Sunday, November 17, 2019

Rendez-vous Carnet de Voyage, Clermont-Ferrand

This year's the 5-day annual international travel sketchbook event,  RENDEZ-VOUS CARNET DE VOYAGE is all on one floor (including the fabulous chocolate chip cookies to be shown in next post).
Its much easier to navigate.
The Leporello accordion sketchbook is all over the expo.
Individual artist's stands are more explosive.
With color and pattern compared to previous year's exhibits.
There are areas where you sit and listen to audio travel adventures, browse books and possibly catch a few Zzzs before looking at more sketchbooks.
Irresistible art supplies and the publishers with even more books to browse and buy are enticing.
This is another place to bring a granny cart for take-aways.
Master sketcher, GABI CAMPANARIO from Seattle was invited to represent URBANSKETCHERS. If you're lucky to live in Seattle def take one of his workshops. Otherwise buy his terrific DRAWING BOOKS
Sonia Privat won a prize in show for her book AMANI.
Her drawings are strewn appropriately among old travel suitcases. Remember what those looked like? More to come soon. PS I had oysters for breakfast in the Sunday marché. Yum Carol in Clermont-Ferrand🎨

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    1. You would go nutz seeing everyone with their little paintboxes. Very sociable too.

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  2. That looks like a great thing! Maybe next year....

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    1. I tried to twist yr arm but words cannot do it justice. You have to be here. Now.

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  3. Jane G10:59 AM

    You get to go to the best events!
    And they are EVERYWHERE in Paris. I guess that's what happens when ONE lives in a major metropolitan area and not some small, quasi-rural place that aspires to be a cultural crossroad!

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    1. Ahem...please look up Clermont-Ferrand on a map or in Google...very small and definitely quasi-rural.

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    2. I am in the Auvergne 3h48 minutes away from glorious Paris !

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    3. DescriptionClermont-Ferrand is a university city in central France, bordered by the volcanic Chaîne des Puys mountains. Near the fountains and statues of Place de Jaude square are the Gothic Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral, constructed from lava stone, and the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, with mosaics. Northwest of the city is the volcano-themed Vulcania amusement park and museum with interactive shows.
      Voila

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  4. Set Tune Bunny Day!!

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  5. Seems like you are sending out more emails. Please keep it up

    Any chance of viewing other French locales?

    Thank you,

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    1. Clermont-Ferrand post coming up 👍🏻

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  6. WOW! Sketch overload - how do you leave without buying baskets full? Everything looks so enticing & oysters for breakfast just makes it perfect.

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    1. Surprising no overload Suki
      Always exciting to see new work

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  7. I have longed to go to that exhibit; you lucky! I wonder what percentage of the artists are French v. international.

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    1. No idea..but its on their website if you wanted to count..ahem
      I lnged to go for years. It took me a bit after I moved her to get up and go. Now I wouldnt miss it for e world = total inspiration !!

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  8. Bonelle1:28 AM

    Wow! What a fabulous group to be a part of, Carol. I visited Gabriel Campanario’s website...what fine work...very inspiring...and he’s so generous with his knowledge.

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    1. Gabi is a terrific artist and teacher
      3 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  9. Oysters for breakfast...lunch, and dinner??
    Yes, please! You know how to live, Carol. And, sketch!

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  10. Bunny1:33 AM

    Your sketching rendezvous looked fabulous...did you come home with lots of new paints and carnets??

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    1. I did buy 6 of my fav hard-to-find pens. Otherwise I bought 2 delightful books after much perusing. Much!

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