A quiet busy weekend ! The day before our yearly painting exhibition, Annie a classmate and I prepared the tables with flower baskets and arrangements. I had bought little figurines which would match the paintings and make the tables more cheerful.
Ready to be put on the tables, we posed with our decoration stuff.
We were quiet satisfied with the result. This took us the whole afternoon.
The next day we had our vernissage.
When you entered the room, this was the view.
People started to arrive. Mr. G. had a drink, Ilona showed her mother some paintings. We sat all together to chat until somebody asked one of us for explanations.
I took pictures of the artist with their paintings. Here is the vintage group aged from 70 to 79 nearly 80.
I didn't stay until the end, I left at 3 pm, because I had to prepare my suitcase for my trip to France. I also was quiet tired from all the explanations I had given and watching over the crowd walking around, that nobody touched the paintings or ran the easels over.
Finally my suitcase was ready and had the right weight, it's funny for me to pack summer clothes while here we have the heating on.
On Sunday morning at 6.30 am Mr. G drove me to the airport and I left a rainy Waterloo to arrive 1 1/2 h later in Marseille where Claudie and her husband picked me up.
After lunch we went to the seafront and now I am sitting under Palm trees. What a change ! It was a little windy but nice walk along the sea and have a beer in a café at the beach.