Maybe I’ll Bake a Cake

Tiber in Winter  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  16 x 24″  40 x 50cm ​Horse in Borghese Gardens  Blair Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  16 x 20″  40 x 50cm We drove into the city of Rome today, for the second time this week.  We went on Wednesday, just for fun – we need our city fix from time to time and there is no better place.  Seriously, Blair and I … Continue reading Maybe I’ll Bake a Cake

Artnotes: The State of Food

  On Wednesday we painted a picture of our friends’ goats.  Five of them:  Willow, Freckle, Geraldine, Myrtle and ? (maybe it’s better I don’t name them).   I am a Capricorn, myself, and relate to the passive yet strong character. At least three were expecting kids, and were a trifle misshapen on this account.  I love the sideways pupils in their golden eyes, the beards, their horns: and they … Continue reading Artnotes: The State of Food

Artnotes: Fun on the Agenda

​​Waterlilies in the Sun   Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  12 x 12″  30 x 30cm  175.00 Every morning my father asks, “what’s on the agenda today?”  I admit it annoys me a little, like, why need there be anything on my agenda?  What if the day just unfolded?  What’s on his agenda? He’s 90; not much happening, and I realize it’s my job to make … Continue reading Artnotes: Fun on the Agenda

Artnotes: Slow and Easy

  I am busier on my “vacation” than I am in everyday life.  We’ve come to the USA to visit my Dad and celebrate his 90th birthday; sell paintings and see friends. I am slightly overwhelmed on this trip – I am talking all the time, in English.  In Italy, Blair and I go days without much conversation, so this American chitchat about the weather … Continue reading Artnotes: Slow and Easy

Artnotes: For Better or For Worse

Our trip to Connecticut began on Monday, with a crowded train ride to Milan.  I am not sure I want to repeat that performance.  Luckily, we stayed at a very fun hotel at the airport in Milan, awaiting our Tuesday flight.  The Moxy Hotel was chock full of cheery folks, and Harika made friends, while hotel staff made us two complimentary Cosmopolitans.  The lobby had … Continue reading Artnotes: For Better or For Worse

Artnotes: Input

  I am reading old Jimmy Breslin and much older Montaigne; listening to Elon Musk on Youtube, along with The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins (“it is amazing you were ever born”).  Rai3 Italian radio discusses mosquitoes.  I read all my favorite blogs, deleting the weak ones.   Because it is poor painting weather (too hot and muggy), I am playing inside.  Harika refuses to … Continue reading Artnotes: Input