I have gotten lost quite often and have been confronted with the same predicament every time. The French word for ear is coincidentally pronounced or-ay as well. When asked, "Where can I find Aureille?", every last Frenchman points to their ear and laughs. I bring a pen and pencil just for this occasion, but by the time I begin spelling the city, the person usually has lost interest and left. This is not the place for someone who is directionally challenged.
The residency is run by 2 women, both going on 80, and both crazy. I have been accused of stealing a bicycle, and hoarding clothespins. The studio spaces are nice, however, and though I have to tread softly, I do enjoy painting here. I will definitely post the new painting (in progress) and some more sketches soon!