It's been only a month since we met, and nearly a week since we parted, but already I've grown fond of you and look forward to my next visit.
Kerry and John, you're perfect hosts. And amazing people. You sparkle; you soothe; you inspire. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. And for the vision, courage, and hard work that you've put into creating such a welcoming and inspiring space for artists, writers, poets, musicians, and Creative Imaginatives of all persuasions. What Muse wouldn't willingly rush to one's side in such a setting?
I'm enclosing a scrapbook of my stay, for the edification and enticement of Future Musers (you know who you are).
With gratitude and affection,
|Welcome to La Muse|
|The grape arbor|
|A room of one's own|
|My creative space|
|Playing with paint|
|An artist in her element|
|The happy-hour terrace|
|A walk through the village...|
|...to the Source|
|A chestnut-strewn trail|
|Saint Michel mushrooms (Lepiota procera)|
|...and more "French Lunch"|
|The Prat Viel cows (thanks for the milk!)|
|La Montagne Noire|
|No hiking on "Hunting Wednesdays"|
|Fresh walnuts (see post here)|
|The vinyards of Lastours|
|My hidden sculpture|
|The window is wide open...|
To learn more about La Muse or to apply for a 2011 residency, click here.