Glad you could join me. I'm stitching a life together bit by bit.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Art Retreat with Geninne in Mexico

The first full day in Mexico started with church bells ringing - they didn't seem to coordinate with the time, and we never fully understood what events they were marking, but they rang throughout the day, reminding us that we had gone back in time.  It was a clear, sunny day - not hot and humid.  In fact, I needed a light jacket for most of my time there.  The colors were rich, just as the culture. We drove to Geninne's home for a workshop on carving stamps - great teaching!

 A window from the hotel Casa de la Marquesa.  

A church and Poseidon fountain just across from the hotel.

 A clock - on Mexican time - late or not working.  A reminder to slow down and enjoy.

Everyone needs something sweet every now and then.

 Rich blues, rusty reds, and earthy browns feed the imagination.

Houses with bits of color line the hills around the city of Queretaro, Mexico.

 Geninne's Welcome couldn't have been better! Her lovely house and family made us feel right at home.  She is just as warm and happy in person as she is on her blog.

 This wonderful little package of goodies greeted us upon our arrival for the art classes.  
A name tag, a postcard, and a beautiful print. Thanks!

Refreshments in a kaleidoscope of colors.

 Breakfast anyone?

A friendly little praying mantis stopped by during the day.

 My little workstation in the art studio. I'm carving a mushroom.

Angela's ACE retreats are well organized, and they make home cooked meals for lunch during the workshops.  The food was amazing.

Chicken with herbs on local bread.
Check out Angela's retreat offerings.

After a full day in the studio making art stamps with Geninne, we headed back to the hotel and passed this glorious aqueduct that carried water to the city for water stations, fountains, and the Marques' home. 

1 comment:

Val said...

I can't believe you went to a retreat with Geninne. You are living the dream! It was so great to spend time with you and your Mom this weekend in Sisters. Take good care and keep on with your wonderful creative journey!