Category Archives: painting, drawing and carving

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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Enter the apple project

Sometimes, during a busy work-week, my art time is so limited that I feel I must make the most of it by only working on my serious projects. What a mistake. This limits my creativity and opportunity to try new … Continue reading

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The brayer meets the ink

  Finally, I have a whole day to spend in my studio. After carving my latest block for what seems like forever, it is finally time to get my ink out and play with the press. I have just started … Continue reading

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Heat wave in January

Yesterday, I carved the last bit of my most detailed block for the Maroon Bells print. Next up, the plate that will provide the blue color to the piece. Today it was too beautiful outside to stay in the studio. … Continue reading

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Winter Hiking Adventure

On Christmas Eve, Doug and I took our dog, Molly, who lost one of her front legs in August to cancer, hiking up near St. Mary’s Glacier. We weren’t sure what to expect, as she hadn’t hiked the trails since … Continue reading

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