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Saturday, October 16, 2010


I had a wonderful trip (by myself) to Telluride, Colorado. It was strange traveling by myself, but turned out to be wonderful, being able to do exactly what I wanted to - paint and hike! First time I ever really saw the 'mountains' and I was in awe as the aspens were turned their fall golden colors. I am sure that those colors will influence some future art pieces, subconsciously is usually how that happens. So, I arrived in Telluride without any problems, settled into my room and then that evening went to the artwalk and visited Telluride Fine Art Gallery where Shawna and Rebecca were having a two person show! It was wonderful! Their art is amazing and I really enjoyed the workshop/retreat that was sponsored by ahha art school. Every night after painting I would venture out to do some hiking and shopping before cozying up with a good book and the TV - did I say, all to myself! The other people in the workshop were mostly from the Telluride area and consisted of filmmakers, gallery owners/artists, writers (published) and other creative/forward thinking people - it was wonderful to be with such a fabulous group! My evenings consisted of going out with the other artists and hiking and adventuring our way through the small town. Downhill skiing is BIG in Telluride and many places were closing in the 'downtime' which all changes when skiing begins, usually around Thanksgiving.
So, overall I loved Telluride, but was happy to return to my horses in the beautiful U.P.
Did I mention the beautiful million dollars homes - as in Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise (who is there skiing all the time) and Ralph Lauren's ranch which consists of 29,000 acres! Unbelievable! But happy to be back in my studio . . .


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