The building we were in was a beautiful, traditional adobe.
The room itself couldn't have been nicer.
Well...it got nicer after it started to be used!
And even nicer in closeup.
The first day started with everybody collecting nature from the property and creating mandalas.
The retreat was called A Case of Curiosities. Everybody had a wooden box with a hinged, glass-filled cover, many small compartments, and a drawer. People painted and distressed their box and then worked on small projects to go inside.
Little Books (closed)
Little Books (open)
Books in Tins (closed)
Books in Tins (open)
This once in a lifetime experience will be at least twice in a lifetime. Roxanne and I are bringing A Case of Curiosities II to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico again in 2017.