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A Fool's Journey- My Camino experience in paintings and stories

2020 Camino Guides

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
In the spring of 2013, Cecelia and I walked 1200km. in 3 months. We started in Le Puy and ended in Finnesterre. In March of 2015 I had an art show of my paintings and Cecelia's stories. If anyone is interested you can see it by clicking this link: http://www.suzynaylor.ca/assets/camino-show-suzy-naylor.pdf.
I hope you enjoy looking at it.
La Tortuga are you still doing showings of this work? I live in Victoria and would love to see these up close and personal. I depart Sept 21st for St. Jean and begin my walk on Sept 25th. movinmaggie
 

La Tortuga

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy- Finnesterre (2013)
La Tortuga are you still doing showings of this work? I live in Victoria and would love to see these up close and personal. I depart Sept 21st for St. Jean and begin my walk on Sept 25th. movinmaggie
Maggie, I live on the Sunshine Coast. I don't have any shows at the moment but you can always call me and come to my studio. (Contact info is on my website: www.suzynaylor.ca ) There is the annual "Sunshine Coast Art Crawl" Oct. 16-18th. My studio is open during that. Thanks for looking at my paintings.
Hope you have a good walk.
Cheers,
Suzy
 

cecelia

several caminos- '03-'13
Yes , you are rigor the Basque ARE a part of nature and could not conceive life without it.

Thanks for your post it's so refreshing.

Do come back and rest for a while. As we say here eskerrik asko and ondo ibili! :)
Hi Mendiwalker,
It's been very interesting for me to spend time in Basque country on my various caminos. From Canada, I had never heard much about the Basque people except when there is a terrorist bombing so I didn't really have any expectations.

But I have had occasion to spend a few days In Biarittz and in Valladolid in particular. I couldn't help but notice what genuine, warm people many of the Basque people are - even those who own stores and restaurants. I have a lot of little stories about my experiences in Basque country but one of my favourites is this.

I went into a bar that had a sign on its window welcoming passers-by to Basque country. I had to wait for a friend, and was hungry. So I sat at the bar and chatted with the owner there, who I presume was Basque because of the sign on his door. He was very patient with my stumbling Spanish and we had an interesting chat. Eventually I left and wandered down the street for about a block before I realized that I hadn't paid. On the run, I scurried my then 60 year old butt back as fast as I could, and ran through the door apologizing.

The owner just laughed and said not to worry. He said he knew that I had done it without intention and he knew I'd be back once I remembered. I was so embarrassed, (way to make an impression in a foreign country!!) but he thought it was quite funny. We chatted some more and I left, happy and relieved. I was so surprised that he clearly believed me and wasn't at all upset.
 

wayfarer

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Beautiful work, thank you for sharing.
 

cecelia

several caminos- '03-'13
@cecelia

Basque will always believe you till you prove yourself a liar.

Btw Valladolid isn´t in Euskal Herria / Basque Country

Another thing , which town wee you in when you painted those mountains or do you know which mountain it is?

Do come again.

Ondo Ibili !
Mendiwalker - about Valladolid - oops, of course - my apologies (the heart is full but the brain apparently wanders away from reality!!). I very much enjoyed being in Valladolid too, as I finally got the answer from a local about why there were so many 'Free Leon' signs (since the Spanish invasion was quite awhile ago).

Nevertheless - it has always been a great experience for me dealing with the people in Basque country and I feel a special kinship:)

The painting - which was done by Suzy Naylor, not me (I only did the notes), was, if I remember correctly, as we were walking a few kilometers east of Saint Jean Pied-de-Port - possibly entering Saint-Jean-le-Vieux.

Thank you for your comments. I will definitely be back.
Cecelia
 

ricitosdeplata

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
09/2015: Via de la Plata
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your exhibition as if we were there. Cecelia's notes added context and were a nice addition to Suzy's paintings.
In 2014 I attended an exhibition in the Hill Country of Central Texas by artist Susie Monday influenced by her camino. Here is a link of her fabric art: http://susiemonday.com/#/the-road-to-santiago-2014/

I wonder if anybody knows of other art work also influenced by a camino.
 

cecelia

several caminos- '03-'13
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your exhibition as if we were there. Cecelia's notes added context and were a nice addition to Suzy's paintings.
In 2014 I attended an exhibition in the Hill Country of Central Texas by artist Susie Monday influenced by her camino. Here is a link of her fabric art: http://susiemonday.com/#/the-road-to-santiago-2014/

I wonder if anybody knows of other art work also influenced by a camino.
There have been various other paintings and works of art posted on other sites on this forum. Some of them are under Miscellaneous/Camino Art, but I'm pretty sure there are others as well.
 

La Tortuga

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy- Finnesterre (2013)
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your exhibition as if we were there. Cecelia's notes added context and were a nice addition to Suzy's paintings.
In 2014 I attended an exhibition in the Hill Country of Central Texas by artist Susie Monday influenced by her camino. Here is a link of her fabric art: http://susiemonday.com/#/the-road-to-santiago-2014/

I wonder if anybody knows of other art work also influenced by a camino.

Glad you enjoyed the paintings and stories, ricitosdeplata. I looked at the fabric art that you mentioned. It is quite delightful.
I think it would be a lovely idea of there was a section of this Forum called "Camino inspired Creative Expressions". The camino experience seems to stimulate creativity (books, poetry, stories, paintings, music, etc. ) and it would be great to collect these expressions in one place where they were easily shared.

cheers,
Suzy
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Thank you both for sharing your paintings and reflections. What a beautiful way to commemorate your camino! I've thoroughly enjoyed travelling along with you :).
 

La Tortuga

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy- Finnesterre (2013)
You are very welcome, Bala. Thank you for taking the time to travel with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience.
 
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