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Postcards from San Miguel de Allende Art Retreat 2018


We have just returned from our most recent art retreat in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, in the true heart of Mexico. Guanajuato state is nearly the geographic center of Mexico. Our group of 13 enjoyed a feast of sights and sounds, culture, history and art at every turn. During this retreat we worked on 4 different projects in mixed media and oil pastel. Here are a few snapshots of our fabulous week, which went by all too quickly.

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Working each morning in the beautiful courtyard in mixed media and oil pastels.

 "Taxi!" by Eileen  "I love the energy of San Miguel de Allende."

"Taxi!" by Eileen  "I love the energy of San Miguel de Allende."

 Liz working with the group in oil pastels.

Liz working with the group in oil pastels.

 Discussing our work... Cityscapes in Mixed Media. Love Kathy's color scheme!

Discussing our work... Cityscapes in Mixed Media. Love Kathy's color scheme!

 Suzanne at Cañada de Virgen Pyramids, just out side the city. Just discovered at the end of the 20th century, we had a great tour- and a workout with the climb!

Suzanne at Cañada de Virgen Pyramids, just out side the city. Just discovered at the end of the 20th century, we had a great tour- and a workout with the climb!

 Checking out yet another rooftop cafe- so many views, so little time.... Annie, Laura and I

Checking out yet another rooftop cafe- so many views, so little time.... Annie, Laura and I

 Farewell fiesta dinner with our wonderful creative participants.  Standing : Liz, Paula and Suzanne. Counter clockwise from left: Wendi, Fanny, Sandi, Annie,  Bob, Kathy, Laura, Flo, and Eileen   

Farewell fiesta dinner with our wonderful creative participants. Standing: Liz, Paula and Suzanne. Counter clockwise from left: Wendi, Fanny, Sandi, Annie,  Bob, Kathy, Laura, Flo, and Eileen

 

  Ok- just  one more  rooftop. Eileen, Bob, Kathy, Lilly, our assistant, and my partner, Liz Collins. We visited a total of 8 different rooftop cafe's, but didn't find all of them! Another reason to come back.

Ok- just one more rooftop. Eileen, Bob, Kathy, Lilly, our assistant, and my partner, Liz Collins. We visited a total of 8 different rooftop cafe's, but didn't find all of them! Another reason to come back.

This is my second trip to San Miguel de Allende and already it calls to me to return again. This piece includes many of the impressions of my experiences from my 2 weeks there. Ready to go again!

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