This is a Mixed Media collage I made a few years ago to remind me of Paris. As if I needed reminding!!!!
Parfum et Ladurée
I had surgery about a week ago, and while I'm not in awful pain, I still don't have the energy or desire to be creative right now. So instead, I'm taking time to catch up on my reading, movie watching, and net surfing. I've just finished a wonderful book, Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, which I highly recommend, as it was written in France during the German occupation. The author died at Auschwitz before it was finished, but the first two parts that she completed are excellent. Now I'm just getting into The Girl Who Played with Fire , the second in Stieg Larsson's trilogy. As soon as I finish it we'll rent the film, as the first one was excellent. Also saw a great French film the other night, MicMacs, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of our all-time favorite, Amelie. [ Which I watched for the umpteenth time again last night!]. Also watched a very sweet French Rom-Com, Heartbreaker [L'arnacoeur] which had my DH fleeing to his office to work on his computer, but mom and I loved it.
I've also found a few great French blogs. I subscribed to French Word-A-Day, written by Kristen Epinasse, and caught up on many back issues of