Contemporary thoughts, images, critiques...lots of interesting "stuff"
by a passionate & experienced artist/teacher who travels often, does tons of research & really knows what's happening on the "art scene"
MY BELOVED AND BEAUTIFUL PARIS WHERE PART OF MY HEART REMAINS EACH TIME I SAY 'AU REVOIR'
Eiffel Tower In The Rain
ON THE ST. IN ST. GERMAIN des PRES
As a child I remember reading some book(s) about Paris. The seed was planted.....I studied French for a short while at college. I had some romantic idea that perhaps I had been a Parisian in another life . I made plans to go study at the Sorbonne, however, like many young Women of my generation, I married instead....so very young. I lived in Los Angeles as a young married Mother and whenever I would hear the language of my fantasies I would talk to the people attempting to "keep up my French ". Fast forward.... I studied ART, entered another stage of life and became a "serious" painter and then teacher. (A single Mother in San Diego does not support her children and herself painting)! Finally in 1986 my dream of going to live in Paris became a reality. I was "an American living in Paris" but I felt like a VRAI PARISIENNE, ( true Parisian). I lived there for two years, learned to speak fluent French and felt very much 'at home'. I have since returned at least once if not twice a year. So, now I am a part-time Parisian. I hope that you will enjoy just a small sampling of my photos. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU LIKE MY BLOG & PHOTOS! More may be seen on my WEB SITE: rivianbutikoferphotography.com