When deciding to spend three weeks in Paris, France, Andy is all for me doing it and Mama threw the caution into my sails. ¡Niña! ¿Como tu vas sola sin clase a Paris? ¿No habra un tour o art workshop o studio que puedas entrar?
Mama, it's like this:
Well, see, most studios and classes are in French while I know Spanish and English.
The classes I did find are for college students and last an entire 15 week semester. This is for three weeks.
The only structure I want is my whim and the hours that the museums are open and the metro's trains run. Classes have structure. Tours have structure.
My list is being created of what and where I want to see…with the "deadline" of three weeks to do all of the list.
Well, you might ask, why am I choosing to join Cynthia Morris' Curious Excursion? Does it not defy your reasons explained to your Mama?
Mama is MUCH happier that her hija is on a tour for the first week. See, now the trip is four weeks. Three weeks to explore, revisit, and stretch the places visited in the first week while on the Curious Excursion.
What got my attention is that the entire Curious Excursion is tailored for artists and creatives like me. It is too easy to see the expected tourist places in Paris, France. Lucky me, done the bus tour around Paris twice in my life…and don't really want to hand over my days to a tourist group on a bus. Artistically, this trip is to refresh and challenge myself. The Curious Excursion is going to help with that and give me that confidence to explore during the remainder of my Parisian life.
The Curious Excursion is designed for participants to experience Paris, France as artists and creatives. The tour is by foot and by metro, in restaurants, museums, and shops. There is time built in for making friends and creating art. Part of the excursion is to fill a sketchbook with drawings, articles, paper, photos, and writing. There are things that are unique to Paris that only the locals enjoy and few tourists discover. When I fall in love with a place or find one that needs further exploration, revisiting will be allowed during the three weeks after Curious Excursion.
The challenge for me on this trip? Sending YOU Paris. How? By drawing and painting things in Paris, France and send them to you on postcards. Paint, draw, write from Paris here in this blog and through the French post office. More information in upcoming Fridays in France posts. Next Friday, Versailles with Puns Intended.
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