The time is currently 4:19pm on Sunday the 15th of January, we are currently doing chores, that is why I am writing to you now… nonetheless, these “chores” have caused great strife as I hear the echoing cries of Nate who is on bathroom duty.
The poor soul, he never stood a chance. The rest struggle with learning what organization is, I think they’re succeeding, but only time will tell as Brian Thomas is on his way now.
I can’t remember what day we got here, 5th 6th? Everyday blends in with just the bold memory of the day’s main excussion or events.
We’ve journeyed with Chanté (our van) into the cookie shaped town of Aix-en-Provence about six times now. I am proud that she has made it this far, however I fear for her future due to our chaupher, Davíd, with his driving, is as quick as his quips. Two days prior, we nearly lost Kass in a fierce game of Jello in Chanté.
That day was our first Plein Air excussion, Dave tricked us into meeting a local artist in her own château, that day I learned that… I like my art more than anyone else’s, how will I cope with such a realization?
That was rhetorical, what isn’t is if Dave is ever telling us the truth? We still question him in his most stoic moments.
This week, we have made three paintings and we began about three pages of our final project (our take on the timeline of Western art history, completed at least five sketches in are traveling sketchbooks (Carnet de Voyage). We are all finishing our Carnet leather covers (once again, I like my own leather designs the most 😔, the struggle of being perfect), and lastly I have taken roughly five hundred masterful photos of my subjects. I must take my leave now, as the principle will arrive soon. The next you will hear from us will be on the next chore day and written by one of those on dinner duty currently. Enjoy some photos below, mostly of Arles, our first full day excursion. Signing off for the first and last time,
She's the youngest, so under the table she goes to blindly choose who gets what slice inside the cake. The person who finds the charm is Queen or King for the day. Guess who won?
Busy at work