Thursday, January 7, 2010


" I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense." Harold Kushner

The snow has fallen and I discover that France, or at least this part of it is unable to cope with a heavy fall of neige. School buses are cancelled, roads closed, lorries have been removed from major routes. Driving to my French class was not an option, so I telephoned prof and she was staying at home too.

Recently some of my time indoors has been used to have fun with photographs on Flickr, and playing with my paints, trying out various ideas. I got some great art books from the library on Monday, so I am learning techniques and French all at the same time!

Hope you are warm at home but if you are at work I hope you are relaxed or at least not too stressed!

The French word for cancelled is annulé

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Hi Blu,

Happy New Year m'dear. Reading art books sounds rather good to me :)

Oh, I've opened up one of my photo blogs under my profile

Keep being creative


bindu said...

That's a lovely picture - so abstract! And I like that quote too. Very true. It's been a very cold winter here in Texas - no snow, but cold and rain. If it's cold, I say at least let it snow! Stay warm.

French Fancy said...

Snug indoors with lovely books to look at sounds a splendid way to get over the worst of this weather.


ladyfi said...

Such beautiful photos. I love your whole ice series on Flickr!

Clive said...

A very Happy New Year to you!

Freezing cold here as well, with snow and chaos! Kids still at home - schools closed and impossible to drive anywhere!

Reading art books sounds wonderful!

Blu said...

Thanks everybody, still very cold and iced up here!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I am warm at home --- it is a bit too hot to go out much at present.

Ken Devine said...

Wow! So GB isn't the only place not to cope with snow. That's news!
I enjoyed your photos on Flickr. I've never read an art book on technique but am tempted now.

We get so many of our words from the French don't we? It sounds much nicer to annulé a marriage than cancel it or incapacity benefit other than 'unable to' benefit. I'm amazed at how many there are.
Happy painting Blu.

Dave Jones said...

I don't think its a bad thing that we all get stuck in the snow once in a while. I for one don't complain that the country shuts down, but its all we seem to hear during this quite magical time. I am a big believer in having time to reflect and what better time than when you cant get up and go out.

Love the photos on Flickr. Regards Dave

Carol said...

It's not just your part of France...My Dad is completely snowed in at the moment!!

Gorgeous photo and I'm very pleased that your still exploring your talented lady you!!

(Sorry I've not been around much recently...Uni work has been taking over my life!!)

C x

ArtPropelled said...

A few days cosying inside with art books ..... sounds pretty good!
Stunning photograph Blu.