I never thought I would enjoy a beach vacation quite so much. We both loved it actually! The Caribbean was admittedly not on my radar until a friend invited us to share a house with them. I'm so glad we did it! I understand the allure of the Caribbean now. It is quite possible the most comfortable environment I've ever experienced. Not too hot, never cold, perfect amount of humidity, and absolutely beautiful beaches, forests, and water! I think we'll be back.
As for artistic inspiration, I think flowers and seashells are the take home. We've been back for a while and I'm having trouble easing myself back into work. All I want to do work! I want all the designs I've come up with to be done, in my hand, manifested immediately! Unfortunately when you take 6 weeks off you go a little soft, and my calluses are all gone. But it's exciting working with the Larimar I picked up in Santo Domingo! And the amber scavenged from the beach in Cabarete! Here's a glimpse into what's coming for the new show season...
Alison B. Sweeney
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