Saturday, June 28, 2014


Humble me simply cannot resist posting such a kind and encouraging comment about "7 Days in Giverny" to be posted by Cello Bennett, wife of my fabulous French art instructor Gale Bennett, on her new blog.

"While many of you attended ArtStudy Giverny, a number of you have contacted me since Gale's passing and the school's closing to say how you wished you had the chance to attend.  If you want to experience some of the magic of ArtStudy Giverny, I highly recommend Artist Karen Lucci's precious little book, "7 Days in Giverny: A Poem."  Available on, the book is illustrated with watercolors based on photos taken during Karen's 2000 stay at ArtStudy Giverny.  Reading this enchanting book gives me shivers of pleasurable recognition up and down my spine.  Although I didn't meet Gale until 2001, I can relate wholeheartedly to Karen's poetic description of her artistic experience there.  This past winter Karen came to Florida to see the GALE BENNETT 75 exhibit, and I'm sorry to say we didn't get to meet.  I am grateful to have her adorable book, which I will cherish forever - and I look forward to meeting her in person in the near future!"