I love this outfit. Reminds me of my newsie "costume." It's now my goal to recreate this. Thrift stores here I come (this weekend.)

 

 

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One of the most exciting parts of the trip for me was the Pompidou in Paris. I had no idea that I was going to see a handful of my favorite female artists there! I was completely giddy walking around. Ghada Amer! Annette Messager! Eva Hesse, Louis Bourgeois, Elka Krystufek, Guerilla Girls, etc, etc. And then the permanent collection…was…so…amazing. Almost overwhelming with all the big names in art. Here are a few shots.

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Oh, hey blog, it’s been a while. I’m sorry I’ve kept myself too busy to spend any time with you. That will surely change.

So, I went on this big trip…and there is way too much to say about it. 921 pictures and a more than half-full moleskin  (sans 4 days I need to catch up on.) Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris in one breath: Backpacks, hostels, planes and metros, magical cities, intoxicating late nights, sore backs, very little English, on our feet all day everyday, beautiful architecture, beautiful people, beautiful food, broken Spanish and French attempts, deep thinking/deeply thankful, some of the most famous art in the world inches from our faces, great new foreign friends, my 25th birthday, crazy weird connections in far away lands, an unbelievable reunion with my two favorites from Glasgow School of Art, the best exhibition I’ve been to, to date, exhaustion, and a long, frustrating day and a half of travel back to real life. Inspirational and uplifting, yet again. I can almost taste the day I make that my life, somewhere in Europe. Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.  I want to start with my favorite picture from Paris. I have to keep looking at the pictures to remind myself it was real.

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I hate that I have been too busy to blog lately! Drats! But I want to say a wee little goodbye for a bit because Jett and I are departing the US of A tomorrow evening at 5pm to head to Madrid, Spain! Then Barcelona on Saturday and Paris on Tuesday! I am so anxious, excited, nervous, and ready. Be back in the states on the 13th. Expect LOTS of blogging and photos and words upon my arrival. 🙂 Vamanos!