Sunday, April 7, 2013

Keys4Art 2013

Hard to believe that his was our fourth Keys4Art!!!It was truly fabulous!!!!! I did not take many pix this time for some reason...but here are the best of what I took:
Elena rented this house for us all. It once belonged to Pablo Escobar,the infamous drug lord! You can see the special boat entrance just for keeping those drug shipments secret!

The house across the canal

                 View of our great art work space from above

                        Fantasy birds à la Dina Wakely
      A few of the yummy chocolates that Elena ordered for us!!!!!

                   Jen and Carla watching Daisy do her ink demo

Field trip to LazyDays restaurant ,minus Jacquie

                                     Jen and I
                      The best hostess EVER!!!!

                                   local color
              The specialty of the house, lobster rolls! Delicious!!!
 One of Elena's sons,Charlie...who is doing GREAT!!!!!Go Charlie!!!
                          Only in the Keys
                             ripped magazine collages
 The New Kid on the Block,Carla!!!She fit right in of course!
                      Back deck relaxation time
 Some of the TONS of FABULOUS goodies that Elena got us were the oh so cute Julie Nutting stamps!We were allso happy to get these,since Julie is one of us!
 One day some of us brave ones climbed WAY up to the lookout's the view!

We celebrated Lill's birthday only a few days late. 

 Karen and the gigantic drink blender!!Karen cooked her little butt off for us and made drinks too!
On the last night,we went to The Marlin for a farewell dinner...Jacquie made it back,bringing her adorable son,Luca...

 ...and of course Jen flirted and sang with the musician...

It was truly a wonderful week.I am blessed to know all of these ladies.
XO to you all.


  1. Seeing these pictures helps me relive it all again ! It was absolutely the best retreat EVER and the highlight of my year. Love you girlfriend!! Next year CUBA!

  2. Your photos are always so vivid and lovely, Sue. Happy memories!

  3. Seein these posts instantly transports me back. Although I could only join a short time indidnlove what I was blessed with!!! Thanks for sharing Sue! Jacquie

  4. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time! I do miss that I didn't go so I could see everyone again.

  5. Sue, what a wonderful recap of our fabulous retreat. Seeing Karen in the kitchen next to the drink machine warms my heart. What great fun we had!! Thanks for the peek back.

  6. Beautiful recap, Sue! So jealous! It just looks like it was heavenly and I know it truly was!!!! Sorry to have had to miss it...

  7. Sue,
    Your pics are beautiful! Thanks for sharing our fabulous
    Jen oxox