(Photos: 1: in the inner courtyard of the Royal Palace, 2: With my friend and translator Cata at Bambola Madrid, this photo, and the next 3 from this day were all taken by Cata's husband Pablo who is an amazing photographer, 3: Demoing with Copic markers, 4: A coloring demo, 5: expalining something during the class, 6: With Mom on the amazing tile staircase at the Sorolla museum, 7: A beautiful pink building we passed in downtown Madrid, 8: A statue in the hallway of the Royal Palace, 9: Celebrating Mom's brithday with our Spanish friends at a fabulous Mexican Restaurant called La Venganza de Malinche, 10: A statue in one of the town squares, 11: With my friend Cata at the Sorolla museum.)
After our visit to Santiago de Compostela, my Mom and I flew to Madrid where I was scheduled to teach workshops on the weekend. I have been lucky to build relationships with a few of my students over the past few visits and so returning to Bambola Madrid was like visiting with friends.
Along with the workshops, which were so much fun and a great chance to catch up with some of the ladies who have come each time I am at Bambola, Mom and I also had the opportunity to do some sightseeing in the city center and some shopping.
Special thank you to Sandra and Mer for their hospitality and warm welcome to both my Mom and I. You made our time together in Spain so special. Thank you Sandra for lending us your house and your car! It was so generous of you!! To Cata who translated for the workshops and for being our tour guide for a day, thank you my friend. I have appreciated your friendship and support over the years.
After our time in Madrid, Mom and I headed to Reus with Sandra and Mer to visit the Bambola Reus store. However, unfortunately, I will not be able to share any photos from our time there with you. I dropped my iphone, which contained all my photos in the toilet, and it has not recovered :( So, I don't have any photos. However, I will try to see if I can get any from my Mom, as I think she was snapping away.