I have totally fallen off the wagon. Not just the art-wagon, but the everything-wagon. I won’t bore you with a long list of all the things I haven’t gotten around to, but instead, I will shamelessly tout the little bit of progress that I have managed over the last two weeks, and I will milk it for all that it is worth.
My organization is doing it’s second annual fundraiser for tenants rights in June–a very fitting Treadmill-a-thon relay for renters rights in Minnesota. The sweet part is that it will be streamed live online. I am going to do a live relief printing demo while on the treadmill, and I will be giving prints from the block I use to anyone who donates to me here. I don’t know yet if this is the block that I will be using for the demo, but I wanted something visual for my fundraising page. I put a day and a half cutting as much as you see out of this hunk o’ plywood, and still need to cut out those glorious little treadmills and get the paper off the block. I think I will add a boarder as well.
If you are clever, I bet you are thinking to yourself, “Hey–that’s gonna print backwards.” Of course it is. The image was flipped in Photoshop for your viewing pleasure. Once it is printed, it will read right-way as you see it here. Only better.
I asked Facebook friends and family to participate in this event, and 18 people representing 11 US & NZ cities agreed to travel 5 kilometers however they wish. I hope you enjoy reading comments here and in the April 4th post from evryone who participated as much as I do! Yeah, you guys are awesome!
Saturday the 9th, one of my work-out buddies, Laura, and I ran our 5k around Lake Calhoun (3.1 miles in circumference). Laura, ever so faithful, showed up to run sick.
I was excited about the run, not only because of the 5k, but also because only one week ago, the lake was still covered in snow and ice thick enough to host people parasailing (or whatever the ice version is called). Today, there is open water, and dark ice that will be gone long before next weekend. This winter was one of Minnesota’s snowiest on record, so the signs of spring are welcomed now maybe more than usual (except for the flooding part).
Below are before, during, and after photos of Laura and me at the lake.