What an utter priveledge to have had these TWO incredible opportunities...I have learned so much. I will do post-trip posts of the trip!
I'll finish my NIAUSI walking guide to Civita once back in Seattle, and the symposium--well, what a whirlwind of meeting people, sketching, workshops!! It was truly an honor to get to be here as an instructor, truly an honor to get to sketch with and watch some of the most amazing sketchers in the world (who are also very nice people) in action...soooooo great to be part of the USk community.
Back to Seattle tonight, and as great as this has been, I will be so very happy to see my family and friends. Obrigada...
|Tia Boon Sim's selfie--one of many--of our group traveling by van from Sao Paulo to Paraty. With Tia's Husband, Ch'ng Kiah Kiean, Jason Das, Joni Vallon, Genine Carvalheira-Gehman, Keesung Song, and our happy driver.|
|Another Tia selfie, this time with also with Richard Almodovar and Gabi Campanario, at the end of the symposium.|
|Sketching in Rio de Janeiro after the symposium, a group including Suhita, Marc Taro Holmes and his wife Laurel, Lynne Chapman, Beliza Mendes and others...all amazing and wonderful sketchers--|
|Overcast evening along Copacabana beach, not too far from my hotel. Roberto Burle Marx designed this boardwalk.|
|Happy sketchers along the Santa Teresa steps in Rio.|
|My only view of Sugar Loaf on this trip...|
|Sketch of the hillside while descending Santa Teresa hill in Rio...dust and wind were blowing hard,|
my watercolor palette is literally full of dirt, twigs, flowers, as was my hair...
|One really good day of sun, and it was the perfect day, as a group of us went out on a boat around Paraty and had|
fish lunch on the beach, toes in the sand. With a big group (I'm sorry I don't remember all the names!), including Suhita Shirodkar, Jason Das, Geninie, Mona, Jenny, Jessie Chapman, Beliza Mendes...what a great day, ending in a huge wind storm that knocked out power in the entire area for 13 hours the next day...
|My donation to the end of symposium auction--thanks to the |
person who bought it and made a contribution to Urban Sketchers!
This was at the start of the auction, the price went UP! :)