This is a special for the Santa Fe Striders and any of my hiking buddies, August 3rd and 4th.
I began PrintSocial in NYC as is an exchange between two or three people during the process of making an editioned linoleum print. It is an idea I dreamed up after having to move my studio to my home. It served many purposed but the two primary ones are: I always wanted to have a printshop and invite people to come and make a print – thus I play the role of a print publisher on a tiny scale. Now I have a phat studio in the high desert of Abiquiu, New Mexico and I can invite a whole group of folks to print.
DETAILS – Print
No experience necessary. You do not need to be an artist. In fact not being an artist is a plus.
It is free. I will provide all materials.
It will take 3-6 hours to draw, carve and print your image.
You must like dogs and you are welcome to bring your’s.
Of course kids, spouses are also welcome. Let me know if your children are
under 10 so that I can get the appropriate carving tools for them.
You will carve a 4″ x 6″ block and print it on 9″ x 12″ cotton paper, one color. You can make an edition of 5 and I ask you to leave one at the studio for archive purposes.
You can draw directly onto your linoleum plate or you can bring a photo, drawing, any image and transfer it to your plate. The only real planning you need to do is know what you want your image to be and that you will make is 4″ x 6″ and print onto 9″ x 12″ paper. I will teach you the rest. No, you do not need to know how to draw – trust me!
DETAILS – Run
On Sunday we will do long run in and around Ghost Ranch along the Continental Divide. Eric, your long run coordinator will provide these details.
How about a swim in Abiquiu Lake after our run on Sunday? Depending on when you come Saturday you could also go then.
This is a two day event so everyone is welcome and encouraged to camp out. My house is small, but there is a loft and floor space for those who want to be inside, especially those with young children. The flat ground level roof offers a great spot to sleep under the starts. I can offer up my tent and there are 2 acres of land to pitch a tent. Abiquiu Lake is just a few miles away if you want to camp at the lake. I am rural but I do have running water, electricity and DSL. Bodes is 6 miles away, but it is best to bring everything you want.
Please bring food and drink to share. I will make a number of quiches for Sunday morning.
All art supplies are provided but if you have materials you would like to try out, please bring them.
Outdoor movie screening with fresh popcorn after dark and any entertainment you wish to share.
Don’t feel you have to run a ton of miles or any miles; hikers, walkers, bikers, swimming, or relaxers are all welcome. But please let me know you are coming so that I buy enough art supplies. You do not have to stay overnight, if you want to come for just one of the two days, you are more than welcome.
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