It's funny that after my post about art dates, in which I went on a bit about it not needing to be art-related, my very first one was at an art hotel at the Oregon Coast! I had the opportunity to hang my work at the Starry Night Inn, a funky, cozy, amazing little spot in Seaside, Oregon, and I stayed the night.
The first couple of hours I spent working, because I couldn't relax until I hung all of my art (believe me, I tried to nap first...). Then I spent the next 16 hours or so soaking up some alone time. With a preschooler at home I don't get a lot of that other than the time I spend working.
Part of me wanted to-and felt obligated to-spend my time at the beach. But combined with the fact that it was filled with tourists and it was extra rainy and windy that day, I just spent a moment taking it in before walking back to the hotel.
Which was perfect. My room was so lush, filled with cozy pillows, a comfy bed and a beautiful couch, plus a closet converted into a 2nd bedroom, all decked out in Frida Kahlo decor. I was surrounded by comfort and art--my friend Alea Bone's and my own--what more could I want? I wrote in my journal, colored, sketched, slept, gave myself a tarot reading, and journalled some more.
I left with a full cup, as they say, and I can't wait for my next date <3