Archive for May, 2010

I am sitting at a picnic table overlooking a beautiful lake with miles of rail trails just beyond that. I rented a little house that was once a gazebo, I suppose you could still call it a gazebo but it has indoor plumbing and a kitchen.  The dogs have been running non-stop and swimming in the lake. The owners of the property have had it in their family since the 1930’s and there used to be a hotel and several cottages. All but three of the cottages have been removed and the hotel was made into a home. It is 90 miles from NYC in Mapleridge near Monticello. If I could stay up here all summer and run the rail trails it would change my whole running life.

It makes me especially happy to be in the country. I can lick my wounds here. The race I have been so looking forward too, Transrockies, is out. I will not be healthy enough to run 120 Rocky Mountain trail miles. I am so sick of getting hurt, this last year  really sucked. More strength training, better nutrition and less miles is the only answer I can come up with. I consoled myself today watching the Resurrected Runner. Any runner knows exactly what he is going to say. My favorite part is about his family. I won’t spoil it, take a look.

That is it for now. The dogs and I are going swimming!

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In June I will be teaching a short printmaking course on Sundays at Muriel Guepin Gallery in Brooklyn. Why don’t you come for one for all four sessions?

What a relief ! Printmaking Workshop
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – [Starts 06/06/10]
Class Size Limited to: limited to 10
$110.00 (material included)

4 days – June 6, 13, 20 and 27th 1:30- 4:30 – One session $110 or register for all four for $360 Woodcut and Linocut are two examples of relief printing techniques, and historically were used by the ancient Egyptians for printing on fabric. This class explores those techniques and is for artists who wish to experiment with printing bold, graphic prints. Each week we will explore a new technique starting with transferring an image on the block and proper carving technique. Then we will move into printing single and multiple blocks, registration, paper types, and chine colle. Images up to 12” x 16” can be printed on the Charles Brand press and larger images can be printed by hand. All levels welcome. Ages 16 and over. In July follow up this class with Drop by Printing! A day where you can bring in your blocks, your paper and your problems. Together will will devise solutions to all your printing woes.

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