Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday. Back in the studio.

I asked Honey yesterday afternoon, as we were sipping our drinks on a sidewalk cafe in Paris, "Since this is your first time in France, what would you really like to do before you go home to Tallahassee?" "I'd like to hear some music," she replied.

Honey's role these two weeks is the same as Robin's, Kippy's sister, was last year. She's up before the rest of us to prepare breakfast and set the table. She clears the table and cleans the kitchen, then joins us to paint in the studio. She leaves the studio a half hour before lunch to prepare it and set the table for us, clears the table and cleans the kitchen, then rejoins us in the studio. Same for dinner. So we usually hear her clanking around in the kitchen when we make our way upstairs to bed late at night.

Today, after hearing Honey's response to my question, Kippy gave Honey the day off. Jerome accompanied Honey to Paris for the Fête de la Musique. The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is an annual music festival taking place on June 21 in cities around the world. On this day amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to play on the streets. There are free concerts throughout the country -- children, adults, individuals, choral groups, bands -- anyone who wants to perform just sets himself up wherever he wants and performs. We'll hear all about Honey's experience tomorrow when she gets home.

The rest of us worked in the studio all day and produced some really beautiful work (you'll see it a little later). I think everyone wa inspired by our time in the Musee d'Orsay yesterday. We did take a little time off today to take a 10 minute drive to purchase some hand-made Sennelier pastels from some fellow artists who sell art materials from their studio. On the way home we got to see a brilliant rainbow. A sort of a little gift, I think. Of course, I didn't have my camera.



1 comment:

  1. Your whole experience sounds amazing! I look forward to seeing the work it inspired.