It was a wonderful surprise that I had received an unexpected call from Magda and Philippe from CITIPROD in Paris last month asking both Mari Jo and me to be their guest at the premiere of their new musical production titled "Les Miserables en Concert" at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on March 3rd, 4th & 5th. Very happy that they saw in my painting of Cosette what I felt when I painted her back in 1994. Between my love of Victor Hugo's novel titled Les Miserables and the music of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg who adapted his novel into a musical masterpiece that it is still even to this day, inspiration has been abundant for me to work from. Kudo's to producer Philippe Barreau for producing this musical in the French language as it was intended to be sung and heard.
I had, unfortunately, never took French in high school and today more than ever I now wished I had. Like most of my school years, I was always drawing on blank white sheets of paper hidden between the pages of my school books.
Mari Jo and I leave on March 2nd for Paris and think with the limited time we are there that I will only be able to bring my sketch pad, maybe some pastels and my watercolors... Watercolors which I haven't worked in since high school.some 30 years ago. Will keep you up to date if I get a chance.