My Wonderful Experiences in Peru

Peru is my second home. I feel kinship with the mountains & landscapes, the people and their weavings, foods, and spirituality.

Margaret’s 70th Year Celebration

Every time I go to Peru I fall in love again. In 2018, I designed a trip for my sister Margaret, to celebrate the ending of her 70th year.

Margaret had a special despacho ceremony in the highlands of the sacred peak Ausangate, hiked into Machu Picchu, woke up the morning of her 71st birthday at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary lodge and climbed Wayna Picchu, learn how to weave a traditional bracelet from our friends Carlota and her mom, ate guinea pig, and other delicacies.


  1. Brenda–this was truly a life-changing experience for me. Every day was magical. You took such wonderful care of me. I got to experience Peru through your eyes and you got to do some things you hadn’t had a chance to do before. I could not have asked for a better birthday! Much love and gratitude. Margaret


  2. Brenda–it is so wonderful to see so many of your beautiful paintings documenting your adventures. I loved what you shared about the trip you took me on to Peru. You encouraged me to sketch in my journal as well as write. To this day I realize how much those beginner drawings add to my memories! thank you so much for your encouragement. I look forward to taking your water color sketching class tomorrow and starting to learn some of your techniques. Your creativity and sense of adventure are wonderful gifts that you share freely.

    Love, Margaret

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