January was a long month, longer than expected, but full of powder turns, long night rests, friends from near & far, and New Year’s intentions.
For quite some time I have admired quirky, fun collages all over the internet, and thought to myself, “I could make something like that.” So here are some feeble attempts at creating some random goodness for your viewing pleasure. For the Glacier National Park collage I was inspired by the quote: “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” -Shanti I thought about days when that quote applies to me, and playing in the mountains is where I have been finding my inner-child recently.
This collage is something I started working on a while back, and uncovered on one of my flash drives. The canyon photo and the one of my friend Kara and I are from a spontaneous trip we took to Yellowstone National Park, the rest are goodies from years past, discovered on the internet. Hopefully I will find more time in the near future to create more of these collages, maybe one for each national park I visit?
Today I am leaving for an adventure to Alaska. I am excited to kayak between the icebergs, roam on the glaciers, and climb in the mountains. Hopefully we get to see some wildlife and catch some fish!
Sunrise on the Reservation, coming home from Washington
Sunrise in the mountains, St. Mary Koa
Many Glacier Valley
Fall Surfing in Lake Superior
Foggy, wet day on Lake Superior
was thinking about the bare wall in my bedroom, and what I could do to spruce it up, I have a difficult time finding art that means anything to me, that I can afford. There is always random pieces at thrifts, but they don’t really resonate with me. I was looking through my photos and decided there were lots that had similar color tones and they all mean a lot to me, each photo has memories and stories behind them, and remind me of the special times. So I figured, this is the perfect wall decor! I am getting some printed and finding some sort of matching frames for them to go in. Hopefully I can create a collage that is balanced and cohesive.
There are so many adventures I would like to go on! Montana is brimming with adventuresome opportunities! One of the things I have been dying to try is rock climbing! Have you ever been? Montana Headwall is a great magazine to inspire your sense of adventure. Also Roxy has this #DAREYOURSELF contest going on right now, inspiring people to people to make their life an adventure. I was inspired by their campaign to make everyday an adventure by being the best I can be, even if it’s just regular life happening.
On an adventure note, I signed up for some Mountain Biking Classes that Flathead Fat Tires is offering! Super thrilled about them! Right now my mountain biking skills are all self taught and instinct, but feel like I could improve in a lot of areas so I’m pumped to be learning from some awesome ladies!
What kind of adventures do you have planned for this summer?