What a lovely week I just had with a group of funny, talented and adventurous women from all over the US and Scotland! And let’s not forget our lovely man Tim who ventured here with his wife and made it thru the week!
We started off the week going to the Revel market. There was a wonderful kora player at one of the cafes last Saturday. Today I went back to see him again and he is supeb- Lao Kuayate- check him out. Wonderful music and spirit.
By the way, my favorite new drink to order at a French cafe is called a Noisette. It’s an expresso with a tiny splash of foamy cream. Like a small size cafe au lait.
Sunday we went to a superb flea market in the nearby village of Caraman. Everyone found great treasures to use in art work made in studio here and to go home with. This group of women worked every night til all hours and there were so many wonderful pieces for me to see when I arrived each morning. Ya’ll were great!!
We attended the last few minutes of a chanted service a tthe Monatery at EncalCat which was very special. The bookshop there is a great place to find all sorts of things- watercolor calendars, small Russian icons, CD’s of chants and jazz too!, beautiful postcards of tapestries that this monastery is known for made by Dom Robert. Books on medieval cooking, walking the Compostela, all kinds of things.
We enjoyed going to Albi and especially when one of our gals got up to sing with the organ grinder- great! Teresa- waiting for a picture coming soon I hope!
All in all a wonderful week of art-making, seeing the sights of our special area, inspiring studio time and wonderful laughs and conversation.
My thanks to all of you for making my week so special: Tim,Teresa, Peggy, Pat, Bobbie, Margaret, Sue, Sharon, Carolyn! xoxo.