We are really fortunate to have such a great mix of talent working with us! Roxanne Evans Stout, mixed media artist, adjunct professor, author of Storytelling with Collage, and a feature artist in various publications including Seth Seth Apter’s The Pulse of Mixed Media, Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo, and Create Mixed Media’s Incite 2 & 3. Most recently Roxanne was contracted to work with one of our favorite magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors as an one of their “Art Lesson” instructors. Kudoos and… she even found the time to share with us a peak inside her world as an artist. Thank you Roxanne!
We’re traveling to three really hip and historic cities in 2017 with the talented artist Jane LaFazio, best known for her watercolor sketching, she is also a skilled paper and cloth artist, experienced in quilting, mixed media and painting. Our muse…Charleston, SC; Old World Montreal + Quebec City … so perfect for one of her watercolor sketching workshops! Because it’s always fascinating to take a walk behind the scenes, we’ve asked Jane to share a bit about her life as a full time artist with us. Thank you Jane!
We are so excited about our upcoming travels to Belize with Steven & Rebecca. Such a unique way to experience this beautiful country – photography; plants, herbs & rituals of the ancient & present day Maya.. it all sounds incredibly intriguing to me.
Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about yourselves with us!
Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul
Sometimes, I laugh at the idea of creative block: A block is the last thing I’d call it, because that would imply a wall, and there are so many ways to break down, bore a hole through, and pick away at a wall.
No, I get stuck in creative quagmires – absolutely deadly artistic quick sand that grabs ahold of my soul and sucks out every last drop of creativity. It’s awful.
Sometimes, I just need someone to tell me that it’s okay,that this, too, shall pass. That even the greats – even my idols – have found themselves in a quagmire or two. And that’s exactly what the following six books do, offering really helpful exercises, tasks, and activities that help jumpstart my creativity, even in my worst moments.
Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side in the Cradle of Southern Hospitality
It’s the sound of a horse-drawn carriage – clip-clop clip-clop – trotting down a timeworn, cobblestone street. It’s the breeze that whispers past, bringing with it the scent of honeysuckle, accidentally snagged in the horse’s bridle. It’s the sun that streams through puffy clouds, drenching the scene before you in a bath of golden light.
It’s the she-crab soup, or the country-cured hams, or the flaky cornbread sitting before you, gracing a table silhouetted against antebellum views – of wrought-iron Juliette balconies and historic harbors, breezy palmetto palms and sidewalk cafés. Cafés just like the one at which you’re seated.
Certain travel destinations perfectly suit some individuals. Every place offers its own rewards and lessons through various combinations of climates and cultures. Retreat leader Brecia Kralovic-Logan is one of those rare individuals who could find beauty and comfort in any location, but after interviewing her we’re pretty sure that the desert is her happy place.
From Native American weaving to lightning storms to the spiritual undertone that fuels all artistic creation, enjoy Arts and Cultural Travel’s second interview with this amazing woman: Read More
A Master Herbalist in private practice since 1996, Susan has been guiding and supporting clients through their journey to take back their bodies and health care decisions. Susan continues to inspire those seeking solutions to embracing a healthy lifestyle blending her skills and experiences as a Yoga and Essentrics Instructor. Her book, Take Back Your Body, was release with a glowing endorsement by Christine Northrup, M.D.
Our 5 day “Essentrics in Santa Fe” with Susan offers a unique take on experiencing the flavors and cultures of the Southwest. We are delighted to chat with her about this upcoming event that runs October 13-17, 2016.
Guatemala: A Land of Inspiration!
Natural dyes. Horse-drawn carriages. Organic coffee. Smooth jade. Women’s cooperatives. Backstrap weavings. Colorful textiles. Local wine and cheese.
Without a moment’s hesitation, we say that Guatemala is a natural, cultural and artistic wonderland. And we love to explore it.
We’ve created a journey that takes a meandering tour through Colonial Antigua, rural Guatemala and Mayan culture. There are many special moments and cultural riches in store, but here are a few of our favorite highlights, guaranteed to engage your senses:
The Ultimate Girls’ Getaways & Mother-Daughter Trips (And How You Can Take One, Free!)
You know the typical annual vacation, where you’re herding the kids, or compromising with your husband, or planning a so-called balanced itinerary that touches on everyone’s interests but doesn’t dig into any?
Yeah, let’s skip that this year.
A growing trend in the travel industry, girls’ getaways – and their brainchild, mother-daughter getaways – invite women to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize with their besties. Add in serious bonding over themed travel – spa getaways, culinary extravaganzas, and yoga retreats, for example – and you have a real recipe for a vacation that you’ll love, no compromise required.