This month, I blissfully find myself in the midst of an artist residency program held by the Colorado Art Ranch and housed at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, Colorado (just outside Steamboat). This finished piece (above) is the first in what I intend to be a series inspired by the natural world and using a style and technique resembling controlled chaos. During the course of my residency, I’ve also launched my book tour. My first stop was at the Sustainable Living Fair in Ft. Collins. Click here for a full schedule.
The exciting water news around here is that The Colorado Water Trust, for the first time in Colorado’s history, released 26 cfs of storage water from Stagecoach Reservoir to enhance the instream flows in the Yampa River. This summer’s drought has been painful for the river whose flows bottomed out at 42 cfs in late June (compared with peak flows of 1,460 cfs in late April) and for the animals, farmers, recreationalists and others who depend on healthy flows. This is a significant achievement for all those who work so tirelessly to ensure sufficient instream flows for our rivers!