach, which is, mercifully, EMPTY right now. I just took Harika for walk.  We both ran in the shallow water.  I pointed out the two terns, still in winter plumage, that looked like statues.  She cautiously changed her point of … Continue reading Rimini: the first 24 hours

Artnotes: Pipistrello

  2 sculptures, about 4 inches square each, in Terra Cotta The days are much longer here in Rocca Malatina than they were before we left on 8 January. The house was positively frigid upon our return – the furnace had some sort of problem and shut off.  Despite being here for three days, the interior temperature has still not reached 68 (20C).  I move … Continue reading Artnotes: Pipistrello

Artnotes: Ah, City

On the way home from Cefalu, we stopped in the little fishing town of Bagheria.  It is actually a part of Palermo, about 7 kilometers from the city center.   We stopped to see a museum/gallery, a kind of villa “squat” of a contemporary artist. I have had an aversion recently to museums, and at last minute we didn’t go into this one.   I am trying … Continue reading Artnotes: Ah, City

By the sea

Our friend S is not going to come visit us while we are here. It’s a big disappointment, but life goes on.  It is hard to pull things together to go, and one can’t count on weather.  It’s why I keep moving – I try not to get my roots tangled up in what’s under my feet. Today we drove to Cefalu, to see our last … Continue reading By the sea