The end of July brought one of the events that I usually look forward to all year long. As usual, after all of the anticipation it is over way too soon. Yet, sketching along some of my favorite artists, being surrounded by all of this creative energy, exploring a new urban place is something that I am so grateful for in my life.
Love this mural and many others in the city of Chicago
|Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Drew this for the Silent Auction to benefit the Urban Sketchers but at the end decided it wasn't good enough. Simo C. also wasn't happy with her sketch, so we just swapped instead.|
Sunrise from my rented apartment in the Presidential Towers
Madison ave. from the 36th floor
|Presenting for the sketchers you have the luxury to be immortalized in sketches. Here is one of my favorites by Lapin|
Certainly the most pleasant aspect of Urban Sketching symposium is being in the company of fantastic people from all over the world and all of the socializing that goes along with it.
|Beautiful Nathalia and her boy-friend Rafael from Brazil at dinner in a Thai restaurant with Hose Louro to my left|
|Late dinner with Lapin, Wiltfried and Tapas Mitra on Thursday night|
|Live music at the closing night of the Symposium|
|Such a treat to see my friend Manuel. We were studying together in Barcelona and now he lives in Chicago|
|Ran into Peter Armstrong who took sketching classes from me in Portland in the airport, and we chatted over a glass of wine since our flight was delayed|