Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Favorites from Before, During and After the Symposium

This sketch is of Plaza Catalunya - how I miss it, and how I miss everyone who attended! I always tell people the Symposium is like camp for grown-ups because you get to see a special group of people once a year - a group that changes from year to year, but is always good.


This is a typical trip sketch for me: a meal, a note to myself, and a landmark. I spent the first few days there having a great vacation with my husband.


We spent a perfect day at Sagrada Familia.


Bharma!


And finally it was time for the Symposium! This is from Jim Richard's workshop - so much fun! I can't believe how much more comfortable I was drawing people after this workshop.


This is from Inma's workshop. I love it! I'll never look at a building I'm sketching the same way again.


Marc Holmes's workshop took drawing people to another level. I followed around this guy trying to sell those damn tweety things for about 20 minutes.


Melanie's workshop was a blast! I could've played with all of that texture and pattern on La Rambla all day long.


At Virginia Hein's workshop we had a slight distraction: drowning man in sunglasses! Virginia reminded me that when I'm sketching I'm still a painter.




And then we were all at the sketchcrawl and it was almost over! To me it felt like it really went by that fast, even though there were wonderful meals and walks and talks and cab rides! with new friends and old.

I can't wait to see you all again next time :)


The day after I was too tired and achey (how about we start a Symposium Exercise Regimen for next year - starting today!) to do much, but I did make possibly my favorite sketch of the trip at lunch. I think that proves that I learned a lot.


Also spent some time with Plaza Catalunya and the pigeons and the kids.



Then I was back to my typical trip sketch, enjoying a wonderful meal, but sad to say goodbye.

Hasta la próxima!


11 comments:

isaac duenyas said...

Great sketches Elizabeth!!
Very nice to meet you and hope to draw with you next year. But where??

Beliza Mendes said...

Lovely sketches, Elizabeth! The symposium was such an enriching experience! It was lovely to meet you and I hope I will be able to see you again at another symposium.

Simone Ridyard said...

What a lovely post! Great sketches and intriguing to see the influence of the various workshops. Until next year...(and great to meet you in bcn)!

memi said...

I cannot think of a better way to describe the BCN experience, Elizabeth- made all the better by all of the goodies that we received, thanks to you!!! It was really fun to work together that Friday afternoon in the midst of the Ramblas chaos- until next time!!

Emily Nudd Mitchell said...

Nice and moving !

Shari Blaukopf said...

Love seeing everything that you did Elizabeth. Thanks again for all your work filling our suitcases!

Miz K said...

Definitely see you next year, but hopefully before then as well!

Elizabeth Alley said...

Thanks everybody! It was so lovely to meet each of you! Until next year... wherever that may be...

EclecticBox said...

What a great compilation of memories and sketches Elizabeth!
It was a pleasure to finally meet you in person after so many emails. Working with you makes ¨Team Work¨something really enjoyable! Thanks a lot for your good energy and enthusiasm... and for filling up our goodie bags with so much good stuff!!!

VHein said...

Delightful sketches all, Elizabeth--captures the flavor of so many experiences. Perhaps I'm partial, but I especially love that sketch you made of the rescue boat!

Patrizia Torres said...

So good to meet you, Elizabeth ! Thank you for all the work done in collaboration with the BCN team, and all the "candies" got in our goodie bags ...