Books: Paris Sketchbook + Some Pics From Paris

gazing out of the Louvre (my  unedited photo)

Love Paris, fashion, travel guide books,

sketches, or all of the above?

my photo

Then il ya bonne chance

you’ll delight in Jason Brooks’

Paris Sketchbook

(Laurence King, 2013).

Jason Brooks – Paris Sketchbook


Charming chapters devoted to:


street scenes,

the cafe,




getting around,


la nuit.

The author studied graphic design

at St. Martin’s College and is the recipient of the

Vogue Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award

for Fashion Illustration.

It’s his first book.

Paris is a wonderland of moments to sketch.

Not sure why I have been so lazy about

organizing photos of the moments

I captured digitally.

It’s interesting. The pics don’t seem to

require any tweaking or editing.

The light there is magic.

from our apartment’s balcony (my photo)

i observed so much warmth between children (my photo)

graffiti – my favorite type of art in paris (my photo)

makes an excellent gift

for the Francophile!

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. May 30, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Does the light there really seem different? The photo you took from the balcony is very frenchy and artistic looking. It seems like there is a whole different energy there, I'm so curious about it all…


  2. May 30, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Love the Paris sketchbook, especially as an artist! There's something so delicious about a little line drawing…..thanks. Hope you're feeling better.

  3. May 30, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    a whole lot of mystique there, cindy. for me, it was a different planet. couldn't get a clear take on it and left with many more questions than answers. which is why we must return and discover a little more. 🙂

  4. May 31, 2013 / 12:49 am

    Looks like a fabulous book! I'd love it. I do love Paris. You could love there all your life and not discover all of its magic.

  5. May 31, 2013 / 4:40 am

    Ah, Paris – such a wonderful city! 🙂

  6. May 31, 2013 / 5:31 am

    Gorgeous Michele! We went last July and it seems so long ago 🙁 My daughter's friend is there now and I've seen some photos.. so fun!

    Have a great weekend! xxleslie

  7. May 31, 2013 / 10:14 am

    Ahh so wish I was there..funny what you said about the warmth of the people I said the very same thing. I loved going into restaurants and seeing people warmly greet each other and linger for hours with not a cell phone in sight….REFRESHING!
    I love Paris!

  8. May 31, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I've been craving Paris lately, so this book may be just the treat I need! Been thinking of you, Michele. Sending lots of loving kindness your way. XOXO

  9. May 31, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Michele, your photos are wonderful!!! That first one should be a postcard! Gotta check out this book….looks fun 🙂

  10. June 1, 2013 / 10:19 pm


    You are one great photographer my friend. Wish you lived closer. I need your eye and skills (and good sense of humor – wink to Octopus!).

    oxox, Mon

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