Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Recently returned from a 10 day excursion to Paris and Amsterdam with a group of close gal friends. 1st time spending an extended time in Amsterdam, which was easily my favorite. A bohemian fairytale! Got to see lots of wonderful art. Was fortunate to see a Van Gogh show at the D'Orsay in Paris. I was reminded of why he continues to be one of my favorites. I was brought to tears not only because of the power and emotion of his work, but because of his exceedingly sad story. Got to see the Dutch masters at the Rijk, in Amsterdam. Great art, food, drink and companions. Interesting exhibit by the Parisian artist JR at the Pantheon. Lots of inspiration for new paintings. Wonderful way to begin summer vacation.