November 30, 2012

Not Easy

"If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." This is what my father would say when things got tough. Not everyone is thinking about creating a positive environment. This is because it is not easy to do. Still this must be done. By who? When ? These are the questions we ask yourselves has we trip through the 21 st century. It is time we make it a little easier to take care of ourselves. Make a move in the right direction. Reduce the amount of waste you create in your home. Reuse things, to consolidate and save money. Recycle in your home and office. Having two separate cans for these things works, and gets people to think twice about what the are putting in the trash. We must start this sustainable movement NOW, it is already to late, no time to waste. To know how you can get involved email us at

November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving in my family is 'Take a Hike Day' meaning for a couple of hours you are outside enjoying the natural surroundings. Today Nathaniel and I walked the banks of the Verde River. In years past we have kayaked the river before a evening feast. Now, we spend time on our two feet, hopping from river rocks, Jumping into the river from the sandy banks, and basking in the cool desert water. Today it was 80+deg. so getting in the river was no problem. Felt good. November in the Sonoran Desert is a time when cottonwood and willow trees are turning bright yellow. The desert broom is blooming creating and white snowlike flurry flying through the air and still it is warm enough to swim. Walking along the banks we find tons of garbage, old cans, broken glass, shooting areas littered and more trash then we can even carry out. We spend a good part of an hour doing the best we can cleaning up. Then take it back to the truck. On the drive home we talked of many different ways we could help people understand this fragile Eco-system. Raising the awareness to our community by coming out for a trek. The true beauty of the Sonoran Desert is deep within the canyons, high up on the hill, and down along the banks of the Verde River. As an Arizona Native I give thanks to having a water source in the desert. Now, it is time that we take care of it. Join for more details on how you can help your local area or you could join us for a trek to experience it for yourself.

"Nurture Nature"

November 9, 2012

Rain Dance

As an Arizona Native of the Sonoran desert there is one thing we love more then anything else and that is the Rain. When the rain comes to the valley of the sun, you can smell the creosote, see the gigantic thunderheads, and hear the rumbling thunder. This is a time when the Earth speaks to us. The vibration of the sky, connecting to the soft dirt of the Earth, helps us to fell the trance. Leading us into a natural way of life. Anticipation of what is to come next on our journey is what we are left with as we walk deeper into the Sonoran Desert dancing in the rain.
We all have a connection with Nature, laying dormant deep with the core of our humanity. Finding that, and driving that way of life will help you and future communities to flourish respecting all Natures of Life. Like reawakening the dry desert with the moisture of the sky.You are one with Nature, find more thought provoking desert writings at

November 6, 2012

Functional Art

"It's more than just something you mat, frame and hang on your wall," Nathaniel said. "It's functional art, something to wear, cherish and show off."-N.P.K.

This is where the idea of 11th Loop was born. Creating art was never the hard part, it was the meaning behind it. The Why. For the next couple of months this question would haunt us as we would edit, write, rewrite, move, delete, add and strait up experiment with the idea of making a functional art. In the end we came up with check out the website and also 'Like' our page on Facebook to receive eco-friendly Sonoran style updates.

"Keeping You in the Loop"

November 1, 2012

Our Sonoran Style

Growing up in the desert was never an easy thing. Harsh conditions shaped us as young boys, running free down endless washes barefoot. Playing for hours on end in the brutal summer sun, drinking from hoses, and building forts. This raw upbringing taught my brother and I to respect the power of Nature. Now we are on a mission to clean up the desert and create art. Join us for this exciting journey.