On Saturday, we wrapped up the 1st International Urban Sketchers Symposium. This event drew together artists from around the world to celebrate this particular joy we have, of sketching the living city around us. Sounds fun, right? And it was. It was lots of fun. Also lots of hard work! But the surprising part was how much our energy became amplified, when we all got together in that room. We got swept away into this lifestyle, so much so that just three days seems like it may have triggered some major transformations - not just of our art skills and styles, but of practice, attitude, diligence, receptiveness.
But I'm gushing. With my next post, I'll start discussing the specific lessons I learned, and directions for the future.