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Birthday Campout

Some people like to go out to a fine restaurant for their birthday or get pampered at the spa. While those are certainly nice treats, I much prefer getting out for a good outdoor adventure. This year I spent my … Continue reading

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A New Year Brings a New Linocut

A new year brings a new linocut, though I have really been working on sketches for this one since November. Two summers ago I took a watercolor class in the San Juan Mountains with the Colorado Trail Foundation. One of … Continue reading

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Summer in November

I do a lot of hikes that require rushing. I am often trying to make a summit before storms hit or hurrying to a backcountry campsite before daylight fades. But how I relish the slow meandering walks when I can … Continue reading

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Summer Fun, Part Two

My second big trip this summer was a 10-day canoe adventure in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. I spent my childhood wandering the forests and fields of Wisconsin, and it was fun to be up in the Northwoods again. Living … Continue reading

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Summer Fun, Part One

I didn’t get much art done this summer, but did get to go on two long, amazing trips. One was a road trip to Banff National Park in Canada, with a side climbing trip to City of Rocks, Idaho. The … Continue reading

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Time to wake up the printing press

It has been a gorgeous summer, which is great for hiking, gardening, climbing and traveling, but not so good for spending time in my art studio. I finally dusted off my hibernating printing press and added the last layer of … Continue reading

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Heidi goes the extra mile

Heidi ran in this year’s Sombrero Trail Run in Estes Park, Colo., under rain-threatening skies and surrounded by a mass of people. She finished the 4.5-mile jaunt in just under an hour–a great time for a first trail race. Pictured … Continue reading

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Flyfishing trip turns into sketching trip

I finished printing the first layer of the Maroon Bells print on Sunday using a “rainbow roll” to lay down a subtle gradation of ink that hopefully captures the essence of early morning light. The weather was gorgeous on Monday, … Continue reading

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Multi-block Maroon Bells print

I stayed up late last night and did a quick proof of my new multi-block Maroon Bells print. I used cheap newsprint paper which warped and didn’t take the ink very well, so the image is a bit lighter than … Continue reading

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step-by-step progress of the apple print

The weather was gorgeous this weekend so I enjoyed a hike in the Eagles Nest Open Space near Fort Collins yesterday and a bike ride today. I also managed to finish my reduction cut of the apples. It was neat … Continue reading

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