Bali Escape Artist Retreat

bali-2014-2 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.

bali 2104 5Well 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.)

bali-2014and the lessons commence!bali 2104 138bali 2104 139 and the artwork starts pouring forth from the group… it’s magic!


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bali 2104 115 bali 2104 106 bali 2104 117 bali 2104 118 bali 2104 120 bali 2104 126 bali 2104 135 bali 2104 134Mid 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!bali 2104 4

Art flows every day from magic fingers.

bali 2104 131 bali 2104 124 bali 2104 120 bali 2104 114 bali 2104 113 bali 2104 116 bali 2104 123And 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’.  bali 2104 3

bali-2014-finale I can’t wait to get back to Bali next year for more magic making in Paradise with fantastic women from around the world.




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