I am sitting in the airport about to board the flight home, but I have managed to squeeze in another painting before I head home. This is the front steps of the home of a lovely, old lady in Sancerre, I went past her house on my way to the boulangerie every morning. I watched these young geraniums bloom during my stay. She did not want me to take a photo of them as the rain had battered them and they were not looking their best. The residents are so proud of their town and the way they present it. I have restored her flowers with the magic of the paintbrush to their full beauty.
I managed to catch up with all my new friends before I left last night, which was lovely, though bitter-sweet. They will all be staying until the end of the week, as will my traveling companion Sadhna, I can imagine their days as I make my way home. I will miss them all, particularly Sadhna, we have been together for three weeks now, she has become like a sister to me.
This is not the end of the pictures though, I still have four more to do, and have the reference photos, so I will stretch it out for a little longer and finish my journal. So pleased I managed to do so many paintings and quite proud of myself. When I get home I will fill the rest of the journal with photos that I have taken and will properly scan the pages for you all.
I apologies for the quality of the photos and I swear I will never travel again without a proper camera. The iPhone has done well, put my blog and its viewers deserve better.
Bye for now, I have 24 hours of flying to get through before I get home. The joys of living in Australia.
PS. I couldn’t get the airport wifi to work so I am posting this now that I have got home. A bit tired as you can imagine, so I am off to bed. Did two more paintings on the plane, but you will have to wait for those.
Welcome home! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your drawings.
Thanks Ruth, it is nice to be home and I have had a good sleep so almost human again.
When’s your next trip, Karen?
I don’t know when my next trip will be, I will need to catch my breath after this one and my bank balance, but I intend to go to Italy next. Perhaps a walking tour amongst the vineyards next May.
Love the new painting (as well as all the others). So glad you made it home safely. Sancerre is not the same without you- we miss you! Hope you catch up quickly on the much needed rest after such a long trip. Much love- Tomi
It is nice to be home and I have had a rest and almost functioning again. I am glad you liked the painting, I am just about to post another, on the way home I found a field of poppies and cornflowers and got some great photos, so I have attempted another meadow flower painting. Hope the week is going well and you and Grace are enjoying your classes. Karen XXX
Now I want to see your whole France journal. On my phone now so will look back when I get to my computer. This is such a quaint scene. Funny about the flowers but I can totally understand
That was my first travel journal, actually my first journal. I look at those drawings and can see not only my travels, but my progression in the last few years since then. Enjoy