It feels lovely to have gotten all of these to a finished state (though obviously the Sacre Coeur one is a snapshot, with those weird background colors, instead of a finished scan -- it won't fit on my home scanner). I had been tinkering with all of them, the home show focused me with a firm deadline, so I just pushed on ahead. It was perfect timing. With the phlox print finished as well, I've got a lovely clear work table just in time for my next adventure.
One of my musician friends got me a different cat sitting gig in Paris, so I'm doing another Do-it-yourself art residency and will paint for a fall show at Playhouse on the Square. I leave on Wednesday, and I'm sure I'll come home with lots of prints dancing in my head (and maybe even want to try some more oils on paper), so I'm happy I'll be able to dive straight into those unencumbered.
I'm so grateful to have the freedom in my life to take advantage of these opportunities, and also grateful to my excellent dog sitter who will stay in my house and give Mr. Darcy continuity and company. Leaving him again was my only hesitation, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Watch this space for more Paris sketches!