Autumn has arrived and the rainy season is teasing us from around the corner here in the Pacific Northwest. The garden is a mixture of fruit and seeds to harvest, plants soon to be composted, and new babies - a variety of greens and brassicas, garlic, and onions. I will be planting our fava bean cover crop this weekend under a probably cloudy but hopefully rainfree sky. It's a busy season, everything needing attention all at once it seems, but truly a joy in more ways than I can count.
And then, just around the corner, when it's blustery and cold, I have THIS to look forward to - Create Costa Rica where I'll be co-teaching with art superstar Cat Bennett! Cat is the author of two books on creativity and artmaking and I highly recommend both.
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
We'll each be teaching in our own unique style each day; Cat will be teaching observational and imaginative drawing and I'll be sharing ways to approach intuitive painting.
Photos courtesy of Paula Fava
Costa Rica has been on my bucket list for the past decade. I purchased this little gem some 10+ years ago and have been dreaming every since.
Well my dream is about to become a reality, and if you've held a dream to go to Costa Rica, yours can come true as well.
We'll be staying at the lovely Costa Rica Yoga Spa, located near Costa Rica's Gold Coast of Guanacaste. I look forward to starting off each day with yoga in the Yoga Rancho, a stunning 50' structure crafted from teak and pachote woods, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and biological reserve.
Meals are fresh and organic
grown on the premises using sustainable practices.
When we're not eating or doing art, there are a myriad of opportunities to explore the flora and fauna more intimately. ..
Like zip-lining over the jungle canopy - yes, yes, YES! Never mind I have a fear heights, I'm doing it! We'll enjoy hiking to nearby waterfalls, time on the ocean beach, dipping in the pool, or taking a wee rest in the hammock with views of the jungle canopy sound pretty tempting.
Kathie Vezzani is our trusted organizer and arranger of all trip related things. I just got back from a workshop in Oaxaca Mexico that she organized and let me say the woman thinks of everything, participants will be well cared for.
I would love to share this adventure with you - go HERE for more information and registration.