Saturday, December 10, 2011

Reflections from Puerto Vallarta

(painting by Jesse Reno)

Our 5 days of painting with Jesse have come to an end. Spontaneously, I have decided to stay 2 more days to paint. My bff, Pam, has gone and I am missing her terribly. I am surprised to find myself feeling lonely; an emotion I rarely feel.

Often after a retreat, I suffer post "art workshop" let down. I am aware of it and realize that it is all part of the process. the journey of growth and learning continue as i recognize this.

we learned so much in 5 days and i will tell you that 5 days are not enough. his style involves thinking on a deeper level and engaging more in the process, which eventually leads you on a journey. i am already thinking of the next time i can take a class with him- as there is so much to absorb.

tomorrow morning, i will embark with new tribe member, suzanne, to the cemetary to take photos.

i leave you to pick up a paint brush and get lost in my painting.


  1. Awesome Kecia!!! I am taking a class with him locally in March and CANNOT WAIT! It is only a 3 day class, but you have a place to stay if you want to come out and take it! Hugs!

  2. I relate well to your "post-workshop let down" That happens to me too. So glad you have the opportunity to spend a couple more days. Sounds like it was a great experience.

  3. totally relate. i have one workshop i go to every year and it's very emotional for me when it's time to leave.marilyn

  4. So glad you are home and had a wonderful time!!

    Lesley V.

  5. I had the best time and spending it with you only made it better.
    Looking forward to next year.
    Miss you and all the laughter.
    I must work on my shadow puppets......


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