Well, not here recently, unfortunately---and not everywhere... but still.
I've had to abandon my normal work schedule for the past couple of weeks to spend time with my beautiful mother and to finish up a project I thought was already, way, way finished---you know how THAT goes.
If I've been behind the scenes here, I've been on the scene elsewhere, featured here and here, on the blogs of two dynamic, gifted, and charming women.
By now it's dog-eared and flea-bitten to say it, but isn't cyberspace grand? The improbable, the once-impossible happens every single day. I've met both of these wonderful women in real life, but our connections have been made stronger and more visible, thanks to the long- reaching filaments of the internet!
Thank you, Lucy and Anne. I'm so proud to be blogged by you!
As for me, I'll be back very soon, with the prospect of an incredibly exciting voyage to tell you about! Hint: it's going to be cold, cold, and dark ---and glorious!
Oh, I long to be back there, on that secluded beach, on that glorious autumn afternoon. A very moving, tender polychrome figure, one of many such at the Museum of Breton Culture in Quimper. This is a world-class museum on an intimate scale. You should go if ever you have the chance! The doors of my rented house in the Breton countryside were almost electric in their blueness. There was a doll museum in Josselin, containing the collection of a member of the Rohan family, who've owned the adjacent chateau since time began. Or thereabouts. Early in my stay, Casey and I had lunch in Lochmariaquer, before taking a boat ride among the nearby islands. Here were some neighbors at the cafe. Be sure to check out Casey's sketches of Brittany---she posted more yesterday.
So, c'est tout, les amis. I have no more of Brittany to share. Hasn't it been fun, though? I hope someday to return to that surprising, enchanting place.