What are the first things you notice in spring? I used to be obsessed with the growth of the green leaves. Their arrival was the true sign of spring.
Looking at springtime through Tom’s eyes has extended my view. I now notice that spring buds are the same color as the fall color will be. There are varying textures and bloom times in the hedgerows and hillsides. The soil cultivation tells a story of what is to come in summer. Sunlight sparkles more brilliantly in the emerging soft leaves.
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"Il faut une ou deux passions dangereusse, despotiques, ameres et plein d'ivresse pour motiver une existence."
Continuing a wonderful chain of friends, introducing friends to the magic of Bourdeilles, France, we bring you this website.
Who we are is Tom and Susan Vieth. Tom is an artist. Susan keeps everything in our lives somewhat straight so that Tom can stay lost in his painting.
After 22 years of loving Vermont and having tremendous success with Tom’s art career we are making a new bold move - we are now living in Bourdeilles,France.
It all started ten years ago when Tom proposed we buy a house so he could have a settled place to make his watercolors while in France. Being the practical one Susan said, “No, that’s what one does when they are 60 - 70.” Tom’s response was that at that age we might not be able to make it to France. So 6 months later we had ‘the little house in France’.
We are now on to new adventures and this blog is being created to share these experiences as well as showcase weekly cartoons and sketches by Tom. And to keep you posted on new opportunities that we cook up--such as tours in our region of France, products from our region and watercolors from Tom’s sketch book.
Wish us luck, keep in touch and let us know if you are in the area of our small village in France. Life moves; hold on!
Tom and Susan Vieth are exploring life in France. Tom's watercolors and oil paintings show the surrounding countryside and Susan has taken to writing about small events that we encounter in daily life. Tom's weekly cartoons add a spice to our American view of French life.