Water Paper Stone: Letters from a Mill in France was reviewed in the San Francisco Examiner. Inga Aksamit says, “Water Paper Stone” joins “A Year in Provence” and “Under the Tuscan Sun” in bringing us vivid illustrations of rural life in Europe and mouth-watering descriptions of rustic slow-food.” To read the whole article: http://tinyurl.com/n6j2t47
September 5 through December 6, 2014
Water Paper Stone: A Walk-Through Book by Judy O’Shea opens at San Francisco Center for the Book on September 5. The installation celebrates the experiences Judy writes about in her memoir Water Paper Stone. Art from 18 of the French and American artists who participated in the artist-in-residence Judy and her husband hosted in Plaisance, France are featured:
Judy O’Shea :: Chantal Armagnac :: Carole Beadle :: Richard Berger :: Kay Bradner :: Bernard Cauhape :: Catherine Choron-Baix :: Michel Cubilie :: Sylvie Gravellard :: Mariana Goodheart :: Francois Grand-Clement :: Charles Hobson :: Michel Hulliard :: Carolyn Miller :: Mike O’Shea :: Dan Pillers :: Jean-Michel Pret :: Inge Roberts :: Alice Wingwall
Good adventure stories may be hard to come by these days, but forget the genre and go for this wonderful book. Dive headlong into the mill race of this revealing account of a couple who took on restoring an abandoned mill made of stone on the very steep banks of a river in rural France.
It was from the outset an adventure beyond what most career changers manage. It was to be a year in France experiencing the place and a new language, which was seemingly less demanding than circumambulating the globe in a sailboat.