A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Fernanda Durmer | Artist and Jeweler

Hard working women! Since I moved to Denver with my family I’ve been welcomed by so many open hearted and hard working women. From when I first decided to start selling my art to most recently being able to learn how to make jewelry from a well known Denver based Jeweler. I love how collaborative everyone i’ve encountered is and I’m just so grateful! Their lack of scarcity shows that we can focus on holding each other up vs tearing each other apart and I just love that! Vibes so well with me as a person, ya know?. Read more>>

Sara Hertwig | Photographer, & Visual Storyteller

Oh man, creative inspiration is everywhere. Of course looking at fellow photographers work is a huge inspiration, but so is playing in Colorado’s mountains and even just sitting on my couch and catching the sun streaming through the window to light up my cats whiskers. I’m highly motivated by warm days and traveling to new places, being around fun and creative people, finding interesting light and shadows, reflections, learning new things and most of all telling a story. Having a background in photojournalism, I’m most happy being a visual storyteller and using photos to create a narrative. Getting to know people and having them trust me enough to let me into their world and share a piece of their life with others is the best part of what I do. I’m currently getting ready to make a trip to Ghana with a friend of mine for his non-profit organization. Read more>>

Jessica Eden | Salon owner, balayage specialist, and session hair and makeup artist.

My inspiration plays a HUGE part in my salon, as well as my side projects doing hair and makeup for editorial shoots. I seek inspiration from nature, and life experiences. My first photoshoot creation was inspired by my sweet boyfriend. It took place in an arcade, and in was inspired by our favorite date: arcade bars. Every time we go it makes me feel like a kid again, and I wanted to portray that through the images the team created. My inspiration for my salon is very forest derived. I feel the most safe, and most authentic in the woods. Growing up In Nashville, the forest was always my safe space to get away from the noise of the world. I wanted to give my guests a little slice of that peace on Earth as well. Read more>>