From Rio to WA inspiration is everywhere!

What a fun and crazy week I had! When you’re married to a pilot you learn to fly by the seat of your pants! With our 11th anniversary approaching a trip came open and by sheer luck and miracles my husband was able to pick it up. 3 days and 2 nights in RIO!!!  I won’t go into the whole ‘How to get a Visa in two days or less’ scenario, but many thanks to one really nice person at the Brazilian Consulate in Chicago and thanks to Kinko’s for being open for passport photos at 1:30am!

Without much sleep we hit the streets and lovely streets they were!

And we had caipirinhas on the beach…

Copacabana Beach…

Shrimp anyone?

On to Christ the Redeemer what a view, this was my favorite part of the whole trip even though I was sick.

of course I had to take a few minutes to journal about the experience


One overnight flight and I was back in the USA and heading to Washington state. I got to visit my family and teach a workshop in Port Angeles!

Fun with PanPastels, encaustic, acrylics, collage and more!

and who should come to take my class but the daughter of one of my BFF’s from high school!

Everyone did such an awesome job, so much fun!!! Thank you all for the good time and yummy catered lunch Art Supplies Unlimited!


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7 thoughts on “From Rio to WA inspiration is everywhere!

  1. Pam, Thank you so much for teaching a wonderful workshop! I was just so tickled pink that is was such a success and loved how happy everyone was!! It worked out Perfect! Thanks again – you are a wonderful teacher.- Angie @ASU

  2. Great pictures – my husband and daughter recently got home from a mission trip to Brazil.

    Looking forward to getting a copy of art journaling!

    Hope you are feeling better.

  3. Pam; thanks so much for sharing this with us! Good for you and your husband; beautiful spot to relax and enjoy! I’m so looking forward to your book in future 🙂 Best to you always and so happy for all of your accomplishments and success; well-deserving!

  4. Nothing like “take your sweetie to work week!” It took us twelve years, and it’ll probably never happen again, but it was a blast! I kept having to remind myself I was working! And no, most of our trips are nowhere nearly so glamorous or family-friendly – and you’ll note no pics of the “hotel” American put us up in, but hey, at least Pam finally got to see water go down the sink the other way!

    And that what happens south of the Equator stays south of the Equator…;-)

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