We still had some preparation to do – not much as Cuchy rocked the house with her organization – but we had decided I would come a day earlier to have some sightseeing this time in Madrid.
Our first stop was the Reina Sofia – AMAZING collection of 20th Century Art.
Here is the metronome called Object of Destruction (1932) by Man Ray (the original was destroyed )
Wonderful work to see by Pablo Picasso – The Guernica – no photo allowed – BREATHTAKING! Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and many many many more…
Next we took a nice stroll to the Prado
Wow- you need to go there several times- it is HUGE and the collection is unbelievable. We went to a special exhibition of Raphael – his way of painting light has always stunned me! But of course we saw also some permanent paintings – like The Three Graces by Rubens
or the Las Meninas by Velázquez. There is a nice video for the google earth project where you can see a little more details of the museum and on google earth some close-ups of the paintings. But seeing them in real life is the real deal of course
Cuchy took me to Casa Lucio an awesome restaurant in Madrid which is famous for Huevos Estrellados – Eggs with potatoes- soooo good. Speaking of food…oh my goodness…I ate so much…I just put it out here- LOL
We then had to set up the room for ArtMesa, then watch the rest of the Greece vs. Germany Soccer European Championship game – wheeee (sorry my greek friends!):
and then finally the day of our workshop event arrived
It was such a fun day- it was hot hot hot too
We started with my Mixed Media Pillow. The students were so sweet and fun – I had so much fun with them! Thank you Cuchy for all your translations!
I especially liked the creative extras added by my students to the drying line …bwwahahaha- you girls are so funny Thanks for my Malaga students who made me laugh extra
Loved the different results as always – here are a couple finished ones
then it was Cuchy’s turn. She did a beautiful class- with lots of techniques and media ! Loved the results and process
Thank you so much for this amazing day to our students- you were awesome! It was so amazing to see some of you for the second time and it was wonderful how much some of you traveled and thank you all for keeping up with my non existing spanish You rock!
A special thank you also to Cuchy- for organizing all this and her gorgeous way to make me feel more than home (I almost moved in ) – love you girl . And to Alicia – you are the sweetest- thank you for all your help and the awesome aprons you made- you ROCK! And to Marta our beautiful photographer and helper!
BTW- those pictures were all taken with my phone, I was too lazy to take the big camera with me as I usually do not take a lot of pictures anyway during events.
Sunday before the flight we headed out to surprise Lisa Mitchell at an art book fair in the library – it was so good to see her!
Her Books were amazing- loved her exhibition. I hope I see you soon again, Lisa!
Now this is what I call the coolest university library in the world- The ruins of the Escuela Pias, now converted to a university library.
The exhibition was also so cool and inspiring
And then it was unfortunately time to head back and say goodbye to Cuchy and her family I wish they lived closer!
Thank you all for this wonderful experience and all I can say is me encanta España