On Wednesday, I sat in a vegan cafe in Barcelona and made this drawing, which was inspired by the many colorful drawings painted on the walls there. It was a colorful place, and the food was delicious!
On Tuesday morning, I went over to the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, which was right near the apartment where I was staying, and was absolutely delighted to discover that they were doing a sort of yarn bombing exhibit in the main hallway of the museum. There were bags of brightly-colored yarn available and people, mostly kids, were throwing, knotting, and weaving yarn all throughout the large, and previously entirely white space, to create a huge, collectively-made yarn sculpture. Even though it was mostly kids taking part, I participated, of course, and had a blast adding to this thing made together by so many people. Truly wonderful.
On Monday, we went to La Barceloneta, a lovely beach in Barcelona right near the center of the city. It was great. While sitting on the beach and enjoying the blue skies and warm Spanish weather, I made this simple little sketch.
On Sunday, we went to an unforgettable La Mercè festival event called Correfoc, a huge parade where people run the streets with giant spinning sparklers and elaborate dragons spin around and spit sparks from their mouths. I think it’s safe to say it was more dangerous than pretty much anything I’ve seen in my life, and I would not have believed that it existed if I hadn’t gone to it myself. It was so crazy and so amazing!
On Wednesday night, I flew from Rome to Barcelona, so on Thursday I had the chance to stop in Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market, a chaotic, colorful, and enthralling jumble of booths selling vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, fish, sweets, tapas, and freshly-made fruit juices. I absolutely loved it!