Engrossed in his work at the cafe....
This young monsieur asked us in broken French if we could look after his bag and equipment whilst he went to order a drink.
When we realised we all spoke the same language we started to chat and he told us that he was travelling by bicycle and drawing as he went.
I was enthralled by the old chocolate tin brimming with the tools of his trade.
We exchanged cards and we left him engrossed.
When I got home I searched his name.....
Micheal James Monaghan
I came up with his Instagram page and this superb self portrait....
and this stunning portrait....
I hope he found inspiration in here in Normandie. I must have passed by that pink building a hundred times and never paid it any attention!
I wonder what it would be like to look through the eyes of an artist?
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― Francis of Assisi