12.20.11

Back from the Tamaya Resort

 

tamaya resort

It seems like I am started to get spoiled with my travels, fresh off a life changing trip to Rome, a little over a month later I was lucky enough to return to the Tamaya resort in new Mexico with my wife for the weekend to plan the next Paradise Artist Retreat. The resort is simply amazing, and everyone in New Mexico is extremely nice. And genuinely nice it seems...! Whatever the reasons the tattooers and art galleries were very nice and welcoming.  First stop was to see Kelly Gromley who has tattooed at many, if not all, of the Tattoo Gatherings. We then hit up a few tattoo shops we had researched on line, and every one was very friendly, had heard rumors of the art retreat and were pretty interested, and sent us onto another studio of artists. thats says a lot about the community there. The next day we met Maria who we had been emailing for a few weeks. Had fantastic mexican dinner, talked about the art retreat and tattoo gathering for a bit, and drove back to the resort very slowly in a crazy snowstorm. When I say everyone was nice, even the airport security theatre was pleasant enough even though I hate the X-Ray machine.

tamaya resort

We didn't get to spend enough time at the resort, so we eagerly anticipate going back in February for the event. It's very exciting to be able to hustle the art retreat, because the event and the new venue are going to be a perfect match. I just finished up the new press release for the event, and will be spending a fair amount of time spreading the word. If you know anyone who may be interested, please let them know about the event! Thanks to all the artists and sponsors who are enabling us to kick up this great event to the next level!