I spent a wonderful 10 days in Hossgour, in the South of France with the kids. A great time, filled with some really funmemories. Then 2 weeks in Spain traveling with a friend of mine. On my Bucket List was going to the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, and it was what I thought it would be - astounding! To be in his studio with his work surrounding me, seeing the colors up close, was truly a gift. Traveling to Cordoba, Seville, and Grenada were equally incredible, and the mosques and cathedrals were just remarkable in the history and the craftsmanship. A remarkable trip - but cut short with Hurricane Irma. (Picture below was to show everyone back home we were well protected in Madrid)
We traveled home, prepared our houses, and I loaded my car with all of the things that are most important to me and I don't want to lose. It's a good reminder that you really can fill your car with just enough to start over if you have to. My oriental rugs, favorite paintings, Bose stereo, paints, my French boots books, and Madonna that was a prototype for a larger pice in a cathedral in Rio de Janeiro. And then drove up to NY State to be with my Mom.
I'm back home today and after resettling into my house, paint three commissions, and pack again...off to Paris for three months of painting and babysitting. My finance guy says that I would be overwhelmed, but don't have the time. Very true