Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On the road...

We hopped in our car yesterday
& drove three hours to the beautiful
San Miguel de Allende
in the State of Guanajuato.
We saw this blooming tree full of white storks
that reminded me of my "Peacock Tree" piece.
Stayed at a little downtown hotel with a wonderful view
of the main square's pink neo-Gothic church.
But the best part was spending time with family.
We're back home now, full of inspiration.

36 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Ethlinn said...

Aw You got some amazing shots there!
I'll be going to San Miguel next week. :P
I hope I'll catch some of the inspiration you did. LOL

7/29/2009 9:20 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

So lovely!

7/29/2009 10:36 PM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

oh my! this place is fabulous!

7/29/2009 10:58 PM  
Blogger lain said...

Red house is really amazing!
And a church too

7/30/2009 3:46 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

I have heard of this place, it's supposed to be fabulous. It's on my list of places to visit.


7/30/2009 4:01 AM  
Blogger Silke said...

Oh, that looks amazing! We've spent a lot of time in Oaxaca, but never in San Miguel - might have to remedy that... Love your blog and art!! :) Silke

7/30/2009 5:25 AM  
Blogger Dolores said...

My daughter was there for a wedding in February and loved it. She took loads of photos. Beautiful area.

7/30/2009 6:13 AM  
Blogger The Curious Cat said...

Beautiful photos! I really must go to Mexico...

7/30/2009 6:17 AM  
Blogger Jamie Watson said...

Oh my gosh, my mom told me about this place. Isn't it an artist's haven? Perfect for you! (-:

7/30/2009 7:55 AM  
Blogger madam said...

Oh how I long for lovely pink buildings in the USA - so ethereal and inspirational.How fortunate to have such a beautiful place to visit with your family.

7/30/2009 8:11 AM  
Blogger k. borcz said...

Oooh that's beautiful! Thanks for sharing photos. I don't really know what it looks like there.

7/30/2009 8:15 AM  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

I love that city. I spent a week there doing a water color/art class and really enjoyed my time.
I would love to go back!

7/30/2009 8:50 AM  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

ps just read your article in the artful blogging magazine last night- your work is really wonderful. thank you for sharing it all with us :)

7/30/2009 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the other part of the world where i probably will never get to visit...Love your style and your art.

7/30/2009 9:39 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

oh my goodness. this looks like heaven. so so so beautiful!

7/30/2009 10:13 AM  
Blogger Kim Hambric said...

Beautiful and very inspiring. Love the treeful of storks. Thanks for sharing those photos.

7/30/2009 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Julia from Vancouver said...

I sent you an email about getting that new bird print blown up a bit as a special order, but I don't know if you received it or not. I am hoping that you read these comments so you can get back to me!! Me email is
I just wanted to order the print with the two birds in the colourful garden, both are blue and one is flying through the flowers! It is so beautiful and I was wondering if I could special order the print a little bigger, like say the size of one of you abc bird posters...please let me know, I would really appreciate it! Thanks, Julia in Vancouver

7/30/2009 12:38 PM  
OpenID redrecliner said...

Oh my, what a special treat this post is! My husband and I spent 3 months exploring in San Miguel, I took classes at the Instituto Allende and we lived in an apartment on Recreo. (Then we backpacked through the southern part of Mexico for a month.)

Your post/photos brought me back to that wonderful adventure and special time in my life. Thank you!

I am new to your blog. I made my way here via Soule Mama. You make absolutely beautiful artwork. I will be back to visit often.

7/30/2009 4:15 PM  
OpenID redrecliner said...

Oh, and I was curious if your title is in reference to the Jack Kerouac book "On the Road". I have heard he used to hang out in San Miguel at La Cucaracha (a bar) and that the "real" person that the character Dean was based off died on the railroad tracks just outside of San Miguel. Maybe it's all rumor.

7/30/2009 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Hi Geninne,

I've been following your art blog for a little while...then I found out you too live in Mexico (I'm in San Miguel). Then you introduced the new BC pup. As it happens my dad use to be the president of the National Border Collie Assoc. of America and he and my mom will be moving to SMA in the next month or so (just mention it in case you're in need of any training tips).

Anyway, when you mentioned that you had just visit our little town, I just wanted to introduce myself. You may read more about what I do in San Miguel on my site:

Hope you enjoyed your trip!


7/30/2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Natali said...

Beautiful all the things you do.
Greetings from Lithuania :)

7/30/2009 10:58 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

What a lovely place

7/31/2009 2:02 AM  
Blogger Mal* (turning*turning) said...

I've been to San Miguel! In fact, you had inspired me a few months ago to post some of my journal pages from that trip. You can see them here!

7/31/2009 5:46 AM  
OpenID valariebudayr said...

Just truly so beautiful! Like everything on your blog. I enjoy reading it so much. I've always wanted to get to this part of Mexico. It's going on the list of places to travel.

7/31/2009 6:53 PM  
Blogger Annie Pazoo said...

Geninne - what a treat to see your pics and hear about your trip. I was just talking to my family and trying to convince them to visit SMA - I've wanted to go for ages (we're in the US near DC). More details, please!

7/31/2009 7:00 PM  
Blogger lolly-jolly said...

THis is stunning! i adore to travel! and yeah this tree really remind of yours! :) have a great time, Geninne :)

8/01/2009 2:28 AM  
Blogger Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

how beautiful, i especially love the 2nd and 3rd photos you have posted of the building with arches and the foliage. i have heard guanajuato is amazing. did you feel safe there? (i have to ask, living in El Paso and being aware of the unbelievable violence on the border in Juarez).

i am very impressed by your tiny book. very cool. you continue to inspire me. love the beautiful colors.

please consider entering my scrap giveaway, i am trying to raise awareness of the Art Now For Autism auction. there are details at my blog. thanks!!

8/01/2009 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Lara said...

I wish I lived only three hours away from San Miguel. I spent a lot of time there growing up and I can't wait to go back.

8/01/2009 9:50 AM  
Blogger Silke said...

Hi Geninne, I just discovered your blog and am so enamored of it that I had to give you an award. Come on over to my blog if you want to and read all about it... :) Silke

8/02/2009 3:32 PM  
Blogger hint said...

That's just amazing! Thanks for sharing this piece of architecture with me.

If you'd like to participate, there is a blog award at Hint for you :)

8/02/2009 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Tece said...

Hi Geninne, Thanks for the trip down memory lane. My family and I spent the summer between my high school graduation and first year of college in San Miguel (1970!!)
I took classical guitar at the Instituto. I just love that town.... fondly, Tece

8/03/2009 2:32 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I visited my dad there when he was living there for a job assignment.Very interesting place! He lived in a super cool house, that was on the hill and had that fab view of the church.

8/16/2009 12:52 PM  
Blogger mar!ana said...

I know, I was living there for 1 month when i was pregnant, I love food, colors, smells, people, everything. As lovely as your blog.
Aguascalientes, México.

9/21/2009 10:21 AM  
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