Living in Colorado provides many opportunities for beautiful nature experiences. This week, my family experienced something new. Our first, and second "14ers". For those unfamiliar with this term, that is a mountain above 14,000 feet elevation. We took a scenic drive on the byway up to Mt. Evans, and then a cog railway up to Pikes Peak. The views were spectacular. Truly the top of the world. The temperature drops about 30 degrees. The air is so thin, you get light headed. You are above the tree line, and the clouds. You can see forever.
My second love (after jewelry) is photography. I love looking through the lens and finding the one pure moment. The interesting angle. The small detail. Life is about moments. Photography allows me to capture a moment, freeze it, distill it, and study it.
I am often asked where do I find my inspiration. My love of nature is a huge influence. After visiting these two amazing vistas this week I am so excited to get back to jewelry making. My soul feels at ease. I feel reconnected to the earth. That's when the best creativity flows.