The Art of Summer (or how to procrastinate)

We’re a little worn out. Mostly because I have a few ideas I want to work on but I’ve had no energy these past weeks to fully develop them.

It was summer and, like everyone else probably, I wanted to rather soak in the sun and music than research and writing.

So to show you all that all is alive and well, here are several other type of work from this summer.

 

 

As you can see, writing isn’t my only activity. Photography runs in the family and I’ve been learning off the books. As New York is the US base, it’s mostly been run ins around the City for conferences, museum visits, and, a few times, dinner and evenings with a friend or another.

 

 

The MET steps was a fabulous experience. One friend loves to draw (she is an artist at heart, check out her blog “Maisy Draws”), so while she concentrated on a guy sitting in front of us, I was zooming in on the sky lights, the steps, and the yellow cabs going down 5th Avenue.

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The bells and courtyard at San Juan Capistrano’s mission. ©le_chah_errant

While I stayed in South California for a week-and-a-half, a friend and I went to visit one of the many Spaniard missions: San Juan Capistrano, where so many cacti were growing and flowering, and where the gardens have been planted to go with the restoration of the buildings. The bells are still very much part of architecture, but silent.

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The famous Cloisters herb garden. ©le_chah_errant

 

The last is from the Cloisters, the famous MET collection of religious art. There’s a small temporary expo on the “Colmar Treasure”, Jewish artifacts found in the 19th century in a house in Colmar (Eastern France, Alsace). If you’re in the region, take a detour to see it.

 

On that note, I leave you all with a horizon, another dream, and another chapter.

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Overlooking the waves at Spring Lake, NJ ©le_chah_errant

 

Cheers 🙂

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