Art Tours

How Art Tours began

By November 6, 2016 No Comments

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Bonjour!

The idea for Art Tours began at a women’s retreat.

We were tasked to search for an object—a symbol. Then we were to re-present the object and share its meaning.

I left the manicured grounds of the upscale hotel to walk around some rundown suburban streets. Shards of brilliant blue glass in the emerald grass stopped me in my tracks.

Yes! I looked for something to carry these sharp jagged fragments and saw perfectly heart-shaped yellow leaves. I used some to scoop up the broken glass.

Unsure about meaning, I dropped my finds on a table for all to see, blurting, “These shards are my broken selves and the perfect heart-shaped leaves represent joy that heals. I am going to do urban tours in Europe for women—tours that transform.”

We’re headed to Paris!

Allons-y!

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