The International Urban Sketchers symposium is going on this weekend in Paraty, Brazil. There are 4 Seattle sketchers there as far as I know. So I called this outing the "Paraty Pity Party" and made badges to wear and/or stick on a sketchbook!
We spread out around the several acres of garden. I was thinking of the USk weekly theme "doors and gates" when I chose this spot. It is the entry to the garden, guarded by crazy monkey sculptures. I could not find anything on the internet about them. The phone guide indicated they are copies of Italian sculptures which graced the 1st medicinal garden. They are thought to protect the garden.
We gathered in the garden/bus shelter out of the rain to share sketches.
Then we had a group photo.