Paint Oaxaca was as memorable for me as it was for our participants. Not only did I get to add remarkable women to my art tribe, but for some, this was a trip of a lifetime and I am so honored that I was able to offer the opportunity. And then, spending 10 days with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise, well that was just sheer pleasure. And then there is mi amiga, Ana Elena, always a pleasure traveling with her and now she is meeting my art peeps. Just joy all around.
I love Judy in this hat!
Shelley Unger took this photo of Katie and me while we pondered on life’s meaning in a coffee shop next to the zocolo.
Karen Cole took this photo of us at the end of class.
Ana Elena and moi
Judy posted twice about the trip and she has such beautiful photographs from our trip, be sure you go here to see them.
There were many parades while we were there…..
This girl was so adorable.
They stole our hearts.
She was so good about us taking her photographs…..many times over.
Sally Grace showing some flare!
The food, well, Ana Elena and I do know how to choose good food, with an assist by Rene Cabrera in identifying Zicanda as a new must visit restaurant. And Orijen was our choice for a farewell dinner and Chef Rodolfo Castellanos did not disappoint. I even received a kiss on the cheek from Katie thanking me for such a wonderful dining experience halfway through the meal.
Chef Pilar Cabrera made a wonderful welcoming feast for us on the rooftop.
Our last lunch at the market.
Just one of the dishes at Orijen
Pulpo, some said, was the best they have ever had-at Orijen.
Just one of the beautiful breakfasts served to us by the wonderful staff at Las Bugambilias
This is a beautiful shot taken by Shelley Unger of a comal at Seasons of My Heart Cooking School with Susanna Trilling.
Each morning we were greeted with a visual treat–our breakfast table at Las Bugambilias
We visited different artisans, sites and museums…
Two generations of potters. Everything is hand made, from throwing the pot to decorating it.
CASA in St. Augustine-Etla
Wonderful exhibit by Cuban artist at CASA
Our guide, Rene Cabrera at Monte Alban
Katie, listening to the trees at Monte Alban.
colors of Oaxaca
Old washing station for the nuns
Tlapanochestli Cochineal Farm
Catching the cochineal
Jacobo Maria Angeles, master alebrijes carver
Alebrijes, humming birds
More in a separate post. Too much to share in one and I haven’t even gotten to the art yet.