I wanted to share a recent and much needed staycation with you!
To celebrate 65 years of Ghana’s independence, we took a trip to Lou Moon Beach resort in Axim. This 7 hour drive from Accra was exactly what I needed!
Lately I have been feeling very uninspired to create art and I blame this on the fact that I am always isolated from the world in my little studio. As much as I enjoy working on my own ( hello introvert), I have been wanting to interact more with things and people around me. I have been craving some time to draw ‘en plain air’ and be surrounded by beautiful things and that is exactly what I got from this trip!
I am working on a new book all about Ghana (yay!!!!), so it has been such a joy to drive 7 hours and be surrounded with beautiful things that I can incorporate in my book. Fingers crossed this will be ready by the end of the year, if all goes as planned.
I will share here an inspirational image from the trip that will be included as illustrations in my book!
Now onto the star of the show! The most beautiful beach in Ghana – Lou Moon Resort is located within a natural beach cove with crystal clear waters and surrounded by lush forests. This is the perfect place to relax and wind down from the stress and noise of city life.
The number one thing that stood out to me was the silence. This resort is not like the others in Ghana. Thankfully they do not play loud music and all you can hear is the sounds of nature and the waves of the ocean. I love how the main focus of Lou Moon is to give their guests a relaxing experience in nature. It is so rejuvenating and I am so grateful I had the chance to take some time away with the family.
As mentioned by one of my followers on instagram, this vacation was filled with nature adventures like in my book ‘Let’s go on an adventure’. Aside from the walks on the beach and swimming in the bay we managed to do so many things such as kayaking, a walk in the forest, boat rides and looking at the fish underwater in the bay. There is nothing more energising and rewarding than a full immersion in nature. All the stress from city life has dissolved into the golden sand.
I particularly liked drawing in my sketchbook ( though I got interrupted by my son who took over most of the pages). It felt good to draw something without having it look pretty.
I love how this felt like a vacation ‘abroad’ even though we were in Ghana. The sunsets were breathtaking, the drive up was so inspiring (especially from Takoradi to Axim as the road is well maintained and there are lush forests on both sides).
This has been by far one of the best holidays I have had, not only because of the people we were with but because of what Ghana has to offer. I hope others will appreciate the beauty of this country and do more to preserve and nurture it.
To commemorate this amazing holiday I have created my first youtube video! Check it out here!