Life has taken over with a vengeance since my return, but I'm surfacing, tardily, today to share with you some quiet sketches of Iceland--- showing a tiny bit of the interior, quotidian, intimate side of that splendid country. Of course, nothing in Iceland is all that ordinary----think whale carpaccio, tenderloin of horse, stuffed reindeer head, jewelry made from volcanic rock, gorgeous currency celebrating Icelandic fish and sea life, a pared-down (even by Nordic standards) aesthetic that is breathtaking and cozy all at once, and then put these sketches in their proper context.
In a few days my lovely friend Casey of rue Manuel bis and her darling husband Michel are coming for a visit and I'm very excited. Casey and I have already shared two Parisian adventures and one Loire Valley one, sketching and laughing all the way. Who knows what will happen when we take on my part of the world together! I'm giving a dinner party for them, with friends you've met here before. Will tell all soon.
Sjáumst! (Icelandic for ' see you later.')