A Quick Trip to Germany
We had a sad week. Because of a death in the family we drove up to Pforzheim, a city not too far from the French border. I’ve been having a tough time getting back into art, or into any kind of holiday spirit, but here it is Christmas Eve, and things are looking up.
I hope everyone that sees this has a wonderful Christmas – or just a great day if you don’t celebrate Christmas. And please, please if you smoke, put it on your list of things to stop doing in 2008! The person who’s funeral I just came back from might not have gotten sick, or might have had a chance at recovery if she hadn’t been a heavy smoker.
I did manage to do a few sketches on th trip – a quick impression on the autoroute, a portrait of my husband driving, the most amazing olive green bathroom in our hotel, and someone in a restaurant in Strasbourg, where we stopped for lunch and a look at the Christmas market on the way home. It’s a beautiful city, but it was way too cold to take my hands out of my pockets and do any sketching!