Friday, August 30, 2013

Seagulls. des mouettes.

  I tried something different today. With closed eyes I randomly pointed to one of many old journals on my shelf to see what I would find. 
It was my 2008 book with my pages of seagulls from Port Clyde, Maine!  Serendipity? Psychic event? I had been thinking strongly of these pages when, 2 days ago, I received a most beautiful postcard from my dear French penfriend, M. I had been thinking that I would love to show her those very pages, but had no idea which journal they were in! 5 years ago I had observed one lone gull down at the ferry landing, industriously procuring his breakfast. It was very early morning & it was just we two. How often do I remember to be still & to observe something or someone for an extended period of time? Not often enough! It leaves an impression when I do.
This postcard is called "La chaise bleue et ses sept mouettes." "Seven Seagulls for One Blue Chair", photo by Pierre-Hugues Polacci in the series called "Un autre regard sur la Côte d'Azur". "Another Glance at the Côte d'Azur". 

Two penfriends, deux correspondantes, share two coastlines & two languages.


  1. You can't imagine HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS !!
    Your drawing is fabulous, both sweet and funny, just like gulls are. And the link you found- sharing two coastlines and languages- through your sketchbook is moving and so friendly!
    Thank you for this wonderful post!
    Hugs from the "other coast"! :o)

  2. I love this, too, Rita. Your artwork makes me smile, and I adore your very neat printing!

  3. Me, too, love this and love knowing the connection between coasts. We MUST meet. Yes? Email me at if interested. xx


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