Souvenirs de Voyage
We’ve been back from our trip to the US for a couple of days now. It’s great to get away and relax, but when you get back you have to deal with everything left undone before the trip!
We had a wonderful time, moved around a lot, and met some really great people. The highlights of our trip were meeting Shirley and her husband in Manhattan, and staying with Laura and her husband in North Carolina and going with them to Charleston. Michel didn’t really know the South at all, and he was enchanted.
I’ve just finished a marathon of scanning, but I won’t post it all today. I’ll start with the sketches done with Shirley in Manhattan. Be sure to check out hers (posted Sept 13). This was the second time we’ve sketched together (last year Sandy was able to join us). It’s a lot of fun to compare the results, because our styles are so different.
First, we went to the reservoir in Central Park to draw the skyline.
Then we walked over to the Romeo and Juliette sculpture in front of the Delacorte Theater. There were people camping in line to get free tickets, so we didn’t feel too conspicuous.
We then headed over to the Boathouse for our second annual lunch ther. Michel joined us, and we really enjoyed both the view and the food. Here’s a sketch I did while waiting for lunch to be served – you can see a photo of me doing it over on Shirley’s blog.
Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the lunch, as I’d inadvertently left my camera at Shirley’s apartment earlier. Fortunately, we went back to get it that evening, and had a great time drinking wine and discussing the state of the world with Shirley and Barry!
Now I have an extremely difficult and long translation which is waiting for my attention, so I’ll have to tell you about my adventures with Laura tomorrow.