Forging Forward: The Privilege of Walking the Road Less-Traveled

For the better part of my adult life, I walked the path less traveled. But it’s important to admit that “choosing the road less traveled” was easier for me than it is for others. Race, money, class, identity, place, family, politics, religion, appearance, abilities — these factors made risks less-risky for me and nearly impossible for some.

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Rooted Together: Kelsey Dzintars

Having the desire to be an artist is one thing. Having the skills and know-how to make it happen is another. But the key to long term success is having the ability to tap into the inspiration that keeps a person going. That’s the secret.

For Kelsey Dzintars, that inspiration comes from place -- both the natural place that surrounds her and the community she calls home.

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Forging Forward: Staying Inspired

As someone still experiencing the first-year growing pains of owning a business, my question around inspiration is a little vague. How do I stay inspired to just keep trying?

I think about this often. And while I don’t have a single answer guaranteed to propel me and my business to the next level, here are five things I do to simply keep moving forward…

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Rooted Together: Burn Local Designs

Meet Greg Roberts of Burn Local Designs. Many of the pieces from Burn Local Designs are re-creations of the places that matter so much to us Montanans. Through open space and deep lines, Greg’s pieces transport us viewers directly into our favorite landscapes, plopping us right there on the ridge of the Bridgers or right at the base of Lone Peak.

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Forging Forward: The Inaugural Issue

Well this is it. The first issue of Forging Forward, Rooted Together. There are a lot of reasons why I’m launching this newsletter. I’ll spare you the long list and just hit you with the two big ones. For one, I believe in supporting local artists. And two, I see myself as a storyteller first, artist second.

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