Look at her amazing book:
This is the photo from Andrea's blog that caught my friend's eye. The blonde surfer dude looking guy standing behind me is Donna's husband/business manager, Bill.
Have I mentioned how well Donna and Bill treat their students? Bill picked up and delivered people from and to the airport. He came by in the morning to transport us to the studio, making as many trips as needed. Reverse trips after class. And every day we had unbelievable meals catered by Donna's mom.
The kitchen is right next to the classroom, and we were welcome to help ourselves to whatever we wanted, which included all sorts of beverages and did I mention the candy corner?
On our last night, instead of eating in, we were treated to a meal in a local restaurant. How did 24 students, two hosts, and one teacher get there as a group? Here's how:
We were actually very close to the restaurant, so the driver took the long way there so we'd have a bit more of the limo experience. Look at DJ, so relaxed:
Here's the front of the restaurant. We had a long table in the back, under a tent.
Of course we had lots of laughs and good conversation between courses.
Remember I mentioned that Jacquie opted to use a photo of her mom instead of the crow photo; well, she did an amazing job. I think her stylized picture is gorgeous, and her pages are lush, done in vibrant tropical colors with lots of lace and fabric and beads. Here she is at work, followed by her bound book.
On the last day, just before we all started our journeys home, we took a group picture.
And I made sure I had one with Donna. And yes, little Karma was in her pouch right between us.
Andrea took this photo of me with my book.
Speaking of which, this turned into another episode of War And Peace, so I'll post pictures of the inside of my book tomorrow. Stay tuned!