Making our dreams come true…


Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home , 60cm x 40cm

This coming monday ,  my husband and I will be in France in the Var region of Provence.

Our mission:  To look for the  house of our dreams and to book a fabulous restaurant for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner celebration…will it be in Saint Tropez,  Sainte Maxime,  Plan de la Tour even Flayosc or Tourtour ?… so many choices..maybe we will try a few during our 10 days stay!

I am taking my two Moleskine sketch books,  pens,  watercolours and I know there are some exciting motifs waiting for me to draw and paint.

We will also re-visit one of my favourite museum Le Musée de l’ Annonciade in Saint-Tropez.

If you want to see wonderful paintings by some of the great Masters of Colour, this is the place to go and be inspired by painters from the Pointillist,  Fauvist and  Nabis movements…as they say in England ‘ just my cup of tea’ !

Who hasn’t got a golden dream ?

For the last 20 years ours has been to find our home,  sweet home,  in the very place we love and  yes, where we feel at home . Lucky us,  it happens to be in a beautiful part of the world .

Sunshine,  blue sea,  pine trees,  cicadas,  hills and vineyards – a painter’s dream .

Let go of the past and go for the future.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Live the life you imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

It is such an exciting and important time for us,  and of course there is sadness in leaving the place where we have been happy for nearly 23 years. But,  it is about recognising the right time,  and when we do,  we must seize it,  knowing that the next adventure will be even more thrilling than the previous one.

I  cannot wait to paint to my heart’s content in the beautiful light and meet many new friends !

I will report on this trip in two weeks time… stay tuned !

A friend of mine blogged and made a wonderful video about the place we are leaving behind ..a very special momento and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Merci Steve !



2 Responses to “Making our dreams come true…”

  1. Julia says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your French adventures while househunting. I know something wonderful is out there waiting for you and your hub. Also, make sure to share your wonderful French gourmet adventures too when you get back! Yum.

    • Annick says:

      Just back from France…it was great….yum indeed Julia! I will catch up with news as soon as possible..having problems with my camera’s memory stick ..hopefully I will be able to post photos next week!

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