Category Archives: France

Provence, France

Glimpses of my Provence:

Le volet blue

Watching a sliver of warm gold creep up the shutters to illuminate a leisurely breakfast.

Languidly strolling through the village, sans carte, and finding a picturesque courtyard.

A pilgrimage to a favorite artist’s quarters; almost a prerequisite in this part of France.

A quick allo to a friendly furry face. (And missing the one back home.)

Adding a wonderful candidate to my collection of doors.

A bouquet of lavander, tossed in the hearth, for winter fires.

More photos can be found in 2016 Provence.

The Office

The red canopy #

Travel and work: sometimes compatible, sometimes not.

Balance. (A good coffee, croissant au beurre and a killer view can tide you over an intensive project. Tried and true.)

On their blog Signal vs. Noise, 37signals wrote about empathy here and here. (The comments on the second post are also worth reading.) Interacting with clients is a necessary aspect of independent contracting. Empathy is a skill—37signals describes it as such, to which I wholeheartedly agree—and learning it, and using it, is crucial to client relationships. Graphic design is a service-based industry, after all….

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