It was a week ago that I waited at the airport for my group to arrive. The fates allowed everyone to get to France safely and even on time. We drove thru the rolling hills of the Lauragais to our home for the week, La Cascade.
On arrival day after settling in, we took a short walk thru our charming, human- scale village ending with a snack of cafe au lait, quiche and frites at le Cyrano- the village cafe. From this relaxed beginning the week tumbled forward.
Saturday was the Revel market ending with a delicious lunch made of market goodies- fresh roasted chicken, olives, cheese, fruit, bread, lovely smothered onions, pickled garlic(sweet and crunchy), blueberries with creme fraiche. YUM!
Sunday was one of my favorite flea markets in Lautrec- the village where the Toulouse Lautrec family had a large manor house. We all found fabulous treasures there. For me- a lovely toile tablecloth, beautiful old tins for coffee and sugar, a sweet evening shawl with bells and bangles sewn on.
Ann and Peter, two artists here in the village, joined us for a dinner out at Le Tournesol (The Sunflower) and the food was magnifique- duck confit, cassoulet, salad with warm goat chees or foie grass, warm and melty chocolate cake or profiterolles for dessert.
And I have not yet told you of the wonderful art created each day in the studio. Morning studio sessions with me everyday and Open Studio at night. We created a bounty of personal Art Journals and a lovely selection of jewelry.
A full week of joy- my love to Ana, Geri, Diana, Tim, Susi, Margaret, Benice, Elna and Rosemary. What pure delight the week has been. Merci beaucoup.
I’ll write soon about the weekly village flea markets.