A Mother’s Day Treat – Art and Chocolate in Santa Cruz
For Mother’s Day we took my Mother to the Art and Chocolate event in Santa Cruz. This is an annual event where the artists open their studios for the weekend and people can come see the work of local artists and enjoy some chocolate while doing it.
It was a beautiful day on Sunday and we set out for our drive of about an hour an a half. The roads were clear and we made good time without any stops. Our primary destination was the home of my cousin Paul Rodrigues and his wife Amy Stark. They are both artists and were participating in the tour.
After the greetings and getting my Mother settled, I took a walk of a few blocks to the ocean, enjoying the sun and greeting the people who were out. There was a nice breeze which helped clear the air.
There were a lot of surfers out enjoying the waves and even a couple of dolphins and sea lions out in the bay. The poppies were in bloom and provided a nice contrast to the blue of the ocean.
This is one of many pictures I snapped while enjoying the view:
Paul works primarily in pastel chalks and this is a picture of some of his work.
Amy also works in a media called encaustic which is colored beeswax. It produces some vibrant colors and images of incredible depth. This picture really does not do her work justice but here is a picture of her with some of her encaustics.
Paul doesn’t have a website but you can find out more about Amy’s work on her website here. As always, we enjoyed our visit with Paul and Amy and my Mother had a great day as well.
How was your Mother’s day? Did you do something special? Please leave a comment below and share it with us.