We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Zanecchia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, what are you inspired by?
I am constantly inspired by nature and the great outdoors. I find that many of my best ideas come from a hike or walk up in the mountains with my dog, Pica. There is something so revitalizing when you listen to the crisp mountain air blow quietly through the trees, feel the sun beat down on your face, and you mindfully follow along a path. I usually try to find a path that rewards me with a stunning view — turning a corner on a trail to see for miles always puts things back into perspective for me and can wash away any worries, fears, or struggles in that moment.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This year has been a struggle for so many of us and in so many different ways. Earlier this year, I realized that I had the power to change my outlook on the pandemic and that I could find the silver linings in our new way of life. I spent many days meditating and seeking out positive affirmations to help me get through the day or even the week — it was a positive change that I welcomed warmly. I believe in the power of positivity — so I recently crafted a Monthly Dose of Positivity subscription and am beyond excited about its launch! Starting in January 2021, at the beginning of every month, I will mail out one, 3″ x 5″, affirmation card hand typeset with love. At the end of 2021, there will be 12 different affirmation cards collected by the subscriber. I hope every monthly dose will inspire you, bring you peace, and give you the power to create your own positive outlook. We could all use a little more of that right now, right?
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To Eat: Stoic & Genuine, Hop Alley, El Five.
To Drink: Fort Green, Bar Max, The Thin Man.
To Shop: Wordshop, Studio Colfax, Matriarch Mercantile.
To See: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Cheeseman Park, a Show at Red Rocks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to give a huge shoutout to Sara Blette. Sara used to run “Make My Notebook” — before selling it — and started her business a few years prior to me. So when I was ready to dive in and start my own business, she was immediately there to encourage me, give me advice, and guide me. I will never forget how much she helped me get ready for my first craft fair — she bounced around ideas and concepts for how to display my work, gave tips on pricing and packaging, and spent so much time on the phone with me as I nervously prepared. That first show was a huge success and really sparked the energy within me to create more and I owe a lot of it to her! Even today, as her story has led her into a new chapter, she continues to be there for me as I continue to evolve PressedCo.
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