Saturday, January 8, 2011

One down, 51 to go!

This morning I told my friend Claire that if the rest of 2011 unfolds as the first week has I'll be 50 pounds lighter and have no soles on any of my shoes by June. What a crazy seven days! 9-color lino-ing, show installing, sketch making, illustration researching, illustration carving, event attending, and yesterday... video interviewing!


A line of linocuts at the library

So let's see... linocutting and printing happened Saturday to Monday, which you've already seen. Tuesday I drove down to Colorado Springs with a car full of linos to hang a show at the Penrose Library downtown. (It's a two-hour drive from here each way.) My printmaking buddies Jean, Jean, and Sally met me for lunch and afterwards I got to take a quick tour of the printmaking facilities at Colorado College. Color me green.

On my way out of town I got a call from Ralph at ArchAngel Productions. Turns out I'm going to be the Featured Artist for the Pikes Peak Library District's public art program in February! "When can you come to town to record an interview for a segment of Off the Wall?" EEK!

Of course I was on my way OUT of town, so tentatively agreed to come back at the end of the week.

It's a map icon for a bike route. Fun, eh?

Wednesday and Thursday I cut linos for the icon project and did work on another contract project. Thursday evening I helped the DM schlep his gear down the street for the first Dies Librorum event at our local independent bookstore, The Book Haven. David and our friend Ed entertained the crowd (and it WAS a crowd) with tunes on Chapman Stick, guitar, and native flute.

Yesterday it was back to Colorado Springs for the "taping" (remember when they used to call it taping?) of the interview footage, some errands, and a quick trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a little sketching before heading back up into the mountains AGAIN.

Yup. Tired pilgrim.

But for now it looks like I'm home in the valley until the end of the month, when a crazy succession of workshop, show down, show up juggling occurs again. Whew!


  1. Big congrats! The show at Penrose Library looks great--may it bring you many more fans. So how did the taping go? Not as difficult as you feared, I hope? The first Dies Liborum at The Book Haven was fun, especially David and Ed's music, which certainly helped me enjoy what would otherwise have been just another evening "performance" of talking about my work. (Blah, blah, blah, blah!)

  2. What a great start to the New Year! Congrats all around.

  3. But ... but did you have fun?

    Well, doesn't matter. It's fun to read about.

  4. So this means you're well on your way to becoming a printmaking superstar and my owl prints will balloon in value, eh?!

  5. Your show looks great! And it will be cool to see your interview- will there be a link so we can see it?