March and April have been busy months! In early March, I visited my SpookyTimeJingles.com business partner and dear friend Dani Nelson in her beautiful part of the country, and also got to visit with 2 other fabulous STJ artists while there, Marie and Amelia!
One morning, Amelia and I hit an early flea market near Dani's house. It was fantastic! All kinds of interesting things that you can't find at many flea markets down South. Below is a photo of one of my favorite items I found, a small Catholic figurine:
Click here to view more photos from my trip to New Jersey!
At the end of March, I took a trip to Paris, France with my best buddy, Neva! Neva and I went to art school together in Atlanta. This was my third trip to Paris, one of my favorite European cities. This was Neva's first trip there, and we had a blast!
See more of my Eiffel Tower photos here!
One thing I got to do this trip that I've never done is take the tour of the underground catacombs in Paris. It was really interesting and impressive:
See more of my Catacomb photos here!
On one day, I surprised Neva with a trip on the Eurostar to London! We just went for the day, so we did the "turbo-tour" by getting on a "hop-on, hop-off" bus and checking out all the major sites of the city. It was an awesome day!:
See more of my London photos here!
Of course, no artist goes to Paris without a trip through the Louvre. Here I am with one of my favorite paintings of all time, Raphael's St. Michael Slaying the Serpent:
See more of my Louvre photos here!
Another thing we got to do this trip that I've never done was visit the beautiful Versailles Palace! The weather was GORGEOUS that day (as it was our entire trip):
See more of my Versailles photos here!
One of my favorite Paris locations is Notre Dame Cathedral:
See more of my Notre Dame photos here!
Another new experience for me in Paris was visiting the famous Les Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market! We could have spent all week here...It was an incredible collection of antiques. As you can see in this picture, I'm on a shopping high:
A pretty display of old keys:
I brought home this antique Virgin statuette from one of the antique booths. The seller said it came from an estate sale in Paris:
See more of my Paris shopping photos here!
...And just last weekend, my husband and I made a day trip over to Arcadia, Louisiana for Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days, a big flea market held once a month. Here are some of the cool vintage finds I brought home!:
I'm going to paint a Halloween image on this little orange suitcase:
A great old metal trunk!:
Some old keys!:
...and of course, another creepy baby doll. Get ready to lose your head, little baby: