Sunday, April 24, 2011

San Miguel de Allende: The Week

Laurie Mika, Lynn Leahy, Helen Shafer Garcia and me, along with Diane Uke, created and organized this week long retreat, Tesoro de Corazon, night of altars, days of art in San Miguel de Allende. We stayed at Casa Luna.

our B&B our B&B
Everyone got along fabulously!! Here we are hangin' around the our bed & breakfast.

opening night before the guests
Our opening reception was held in the courtyard of our B&B
opening night     guacamolesignage         statue in the window
We spent time in town, sight-seeing and shopping.
    lynn and laurie with paintings they bought from a local artist    shopping fever
As women do, who travel together, we often shopped and frequently bought the same things! Here's Lynn and Laurie with paintings they each bought from a local artist. And Colleen, Helen and I couldn't resist buying the same dress in different colors.
artisans mercado
We visited the artisans mercado, above.
eli and joseph
My friends Eli Hans and Joseph Bennett live in San Miguel, and we visited their home and studio. The do interior design and Joseph teaches and coaches and Eli teaches Spanish. Love these guys!

And below are a few photos of the finished Tesoro del Corazon, treasure of the heart, projects from our students. Each and everyone created the tile covered box (Laurie Mika's workshop) the necklace and nicho (Lynn Leahy's workshop) the paste paper book (Helen Shafer Garcia's workshop) and the small watercolors in my workshop.
Student's Tesoro del Corazon

Student's Tesoro del Corazon

Student's Tesoro del Corazon

Student's Tesoro del Corazon

farewell dinner
Our farewell dinner.
San Miguel Workshop Attendees
All the participants and teachers at Tesoro del Corazon April 2011. A fablous time was had by all!! We had such a wonderful time, we have another retreat planned for November 2012!


  1. Oh what a treat Jane! This really looks like a great time!

  2. But I don't want to have to WAIT until Nov. 2012!

  3. Wow! Looks like a great time :]
    Art & travel... life is good!

  4. Jane this looks so rich, so delightful. What a wonderful place to have such a class. Congratulations on the great success.

  5. What a great week you've all had! The art work looks amazing, the venue gorgeous, the participants so happy, and the instructors....well, they just ROCK! Thanks for sharing all these colorful and inspiring photos! Wish I could have joined you....Congratulations for putting this together! xo

  6. Gorgeous color combinations...absolutely love the colorful hat band with ornaments. Painting tiles on (watercolor?)paper...what a neat idea. Thanks for showing them.

  7. What a COMPLETELY FABULOUS Adventure!!!!

  8. Simply mahvelous! I'm coming next year...i'm coming next year..i'm coming next...

    Miss you, Jane!

  9. wow!! looks amazing!!! How cool!!!


  10. Wow... too fun. Great photos and work by the students. What a treat for you and all the participants.... great!


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