Although I am not able to join them, my groups are on their way to Spain! LA FINCA DEL NINO near the sunny coast of the Mediterranean is an artist’s paradise. Come along with us the next couple of weeks to see a bit of the area and La Finca. Here are some photos of the first group and my recollection from being at La Finca last year.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at La Finca. Driving down the long road to the entry and then up to the wrought iron front gate, slightly open and welcoming. Here you enter a world of a thousand paintings waiting to happen.

La Finca is not fancy, but it is totally cool. It is a working mango farm and this is the Farm House. The four haciendas where we stay surround a courtyard full of flowers. These haciendas have two to four bedrooms each, as well as a kitchen and living area. They are actually little casitas. Wonderful Spanish tile and artwork from past visiting artwork. The living area opens up to your own private patio with a quiet place to paint. More nooks and crannies to explore.

We could probably stay here the entire time and find ample things to paint, but we choose to go out most every day to a wonderful new village or location. I wonder what our next adventure will be.

Denis and Sally are the wonderful owners. They have the two qualities I look for in workshop hosts – a fantastic sense of humor and the willingness to make our time with them the best experience we’ve ever had.

And the food, you ask? The food they serve is authentic and delicious. It’s like visiting your relatives in Spain…who happen to be the best cooks you know. Delicious is all I can say. So far, I haven’t seen a plate with food left on it. Not mine for sure! All in all, if you’re a diva who needs the amenities of a fine hotel, this may not be the place for you. But if you have the heart of a true artist, you’ll be in love!”

Needless to say, I’m pouting because I cannot join the groups this time around. But let’s join them in spirit, you and I. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be blogging about wonderful southern Spain and how it is to paint there, just to give you a taste of what it’s like. It’s so cool – being in the company of like-minded people, no other responsibilities or worries than to paint, enjoy your surroundings and just have the time of your life. It’s truly special.

This bout with cancer has only served to remind me of what a special time it is and how very fortunate I have been to experience it so many times. Do it while you can!

If you’d like to join us next year, the dates are: May 30th thru June 10th, 2016. The brochure isn’t ready yet, but anyone who’d like to get on list, just email me and I’ll give you first dibs when it does.

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UPDATE – Okay, you asked for it, so here you go…a photo of me right now.


Bradley and me.

I’m having chemo number 5 this Thursday. My final treatment will be in June. After that, we’re gonna celebrate! Come back and see what I have in store for you. A special gift from me to you.

Thanks so much for reading.
Kathie xo

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