I just recently had a glorious week in Mexico. I never used to be much of a traveler not because I didn't want to, I just never treated myself. That all changed 5 years ago. Now we make taking holidays a priority. Each trip I come back with my creative bucket filled to the brim.This most recent trip was the perfect combination of rest and activitiy. Our days were filled with 'Lord of the Rings' size walks and evenings with more tequila than any human should have. I took my travel paints with me ,not sure if I would have a chance to use them but just in case the mood struck me I had them. Painting by the water was pure heaven. My favourite en plein air piece was just of the ocean waves. I love the deep colours. When I look at this little piece it takes me back to the beach that day. I can feel and smell the salt water. Now all I need is a margarita.