Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back from Spain and Italy!

Hi All!
Well, our seven week Spain/Italy adventure has come to a close and we are safely home. I feel so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel with my family through some incredibly beautiful places. I took over 2200 photos (insane!) and the ones I am sharing here are ones that I felt had a more artistic bent to them- I hope you enjoy them! Some artistic highlights for me:

A Matisse Exhibit at the Thyssen/Bornemisza in Madrid- I love an artist who plays BOLDLY with color!

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona- I did not know his early works and I was FLOORED by his use of color and space. I especially loved to see his evolution from traditional representation to cubism.

Gaudi's buildings and structures, Barcelona- One word- Genius.

Michelangelo's David- One solid piece of marble-Crazy Cool.

Providing inspiration for a long time to come.....The Alhambra in Granada, Tuscany, Venice and Cinque Terra, old gates, picturesque windows, and clothes hanging in the sun to dry.

Now that I'm back there is much creating to look forward to. I'm excited about events coming up....especially teaching at Art and Soul Retreat in Portland at the end of September. In a couple of weeks I travel to Ohio to tape a Quilting Arts TV episode where I demonstrate Telamadera Fusion with Quilts. I'll keep everyone posted as to when it airs.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and you have made some time for nurturing your creativity :)!


katiebird said... I can't wait to talk to you in person about this trip!love, love, love, Katie

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Oh my goodness ~ the colours, the textures ... so much eye candy i'm almost busting! Iv'e always dreamt of going to Barcelona to see Gaudi's work. Ahhh ... Thank You for making my morning Alma!!

Lady P said...

oh those photos are just amazing - vibrant and makes me wistful
longing to hit the travel trail