Sketching the Unsuspecting French

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

My wife and younger daughter just returned from a Thanksgiving trip. Not your ordinary Thanksgiving, because we went to Paris. Yes, the one in France. We were crafty enough to wrangle an invitation to visit the prolific and crazy-popular children’s book author, Mo Willems and his family, who are living there for a year.

We stomped around the town taking pictures of the major sights, or pictures of the backs of other tourists taking pictures of the major sights, depending on how crowded it was at the time. All-in-all, a really great trip.

One of my favorite days was walking around with Mo snooping in art galleries and some really amazing art stores. Along the way we paused at a cafe to sip a hot beverage and sketch goofy-looking folks passing by our window. Trés amusant! Or, as we say in my neighborhood, really fun.