Yesterday was fun. @realmdenver⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @tribecreativeco @joieworks
To all of the people on Mount Evans who flew by these beautiful creatures (and their babies) going 70+ mpg ... yes I yelled profanities at you and flipped you off (super helpful, I know)...which you probably didn't even realize because you could hardly see me from your lifted extended cab mountain truck⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm currently reading about ecocide, climate depression, and eco-grief. Moments like that on Mount Evans...when people seem so disconnected from their surroundings really makes me have little hope. Hopefully...I'm wrong.
happy labor day.
I've decided to do a strange thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To go back to school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and so many extra credit hours in science and the arts that I should have a couple advanced degrees by now. Several years ago, I went back to school for photography, never completing a BFA because of the seeming redundancy and hoop-jumping. Well...I'm jumping through the hoops again in hopes of pursuing an MFA. And i must admit, I’m loving it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll be spending time in the dark room again and using large format cameras, and reading obscure critiques and being critiqued and exploring other mediums like drawing and sculpture. I'll be memorizing slides of old and new artwork and their historical contexts. I'll be practicing creativity and training myself to see things from new perspectives. Or at least trying to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm still not exactly sure why I feel this drive to jump back in. I have an awesome career in photography and sweet studio space in Salida. Now I'm driving to Denver for classes and sleeping in a friends basement Monday thru Thursday, away from my life in Salida (and away from Thyme!!) to give this realm another go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, if you're in Denver and want to meet up for coffee or a cocktail...I'll be here Monday thru Thursday. And on that note...its been a while since I lived in Denver. What are the new spots I need to hit up while here?? (museums, venues, coffee, food!, breweries, etc..???)
I will never tire of these sagebrush seas
12 hour work days and lots of long road trips are gonna be the norm now until November... gonna need some new music + podcast recs Zapata Ranch @ranchlands
This guy. Part human. Part cat. #thymethedog
We have been having perfect days of perfect quiet sunshine --working lots -- and I feel like singing. - Georgia O'Keeffe 1923
this place.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Riding my bike into work this morning, Thyme running by my side, I was overcome with gratitude. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gratitude for this community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gratitude for the magic of this valley. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gratitude for a job that lets me work with inspiring people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even gratitude for the incredibly hard seasons that give way to greater sensitivity for the good ones.
The last few months I've been painting, building, patching, designing and dreaming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's not completely finished (and never will be most likely) but I'm opening a new gallery downtown Salida and couldn't be more excited (and of course a little scared). It’s a small, strange spot off of G street and incredibly quirky. Each month I'll have a different featured artist along with my photography prints and my mom's hand made linen aprons. 20% of our proceeds will go to a different non-profit or cause each month chosen by the featured artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you happen to be in Salida anytime soon- please stop by to say hi! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you're interested, follow @thestudio_salida for updates, events and artwork for sale.
Despite the snow covering the ground this morning... spring feels like it has finally arrived with new leaves on the trees and GROWTH happening all around. Thank goodness!! For the month of May, I'm focusing on small business photoshoots and giving a 25% discount for anything scheduled this month. Message me to get pricing and something scheduled...I anticipate dates will fill up quickly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, May 10th and 11th I'm doing a quick portrait (headshot) event at The Studio (@thestudio_salida). $75 for 10+ edited images with both indoor and outdoor background options. Only 6 spots available so let me know if you want to snag one! 🌿🍄🌺🌾🌞🎉💃
🐴 🎒 🐴 🎒 #grandcanyonmules #mulesofthegrandcanyon
So much to say. So many pounds of camera gear packed down and out of that giant canyon. So many kind, incredible people- seemingly little conversations that I know will forever leave their mark. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until next time Grand Canyon.
Spring. Here we go!
My sweet, brave, badass friend/past roommate/mountain adventure buddy is releasing her 5 song album tonight! Check out her latest post for how to order and download 🎵 @whitwhyte
#accidentallywesanderson maybe? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
you all know I have a thing for abandoned chairs in strange places
From a night in Austin, TX where we scaled buildings (literally!), ran around in parking garages and photographed just for the sake of creation. It's good to be around other creatives...to feed off of one another's energy and ideas, to push ourselves to shoot things we would never otherwise, and to remember why we started doing this in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks @the.souz and @flaco_creative for showing me all the secret spots in Austin and for being truly kind humans.
Something fun coming to 121 G st downtown Salida! Stay tuned. #salidacolorado
@thorindustries asked me to share my #windowtotheworld as a #thorpartner. As any trailer dweller will tell you, the views out of our windows are a defining element of our lives. The windows of my Airstream are my favorite part. Natural light streams through from every angle. At night, I can look up and see the stars from my bed. In the morning, I drink coffee and watch the sunlight trickle across the landscape. Like rotating artwork, the colors and scenes of the world become an essential part of my interior space. I feel more connected to my surroundings. Closer to the stars, closer to the deer that run past every morning, and closer to the people that have opened up their lives to let me live near. To me, these windows and the views they hold don’t just represent epic landscapes or adventure, they represent community, a sense of place, and connectedness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fellow travelers and camper denizens, how does your view shape your world? Tell me about it with your post using #windowtotheworld.
precisely 2 minutes after this...they tipped the canoe. Pure Little Mermaid style 🧜🏼♀️. Shot for @outsiteco Austin.