Saturday, August 1, 2015

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As promised.........

Below is the detailed menu for the upcoming September Ladies Artists' Retreats mentioned in the last blog post.

But first..........

I wanted to give you a little background on the conception for the retreat.  

View near cabin in Indian Mountain at night

Our dog, Renoir, walking towards cabin. Pooch will not be with us on retreat.

I've been on a number of out-of-town paint-outs with other artists. All of them have involved sharing close quarters with both strangers and painting buddies. Without exception, the experiences have been phenomenal.  The feedback/critiques on the daily paintings, the sharing of tips and information and the camaraderie have made these retreats fun and tremendously helpful to my growth as an artist.

My husband and I have had our cabin since 2007.  Our youngest child will enter college next year and with that, we will have 3 kids in college at the same time. To help with that expense, we considered selling the cabin.  After brain storming a bit, the idea for the retreat came.  Because similar retreats have been so enjoyable and helpful to me, I decided to give this idea a try.  We've also placed the cabin on VRBO, with nice success,  and feel comfortable at this point keeping our wonderful "home away from home".
                                                                  view near cabin
plein air piece near cabin
Plein air piece near Buena Vista


(If you have happened upon this page by chance,  the details of the retreat are outlined in the previous post below, dated July 18, 2015)

Now the menu:

Thursday evening, after drinks and appetizers:

Spaghetti with salad and bread
Dessert by campfire

Friday morning:
Egg, potato and sausage burritos
Orange Juice

Lunch: every day we will each make and pack our own lunch.  Food provided by your humble hostess.

Friday evening:
Portabella-cheese stuffed burgers on the grill
Tracy's original healthy home-made baked french fries with special dipping sauce
Dessert by campfire

Saturday morning:
Specialty pancakes with nutella, bananas and strawberries topped with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar

Saturday evening:
Made-from- scratch chili rellenos with Tracy's scrumpdidilyumptious green chili
Puerto Rican beans

Sunday morning:

Bagels and cream cheese

The retreat will wrap up Sunday after a morning paint out and lunch.

Sign up by going to blog post below, July 18th.
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