Friday, December 31, 2010

Viva La France

I haven't blogged much over the past 2 months as I have been virtually on the road since Thanksgiving when I spent the week in Death Valley. (See art of the desert previous blog.)
Then was home for a day to repack and leave for France with my sister and nephew to visit my daughter who was spending the semester studying abroad. From there it was onto Texas and then Oregon. Just got back this week and had to do some art. I created these two collage frames of our trip to France for my sister and nephew.
While we were in France the worst snowstorm since the 80's hit. Our 2 hour drive turned into 12. We missed a day of shopping and sightseeing in Paris...
but since we arrived at 2 am admist the snowstorm, the roads were virtually empty so we got to zip around the arc de triomphe and...
the Eiffel Tower.
Moving my camera phone while taking this picture created an interesting feel.

Even the food presentation was an art.

We stopped to see what was in the cave, after all the sign did say "Ouvert"
It turned out to be a winery. Up the icy stairs to the right was the vineyard, and somehow they had constructed it so the grapes could go through the ceiling of the cave for processing.
Upon entering, the smell of mold was all encompassing.
As seen above everything is covered in mold.
Chateau de Pray in the Loire Valley that we were able to spend a night at
and enjoy a 7 course dinner!
What a great trip.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Art in the Desert...

A motel that any self respecting artist would stay at...

A ginourmous prospector and penguin??

A mosaic couch....
A giant naked lego woman...

A house made entirely of bottles...

The first person to leave a comment correctly guessing were any of these photos were taken will receive an artist trading card handmade by me!