Her rampant imagination

In April every year, Irina Pivavorova sneaks silently out the door, leaving her daughters in the care of her husband, the snow to melt in the cool Moscow light and her TV shows (she is one of the most sought after screenwriters in Russia) to take care of themselves. She arrives here at Bordeneuve, spreads […]

The Lost Art of Silverpoint

Mombretia Maze, Jeannine Cook

Mombretia Maze, Jeannine Cook

When Jeannine Cook first contacted me about a residency, I had to look up the term ‘silverpoint’ to find out what it even meant. After a bit of Googling around and a long appreciative look at Jeannine’s beautiful website, I was hooked. Jeannine practices an art that dates back over […]

Shifting Skies

From the Lane by Claire Thorson

From the Lane by Claire Thorson

 

Retreat indeed. The beautiful stone barn in its tucked away surroundings was a sanctuary. It was luxury to wake up to such thorough quietude. The depth of green, the hidden movements of wildlife, the flow of time unimpeded by schedules and deadlines, were triggers to a deeper […]

Rebecca Stebbins, Landscape Painter

Rebecca Stebbins in Maine

 

Rebecca Stebbins in Maine

We once again had the pleasure of hosting Californian landscape painter Rebecca Stebbins. Rebecca is a woman that one can’t help but admire: smart, a bit sassy, very articulate, focused and able to live fully in the moment. We loved her paintings last year and we loved her paintings […]

Irina Pivovarova, Writer-in-Residence

Irina

Irina

 

We hosted Russian writer Irina Pivovarova in April and had such a wonderful time getting to know Irina. Many thanks to her for sharing so much laughter and so many great stories. Here is a brief interview with Irina at the end of her residency:

Where do you come from? I come […]