Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Memory Lane: Barcelona


I've been down Memory Lane with the help of old sketches. I could say that I took up sketching and journaling during that trip to Europe. My friend guided me through her hometown and took me on day trips along the Costa Brava and Costa del Sol. A few years later, she moved to Germany, and although I have made plans to visit her there, the trip has never taken place. I called my friend before Christmas but were greeted by the voice mail. My German is poor, but I did recognize her voice, so I left a message. She called back, to be greeted by my voice mail and the dance went on for three more calls!!! Christmas went by without communication, but 2009 could not finish without exchanging a few words, so the fourth time when I could not find her in Germany I tried Barcelona. I did find her at her old place, sharing time with her family. We talked for an hour, and yes, now we'll continue our conversations by e-mail.
Carrilló at the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya and Sitges Beach, Costa del Sol.


9 comments:

curiouscrow said...

A trip down my memory lane too - I went to Barcelona in 1993 - thanks for reminding me

Marie Plocharz said...

Wonderful sketches. You have an excellent sense of perspective.

nanke's stuff said...

Great sketches and super perspective work. nancy

Alex said...

Fantastic sketch! Awesome perspective and great in depth...it's amazing how that can be achieve with just lines and that's the magic that an artist possess I guess.. to create and to create 3D effects with 2D lines ^^

raena said...

Wonderful, so much energy! I love the scribbly lines and how they work together for the details! Great job on the perspective!

Phyllis said...

These really are all the terrific things comments above say. Bravo

donna said...

This is a terrific post. And you did it in pen. Great work.

Peachtreeart said...

I love the vanishing point used in the architectural drawing!

Ramona Davidson said...

Wow! Great perspective on the pictures. Lovely capture of your memories.