Looking Down & Looking UP

It’s always so exciting to start a new journal, especially the first page of a TRAVEL journal to FRANCE no less.  It was dawn as our plane slowly descended for arrival at Charles De Gualle Airport in Paris.  The way the rising sun caught the mists and clouds totally enthralled me, looking for all the world […]

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A Summer Journey

It all started with a FB communication earlier this year.  Our friends, who run a training center in the south of France for YWAM (Youth with a Mission), were inquiring to see if I would be interested in painting some pieces for the entryway of their 500 year old Chateau.  Knowing that I loved to […]

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I thought we were meeting at Peet’s at 9:30, but actually the time agreed upon had been 10am.  It’s common – the time thing getting mixed up in my head.  However, because I was ahead of the game a bit, I was rewarded with some quiet time in the warm sunshine to sip my dirty […]

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“Artist Unknown.”  That phrase always leaves a rather poignant feeling in my heart whenever I’m in a museum and see those words on the title cards.  We were up at the Cantor Center for the Arts on Stanford Campus last week and enjoyed some of the historical exhibits as well as contemporary.  I loved this […]

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Yesterday morning I was meeting a friend for coffee downtown and had a few extra minutes. Fortunately I had my journal and supplies with me in my purse  so when I passed this gentleman on the sidewalk playing his saw, I realized I had some interesting subject matter if I worked quickly. He was very […]

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What better way to start the new year, than with a brand new journal, right??  I won’t go the other direction and bemoan the loss of my last journal (weep, weep).  Rather, I’m loving the opportunity to start again, and with the best subject of all – a brand new little person.  Better yet, it’s […]

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Yesterday we visited the Degas/Paris Millinery exhibit up at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.  It was the last day and I’m so very grateful that my friend Lynne just happened to mention it to me.  What a great show!  I would have hated to miss it.  I loved that it not only had […]

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We take our dog Cooper for a walk almost every day along Westcliff Drive, a beautiful trail that winds along the cliffs of west Santa Cruz and looks down on the ocean, the surfers and all kinds of sea life.  It’s always different because of the sea and we usually walk through about three different […]

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I got so excited about completing the 31 days of watercolor in July, that I decided to give myself a new challenge for this month of August:  A month of watercolor faces/one every day.  I’ve been posting them on instagram, so if you’re interested you can check them out there under ruthkorch.  To be real […]

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Whew – Did it!!  Thirty-One days of a watercolor a day!  I finished this last night and just now am posting – in case you’re splitting hairs.  ha ha  And even though they didn’t all get posted to my blog here, I think I got them all on my instagram account (Ruthkorch).   I really […]

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