Oh my..what a wonderful 4 days in Taos with 6 other adventurous women! We had an amazing time enjoying the beauty of the area and responding to the crystal clear air, the natural beauty and the ancient Pueblo life. I really wanted the weekend to balance art work with exploration of this place. There is so much to see; every little path, alley, cloud, shadows; all beg to be remembered (photographed, sketched, written about). The time flew by and was so satisfying to hear that everyone wished for a few more days in the atmosphere of creative expression and gentle challenges. I just love it there, and I love working with a group of fun, focused folks who are generous with their energy, humor and Taos spirit. Thanks to Ann, Kate, Jill, Devera, Mary and Susie...and Mabel, Millicent and Graham (as in Graham's Grille)! On to New York next month! What a contrast in location...
What a lovely morning in a magic garden at the Zook Cafe today! Thanks to our hosts the iced drinks were perfect and the food yummy - the conversation and sharing of our journals was terrific! If you are looking for a really nice spot for a true adventure journal experience check this place out. They are located in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver, part of the wonderful Puppet Theater space. Susanna shared a way to create unique stamps/prints using craft foam, for more info check out Clothe, Paper, Scissors web site. A few of the participants mentioned the need for a "sketching for journal pages" class - I am working on dates and location for an August workshop so please check back in a few weeks (workshop page). Our next meet-up will be in Niwot in July; join us! (all the details on the workshop page)
An amazing 4 hour drive from Denver last weekend landed me in Palisade, CO. This is the view from the Wine Country Inn...magnificent. Just on the far side of the parking lot are the grape vines and beyond that is a peach orchard. I loved being in the midst of agriculture! The apricot trees were just starting to bloom but I can just imagine the way the peach blossoms will light up the valley in the next few weeks.
I gave an Altered Book workshop in the classroom space at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, what a great time! 10 ladies from the valley spent the afternoon with me playing with collage and mixed media. Thanks Mickie for setting this up! We had such a great time that I am hioping to do another workshop for the fall. This time, I will combine the trip with a winery tour, orchard tours and art-journaling. I even heard about a winery tour on canoes; nothing like floating and sipping while journaling!! Join me!
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