I'm not good at math, but I think I've known Anessa for 28 years. Which is almost 30 years. Which seems impossible since we are still quite young.
She's truly one of the best people I know.
For the past few years, I've been watching her build a life she dreamed of.
She lives with her husband and her animals on the banks of the winding Chaplin River.
Her painting studio sits up on a hill and proclaims LOVE to all creatures.
She's an incredible hard-working artist whose work is always evolving, but her creative heart isn't just about her. It's also about all of her friends and loved ones - everyone she meets - and her special blend of art and healing.
Her home and retreat, Little Wing Hollow
Offering folks a sacred spot where they can unplug, get grounded, experience Kentucky's natural beauty, and witness the enchanting wildlife that lives among us in the hills, hollows, river, and sky.
features art hikes and canoe trips and clucking chickens.
It's an amazing place.
In a few weeks, Anessa is going to host a Cowgirl Camp at Little Wing.
Here's What Anessa Has to Say About That:
I recently got to experience a preview of Cowgirl Camp with a mimosa picnic and art hike.
The weather was blue-sky perfection, the vibe was easy-going and gentle, the art was lovely.
It's a beautiful thing to see someone you love living a dream they once dreamed, which is not to say the life isn't difficult or everything certain.
But when you lead with your heart, life will take you places. Doors will open. Opportunities will make themselves known.
And you will have moments.
Coffee mornings by the river where owls sit in the trees, raging sunsets while you paint, dogs loping up grassy hills bearing gifts, fireflies dancing against the night sky.
A day in the country can do wonders to get you grounded and remind you of what you love and who you are and what you're here on this planet to create.
I was originally slated to teach at Cowgirl Camp. It turns out I can't because the date is too close to my England departure date, but I will be there in spirit.
If this calls to you, you can register here.
Anessa has a gift for making spaces beautiful and for welcoming all different sorts of people warmly into her life. I know you'll love her and Little Wing.