Sunday, January 8, 2012

Home from France!

Eiffel Tower, December 2011
We're home! France was fantastic and she showed us such a good time! Beauty everywhere you turned. I saw fabulous art and design in so many facets of life: food, architecture, treasures at the Louvre...as well as photographing street life. I've decided to take this week to share a sampling of what I experienced and saw. Because art, design and beauty are  everywhere! I'll also post a few sketches I did, and although I don't normally paint from photographs, I may give it a whirl with some that I took in France. I just loved what I saw and if I can capture it successfully in a painting, then...yay!
Also, I am happy to announce the winner of the St. Nicholas Collection quiz I posted in December: Chris Murray! Thanks for playing everyone, and Chris, I'll contact you to send you your gift ; )
Cheers everyone! Happy to be back blogging ; )

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you're home safely and that you had such a fabulous time. Have a beautiful year ahead with those brushes and the lovely family you have. Love, Dea

Neodad said...

Can't wait to see the pictures Kim!

Brenda L. Murray said...

Welcome home! I love France. Can't wait to get back there myself!
Cheers,
Brenda

Chris said...

Yippeee! I won. Loved the contest and your fabulous Christmas paintings. And looking forward to seeing a pictorial journey of your trip and subsequent paintings.

Barbara M. said...

Welcome back Kim, and Happy New Year. My calendar for this year is 365 days in France, I'd love to go and you are tempting me big time. Hmmm.

Glad you had a great time.
Xo Barbara

Dewberry Fine Art said...

France!!!! How fun. Glad your home safely.

Nicki said...

I can hardly wait to read about your adventures... I'm going to catch up right now! I'm glad you had such a great time.

Nicki