Swan Valley, 2017

posted September 14th, 2017 by

Hi friends. Here’s a quick look at where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing in Swan Valley, Idaho. I’ll just show a few pictures, but the real insight is in the video at the bottom.

This panorama doesn’t do the place justice, but you get the idea. (Click it.)

It’s a wonderful mess, Anne’s paraphernalia close up, my studio at the rear.

A selfie at dinner, Anne’s tortellini soup with Italian sausage and corn bread.

A corner of the trout pond just behind the house. We left the trout alone.

Evening from the back porch on the last day.

You’ll enjoy the video tour. Consider the vertical format a view through a moving doorway. Be sure to click the ikon for full screen view.

PS. ┬áIf you didn’t see it, you might also enjoy my other blog, written from Swan Valley this week, here.


  1. Alison Sep 14, 2017
    3:12 pm

    What a lovely place in the world to isolate, create, dream, connect, rest. Very much appreciate this glimpse of your time in Idaho.

  2. Lynn Schrader Sep 14, 2017
    6:14 pm

    What a great place. Love the video too, really brought it to life.

  3. Ginney Sep 15, 2017
    8:08 pm

    There is a reason for that old saying….”God’s country.” Looks like you found it. I’ll bet it was inspirational for creating beautiful art. Can’t wait to see what you two came away with. I couldn’t get the video so you may have shared some of your work. I guess I’ll have to see it at your open house art show. Looking forward to that!

  4. Ginney Sep 15, 2017
    8:19 pm

    Ok wait! I got the video! Oh my gosh…. both of you! Beautiful, beautful work! I had to chuckle when I saw that ironing board. Amazing in every way….

  5. sue Sep 20, 2017
    9:41 pm

    Fabulous! can you put the video on FB or did you already? so much art! I hadn’t heard Anne had sold so much this summer – wonderful news! xx

  6. Jane Ice Sep 24, 2017
    3:53 pm

    Anne and Hyatt,

    Thanks so much for sharing your time and art creations while in Swan Valley. The serenity and beauty of the place is entrancing.

    I wish we could inject some of those qualities into our current political landscape to reduce the frenzy and blatant flaunting of equanimity and peace.

  7. Tina Middleton Oct 2, 2017
    10:51 am

    Just beautiful! I love the work both of you do. Thanks so much for sharing. The Idaho retreat is so lovely and peaceful.

  8. Jennifer Rosien Oct 4, 2017
    10:47 am

    I’m so glad I was able to watch your video. It made me smile throughout your tour! What an absolutely beautiful place and you both graced it with your amazing art work! So wonderful! Thank you!

  9. Karen and James Pannabecker Oct 19, 2017
    6:45 pm

    Beautiful place. Wow, you 2 sure produce a lot in 10 days. It sounds heavenly.