Deborah Thornton’s imagination runs wild. The possibilities. A creative leader in Manitou Springs for 35 years, she grew up in the South. Then, she headed West.
There were times she felt the tug to return to the land she loved nearly a thousand miles east. But it couldn’t overpower the lure of Manitou, the arts, the community, the possibilities.
Deborah, 63, and her work are well known in the Pikes Peak region, and beyond. Her continuing creative influence is felt, especially, through Imagination Celebration and the What IF Festival.
But with Humanitou, Deborah also talks about the tiny home she built decades before that became an HGTV-fueled movement. We talk about her time working as a geological artist in the oil fields of Wyoming, the innate creativity in all of us, and what she sees when she looks in the rear-view mirror of her time, so far, with the arts in Manitou.
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