My Chat with “La Vie Creative”

by Sharon Santoni

If there is one thing I have learnt with the passing years, it’s that being creative is as vital to me as is breathing.

As a full-time mother, I found raising a family to be extremely creative. Preparing meals, keeping everyone busy and entertained, balancing everyone’s schedule, making a house kid-proof but also pretty… it was all fun, but required some creativity!

Since our children have flown the nest, my husband and I have rediscovered the pleasures of quieter living, and of course I created my blog, my tours, the subscription box and finally My French Country Home Magazine.  All of these activities require me to be very creative, and I love it. Any new project I take on is a steep learning curve, but I am continually grateful for a business that keeps me on my toes.

I was recently interviewed by American expat¬† Krystal Kenney for her podcast “La Vie Creative,” where she interviews creative people from all walks of life – in Paris and beyond.

If you’d like to listen to our chat about living creatively, redefining your life at any age and how France changed me forever, CLICK HERE!

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Maureen Cole September 2, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Lovely to hear your voice on the podcast & experience your summer travels to places we have also been (my trusty notebook is at hand for the next visit). I am an artist and have been for 50 years. When you said that being creative is like breathing, I thought I would share a snippet from my artist’s statement with you. “See the birds with their unfettered freedom, she said. Creativity is like this for me and making art is as close as I will ever come to flying.” Wishing you many more creative days. Maureen

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Deborah September 5, 2020 - 7:56 am

Hello!
I referred to “My French Country Home” magazine in my blog published yesterday ( http://www.makecookgrow.com} and linked to your blog. In Western Australia we still are separated from the rest of Australia by our hard border. This means we have experienced no community CV-19 infection for some months, but also means no traveling, either! So you can imagine how much I enjoy “visiting” France through the magazine and your blog.
Deborah

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Kathy Walsh October 13, 2020 - 11:37 pm

Can you tell me what breed of dog is your littlest cutie? I recognize your beautiful Golden but am wondering about your little one?

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Richard Fischer November 7, 2020 - 8:20 am

Simply a wonderful way of reinventing yourself dear Sharon, by moving to France! So did I, as an artist concentrating on Floral Photography, I set up my studio in the South of this beautiful country. If I caught your interest, you certainly caught mine, please have a look: http://www.richardfischer.org – would be marvelous to think of what we can do together to enhance the world with flowers even more. Best Regards from Richard.

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