A mere five hour drive from Salt Lake City, two of my peers and I took a road trip to join some fellow artists from the University of Utah to spend a couple weeks at the Taft Nicholson Artist Residency in Centennial Valley, Montana. It was a positive and energizing experience that left me feeling rejuvenated and creatively fulfilled.
Real Life Benefits:
- Fresh Montana air and an open landscape for creative thinking.
- Unplug! No internet or cell service except for emergencies and a few phone calls to say goodnight to my one and only.
- Wide open spaces, trails, lakes, and mountains to explore and get inspired by.
- Time! Day after day of endless creativity and good company.
- Fellow students and friends to share new ideas with, and get feedback on works in progress.
- Cyanotype alternative process. Just add sun and water! My two favorite things.
- Early morning sunrise photoshoots - for when you can't sleep.
- Birding! Owls, bald eagles, hawks, cranes, and more!
- Daily group hikes - don't forget the bear spray!
- Rooming with two awesome ladies- one made a bird coffin and the other speaks to the cows.
- Delicious meals with the gang. Don't forget the potato donuts!
- Evenings sharing works in progress, playing games and sharing stories.