Blue Desk Art — Inspiration

Books that form us: Sula by Toni Morrison

Inspiration Story Series

Books that form us: Sula by Toni Morrison

My painting, “The Bookerfly” is loosely about the stories that turn into our wings. We read them while we’re developing in our cocoons, and when we come out of the cocoons, they become our wings. I would liken this to adolescence and then adulthood, but if life has taught me anything it is that our breaking down and rebuilding is a cycle, and we don’t always know where we are in the cycle but nevertheless it continues on. Recently, it got me thinking- what books have had a profound impact on my life? And I want to know, what stories...

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The story behind the art

Inspiration Story Series Thoughts on Art

The story behind the art

. How many of you noticed that these trees are made.of a story book?There have been times, in life, when struggling with a circumstance or thoughts has lead me to take a walk. One of these times was when I was quite young, and I found myself walking a trail outside of Bozeman. The sun was cool, and the air smelled like bark and leaves getting ready to fall. Struck by the beauty of it all, I felt so connected, like I was really there. I could feel the trees growing slowly around me, and their slow, steady growth despite external...

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Teaming Up with Park County Cancer Alliance this Holiday Season

Community Inspiration

Teaming Up with Park County Cancer Alliance this Holiday Season

This holiday season, we are teaming up with the Park County Cancer Alliance to help people in Park and Meagher Counties who are impacted by cancer. Learn how you can help make a big difference by shopping with us this season!

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Dreams and our mental landscape

Inspiration Self Care Thoughts on Art

Dreams and our mental landscape

Dreams and the Mental Landscape  As an artist, I am very constantly aware of what is happening in my own head. It's not a point of pride, just a fact- I am constantly observing both the world around me, and the internal.  Doing this has given me great appreciation for taking care of one's mental landscape. And here is what I mean by that and why. The only way I have ever found to make good art is a process of intense focus and diligence followed by either a good night's sleep or many a nap, followed by the intense...

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The way we spend our days 

Inspiration Magic Self Care Story Series

The way we spend our days 

The way you spend your days is the way you spend your life. This is something really important to keep in mind in our ever productive and busy lifestyle. Even as an artist (my dream job yo!), when I'm focusing on building the business and finishing up the to do list, I need to remind myself of the big question, “how do I want to be as I go about my life.” Finding joy, finding peace, and living with a net-positive mindset is not reserved for mythical spirit changing trips or large revelations, but is found in the daily moments......

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