Friday, August 12, 2011

So, I suck

At blogging. Sorry guys. I dropped the ball.

But my summer in France has been absolutely wonderful - although extremely full and busy. Which was definitely a good thing. I've learned so much, was able to be an inspiration for a handful of people, and made a bunch of new friends. What more can you ask for?

I just had my apartment check-out, and my apartment is spotless and empty. So I'm here in the countryside for one more night, a shoot in Paris, then one night at a CDG airport hotel, then a looooong Sunday of air travel - including a stupid 6 hour layover in Chicago. Bleeeh. But it will be all worth it when I'm greeted by my love with a Jimmy John's sandwich (been craving one for 2 1/2 months) and big hugs and kisses. ;)

I do plan to make a few blog posts about highlights from my time here, including a couple of the festivals that happened in this small town, and of course, I'll post some of the students artwork. But after I get home I'm going on a week-long vacation camping at my most favorite location in the world - the North Shore of Lake Superior. I think I deserve a vacation.

But right now, I'm going to soak in my last hours here, eat the escargot I saved for tonight as my last dinner, have coffee with the group at the Le Calimero (the local cafe), and then a good night sleep. Or at least try to. This is all so bittersweet, but its not the last time I'll work for this school....

For now, I leave you with this picture that the painting instructor, Michelle Tully did of me during a two week, 30 hour pose. Photographs of oil paintings do them no justice - just keep that in mind.