About the Artist
My name is Callie Waldschmidt & I am the designer and co-owner of Mister Lost's Dirtbag Society. I have always been a passionate artist looking for ways to get my vision of the world to other people. Starting a t-shirt company just seemed like the obvious first step. So, in every second of my spare time, I began drawing and teaching myself to turn my art into computer graphics. I am a novice but I am devoted to my craft and hope to inspire you with my images.
I am a PNW born and bred native with a convincing view that Bellingham is the best place on earth. A passion for a life outdoors was passed down to her by her father, an outdoor enthusiast, and retired pioneer snowboard and snowmobile filmmaker. I was raised on skis, snowmobiles and exploring the woods, and capturing all the new sights in one of my multitudes of notebooks.
I have always appreciated traveling, living simply, and dreamt of someday owning a van. I just never realized how attainable these goals actually were. It all changed after a trip to Squamish, British Columbia, with a friend who had a bed built inside his LandRunner. I was completely inspired. That summer I moved out of a quaint rental house and into the back of my Jeep Liberty. I bought a new bike with what used to be the rent budget and was living large. After a couple months of showering at the local park and cooking food in parking lots, I upgraded to the full-fledged van of my dreams; A lifted GMC Savanna with a few dents and scratches and a metal skull mounted on the brush guard. I did a sloppy but functional speed build, making a cozy bed on the back seat, a desk where I could write and draw for the Dirtbag Society. Oh, and don't forget the custom bamboo floor that I installed after ripping out the pink shag carpet. Life on the road proved a perfect match, living and traveling around the Pacific Northwest and playing on an almost daily basis.
Today, my van is my weekend getaway vehicle. I am living in a trailer in the backwoods, paying next to nothing for rent. You can find me in the woods riding my mountain bike or working at Mister Lost's Mobile Bike Shop.