Take Me Back To Provence
My hubby accused me of being a bit of a magpie, meaning that I instantly gravitate to all that is shiny and beautiful. And this I can’t deny. I am a Taurus after all, ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty. My blog isn’t called A Beautiful Life by luck.
For me, Provence perfectly captures the essence of beauty. Not only visually, but in all senses. My dream came true in 2010 when I traveled to France and spent some time exploring the small villages around the Luberon valley in Southern France. IT WAS MAGICAL. Everything I read about in A Year in Provence was pretty much true. Not only do your senses come alive, but they are indulged. I was absolutely in love with the beauty of the natural light, and the dining experience was near religious.
I was taken instantly back to this magnificent place with one glance at American artist Nancy Franke’s gallery. I discovered her work through one of my favourite blogs, From The Right Bank. The top picture is a village that I visited, L’Isle-sur-Sorgue, famous for its large antique markets. I hope one day to acquire one of her pieces, so I can always have a little Provence in my home.
Nancy paints subjects other than Provence. I’m not usually a big fan of floral arrangement art but there’s something about the way the red roses are arranged in the vase that captivates me.
I have been on a bit of an art spending spree lately, acquiring a couple of prints that I love. But more on that, next time.
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