We had the extraordinary pleasure to attend the The Art Base Gala this past weekend in Basalt Colorado. We were invited to do some live interactive screen printing for everyone to create their own postcards. We couldn’t have been more excited about the opportunity. We met amazing people, and it was great to see such a great turnout for an amazing event that supports the Roaring Fork Valley’s community arts.
We had a blast creating a design that celebrated some of Basalt’s character and cultural icons.
Our National Parks are a great example of how place connects us. They connect us to our collective past and to the majesty of the natural environment, but also to each other.
The first National Park that I ever visited was Yosemite. It came pretty late in the father-son trips that made up my childhood, but certainly took things to a whole new level. Neither of us had done any significant backpacking before this trip or spent much time in the mountain wilderness resembling anything close to the Sierra Nevadas.
It’s a good thing my dad is a planner by nature. Him being unprepared is a rarity. The planning phase of our Yosemite trip probably started a year from when we arrived. It included enough research to write a doctoral thesis and involved a strategy that felt more like preparing for battle than going on vacation. Continue reading