Art & Soul Vegas was awesome. Great students in all three of my classes! Really generous, and a lot of fun. I somehow didn't take photos during class, but you'll have to take my word for it that they made awesome projects. I was super impressed and inspired by all the creativity. I had quite a few students who were attending an art retreat for the first time. It was really fun to see them jumping in whole heartedly.
This was the first time that Doug came along with me for an art retreat which made this one fun too. For Father's Day we took a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. Doug had been there before and even hiked to the bottom and back up, but it was my first time seeing it. Pretty amazing. I'd just recommend that if you want to go that you find a time when it isn't so darn hot. (See temperature gauge below!)
For me, Art & Soul was a great finale to my art retreat teaching experiences. I may send proposals to teach classes again someday. For now, I'm happy just to reflect on all of the lessons I learned and the great joy of so many talented and fun people.