The USk Symposium in Barcelona was a real achievement thanks to the perfect organisation of our spanish hosts. Many USk France peoples were registered to the workshops and even more attended to the sketchcrawls. But the frenchies can be proud of another kind of performance : to be the only nation to have their bag stolen !
Are frenchmen especially naive, like Candide ? The character of Voltaire who travels the world and believe that the human can't be inherently bad, even in the worst situation ?
I am one of the two unfortunates who lost a whole bag of art supplies and a complete sketchbook by robbery. After this bad experience, that was quite hard to swallow, I took a new start, with the material that the sponsors have offered to the participants, with the warm support of all my fellow sketchers and with the advices and instructions of our talented teachers.
For that reason I would like to thank you sincerly, from the heart, organisators, friends, instructors, all the Urban Sketchers. This big annual gathering allowed me to meet many great people I won't forget and regret that the symposium didn't last longer, now I'm looking forward the next one.
I love you.
Sketching with Fabien Denoël and Gérard Michel
Sketchcrawl #40 - Arc de Triumf
Plaça de Trillo - Gracia - the place where I lived