Dear Friends,

I hope you’ve been able to enjoy our few classic Autumn days… It’s certainly getting chilly in the studio at this time when the air con is off and the heaters not on yet.

Much has happened. I had a trip to San Francisco for a conference/retreat for a few days in February then went with a colleague down to New Mexico. One of those wonderful earth-mother women, Gwendolyn is in my Coaches Mastermind team. We’d discussed running a retreat together at “Ghost Ranch”, Georgia O’Keeffe’s home for many years. We flew to Albuquerque (she lives nearby in Belen) and I caught the train to Santa Fe where I visited the beautiful O’Keeffe museum before catching the bus to Taos. Gwendolyn came and picked me up and we visited the Harwood to see the wonderful octagonal room that holds 8 large works by Agnes Martin. Gently and powerfully beautiful, it was a huge gift to see and be with these works.

We drove out to “Ghost Ranch” which took around 2 hours. Wow… The vast desert country with huge, partially eroded red rock mesas was breath-taking. “Ghost Ranch” was wonderful and I wish I could have stayed for longer. We could see Pedernal the distant mountain – the upper part looks like a stubby foot – that Georgia included in many paintings. I’ll put photos in the newsletter. There were beautiful purpose built art rooms with the front wall consisting of large glass doors, a nearby labyrinth, horses to ride and cosy rooms in which to stay. All in all, it looked very inviting. Lindsay, the event organiser, was generous with his time and I know we’d be very welcome and cared for there. For something completely different, late October would be a great time to visit.