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into the wilderness: France

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It is a land of geese, foie gras and good cuisine.

An amazing opportunity in April came my way; so lucky to be with 5 talented women studying the expressive landscapes of southern France in the region of Gers; a beautiful property nearby Castera Verduzan. Gers is in the southwest region of France, north of the Pyrenees, a picturesque farmland with vineyards + destination to fine Armagnac red and white wines. Gers is the homeland of D’Artagnan and also the Musketeers; its land has changed little since the Middle Ages, full of rugged castles, abbeys, and bastides, as well as Renaissance Art of Auch’s great cathedral. In Gascony, Gers also has traces of the “Hundred Years War” of 1337.

Step into the studio.

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Step into the landscape.

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Step into your work.

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+ Step into the wilderness:

“There will be times when standing alone feels too hard, too scary, and we will doubt our ability to make our way through uncertainty. Someone,somewhere, will say, ‘Don’t do it. You don’t have what it takes to survive the wilderness.’ This is when you reach deep into your heart and remind yourself, ‘I am the wilderness.’ “ (Brene Brown)

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Frank Bettendorf #

    Looks like an outstanding situation and your images are really interesting! Love the sketches of the rolling landscape. Thanks Anita for sharing your trip, hope to see more and more images based on this adventure. Frank B

    May 6, 2018
  2. Thanks Frank. Such a remarkable landscape. Your comments are so kind.

    May 7, 2018
  3. Leona #

    Very fortunate to be a part of this trip. Anita is such an amazing teacher.

    May 7, 2018
  4. coralynnjones #

    beautiful road trips, thanks Anita

    July 15, 2018

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