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Le Temps Sans Toi

February 20, 2024 in ART, Postings from the Mountain

Le Temps Sans Toi

Mayke, célébration de mémoires et expressions

May 31, 2021 in ART

J’ai de tristes nouvelles de La Suyère, Mayke nous a quitté après une ultime bataille. Sur cette page elle nous laisse avec des souvenirs et images si typiques de son être.

Mayke forever, a celebration of memories and expressions

May 31, 2021 in ART

Mayke has departed after a long valiant battle. In this post I have sought to illustrate with photos of her times, the great, the good but mostly the expressions so typical of her being.

🇫🇷 “Arrachés à l’Enfer” – le Sean Seymour II ou Sean Seamour II?

November 20, 2020 in SEA

Depuis la publication du best seller A Storm Too Soon en 2013 on me demande quand une version française sera disponible, surprise de novembre il vient de paraître titré “Arrachés à l’Enfer” par les Editions Ancre de Marine. Cependant…

Mayke Sassen – Publications Articles Images

October 17, 2019 in ART

Quelque publications & articles  & images – Que dit-on que voit-on à propos de Mayke Sassen / Some publications and articles about Mayke Sassen: Dans “Le Guide des Galeries” de […]

Perspectives & Retrospective – Mayke Sassen

October 14, 2019 in Available Art, Merchant Lane

Perspectives in Retrospective – exhibition at the 17th century setting of Chapelle Saint Jean in our village of La Garde Freinet invited by the township’s Association of Artists. 🇫🇷 Perspectives en Retrospective – L’été dernier à l’invitation des Amis de La Chapelle Saint Jean et l’Association des Artistes de La Garde Freinet j’ai exposé une retrospective d’oeuvres dans ce site extraordinaire du 17ème siècle.

Mayke Sassen – 2019

May 9, 2019 in ART

🇫🇷 Mayke est de retour après deux ans avec des oeuvres qui expriment les perceptions existentielles de l’artiste face à l’adversité. Une nouvelle exposition s’est ouvert le 13 septembre à la Galerie Sens Intérieur. 🇬🇧 Mayke returns after two years with work illustrating the depth of the artist’s existential perceptions in the face of adversity. Her new exhibition opened September 13 at the Galerie Sens Intérieur.

Mayke 2016 work and exhibition

September 17, 2016 in ART

Here is Mayke’s 2016 work under the theme “Henri & Mathilda”. Her exhibition at the Gallery Sens Interieur is now on with a retrospective of some of her prior year works. Enjoy

Adventures continue : discovering Sicily and Apulia

August 28, 2016 in Postings from the Mountain

🇬🇧 No, we have not turned our backs to the sea ! Quite to the contrary we are engaging it from a new perspective.
🇫🇷 Non, nous n’avons pas tourné le dos à la mer, nous l’engageons dans une nouvelle perspective.

L’Exposition “Moi-je” de 2015

August 28, 2015 in ART

🇫🇷 L’exposition 2015 de Mayke à la Galerie Sens Intérieur est d’un grand cru, c’est un retour à son expression intégrant l’abstrait et le figuratif, travaillant texture et profondeur avec une perspective qui lui est propre qui me rappelle certains de ses tableaux de la période Port Grimaud.

Mayke’s 2015 “Moi-je” Exhibition

August 24, 2015 in ART, Mayke's 2015 Exhibition

2015 is a “grand cru” of Mayke’s work, returning to some of her basics with that ability to meld the abstract with the figurative expressed with depth and texture.
Then again her work theme this year is in short “Moi-je”. “Moi-je” that “id”expression form the French language possess in a sort of innate, instinctive, often impulsive “me, I”

Starquest, a Tale for All Ages

September 6, 2014 in ART

STARQUEST is a tale of witches and angels in quest of … you will chuckle and smile then laugh yourself silly trying to explain to your child why it is so funny.

Mayke’s 2014 Exhibition

September 6, 2014 in ART

Much the inspiration driving Mayke this year started with our incredible road trip across the United States in an Airstream Land Yacht. If the “yacht” notion took us back to our blue water sailing days this time the waypoints were more constrained, beginning south of Tampa Florida across the southern states to Big Sur south of San Francisco.

Mayke’s 2013 exhibition

January 1, 2014 in 2013 Exhibition overview

2013 Exhibition Overview Cliquez sur une photo pour le visualiser ou lancer le diaporama Click on a photo for viewing or to begin the slideshow Pas reçu le dernier “Ebats […]

s/v Sean Seamour II photo-history

August 12, 2013 in SEA

If you look at the photo of our life-raft on the side of the mountain of water it is hard to imagine, but to put these incredible 70+ foot wave in perspective : Hurricane Grace in 1991 led to book and movie “A Perfect Storm” had averaged waves of 37 to 50 feet and rogue waves hitting 100 feet. Sub Tropical Storm Andrea that led to our demise had waves that averaged 70 feet with rogues waves much higher!

As the woodshed becomes cottage

June 1, 2013 in Postings from the Mountain

The woodshed has been one of my big projects, one that has waited years in quest of a driving inspiration that occurs when the creative ideas crystalize into a master […]

A Storm Too Soon, a true story by Michael Tougias

January 25, 2013 in SEA

Michael Tougias’ newest best selling true story 
of our disaster, survival, 
and incredible rescue titled “A Storm Too Soon”’ is missing pictures in the hard cover first print run so I have scoured years of old computers to reconstitute a photo-history of s/v Sean Seamour II, it is a work in progress but have a look, much of our ordeal is related through stills of the video the US Coast Guard.

A long journey

September 30, 2012 in Postings from the Mountain

Maria Elizabeth (Betty) Buehler de Lutz was born on December 10, 1921 in Oberachern, near Baden-Baden, Germany. She immigrated to the United States with her parents Sophie and Gustav Buehler in 1928, and lived in Fort Plain in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York.

Negotiating Bridges on the Inter-coastal Waterway

January 15, 2012 in SEA

We escaped the nor-easter by navigating our way up the inter-coastal waterway – a challenges in and of it’s own when attention to the depth-sounder was disturbed by overhead obstacles beyond our sailing culture – Navigating northbound on the inter-coastal waterway brought new challenges the multitude of bridges … competing for the limited space above the top of our mast

Hamlet of Camp de la Suyere

October 13, 2011 in Postings from the Mountain

It felt like my landing in the Canebiers Bay years earlier after my first solo Atlantic crossing, a paradise found, another safe haven and living project to engage

And humor, there must be humor

October 10, 2011 in ART, Postings from the Atelier, There must be humor

I am constantly sketching, drawing stamps in which I concentrate the story or image floating elusively in my mind. Whether it is laughing at my work or the situations that surround […]

An Electrifying Experience

February 14, 2011 in An Electrifying Experience, SEA

s/v Sean Seamour III has a new master and destiny, vive Seanee IV. If I never attained the dream of a green Seanee with electric propulsion s/v Sean Seamour IV made her Mediterranean debut this summer after 40 years on the Baltic Sea. Built in 1970 in the true tradition of the Nordic Folkboat, Seanee IV is clinker built wooden sloop originally designed in 1942 about to be modernized with electric propulsion…

Atelier de la Suyere 2010 work

October 9, 2010 in ART

The ferry leaving Mindelo Cape Verde with the dayworkers bound for Sao Anton across the straight, a morning and evening event. Overladed with passengers hanging on over the gunwale with […]

Sur Mes Batailles de l’Histoire Humaine

August 15, 2009 in ART


Stars Are Made In Heaven – Witches Are Not

August 13, 2009 in ART

A humoristic book of illustrations about witches and angels with laughs and stories for all ages For a slideshow presentation or just a visualization of the illustrations click on the […]