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Kathy & Sarah

 

Your Inspiration: 
Kathy: I have always wanted to paint but never did. Sarah suggested we go to Artista together and I thought it was a great idea. I also wanted to try out a 'women only' travel group so I could meet new friends.
Sarah: I used to paint a little bit but things got busy after I had my kids. I wanted to get back in touch with art again. Get back that creative spark!

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Name: Kathy (Mother) & Sarah (Daughter)

From: Wakefield, Rhode Island

Occupation:  Kathy: Retired, Sarah: Stay-At-Home Mom

More About You:
Kathy:
Well, I am a golfer, traveler, recently divorced and now I'm trying to get into art.
Sarah: I am married and a busy mom of two toddlers: a boy and a girl.

Your inspiration:
Kathy: I have always wanted to paint but never did. Sarah suggested we go to Artista together and I thought it was a great idea. I also wanted to try out a 'women only' travel group so I could meet new friends.
Sarah: I used to paint a little bit but things got busy after I had my kids. I wanted to get back in touch with art again. Get back that creative spark!

Who did you travel with?  We traveled together.

Highlights: 
Kathy:
On the first day of class, we got to frame one of our very first paintings. Seeing my work presented like that gave me this wonderful feeling like, 'Wow, I made a real painting!' I had never picked up a paint brush in my entire life, and now here I am among women of all levels of experience. We are all learning different things, but are in it together.
Sarah: My highlight would be meeting all the other women and, like my mom said, 'feeling like we are all in it together.' On the second night, we all went to Mission Ranch to eat dinner and get to know each other. That was so much fun.

Would you recommend Artista to others?
Kathy: Absolutely! The fellowship of the women is so much fun.
Sarah: Yes, most definitely. The camaraderie and the support of the whole group is so nice. The studio is not like a classroom at all and Carmel is a great destination The whole experience is cathartic...

Where do you want to go for your next journey? 
Kathy: I want to go to a dude ranch. No, seriously!
Sarah: I would love to do something with cooking and art or go to Tibet.

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