Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This is why I don't do art classes.

I never know when to stop. and I have no idea how to mount things. I'm afraid to mount my finished art because I might do it wrong. Oh, and I've redone one piece like 3 times and another piece twice.


Okay - so tonight I need to just do it.

I have 3 projects basically done except for the mounting. So tonight and tomorrow I'll do that. In between writing articles.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

In case anyone is looking...

I'm in France right now... We started in Provence. A little hotel in Avignon, and a rental car to drive around Provence and visit village perched on edge of cliff after village perched on edge of cliff followed by picturesque village, perched on edge of cliff. We spent Xmas eve and day in Provence.

Then we took the TGV to Lyon, where we *walked* through the old city, which was, appropriate, perched on the edge of a cliff. ;-) Lyon is a lovely town and I want to go back there. We spent New Years eve and St Sylvestre in Lyon - we went to the Opera for NYE (La Vie Parissiene).

Now, we're in Paris. We've just spent a rather chilly day touring - the morning was spent at the Louvre, and early afternoon at Notre Dame. It's funny, I 'd never realized Notre Dame was a still-in-use church. For some reason, I thought it had become either a ruin or "Just" a tourist attraction. It's beautiful inside. I was quite surprised - and delighted.

One of the best parts of the Louvre was actually a special exhibit of Biedermeyer furniture. It was completely unexpected. http://www.biedermeier-specialists.com/
Of course, the jewels and paintings and sculptures and etc were wonderful but the furniture was just so unexpected and, after all the overornamented Louis XIV stuff, completely refreshing.