this is from my friends photo. she let me use her paris pictures -she is a pro photographer. so nice and generous of her. i tried to do the oversaturated look here but missed the mark a bit. the boat and river look odd. also i think i used too many colors. the hookers green on the tree of the bank looks wrong. i feel bad because her photos are so nice. i feel like a kid who takes a crayon and scribbles over pages in a coloring book instead of carefully coloring them. i used to bug the heck out of my brother when we were small - always a scribble mark here and there on his books. i would never let my kids do that - BTW.
maybe i will try this one again - and use less colors.
so, last nigh my husband and i stayed at a resort here in san diego called paradise pointe. i get mixed up and call it pleasure pointe sometimes- and that just sounds wrong.
anyway, it really is a paradise...driving into the resort ---it looks enchanting with trees lit in chrismas lights. the trees line the way in for a long while deep into the resort. then we ate at the baleen which is a fancy restaurant right on the bay. last night was the parade of lights on the bay, so i was completely amused (clapping hands) as each boat went by. so cool. the the room was a bungalow. big room, big enough to have a good size party in. in fact the bed looked out of place in the room - although its was a california king sized bed it looked lost. i have always wanted to spend the night at vacation village now paradise pointe since i was a little girl. i remember it being built! it was close to the opening of sea world. i remember when sea world was built too.
so now i want to hold an artist retreat there. it's a perfect place for a retreat. we can all drink and stumble to our bungalows without care.
so thank you so much danea and keith - it was beautiful. a dream come true.