Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Going to France...

view of Vence, France
In May I am flying to France (!!!) for a pastel painting workshop with a wonderful artist, Gayle Fedigan. We'll spend one week in Vence and a second week in the Per Pignon region of France, all in the South of France. I wont be in Paris (this trip) except to change planes. Two weeks seeing the South of France is a dream come true for me. It's on my bucket list. The lavender won't be in bloom but I may see poppies.

So I am starting to pack and gather and make decisions about what to bring and what not to bring. I like traveling light, but somehow I always manage to bring too much. Packing all of my art supplies will be a trick- we have to have an easel, stool, and all art supplies for plein air painting. I may not have room for clothes as I would also like to bring some art journaling supplies.

Gayle (workshop leader) and I are co-grandmothers to the same wonderful girl, Chenoa who is 12. She and her dad will be joining us for the second week! I am so happy about this. Imagine being 12 and spending a week with both of your grandmas in France. I am looking forward to making many memories with her. Hubby is staying home this trip; he did not want to travel to France with 10 women and I can't say I blame him. He is just happy that I am traveling with friends and family so he won't worry too much about me.


Kitten said...

Oh wow...have LOTS of fun on your trip to France...I'm sure you'll produce some amazing pieces while you're there, too. Bon Voyage!

Kim said...

Oh you are a lucky lucky girl! What an awesome adventure!!