I love this café, so sketching there is natural!
From sketchbook in May, 2010. The first time I saw Mornings in Paris I'd been walking down Exchange Street, having a strong memory & yearning for Paris. All of a sudden I looked to my left & there it was: A bit of Paris!! Magic!
Also in May, 2010, I sketched outside the window from what has become my favorite table. Today you will find small evergreens outside the door. Isabelle has a talent for decorating, inside & out, in all seasons.
A friend & a high school teacher of French had just come in that day with a group of students. In my next life I will be a French teacher, as was my dear Polish grandmother, before the war. In this life I am content being a student of French.
This is a quick rapide sketch. Without color it doesn't do justice the the golden glowing atmosphere of Mornings in Paris. Still, it is a part of the way I make notes on location, & it brings back that moment.
I'm off to deliver the art that Isabelle is going to show & sell at Mornings in Paris!