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From the time I was a very young girl, I have loved to travel. By the time I was in high school, I had ambitions to go to
Europe at a time when
almost no one went to Europe. In college, I
determined I would go to no matter how
long it took me to find a way to get there. And get there I did - on the Queen Mary. France
Since that time, I have traveled to
Europe many times.
Each time I come home with much to “chew” on. But for me
there have only been a few “moveable feasts.” Certainly, was one. The
Abbey at Senanque in the south of Paris was another. And
when I have to have my blood pressure taken, I think about the view from my
balcony in France of the Sorrento with Bay of Naples on one end and Mt. Vesuvius Capri on the other.
For this challenge, I have chosen a collage I finished several weeks ago after several decades of leaving it untouched. The recollection of the view of
, Palma Majorca from the water in
the 1960s has always been a delight for me. It is another delicious morsel from
my past. I painted it first in acrylics many years ago and recently used
collage to complete the town and village portions of it. The cathedral is
actually high Spanish Gothic, but I remember it much more simply. As a presence
dominating the town which was little more than a village then. The actual
little village around the bend from the town had a deserted rocky inlet of
clear cold azure water, the brace of which made everything else fade into the
background. Just writing about the area whets my appetite to return.
One of my favorite details of this collage is the sailboat made from a clock’s face and its reflection made by a parrot.
Another is the ragged hill running down to the sea which is actually a shoe with a stiletto heel.
I may have spent years completing this work, but I have savored every minute of that time.