Yosemite down below


There’s a place in the middle of our state that may have just become a little too popular in the last couple of years, but for good reason. California is such an interesting state. You can hike and surf literally in the same day. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are located in California’s heart – Yosemite National Park sits in these mountains and is honestly one of those places you have to visit in your lifetime. We’ve been there a few times and this picture was taken January of 2016.  It was a  very low snow year so we were able to drive all the way in without any worries.  Even Bridal Veil Falls was dry.

Last month, we got an email that hasn’t come through in over 5 years. We got permits to hike Half Dome on a Saturday; for five years we have tried and now we’ll finally have the chance to climb it this July(2018). It has been close to 6 years that my sister and I have tried to get permits.  We both applied for permits.  It’s always tough to put in permits and decide how many to apply for.  One of us got the acceptance letter and one of us failed. The point is, we are going and this inspired me to draw a picture from our past trip to Yosemite. We said, one day we’re going to hike that place.

It’s hard to explain how stoked we are about bagging Half Dome. I bet we’ll have an even better drawing coming this fall after we hike it.

*Announcement: We will have prints and apparel available that will be announced of this drawing soon!

find your treasure


>>moment: find your treasure and get outside

This week’s inspiration came from a picture from my sister. She sent me this photo to do a sketch of the little guy. We were eating breakfast the day before our Mt. Whitney summit when we caught a glimpse of this chipmunk posing on top of a rock.

An interesting fact about chipmunks: their genus name Tamias is Greek for “treasurer”, “steward”, or “housekeeper”. Many of us stay at home on the weekends and relax, but why not relax somewhere outside. Be like this chipmunk and find your treasure out there and get outside.

Where you headed this weekend?