The marvelous world of Anado McLauchlin


Rainbow buddhas, in Anado's gorgeous studio, San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Rainbow buddhas, in Anado’s gorgeous studio, San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the gorgeous rainbow colored buddhas on my home page? They were created by the phenomenally talented Anado McLauchlin in San Miguel de Allende.

You might remember I was there last January for a painting retreat with Flora Bowley. The colors in San Miguel are the most spectacular I’ve ever seen – mustard walls with peeling paint, green taxis and pink churches, orange houses against bright blue skys. My color obsession was finally satisfied. But we had the chance to take it to another level when the leader of our trip suggested we visit a talented expat artist whose home was made entirely of mosaics. Now we’re talking! I thought.

Anado and Rebecca, San Miguel de Allende

Anado and Rebecca, San Miguel de Allende

Anado's shoes, San Miguel de Allende

Anado’s shoes, San Miguel de Allende

Of course he had me at hello. A creative wizard of a man with a long beard and pink tennis shoes greeted us. His house was nothing short of miraculous. Here are some peeks into his colorful world. May they inspire you! And if you ever find yourself in San Miguel, I hope you get to see his work firsthand.

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Thank you Anado! For sharing your colorful vision and your home!

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. Amy

    I just love this. Do you know if Anado ever sells those colored Buddhas? I’m OBSESSED. It’d be perfect for my altar 🙂

  2. Anado McLauchlin

    Contact Anado through Andrea…I will be bringing some Buddhas up to the US for sale and I can ship them from there…..they are 20 dollars

  3. Nina

    So much beauty! That coffee table! And I love the Buddhas also 🙂

  4. Jen

    All your San Miguel photos are captivating! I love his mosaic! COLOR love!

  5. oprolevorter

    You must take part in a contest for top-of-the-line blogs on the web. I’ll advocate this web site!


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