I love Bali. We have our retreat perched about a world-class surf break, so Angus has a wonderful time “getting shacked off his tits” – it sounds awful – but its surfer lingo for AWESOME. So while Angus is paddling for 6 hours a day, I am relaxing as much as humanly possible, and then some.
Well that is until all my Escape Artists arrive! Is this the best classroom in the Universe? Well, that’s hard to answer because this year I have had Tam Laporte’s apple-tree strewn garden in Brighton, Donna Downey’s Inspired Studios, my own Verandah at The Nest, the whole of Paris and Claude Monet’s Garden as classrooms this year. So there is some fierce competition for that title! (But a temple and the occassional monkey in the classroom is pretty unique.)
and the lessons commence! and the artwork starts pouring forth from the group… it’s magic!
Mid retreat we always have a free day. On this trip some off us venture into town and go to ‘Motel Mexicola’. Three of the girls are coming to Mexico City with me next year too, so we treated this as a little taste of what may be to come! I can recommend the ‘Unidentified’ Mocktail – look at the ingredient list – the surprise addition gave that drink a little kick – deeeeeeelicious!
Art flows every day from magic fingers.
And after many epiphanies, laughs, stories and swims later, we are sharing our artwork from a magic week that seems to be adrift from the ‘real world’.
I can’t wait to get back to Bali next year for more magic making in Paradise with fantastic women from around the world.