Turnip lady

Semaine 36 : thème libre
Ink, ecoline and paper on paper, 2008

We spent the past three days in Montreal, in part to celebrate our birthdays (Nicolas’, his twin sister’s and mine), but also because we have to start packing. We have kept our apartment in the city as long as possible while living in the countryside but now it is time to make the move. We will be staying full time in the Eastern Townships!

I feel a bit sad to leave this place even if I love the countryside. We have lived in this apartment for a long time. So many memories are associated with this place, including a LOT of dinners with friends and family. I hope the new tenants will appreciate this space as much as we did.

We still have a few weeks before vacating the apartment, until then it will be sorting, sorting, sorting, getting rid of (how much stuff can someone accumulate in twelve years?) and packing.

Here are a few picks of the garden in Montreal, when it gets out of control!

jungle du mois d'août

jungle du mois d'août

jungle du mois d'août

In Montreal

Semaine 23 - c'est le printemps!
Ink on paper, 2007

in Montreal :: à Montréal

in Montreal :: à Montréal

in Montreal :: à Montréal

I get the feeling that time is going to fly by: I am in Montreal for a week and then Rouyn-Noranda (Abitibi-Témiscamingue) for a few days.

I will see you next Tuesday with a new post, until then, have a beautiful week!

Worth seeing : the ruins of Detroit captured by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.

Dots and lines

dots

Lines

Lines

I spent the past few days in Montreal, working, catching up with friends and trying to reconnect with the city. It was also the opportunity to buy new drawing material: watercolour paper, gouache, markers and graphite crayons.

It soon will be the Festival Montréal en lumière. We like to attend the Nuit blanche, an all nighter full of free shows and exhibitions. The atmosphere is electric and there are so many happy people walking-dancing the streets of Montreal. I must admit I am always back home by two in the morning. Such a party animal!

Looking at their website, I learned that this Nuit blanche also takes place in Paris, Amiens, Kyoto, Liverpool, Skopje, Buenos Aires, etc.! Is there one in your city? If so, what does it look like?