Thursday, August 22, 2013
Thoughtful Thursday-Paris Bound
My new interest is making Print On Demand books (Art Lessons, The Wondrous Nearer Drew so far, and The Spirit Books to come later in the fall) and I go with the intention of creating a book on my return. I know I want to take lots of pictures of gardens and flowers, streetscapes and buildings, letters and signs, things bookish, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I will then have the opportunity to relive it all as I work to put the images and my thoughts and feelings together into a whole that expresses my experience of the city. To that end I am going with an open mind, reading less than I ordinarily would in preparation. I had a stack of books to read—by and about Colette, Adrienne Monnier, Janet Flanner, Eiffel, Camus—and reread—Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Morley Callaghan, the Murphys, and Julia Child. I decided to save those until my return although I may tuck Callaghan's That Summer in Paris in my suitcase.
I hope that next month brings me both—new landscapes and new eyes.