I woke up at 4 AM after the fisrt day in Paris. Jet lag, excitement, whatever, I don't know, so I got out my sketchbook and paints, and sat on the edge of the bath tub(so I wouldn't wake my husband) and started sketching in ink, then painted. Let's say it shows excuberance!
We had taken the metro to the Tuilleres Garden to start our first day in Paris after arriving that morning. No rest, straight to getting to know the City of Lights! The Jardin des Tuileries was built in 1564, by Queen Catherine des Medici, at the Tuillerie Palace, five years after the death of her husband, Henry II. In 1667, it was first opened for public viewing. In the last two centureies it has been open to the public for relaxation, walking, and entertainment. My favoroites were the sculptures, trees and the ornate lamps seen all over Paris. So beautiful!