Happy Friday everyone!
I had a lovely time during my personal mini retreat! I wrote, did some art journaling, meditated, ate great food, had a reading, communed with nature, went to art galleries, stayed at a heritage B and B and was alone with my thoughts!
This is the Heritage House I stayed at – i was in the bedroom suite at the top of the house with the most amazing view of Gibson harbour! Christine and Bruce the owners of the B and B were incredibly gracious and welcoming!
What a treat it was to have a relaxing bath in this claw foot bathtub!
This is my view from the window! Stunning no?
I went to a funky coffee shop called the Black Bean Roasting Company and spent a lovely two hours drinking my Soy Chai latte and having lunch while drawing this art journal page.
Still not sure what to put in the blank space – it’s a bit stark so i might colour it in beige or? The writing is all done in a stream of consciousness manner.
The Gumboot Restaurant in Robert’s Creek – they serve yummy food– lots of vegetarian and some gluten free options which is a treat for me!
Here’s the Buddha Feast I had one evening! Yum!
At Roberts Creek the community paints a mandala every year – here’s the result! I just love it! Just gazing at it next to the ocean brings a smile to my heart!
It wouldn’t be Gibson if i didn’t take a shot of Molly’s Reach – the restaurant made famous by the show the Beachcombers.
I got a real kick out of this – A statue of George Gibson the founder of Gibson
Someone decked him all out for Valentine’s day! Sweet eh?
I visited the Gibons Public Art Gallery and took in a wonderful show by a husband and wife – Jacqueline O Rogers and Matthew Talbot-Kelly. I was moved by the colourful abstract mixed media pieces by Jacqueline and entranced by Matthew’s 3-D animation! If you are in town be sure to have a look – you’ll be inspired for sure!
All in all it was an amazing time away – i enjoyed being alone with my thoughts and being so close to nature. I highly recommend going away on a solo retreat if you can swing it. Your soul will thank you for it!
On Monday I’ll be posting a video that I’m in the process of creating about my retreat! Can’t wait to share it with you!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you out there – love having you in my life! Have a great weekend!
Love, Violette xo