Monday, September 28, 2009

.... off to Paris....





This may sound like a random idea... but I've packed my bags and headed to Paris with Laure Ferlita and her "Imaginary Trip to Paris" class. I've never been to France so far, and with no real travel opportunity on the horizon, I just had to jump at this opportunity. Through this imaginary adventure I hope to learn more about painting, and also learn some interesting things about Paris -- for some future day when I can make a real visit there.

For our journey now, we're given several assignments each week to be done in our own trip journal. So far I've had fun creating 3 journal pages. It is so fun to see everyone's individual interpretations of the assignments, and we're all sharing feedback on our journal pages. My travel partners are quite creative. I'm having a great time...

But, I did want to leave a little information behind... so you would know that when my blog gets a bit quiet -- I must be out exploring Paris!!

10 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Love your passport, Claire! What a great idea to incorporate it and let everyone know you're traveling (and thanks for the link too) in Paris!

mariannepost said...

Bon Voyage! Looking forward to seeing your illustrated journal. What a fun idea!

Kelly said...

...very fun! Love that passport. Your journal entries are always so beautiful! I'm having fun in the class too...and learning from your creative takes on the subject.

Mary Paquet said...

What a great idea to stimulate creativity on trip journals. Hope you have a wonderful time in Paris and I can't wait to see all the places that you visit show up in your journal. Be sure to visit all the little stands along the Seine. Great material for sketching.

lori vliegen said...

hi claire!! thanks so much for visiting my blog!! i'm so glad that we've connected because i've really enjoyed looking at your fabulous sketches!! and....i hope you enjoy your trip to paris....it's beautiful there (and the food is oooh-la-la!!)! :))

Claire M said...

Lori - Thanks for stopping by. I'm really enjoying the Paris trip/class. But, at the moment I'm double booked - traveling in California and Paris at the same time!!

Krista Meister said...

Hmmm, two places at once, eh? Well, you just had to interrupt your Paris trip for a little bit - you'll catch up to us when you return. See you in Paris!

Margaret Ann said...

What a fun idea... I visited Laure's site and read about this just last night...Sooo amazingly cool! Can't wait to "hear" about your "travels" and see your sketches! :)

freebird said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh, your trip sounds like fun! Your passport looks great.

Liz Steel said...

what a great idea - I am so super fortunate to have actually been in paris sketching last week!!! But would love to go back through your posts!