I cannot begin to describe how incredibly grateful and fortunate I am to be able to do this 2-week residency in this Chateau in Orquevaux. It is beyond anything I could have imagined. I have a studio, a real studio where I can splash paint around and create pieces that are much, much bigger than anything I could have dared imagine back in my workspace in New York City. It is like being in a dream. Seriously. And here’s the thing, I’m practically in tears because I’m just overwhelmed at how lucky I am to be able to do this, to have this opportunity, to have this kind of space, to be able to create without distractions, to be able to make a mess… it really is a dream come true.
This is the piece I brought with me and have begun working on…
And here it is a little bit later…
More will be revealed!
Looks amazing!! If only the walls could talk, the stories they would tell. Be interesting to read the history of the Chateau. Enjoy!
So excited for you! I can’t wait to see your thread purchases! Definitely enjoying the journey through your eyes!
I didn’t purchase much thread, but I brought a lot of linen and paints and things to play with. SO exciting!!
Congrats of the residency. I will have to look back to see how you arrived in such a fortunate adventure.
Thx so much. I applied and was accepted! An amazing place!!
Yes! We are going to get a history talk this evening from the guy who owns and runs the place. I’m really looking forward to it.
Enjoy yourself Ariane. Soak it in. Settle right down into your creative self. Beautiful view, lots of space, and no distractions. Breathe. ❤️
Thx Diane. Yes, just amazing. No telephone calls, no doorbell buzzer, the silence is deafening! I’m in bliss. Pure bliss.
So wonderful Ariane!! Sandy
Thank you Sandy. I’m beyond thrilled!!
WOW, this is amazing! I cannot wait to hear more about this great opportunity
Thank you so much. We are going to hear about the history of this place in another hour. I am very interested to know more!
WOW! Living a dream.
I know. It’s ridiculous. I’m pinching myself to make sure it’s real!!
I am so extremely thrilled for you and your opportunity. We know you will learn so much and experience so much. It will be exciting to share this experience with us. Thank you for the opportunity.
Thank you so much Nancy. It is just a magical place and such a wonderful atmosphere of art and artists! Just wonderful.
I am so happy and excited for you! A dream come true. You must be experiencing creativity gone wild. Just the view out the windows is inspiring. Enjoy, you deserve every moment.
Thank you so much! It’s pretty fabulous!
It’s such an honor to be there. Enjoy!
Yes, it is indeed! ❤️