Microblog Mondays – a very intense weekend

Slowly recovering from COVID side effects. It did help that I had a week holiday last week, which culminated in a national urban sketching gathering in Figueira da Foz.

When I read the program, I was stoked. We were going to sketch rice fields and salt evaporation beds. Really outside the box, I thought. But 4 hours at the salt beds? What were we going to do for 4 hours?

Turns out, I could have stayed the whole day there. There is an interpretation center that shows all the process of the salt production, our guide was very enthusiastic, we gathered edible plants that grow in salty lands (salicornia and sea purslane).

And of course, I couldn’t leave without a kilogram of salt and a smaller bag of salt flower.

2 thoughts on “Microblog Mondays – a very intense weekend

  1. Wow, what a fascinating place! And, as an amateur photographer, I imagine the shadows and shapes of the fields would provide lots of inspiration for sketching. (I wish I could draw!)

  2. Yes, I didn’t do this but some of the others sketchers drew the reflections and shadows in the fileds. And there also lots of flamingos, though I didn’t have time to get too close to them

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