Friday, June 24, 2011

A new class began tonight.

Roza, our wonderful model, has returned. Roza posed for us last week and we all fell in love with her. She exclaimed when she got out of the car today, "I'm home! "She carried with her a home-made Hungarian dish (pictured here) made with feta cheese and red peppers. You spread it on bread, top it with a slice of hard boiled egg, top it again with some capers (sp?) and red pepper. Yum. We devoured it before dinner tonight.

New students--Carey, another Katie (both from Atlanta), Susie (whom we're calling Suzanne this week), and Suzanne's husband Curtis (both from Chattanooga) will be in the class, along with Alice (New Jersey), who was here all last week and through Normandy, and Meg (expatriate American, living in Paris for 20 years), who was with my class last year (Meg wrote the article about my workshop at La Bonne Etoile last year for the February 2011 issue of Pastel Journal). And Kippy, of course (also from Georgia, but living happily in France).

Tonight we rode bikes throughout the French countryside while Kippy prepared dinner. We finished dinner at 9:00 and brought a bottle of wine up to the studio. The students sipped wine and watched as I sipped wine and demonstrated.

Bright and early tomorrow morning, 9:00, we're to get to work in the studio, and will work until dinner, breaking, of course, for salad fresh from a garden, ripe cheeses, french bread, and a little wine at lunch time.

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