Sayulita is a small, lively city in the Riviera Nayarit area of Mexico, 45 minutes north of Puerta Vallarta. I stayed for a week here in a place called "Haramara", a yoga retreat 'center', situated in the mountains—away from the noise and bustle of Sayulita—but close enough if one needed civilization and an iced cappuccino.

Spent a day in town shopping, looking at art (refreshing how good it was), and having an iced coffee at Coco Banana. Passing me on the sidewalk was a local woman with her breast exposed, feeding her child in one arm and selling handmade cloth animals in the other. I walked down to the beach and found myself inundated with local people selling their wares, dressed completely in white and carrying one both arms heaving piles of scarves, belts, hammocks. This was disheartening to me. The images stayed with me more than anything else and I made drawings and paintings of them.

La Madre (9" x 12")

The Seller (9" x 12")

Por Favor (12" x 9")

Por Favor II (La Madre) (12" x 9")

The ocean in town was way more inviting and so refreshing to frolic in. I looked down at the water to see swirling bits of mica sparkling in the sunlight, making it look like gold dust...a fairy tale.

Beach at Sayulita (10" x 6")

Taxi Guys at the Airport (10" x 6")


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