It was a lovely vacation: ferry rides, beaches, the library, card games, wine, sun, wind, lighthouses, vintage furniture, pistachio pancakes, dogs and cats.
The Darius is next door to the Island Library which is terrific with its legos and chess set. They had a copy of Chess for Kids by Richard James which hit just the right note with Benji who kept his nose in it for most of the weekend.
I attempted some rough sketches of children's' heads at the library.
We also enjoyed a charmingly illustrated book of short poems, Days Like This by Simon James (no relationship to Richard as far as I know).
Beautiful but barfy ferry rides; the ginger chews sold aboard were nice but the Dramamine was better.
I tried to channel Elizabeth while sketching the pets.
After lunch today Elizabeth and I went loooking for Galerie Martine Gossieaux to see the masterful, playful, exhuberance in Jean-Jaques Sempe's art. When the man I was attenpting to chat up outside the gallery, asking "so you like Sempe?", fessed up to being the artist himself, I was completely bowled over. I burst into tears and kissed him a lot, which he didn't mind at all. His work makes me so happy. Afterwards I wanted to take everyone I met by the lapels and say "I just met Jean-Jacques Sempe! Right here on the street in Paris!!!!". Instead I grinned.
Neither Elizabeth nor I had the head to ask for a photo. When we got back to the apartment I painted this ferm in happy reverie so thats what I will offer up here.