Farewell Boise!

A bittersweet farewell to our two-year stint in Boise, Idaho.

I’m glad to be on my next phase of life and artwork; but I will miss our home in Avimor—the best and probably the last brick and mortar home we will own.

 © 2017 Louise Levergneux, home in Avimor/Boise, Idaho

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, home in Avimor/Boise, Idaho

I regret leaving my best friend Dale Rogers, who supported me in dark times.

 © 2017 Louise Levergneux, Kenzie Rogers, my Sheltie fix for the last seven months

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, Kenzie Rogers, my Sheltie fix for the last seven months

 © 2017 Louise Levergneux, a little tribute to Kenzie who passed away a week before my departure, she will be missed

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, a little tribute to Kenzie who passed away a week before my departure, she will be missed

I loved hiking in the foothills of Avimor when wildflowers covered the hills.

 © 2017 Michael Sutton, in the Foothills

© 2017 Michael Sutton, in the Foothills

It was a struggle in the last two years to fit all my equipment in this small space—paper, binding cloth, cutters, glue... and my Topaz after having such a large space in Utah. I made it work. I got to love my small studio with its large window bringing in the brightest light from the north. It was a cozy creative place.

I need to figure out how to create in a much smaller space—in a 90 square feet of home—well I should say no space! How will I approach creating on the road with the suggestions I received after my last blog post? I will blog later on the subject.

 © 2017 Louise Levergneux, my studio

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, my studio

I’m looking forward to the French welcoming ritual my family and friends have back home. See what I mean! C'est la bise après tout!


I’m hoping to visit artists studios on the road, and my first stop was to be Helen Hiebert in Colorado. With unforeseen difficulties, I did not get to meet Helen in person. Maybe the next time! Next, Dana Ryan Perez's studio, a fiber and artists’ bookmaker in Nashville, Tennessee.