"Paris is just around the corner for you now Robyn!"
When a friend said this to me yesterday......it finally hit me.....in 5 weeks Pierre and I will be ensconced in Paris, rugged up against the cold, and sitting in a little cafe somewhere in Montmartre sipping vin rouge.
An adventure likes this comes once in a lifetime....and both Pierre and I feel extremely fortunate and grateful that we're able to do it.
Our home, here in Brisbane, is looking extremely 'minimal' as nearly everything is packed and wrapped ready for storage. Walls, consoles, coffee tables, cupboards, bookshelves etc are all bare....not my usual decorating style at all! And I've been flat out making sure that our home is fresh and perfect for rental. Hopefully, that will happen soon too.
|All wrapped and boxed|
|Cupboards are bare!|
|Storage boxes continue to multiply.|
|Next...I'll be packing the suitcases.|
I'll probably hit the art/paper boutiques as I want to stock up on arty things for my workshops with the charming and talented Pauline Fraisse www.paulinefraisse.com. Have a look at Pauline's web site.......so many fab workshops to choose from.
My first week-long workshop, commencing 28 April, is in Lucca where we'll be exploring the concept of 'perspective' as well as constructing a 3D watercolour sketchbook of this lovely medieval Italian city.
Pierre's keen to check out a couple of photographic exhibitions that are currently showing.....Doisneau, Paris Les Halles at the Hotel de Ville, and the photographs of Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) at the fabulous Jeu de Paume www.jeudepaume.org. Both exhibitions finish end April so it's fortunate that we'll arrive in time to see them.
The other 'must-do' for Pierre is the Bob Dylan, Rock Explosion exhibition at the Cité de la Musique. Apparently this is the first Dylan exhibit in Europe featuring unpublished photographs, objects, rare documents, audio-visual archives and more! Guess who's a very BIG Dylan fan?
|I'll take a promenade across the Pont des Arts|
|My parapluie...which Monsieur Heurtault will soon bring back to life.|
So.....as you can see.......Pierre and I have no intentions of being bored in this inspirational city. I hope you'll enjoy this wonderful adventure with me.
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