As many of you know I'll be teaching at a weeklong retreat hosted by Arcangelo Productions at the most glorious Apakabar Villas in March this year. Since so much of my geography and personal life have been in flux this will be the only retreat I have scheduled until fall of 2009. This will be my first visit to the isle of artisans and I am holding this retreat very close to my heart. I will be arriving weeks early to scout out local materials and concepts for us to integrate into the abundant artwork we will be making during the week. It will be a nice intimate group in a truly stunning environment. I am in every way expecting there to be some special chemistry at this event. The retreat is filling nicely so if you have been considering coming along with us now is a good time to look further into the possibilities for yourself. Click here for more information. Or see the link to the right...
Been turning to painting this week as I am trying to get settled down here. I always take the ease of our lives in the states for granted. How quickly things manifest. How fluid it can be to accomplish things, get services and problem solve. I am humbled this week as I take baby steps to getting an office up and running here. But a little fish and rice, some long salt water swims and a few bike rides keep the process in perspective. This is a work in progress I've used as a touchstone this week. Still getting warmed up. I think I found a man to build me canvases- woohoo! Luxury at it's best. Kiss your art supply stores and Target's for me y'all.
I've just finished a lovely weekend here in San Diego. This weekend Emily Falconridge was our host while I offered up tips and ideas to a wonderful group of women. We did Mixed Media Mandala's and Funky Wallpaper People. It's been a whirlwind flying in from Belize and heading back tomorrow. San Diego seems more vibrant than ever and the perfect place to make some fresh artwork and connect in a workshop. Thank you to everyone who made the trek and effort to come this weekend! I'll be loading up with three suitcases full of paints, papers and canvas so that I can keep the artsy love flowing from Central America until I head out of the island thicket and head to the (Arcangelo Productions) Bali retreat in March!
Tomorrow is the leap day. Taking off for the that lovely turquoise sea. Thank God for having this blog and this community. I will cherish this place of connection while I am away and it will be a touchstone when I am cut off from life as usual. Keep me posted on things here at home and I will be doing lots of island art show and tell from my perch in Belize. xoxox, everyone...(See you SD folks in a couple weeks!)