12x12 Acrylic/ Resin/ Glitter/ Canvas/ Birchwood Frame
All I knew was you had to walk a mile up a cliff through the jungle to get there. Which when you’re in the jungle, in front of the beach, and doing a yoga teacher training - it seems like a lot. Three weeks in though Toni Jo, Melanie and I finally made the trek. All along the steep hill as we made our way through the jungle were painted coconuts that said things like “If you’re looking for a sign, this is it.” I was pouring sweat and exhausted. It turned out once we got to the top of the cliff we had to actually climb down the cliff to get to the beach. Sore from all of our yoga classes, we gingerly made our way down.
As promised the coffee hut was there. Everyone we had met raved about it being the greatest cup of coffee one would ever have on Planet Earth. We had experienced a lot of coffee and eventually, became skeptical enough to try it out for ourselves. Hike be damned.
Once we got to the bottom of the cliff we had climbed we stopped to stare at the rainbow that millions of medium-sized rocks made on the beach. The Gulf of Thailand seemed to go on forever - sparkling aqua saltwater. We made our way into the hut, ordered our coffee. They didn’t have specialty coffee or anything, it was just one clay mug of coffee. And true to folklore it was the best coffee I have ever had.
We were about three weeks into our yoga training at that point and permanently yoga stoned. I just remember the feeling of total bliss - no thoughts, sipping that coffee on the beach, laying in a bright yellow hammock, watching the water sparkle and laughing with my friends.
With her birchwood, aqua sparkle and depth, this art reminds me of one of those moments of complete simple bliss.