Hello! I’m back from my wedding and honeymoon! Yay! I’m glad to be home and getting back into my art, but first a mini-recap . . .
Unfortunately, we were not as multi-taskingly gifted as we had hoped at the wedding, and did not take any good wedding-y shots, so I will have to wait until I get access to some photos to share a view of that with you. I will say—the wedding turned out exactly as we hoped! So much family, great friends, amazing food and laughs! It was quiet and small and really a great celebration of who we Mike and I are, and who we are together. It was a moment in my life where I felt beyond gratitude to my family—people came from everywhere and did so much to make the day happen—so much personal hand-made effort went into everything, from the flowers to the photos to the food.
We did take photos on our honeymoon, otherwise known as “The Oaxacan Adventure,” a two week trip to the Oaxaca (wah-ha-cah) state of Mexico. We spent one week in the city of Oaxaca, and one week on the coast in a town called Puerto Escondido. Here are some brief highlights. Try and guess what we spent the majority of our time doing . . .
me drinking from a giant goblet of fruit juice at Cafe Alex in Oaxaca.
Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec city very near the city of Oaxaca
Ancient art at Monte Alban
At Playa Manzanillo in Puerto Escondido
Clouds over Playa Zicatela (a beach famous for surfing) in Puerto Escondido
As you might have guessed, lounging and eating bookended our sightseeing on this trip. Monte Alban was really extraordinary—it was amazing to imagine people walking around there 2,000 years ago. I have to say though, even more than soaking up culture, this trip was about relaxing, and relax we did. The coastal area we visited, Puerto Escondido, was actually quite humid this time of year (I’m talking pretty much instant sweating when you are outside), so we spent a lot of time chilling in the water and taking afternoon naps in our cool studio apartment that we rented. Having time to lounge and think about nothing without any schedule was just what we needed, sprinkled with good food and poking around of course.
I will be back tomorrow, and hopefully with art, as now I can really launch into doing art full-time!