Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Les Artistes à Paris - 1

A little while back, I woke up at a ridiculously early time, grabbed my suitcase & passport, and headed to Paris with a school group of artists!

It was manifique! Since then, my computer had been busy being useless so I've only just managed to put together these posts. Here goes the re-living of this creative adventure. 

First of all, meet the main girls: Libby on the left, and Louise on the right.

To begin with, we only knew each other from the mishmash of different years & schools on the trip, so we soon became the three musketeers (we like to think so at least...).

After lots of sleeping, trying on endless perfume samples & being introduced to 'UNO' on the ferry, we arrived at our first destination: our local castle. As you do.

 The architecture was incredible & we all got started on our sketchbooks, trying to jot down our first impressions of the place.

After doing a little unpacking, we got ready to explore the town further...

Oh, and did I mention the be-a-u-tiful blue skies?

The next day was just as hot, and we set off to visit the Ron Muek exhibition. It was incredible. He creates very realistic sculptures of people & every detail is perfected - toe hair, unshaved legs, cellulite, you name it, he's though of it! (Definitely worth a google)

After this exhibition, we made our way to Sainte - Chapelle, passing these cute riverside stalls on our way.

To get there we had to go through some pretty intimidating law courts & so I finally had a chance to bust out my French, asking for directions.

The design was amazing, both upstairs & downstairs (It was a double decker church - say whuuut!) were very different but both incredible.

The downstairs was smaller & more gothic, whereas the upstairs was filled with huge stained - glass windows. 

Once we had all found which part we preferred, we sat down to sketch for a while before heading back outside.

The outside is toned down a little compared to the interior, but it still is a pretty awesome place to be, there are 3D patterns on the walls - like this castle detailing.

I can't really remember what I was listening to at the time, so here is what I am listening to now: 'I Love It' by Icona Pop & Jasmine Thompson's cover of 'La La La' by Naughty Boy.


  1. Very Nice! J'adore Paris ;) Show us your sketches!

    xxx Gaby

    The Gift of Gaby

    1. Good idea Gaby, might do a little sketchbook post after the Paris bulkxx

  2. Ahh no way Paprika! I'm going to Paris in a few day and this has got me so excited!
    Looks like you had an awesome time :)
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

    1. Ah have fun, I'm very jealous I would love to go back!xx

  3. Ooh sounds like you had lots of fun! Looking forward to the rest of the posts. Ron Muek's stuff is super creepy, haha.

    1. Thanks Jane, it was insanely realistic, he is sooo talented!xx

  4. It looks like so much fun! That is one impressive chandelier too
    xx Hayley-Eszti

    1. Aha isn't it just? I'd love to swing off it muahahaxx

  5. Oh how I want to just whisk off to Paris right now! Well, I can't complain as I'm off to Switzerland on Saturday, but still, sounds oh so lovely in the summer!
    My computer is being shit sometimes as well, I feel your pain =/

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog


    1. Have a good time in Switzerland Teffy! I envy your trip, I think I have the travel bug ;)xx