Covid Creativity: 17Jan2021

by Diane Faubert

I have not painted much lately but did do this small acrylic of the Côte d’Azur area, France.

We went from Nice to Toulouse in September, 2019 for our anniversary. We started our trip in Le Sommail, France and travelled along a portion of Le Canal du Midi in a rented boat.

Before our boat excursion, we visited a number of towns. During those trips, I admired and photographed many old, quaint and unique doors to homes, churches, guard houses, stables and other buildings.

For me, doors represent history and charm. I feel doors are the entry point to people’s lives. I always wonder who resides on the other side and what stories or secrets those doors could tell. 

 Door of Lif (Sur Le Loup, France), acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 in. Diane Faubert

Collectif members, send an image (or a few) of very recent work to with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling & how creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.


  1. Very lovely, Diane! I find old doors interesting as well. I always marvel at the thought of how many have passed through and what their lives might have been like. An ever-fascinating topic.


  2. Really enjoyed viewing this art. Just beautiful! So much talent Diane. Also enjoyed the summary of your trip and the inspiration it provided for you to put your thoughts on canvas
    Great, Francine


  3. Well done, Diane. I have many photographs of doors as well. The doors in Europe are beautiful – the rest of the building may be somewhat decaying but the doors are beautiful and well cared for.


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