A little peek inside the sketchbook and mind of artist, Kristie Vargo


Even as a child, I was fascinated with stones. I just called them rocks back then, but I would pluck them from the ground whenever I saw one that caught my eye . . . or beg my parents to let me buy some while on vacation near the beach. Fast forward a whole bunch of years and I’m still drawn to those shiny rocks I now know as crystals. It was no surprise that I had the inspiration to paint them. And then I could not stop. So far, I’ve completed 13 watercolor paintings with a longer list waiting their turn.

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Bonjour, Margaux!

Margaux! It's a fabulous name, n'est pas? I have loved it forever and when I had the inspiration to illustrate her, I knew it was perfect. Margaux was born out of a passion for Paris, a dream to live there since I was five,  and the joy of living life to its fullest. Here's the long and short of it. 

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From Paris to you

If you ask me when I knew I wanted, no NEEDED, to go to Paris, I would tell you I've never known anything else. It's been since before I can even remember. I could imagine walking the cobbled streets, smelling the baking bread, riding the old carousel, and sitting in a cafe eating french fries and just people watching on a sunny afternoon. 

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