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...