The travel book festival at Clermont-Ferrand has been a great experience, only improved by the other Urban Sketchers correspondents taking part. Interacting with the audience, giving a workshop on location sketching, and even the less than smooth round table debate and interviews in French with radio France Bleu and a guy from the local station, all were rewarding experiences. The whole event was very intense with an overwhelming attendance, many visitors coming by each day, revisiting our stands and asking questions about materials, techniques, subjects and sketching practises. Here are some photos from my stand during the festival that were taken by Reza:
I would definitely do this again, especially with a group of Urban Sketchers to hang out with, and perhaps a slight brush up of my French beforehand! And next time I will know that bringing a book for people to buy is pretty much required in the eyes of the audience. So - au revoir, and until next time you can follow my sketching adventures here.