When Jeff suggested this getaway, I started choosing art supplies.
I didn't pack much - an old watercolor box, 2 brushes, 3 micron pens and a smallish sketchbook.
This outfit was portable and light. It could be toted anywhere.
|Teresa's Million-dollar View|
The first morning, after a long climb up the mountain above Jaco Beach, the million dollar view from our friend Teresa's home beckoned me.
It was heavenly to sit on a folding chair overlooking the valley, the rain forest and mountains beyond.
I was careful not to dip my paintbrush in my coffee cup while chatting with an old friend and painting as the sun came up and the fog rolled away.
|Under the Almond Tree, Jaco Beach|
Each time I sit down to paint, the act of concentrating embeds the scene in my memory forever.
Each time I flip through my sketch books, I will remember the beautiful country of Costa Rica in vivid detail. I will feel the soft breeze, smell the flowers, taste the coffee and remember Teresa's voice as she watched me paint.
This is the best kind of journal keeping.
Let's make some memories that you will remember forever.