After a long and exhausting day of travel, I’m now finally back home from Paris. Today’s prompt was “fruit pies” yet I opted for a quick doodlewash of a fruit-topped French pastry instead. I love these, but I always resist the urge to eat one each day that I’m in France. Since they’re so pretty, I’m mostly content to simply look at them through the window as I pass by. And looking is blissfully calorie-free, as is a watercolor version, so that works out much better for my waistline. It was a lovely trip, but it’s so great to be back home once again! I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend!
Though none of my posts are planned and I generally paint and write about whatever comes to mind in the moment, it’s extra difficult on a travel day like this. I’m so tired. I can’t really complete a thought, and I’m mostly just looking forward to a good night’s sleep back in my own bed. The evening is long because it’s an attempt to stay up until 4am Paris time to get back on the right schedule. And there’s always a bit of a transition. We’re back home, yet it feels like a piece of our heart stayed back in Paris.
Tomorrow, I hope we’ll feel energized and motivated enough to put up a Christmas tree. If we miss this window of time it will have to happen in another two weeks after we’re back from visiting my family in Texas. But like a little kid, I just love seeing our tree lighting up the corner of our home and want to see it up as long as humanly possible. Not so long that the neighbors start to fear for our health, of course, but a little more than a month so we can get the maximum enjoyment. This is my favorite time of year coming up next, so I really just can’t wait to get the end of the year holiday season started!!
About the Doodlewash
Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Sennelier Red, Quincridone Gold, and Ultramarine Deep. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon with black ink in a little red cloth hardbound l’aquarelle journal I found in a Paris shop.
Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!