Une chambre, un toit et une vue

[Depuis plus de trente ans, j'habite à New York, sur Riverside Drive, mais mon appartement ne fait pas face à la rivière. En fait, j'ai l'une de ces histoires quintessentielles, où je fais face à un mur de briques, avec un petit bout de ciel au-dessus, de sorte que mon appartement n'est pas [...]

La Frontera

[By Luis Ruiz in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain] There is a long row of towns and cities in the middle of Andalusia that add the particle ‘de la Frontera’ to their names; therefore you can find in the map places like Jerez de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, Aguilar de la Frontera and […]

Many shades of green in Andalucía, from Cádiz to Jerez de la Frontera.

Drawings by Sharon Frost. Cádiz. Alameda Apodaca. Un pescador. (A fisherman) Stephen Leyendo en la Alameda Apodaca — nuestra última mañana en Cádiz.dd caption.  (Stephen reading in the Alameda — our last morning in Cádiz.) Jerez de la Frontera. Barrio Santiago. Casa Rosalleda.  Calcetines en el tenedor en el jardín.  (Socks on the line in […]

Elections to the European Parliament and an USk gathering

Last weekend, a big gathering of andalusian Urban Sketchers took place at the beautiful and small village of Grazalema, one of the so-called White Towns in the mountains of south-western Spain. There we went sketchers from Málaga, Seville, Cádiz and Córdoba, some of the best-known andalusian cities, but also from farther places as Madrid or […]

Ralentir le temps en Andalousie : Jerez de la Frontera..

My husband and I have been renting the same apartment in Jerez de la Frontera for about 5 years now.  The lay out of the building is traditional for the region: central interior patio and a garden in back.  The greens are intense, just bordering on out-of-control. As we approach winter the dizzying floor tiles […]

L'Andalousie se sent de plus en plus comme chez elle chaque année.

I’ve lost track of the number of times we’ve come here, and exactly when we started stretching our visits out more and more.  This year, by the time we head back to Brooklyn, we’ll have been in Spain for over 2 months, most of that time here in Andalucía. We had a lovely two days […]

Recettes de ma tante : salmorejo de Cordoue

Today I came back with my drawn recipes. The previous post was about gazpacho, a very famous cold soup made of vegetables, a very typical dish from Andalusia. Now I bring to you, salmorejo, this is a cold cream of vegetables, typical from my hometown, Cordoba (Andalusia). Here is the recipe, as my aunt does […]

Entrer et sortir de Cadix.

We’ve been in Spain for a little over a month this time around.  Each time we come to Andalucía our attachment to the region seems to grow.  (And our Spanish gets better. slowly.)  Our 4 weeks in Cái is drawing to a close and we’re already missing it a little.  Though we look forward to […]

Last sketchcrawl in Sevilla

Many times we appreciate the place where we live through the eyes of the others.  At the end of last September we had a great sketchcrawl for all a weekend in Seville to sketch our city. Friends came from many places of Spain, Portugal and France! We were looking forward to meet again after Barcelona. It was […]

Rain and sun in Andalucía: autumn in Jerez de la Frontera.

Hard (tiles) and soft (foliage) patterns in the garden at Casa Rosaleda (our apartment building). The day of the General Strike in Spain. The rain-soaked light spreads across the tiles: the day after the presidential election in the United States. Big events: small canvas. Sketchblog: DayBooks