Two weeks ago, I was here in this magical place, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The experience surpassed any dreams or expectations I arrived with; everything was fresh, a surprise. I want to share a few highlights spread out over the next couple posts.
I partnered with Judy Wise (left) to teach two sessions of Pilgimage in Paint, Rebecca Brooks (right) our hostess for this amazing adventure, who has been leading groups of people to San Miguel for the past 7 years. They both have posted lots of photos of the trip and I encourage you to visit their blogs as well.
I could never tire of this daily view and it was on my route to purchase fresh coconut water from a old woman who set up a cart up the street. The freshest juice I've ever had, I probably purchased from her a dozen times over the course of my 3 week stay here.
Wandering the courtyard at Belles Artes, San Miguel's premier school for the arts, located in an old convent.
An artist at work there
A fiesta at Casa Carmen the first night, welcomed all the participants with delicious authentic foods, live music, and dancing
my very favorite coffee shop. last time I was in San Miguel I stuffed 5 pounds of coffee in my suitcase to bring back with me. This time both my bags were at 49 pounds so I had to just enjoy it while I was there.
the Pilgrims sketching
faces I would see daily
a favorite of the locals and one that became our favorite as well. They are known for their ginger margaritas
it was exciting to witness this beautiful wedding procession; there was a wedding in the zocalo (town square) every Saturday we were there, sometimes more than one
working on projects in the courtyard
the first group of pilgrims; I love these women.