After an 8-hr. delay in Amsterdam (museum visits are good…), Sippers finally arrived in Provence in the wee hours of Thursday morning – and slept all day. Friday was wonderful, a perfect day with warm breezes but not hot. Painted with Margaret Hoybach, an artist from charleston (with the fresh cherries she just picked), in the vineyards and lavender fields at her gite here, then lunch (and wine!) with a friend of hers. The afternoon was spent shopping, sketching and exploring the ambiance of the tiny red rock hill town of Roussillon. I met Lucy and Lauren who painted in my sketchbook – and are now official Sippers. Next post: finished sketches!