Posts Tagged ‘colorado’

»August 1st, 2012 by andi

Here in Fort Collins, our forest is decimated and our Poudre River, black. The fires earlier this summer took a toll on the west side – something that’s sure to rear its ugly head for the next couple years in Fort Collins.

We, here in Colorado, can be angry about the fires. Some more than others, as their houses burned to the ground. Some will need to be angry to get to the point of reconciliation with nature – the whole grievance process. In all of the chaos though, I think we can look to trees – the very thing that kindled the fires – for guidance.

Just as residents affected by the fires must rebuild, so must the trees around them. This will not be easy for either entity; there are emotion and environmental hurdles in their midst. Yet, as the days pass, so, too, will the anguish of all that was lost. The trees will repopulate and growth is sure to be synchronous with the spirits of those affected by the fires. Time will give both an advantage in healing and they will once again coexist together, different than they did before, with more antiquity than they had before.

Here’s inspiration from one of my favorite eco tree house builders – Blue Forest .

»July 22nd, 2012 by andi

In light of a tragic summer in Colorado, I thought I’d bring some positive energy and artwork to our beautiful state.

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»July 14th, 2012 by andi

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»November 16th, 2011 by andi

In light of my current city’s decision to pass amendment 300 – the result, shutting 22 medical marijuana businesses down –I thought I’d do the newly unemployed some honor and show them signs of support.

Dear amendment 300 lovers & voters,
Just ‘cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s non-existent. Unless, of course, you’re talking about a band aid to our economy. That really is non-existent, because you voted against it.


a. etsy| stash bag
b. etsy| stash jar
c. Bytepack| cannabis cover
d. etsy| thc molecule necklace
e. Epier| Think Green t-shirt
f. etsy| Big Lebowski coaster set

»July 24th, 2011 by andi

What can you do with 16 Ranger IPA cans? Make 86 pairs of earrings, of course:

This, was my weekend. Interspersed with a lake, some Swedish Fish, yoga, a wedding and some extreme dog walking (in order to make it to said wedding). Eat your heart out, beer lovin’ jewelry wearers. You can find them at New Belgium, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

»April 20th, 2011 by andi

This summer, friends of me and the beau are getting married at an outdoor venue in Lyons, Colorado called Planet Bluegrass. They asked us if we could design their invites, sticking with the bluegrass theme. The result? Inspired by Hatch Show, a personalized set of wedding invites that holler “help our Colorado-lovin’-outdoor-enjoying-adventure-seekin’-concert-goin’ selves celebrate our love for each other!” Congrats, Rachel & Nate.

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»April 4th, 2011 by andi


Our humble town of Fort Collins lost one of the best things to its name this weekend – The Gallery Underground. Why? Because of its success. Yes, the success of the gallery eventually lead to its demise. Read more

»February 1st, 2011 by andi


We, here in Colorado, like to think that it gets cold here. Known for our winter outdoor activities and snow covered peaks, I can see why that is. But, we’re wrong. Read more