Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Universary

This is the sweet sign hubby and I came home to on Sunday afternoon, after spending our FANTASTIC weekend in Ojai! The Middle One made it, and I just love it.

Well, it was our 15 year wedding anniversary, and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the weekend. We did lots of mountain biking...
Had ice tea on "The Terrace" at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa...that's pretty much what a normal person can afford there...
And we stayed in the most wonderful place - Artful Living, an art store and retreat destination in the center of Ojai. Give Barbara a call at 805-640-0800 and see what wonderful things are happening here.
How can I say enough about Artful Living? The store is beautiful, with so many goodies, so well presented.
An amazing array of classes. And GREAT accomodations for the guest artist and guests, alike. It's kinda like staying at a B&B, only very resonably priced. 100% worth the short drive from Los Angeles, or wherever you're coming from! It is a destination.
There I am, sitting on the wrap around porch after a LONG day of mountain biking.

We also went kayaking on Lake Casitas.
The early morning was quiet, with almost no other boats to disturb our natural splendor.

Then, Sunday morning - off to work, well really just more fun - meeting these lovely women who came to take my Image Transfer class at Artful Living! Don't they look busy?

Well, they were, learnin' up a storm. This has been one of my most popular classes for the last three years, and for good reason! You learn no less than EIGHT image transfer techniques in about two hours. I like to make sure you get your money's worth!

After class, a little time was left before needing to return to reality. Only a block away is the heart of downtown Ojai. Beautiful fountains...

and the coolest stores I have seen in a long time! Check out some of the amazing artwork at Human Arts store on Ojai Ave. I really fell in love with this one:
Don't miss the found object bowl behind the sculpture.

The faces and lizard in these sculptures actually open up into another assemblage inside! The one on the left opens up twice! If you're in Ojai, DO NOT MISS THIS STORE!!

So, what does a girl do after such a fabulous weekend? Why, package up about 10,000 gift card holders, that's what! They're showing up here tomorrow. If you don't hear from me for a week or so, you can take a guess at what I'm doing...


BloggingQueen said...

Ohhhh... that looks like so much fun, and you look great! (You're looking like you did in college, did you know that?)

I've only been to Ojai like twice, but that looks awesome.

Maija said...

Ojai is beautiful! Looks like a fun and activity filled adventure. You look just awesome, Tally!!!

Pilar said...

Congrats on 15 years! Your weekend away sounds like it was divine and your class looks super cool. xoxoxoxo

Julie Brill Molina said...

Happy Universary!

It looks like you had a wonderful time! That lake is beautimous!

When I was in Ojai it was dreadfully hot, I'd love to go back and enjoy it when the weather is nicer.

Looks like you had an amazing weekend!