Monday, August 2, 2010

symposium participant : suzanne cabrera

Sadly, I didn't introduce myself prior to the symposium, but I guess late is better than never! You may remember me---I was that girl sitting in the back of the room drawing----oh right, that was everyone! So fun to be part of a group!

My name is Suzanne and fortunately I had the opportunity to talk to many of you, and learn by glancing over shoulders at the sketchbooks of many more. I had the best time in Portland and hope you did too.

1st International Urban Sketching Symposium

Here's the first spread in my Moleskine [which were actually the last pages I completed---I'm superstitious and always skip the first couple of pages in a new sketchbook]. I tried to approach the accordion format as one composition, linking each spread to the next. As such, I would love to be able to post the whole book as one big file. Does anyone have any suggestions on how this might be done? I could probably create a video, but would love if it was a matter of using a scroll bar to look at from beginning to end.

Cheers to sketching with friends, both new and old. I look forward to seeing more inside your sketchbooks in upcoming days!

Find more of my drawings over at my blog : An Open Sketchbook.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne! Don't think we met, but I'm in the background of this photo - sketching the beautiful Vietnamese lady in the beret. I feel honored, too, to be part of the 1st of what I expect will be many, many of these symposiums around the world in coming years. Such a high!

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  2. Hi Suzanne,
    that explains why i didn't know you were there until the very last day! I felt like I knew you already since I follow your blog. Weird world of the blogosphere!
    I really really love the way you linked each spread to the next!

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  3. Suzanne I really enjoyed discovering your sketchbook at the exhibit, and finally meeting you at the end of the last day. Wish we'd had more time to chat, but I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.
    -Elizabeth (from Memphis)

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  4. hi suzanne, so nice to meet you at the symposium, and unexpected! Your blog and approach has long been a source of inspiration, it was very cool to actually be sketching with you. Best wishes, Pete

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  5. Suzanne, here we are, 45 minutes apart, and it took Portland to get us together in person! I really enjoyed seeing you in real life and hope to not wait until we are 3000 miles apart to meet again.

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  6. Nice meeting you at the Symposium, small world you are married to a Dominican! Hope to see you around the island and sketch with you some dominican scenarios.

    cheers!

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  7. Thank you all for such kind words. Already looking forward to Portugal!

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  8. Suzanne,
    It was so great getting to know you in Portland! Partick and I had a cup of coffee the morning after you left. It was so fun to make that connection with both of you! Loved your work. Please keep in touch! Polly

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  9. Suzanne, I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you at the symposium but I did see you working on that amazing spread. Hope to see you next time.

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  10. Hi Suzanne, I was asking around 'where and who is Suzanne?' after seeing the amazing spread of your sketchbook at the final exhibit. I was glad to have met you in person. Keep in touch and hope to see you again in the next USK event!

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  11. I did the same as TIA did. 'where and who is Suzanne?' Lovely to meet you!

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