My first trip to West Texas was in 2015, and from the minute I turned off I-10 headed towards Alpine on my way to the Davis Mountains, I was in love and knew my life was changing directions. It eventually led to moving from Austin, where I had lived for 30 years, to Alpine in early 2018-- not knowing anyone, but knowing I needed to be out in this region. With a change of inspiration came a change in business. My other business, Bolsa Bonita, gave me the experience to apply to this one, a place where I can explore other forms of creative expression influenced heavily by the Big Bend region.
My background includes fine art, photography, and a grandmother who taught me to sew when I was very young. I started college in fine art, but eventually switched over to photography and graduated from UT Austin with a degree in photojournalism. I still shoot film and process and print my photos in a traditional wet darkroom.
I make everything myself and work tirelessly so that I can take off a week at a time every few months to enjoy some big sky, the smell of creosote, quietness, solitude, and hopefully some jackrabbits and other critters out in the desert.
If you're not already on a life adventure, it's not too late. It's never too late. It doesn't have to be big, it just has to feel thrilling on some level. Be curious, have fun, do what you love, find people you love. Thanks for visiting my site, I hope you find something that inspires you to have a good time!
– Liz : fearless adventurer, lover of javelinas, insatiable creator, always wanting to hug a jackrabbit
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