Friday, February 18, 2011

Eye Candy Breakfast

First painted sticks, now painted rocks. Clearly, I need to paint something! Aren't these pretty though? They're from Geninne's Art Blog, which I have lately discovered and love. More specifically, they're from an Ace Camps retreat she recently taught at her home studio in Queretaro, Mexico. Oh, it looked so fun. 

Anahata, queen of eye candy, attended, and has some trip photos on her blog. Like these, me oh my oh. Want. To. Go. [Back] To Mexico!!

photo: Anahata Katkin

photo: Anahata Katkin

photo: Anahata Katkin

Do you know about Ace Camps? I haven't been to one, but I drool over them. To quote their creator/facilitator, Angela Ritchie, they are vacations where "you learn to create from the best." And in awesome places too! If you are intrigued by my recent Morocco posts, you might consider this upcoming "guided shopping tour" of Marrakesh with Maryam Montague, whose blog My Marrakesh is responsible for my own fascination with Morocco. Having had our own at-times difficult first experience in Morocco, I really think this is the perfect way to do it, under the wing of a knowledgable local. You will shop and hammam, stay at Peacock Pavilions, taste wine, get henna'd, tour the city, skip out to the coast, and more. It sounds so delicious. 

And how about this: Prince Edward Island with Sabrina Ward Harrison! I'm sure that I am not alone in my nearly life-long desire to visit P.E.I., home to Anne Shirley. Wonderful!

And there's more. I think this is such a fabulous idea, and wish I could go to all of them. Some day, perhaps. In the meantime, I'll just be here painting rocks. And, you know, writing a book :-)


megwrites said...

Love those painted rocks!

Emilie said...

No, you are not alone in your lifelong desire to visit PEI. My in-laws went there just before my husband and I got married and my mom-in-law, who was an elementary school teacher and a school librarian for several years, had never read the Anne books! She couldn't figure out why I was practically in tears that they got to go and I didn't! (I loaned her my box set, then got her to read the Emily books after that. She understands now:)

Gondal-girl said...

Sigh, that is what a neat and productive small desk looks like...aspiring, aspiring. I wonder what Anne Shirley's desk looked like?

Myrna Foster said...

Oh, I am in love with the second to last picture. It makes me want to paint my house.

persnickety_jen said...

Anne Shirley - she was the reason I wanted to get an English B.A. before I even knew what that meant. And the reason I describe close friends as "kindred spirits." One day, good ole PEI and I will become kindred spirits, too.

Orchid Witch said...

For me, the supreme eye candy is a tour of Krist Kindle markets during the Christmas season in Germany, Austria, Prague. Imagine a boat trip on the Danube, letting you off to see all the creative holiday wonders, drink gleewine, and NOT a thing from China????

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