Sometimes life IS a bowl of cerises/cherries.
I'm painting cherries up the wazoo for a special secret project!!!
Sunday I got out to my much-missed marché Bastille and stocked up on bags and bags of Burlat, Summit, Biggereau, Napoleon cerises.
There's nothing quite like cherries in Paris...
Unless maybe you live in Washington State...
Or Oregon? So yummy to paint and to eat.
Monday I went first thing to the Kine/PT. In France you go to your local pharmacie with your prescription and they provide names and numbers in your quartier. C'est comme ca.
Mme. H. says tout va bien with ze foot. It's healing nicely. She suggested I wear a heel of equal height to match the therapeutic boot but I don't think she had this in mind. After the boot comes off, in two weeks, I must wear 'footing baskets'/running shoes. Ballerinas are the worst. Taboo.
Later an afternoon jaunt to the art store, Lavrut in 52 Passage Choiseul 75002. Not one of your most romantic passages but still great fun to be out and about after being cooped up for 3 weeks.
This angled brush was my objective...a must-have for July's Paris sketch letter. Bet you can't guess why?
Instant coup de foudre/mad love over this giant pencil sharpener in Lavrut's window. Why do I constantly lose pencil sharpeners on my tabletop? This wouldn't help much but still amusing.
Quite a large and complete art shop as art shops go in Paris.
Then a look in Boulangerie Julien's delish window
Scrumptious berry madness but it's impossible to use crutches and hold a pastry thank goodness.
Across the street on rue du Champs it is possible to eat my all-time fav sandwich from London's Prete à Manger - roquette and crevette! Who needs to take the Eurostar when you can get it in Paris?
The bus ride home reminded me of times I've moaned to myself, "Oh why is the bus stop so far from Hotel de Ville or whatever my destination"n. Now it seems such a gift to be able to walk anywhere sans fatique and heavy boot.
It's lovely to be out and about a little in Paris. I can again watch the boats on Pont Sully. And make 'runs' to La Poste and mail out your Paris Sketch Letters dear PBers! Yahoo