Favorites from France – Part Une

Well… ummm… it has been almost two years since I’ve worked on the ‘Sabbatical’ portion of this blog. What can I say?


I realize that it may be a fool’s errand to try picking it back up again now. It’s very possible that nobody cares to hear about my sabbatical adventures anymore (they’re ‘old news,’ after all), BUT I remain determined to finish blogging about that wonderful year, even if just for myself. I mean… it would just be too depressing for the (literally) thousands of photos I took to simply sit in my private computer files forever. I shudder at the thought – images (and stories) are meant to be shared and enjoyed!

And so… here I go again, back to the story of my sabbatical – a little trip down memory lane, bit by bit.

(For those of you that are new to the blog: from July 2012 to June 2013, I took an artistic sabbatical from my work as a preschool teacher in Philadelphia so I could travel around the world to work at various artist residencies. I spent two months in Nepal, followed by three months in France, one month in Santa Fe, New Mexico, two months in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and another three months in Paris. An odd combo of locales, sure, but you know… it was pretty awesome. If you want to start from the beginning and read the tale in chronological order, go HERE, scroll to the very bottom of the page, and read up from there).

To get the ball rolling again, I’ll start with a simple post of photographs – a mish-mash of some of my favorite shots from my first three months in France that, for one reason or another, haven’t made it onto the blog just yet. Enjoy…

IMG_0047 IMG_0288 IMG_0422 IMG_0534 IMG_0766IMG_0773 IMG_0923 IMG_1072 IMG_1413IMG_1607 IMG_1620 IMG_1807 8.35.13 PM IMG_1836 8.35.13 PM IMG_1842IMG_1860 IMG_1991 IMG_2116 8.41.52 PM IMG_2433 8.49.46 PM IMG_2685 8.45.46 PMIMG_2907 8.56.30 PM IMG_2914 8.56.30 PM IMG_3272 IMG_3300

“Each of us is unique in the eyes of God”

IMG_3434 IMG_3453 IMG_3911 IMG_3931 IMG_3945IMG_3950 IMG_4481 IMG_4503 IMG_5520 IMG_5522IMG_5554 IMG_5612 IMG_5618 IMG_5772 IMG_6005IMG_6228 11.15.45 PM IMG_6537 IMG_6548 IMG_6752IMG_6863 IMG_6901 IMG_6943 IMG_7002 IMG_7008IMG_7010 IMG_7123 IMG_7232 IMG_7263 IMG_7406IMG_7776 IMG_8020 IMG_8410 IMG_9243 IMG_9276IMG_9334 IMG_9750 IMG_9855 IMG_7316 IMG_6819IMG_6775 IMG_9861 IMG_6655 Merci, France, for a wonderful three months! We’ll see you again on the blog soon enough… but for now, we’re headed back to the good ol’ U.S. of A. Next stop, sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico!

More posts from my 2012-2013 sabbatical year coming soon!

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