Well, it WAS even better than I thought it would be, this trip. And it's the last for a good long time, so it's nice to have such fond memories. Here are some sketches from the trip, but I made LOTS and I used all sorts of materials to do so. Except for the large sketch of Jardin Agapanthe, these are from my small Maruman accordion sketchbook, pictured on the bed in the last post. Finally, here is a sketch made in Paris, during an afternoon with Flickr buddy, wonderful artist and great guy Rick Tulka. I love it when I get a chance to meet in person one of the loose group of about 100 sketchers and artists from all over the world who, like me, have been blogging or Flickring for years. You can tell a lot about a person by looking at her/his artwork and reading his/her stories and comments. And, without exception, those I've met have been the real thing----warm, talented, good people. Rick is all that and more.
I LOVED my week in Turkey! I had a sense of breathlessness the entire time, in awe and delight at this beautiful, historically and culturally rich country, and charmed by the nicest people, collectively, I've ever met. They're magnificent looking, too, by the way. WHAT an adventure it was!
I was SO lucky to have adorable and gracious hosts who did everything they could for Casey and me. I'll always be grateful for their kindness.