2018 JULY – AUGUST <——– (click)

REGISTRATION FORM-2 <——- (click)


Looks like Summer is upon us…the photo was Philip in Montreal obviously enjoying ice cream!  I am reading a great book recommended by Brie “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street”…..it takes place in the early 1900’s, when folks migrated to the US with big hopes and dreams for a better life (sound familiar).    Philip looks the part in this charming photo, but believe me, he’s already living the dream!
I am also inspired by ‘cute as can be’ Chip Gaines (of HGTV Fixer Upper) in the magazine Magnolia Journal….he talks of keeping a pair of binoculars in his truck at all times to search out interesting things in nature as he takes to the road.  He has taught his kids to search for that unique bit of inspiration that surrounds all of us that we often overlook….
When was the last time you looked through a pair of binoculars?  Took a different route home, tried to learn something new, stopped in a little “off the beaten path” diner, took your shoes off and dipped your toes in a creek?  It made me think about how quickly time passes. How we should take the time to enjoy the ordinary.   Stay curious.  Ask the ‘dumb’ questions….
So….let’s all give it a go.  I have dusted off my binocs ….now go get yours or invest in some!
While you are out enjoying Summer (binoculars around your neck), stop in and see the changes at Fare Bella.  So happy to have Mark back. He is busy creating a beautiful new space.    
If you’re curious but haven’t done it…sign up for a fun class.
Go to Farebellagallery.com, click on current class schedule box, click on link in upper left corner of page to view, print out registration and send in. Your curiosity will be joyfully satisfied…promise!
Inspired by the Magnolia Manifesto…
believe in seeking the balance between hustle and rest and striving to be passionate about both!  
Love that!
Also, a special thank you to Adam for the great conversation piece posted on his beautiful website.
Adam is a very talented photographer/artist/writer with a delightful zest for life!  I wonder if he carries around binoculars?   
If you haven’t checked out his website already you absolutely must.  Visit Humanitou.com and get to know some interesting folks right here in your own back yard.  
Now stay curious!



  1. rascalkitty2

    Patrice, I have learned so much in your watercolor class at Bemis FAC. Unfortunately, I will be out of town this coming week and will have to miss the last class. Thank you for introducing me to the wonders of watercolor!
    Sincerely, Melissa Walker (March 9)


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