Have you ever heard of a Grand Tour?
Wikipedia has a full description, but I'll just give you a few lines: "The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means…The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, laid in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent."
Sounds intriguing, doesn't it?
So, when you wonder why I haven't posted to my blog in forever, just imagine I'm on a Grand Tour. That sounds much more exciting than I-got-a-demanding-new-job, and sadly, I'm-not-very-interested-in-my-art-or-my-blog-lately.
As far as the winner of the November challenge...They all won! I am sending the French Dictionary Collection to each of the artists who entered. I am missing emails for 3 of the artists who entered, so if you entered but haven't been contacted, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get your collection to you.
I plan to keep my Etsy shop open as I sell off some of my extras and things I know I really won't use again, so feel free to stop in from time to time to see if there's anything new.
And, of course, Classes and Images are available in the e-store, as always. If you've read this far, I have a bonus for you - 50% off anything and everything in the e-store. Just use the discount code grandtour (all one word). The offer's good through January 15th.
I hope you're well, and that you're enjoying your art. Have a wonderful Holiday season!