Yesterday, I had the great good fortune to be taken to tea by lovely (really, truly lovely, not just politely described as lovely) Florizelle, the Parisian eye and seeker of all things good for Ullabenulla. I thought I had walked into a Renaissance painting when I saw her elegant profile, her green eyes and blonde and ochre hair. She has offered to take me around Paris to show me places I would not know about on my own, the sorts of places which she knows I like as drawing and painting subjects. And all of this in the midst of a busy career and family life. I'm very honored and grateful.
And now, for all of you who have been hinting (ha!) for some cafe scenes (you know who you are), here's the first from this trip, a kind half-montage, half-not, morning at a cafe on rue Cler.
After coffee with Florizelle, I heard the call of the wild and headed back to the Luxembourg Gardens. I know this is a kind of cheesy sculpture, but I'm a pushover for animals, real and sculpted, after my month of sketching those creatures! It was another stunning autumn day yesterday.