The Mountains are Calling Me

As those closest to me know, I can never get enough of mountains. Whether you’re talking about the green, pine covered Adirondacks in upstate New York, the snow-capped Rockies, or the glacier-formed Olympics, I never get tired of them. My travel Pinterest page is covered with images of Alaska, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and any snow-covered peak I come across. I admire them, hike them, summit them (well, the little ones. I’m no rock climber).

I think I love what a picture they paint of God’s power, his creativity, and my smallness. Nothing can make you feel so small like looking at something so big.

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So when it’s May and there’s no immediate possibility of going to one, and I’ve exhausted the Pinterest cache of mountains to pin, I turn to the next best thing: mountain-inspired crafts.

When Nate and I were in Colorado, we saw so much wildlife… elk, mule deer, moose, birds. I have never, in all of my trips to various places, actually seen wildlife beyond say, a squirrel. Or a marmot, which is essentially a glorified woodchuck.

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So I took some inspiration from my wildlife-filled honeymoon, bought some wood stain and nails, and…

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Something to remind me of hiking, of mountains, of nature while I’m sitting in my city apartment, and something to cover a bit more of our interestingly painted walls! Win on both ends.

Edit 12/28/2015: For a visual of how I make these, head over to my World Map String Art post!

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Much love!

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