I can think of nothing more essential to my creativity than travel. Experiencing other cultures, seeing how they use color effusively without reservation, their art of presentation, and interacting with local artisans are always the greatest sources of inspiration for me. Each year I try to take one creative pilgrimage and this year’s trip to Las Olas provided unlimited doses of local color. Founder Bev Sanders describes the village “Everyday is a new adventure in Bohemia. Street musicians, jewelry shops, taco stands, iguanas, surfers, and tourists all blend into a four block theater with the beach at center stage. It’s like we are on cast in an off-off-Broadway revue that plays non-stop for a week. But more, I love the effortlessly positive attitude. Everyone wants to take part and help in each other’s success. Es todo bien!”
Next post features work from the Huichol tribe found at my favorite boutique Evoke the Spirit owned by Brittney Borjeson ….