Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Art House Oaxaca

Dolores in front of a giant travel journal page
This is a woman’s place. (Sorry, guys!)

Especially women, who after a full life of working and tending to a family, are now looking for ways to activate their creativity.

I am here with one of my long time friends, Dolores Forsythe, and staying with Lisa Sonora, a woman we met YEARS ago at an Intuitive Painting workshop at Hollyhock on Cortes Island in Canada. The workshop changed my life and the three of us have stayed friends over the years, however, this is the first time we have all been together since that long ago workshop.

Colorful walls with creative messages
Lisa is a queen of art journals and using them to unleash our inner artist. After moving to Oaxaca several years ago, she created Art House Oaxaca to serve that process. Walls have been painted by with bright colors and inspirational sayings by workshop participants and a large outdoor studio offers an abundance of art materials and space for projects. The residence spaces are basic but comfortable and the location is in the heart of historic Oaxaca. Within easy walking distances are coffee shops, restaurants, historic architecture, crafts markets, art galleries, and shops featuring unique Oaxacan folk art.

Materials galore!
More glimpses of Oaxaca

Art House offers a variety of creative workshops and long-term creative project residencies. For more information, Contact Lisa Sonora Beam

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