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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ciao Tutti!

Ciao Seattle Sketchers da Roma...actually, my two month NIAUSI fellowship in Civita di Bagnoregio has ended, and I leave for the Rome airport in about 20 minutes...heading to the Urban Sketchers Symposium in BRAZIL!!!

Italy has been an amazing experience and Civita an amazing place.  The workshop here in July was wonderful, and my project to create an illustrated walking guide to the architeture of the town proved to be extremely interesting.  Civita has become a popular tourist destination (which is both good and bad), and the people who cross the bridge into town have no idea they are walking a 3000 year old Etruscan road or are looking at medieval buildings and Renaissance palazzi...or that there are Etruscan caves that honeycomb underneath the houses!!  I got to explore many caves. I hope to finish the guide this fall and get it posted as a free download online.

I've missed sketching with all of you this summer and have followed your work.  If you are curious to see some of what I've done the past two months, here are a few images, more on my blog: www.stephaniebower.blogstpot.com 
and on my flickr page:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/

Ciao for now... Brazil, here I come!  See you all in September...






6 comments:

  1. These are beautiful sketches Stephanie. I love the quality of light in the plaza sketch. Bravo! Have fun in Brazil!

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    1. HI Gail, would you believe I am only now seeing your message? Thanks for the comment and good wishes...missed seeing you in Brazil, especially after Barcelona last year...hopefully, next year???

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  2. Again lovely work and am looking forward to seeing all you've done this summer when you return.

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    1. Hi David, thanks for your message!! Hope to see you soon, here in Seattle...

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  3. Beautiful Stephanie! That is wonderful that you are creating a guide. Have a great time in Brazil!

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    1. HI Peggy, I am only now starting to catch up with messages, after being gone so long. Thanks so much for this post, it was indeed a great experience to work on a guide and in so doing, get to know the town REALLY well...I hope you will get to Italy one of these days~~

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