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Sleeping Under the Stars - Auvergne, France

This was a fabulous place where we camped for quite a long time. We went, we stayed, we left. We returned. We stayed. We loved it. Rolling hills, beautiful cows, shooting stars. It is in the middle of the country, almost equidistant to Paris, Spain, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The colors in this painting are very bold because I feel really, really good about this place.

[Art on exhibit now of my French experience at Aurum Studios in downtown Athens, GA for the month of February. ‘Widening the Horizon’ with Suzanne Gernandt, textile artist extraordinaire, of Waynesville and Asheville, NC.]

Illustration: Sleeping Under the Stars. Chenerailles, Limousin, France. 2014. Hand-painted silk charmeuse. By René D. Shoemaker