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getaway spot : tipi village retreat

tipivillage06-inside3 I spent a night at the Tipi Village Retreat in Marcola, Oregon, two hours southeast of Portland this weekend. What a special place! It's tipi glamping, basically. And with the nicest hosts, Ken and Susanne, who run it much like a B&B.

Ken cooked up a huge paella feast for dinner in his outdoor kitchen, plus a beautiful breakfast the next morning. It is incredibly relaxed, our tipi was adjacent to a babbling creek, complete with a fire pit in the center of the stone-floored space. We relaxed in hammocks all evening under little lights Susanne strung from the trees alongside the creek. And to top it all off, an outdoor hot tub. I mean, seriously! This place is one I can't wait to return to. Great for couples, small groups or rent the whole place for a party or wedding.

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spring : lettering play on retreat

paperfinger-work-spring-lettering For the rest of the week, I'll share photos from my work retreat on Martha's Vineyard. And I'll couple these photos with playful lettering I did while I was away.

These are all from a fun exercise I did one day, where I wrote words that I could associate with this particular retreat experience and setting, written quickly in expressive styles or layouts. You'll see my attempt to capture part of the meaning behind each word. See more below this post.

Hope you enjoy!