We had the good fortune of connecting with elise lopez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi elise, why did you pursue a creative career?                                                  I felt like I wasn’t allowing myself to perform fully, until I found my full time creative outlet. I had always created, but never thought I could pursue it full time. I was working in a very fast paced, high stress job that was causing my chronic illness to flare more often. In 2021 I needed surgery, and this was really the point that I decided to pursue my dream full time! I’m so thankful that there has been an amazing amount of support. 

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.                                          My art is an extension of me. It’s always scary putting it on display, but when you’re passionate, people can tell. My inspiration comes from nature and the ever changing world around us. So often we are told that our imperfections make us less than perfect, but in nature you never make those comparisons, so why are we so hard on ourselves? My goal with my work is to remind the wearer that nature is never far, because she is in us. 

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?          I would eat at Leroy’s bagels in the Highlands for breakfast and coffee then head to south Broadway to visit shops! I love the eclectic variety of shops in Denver! I feel especially on Broadway there is a little boutique or local food for everyone to enjoy! You can then head to Red Rocks or Boulder to enjoy sunset! 

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?                                                                                                My mama! She always supports me whenever I’m unsure. She is my rock in life. No matter what adventure, she is always there to be my cheerleader. I feel very fortunate that she has been with me every step of my journeys. 

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