"He was right in saying that the only certain happiness in life is to live for others...."
|Had to show off my birthday present from Sage!|
|To get the boards ready I first applied a layer of gesso and once that dried I put on a layer of paint |
over each board. This way the canvas doesn't absorb paint and no white will show.
|To start I did a quick sketch on the board. Then I began painting from the background to foreground: sky, white mountain (Rainier), green mountains, trees, etc.|
|Since the runner is the main foreground, I did the runner last.|
|Finished female finisher painting.|
|Finished male finisher painting.|
|The hardest part for me was making almost 400 prints of the paintings as I had never done it before.|
I had a little scare when I counted the prints and realized the printer left me 30 short of what I wanted.
Thankfully the printer made me more pretty quickly and I sent everything out the next morning.
|The box on the right was 13 lbs!|
|(Photo by: Jon Harrison)|
|"How much longer will this last?"|
|Happy to be breathing hard up less technical climbs!|
|Peak 10, right before the hail/rain started|
|Sage and I did some hill repeats on the sand dunes.|
Though it looks warm, the beach in Oregon is cold! I put on a sweatshirt after this and I was still cold.
|Sage's Cafe- all vegan!|
|If you ever go to Sage's Cafe you should know that the sign is impossible to see as it is covered in grape vines.|
|Sunset over Salt Lake City|
|Previous home of the winter olympics|
I'll be back here in less than 2 weeks for Speedgoat 50k!
|One of the disc golf holes Sage built with his dad and brother.|
|Part of the trail Sage and his dad built in their yard.|
|Yes, this is all part of the Canaday property (I know, it's pretty sweet).|
|The turn around for the Canaday trail.|
|Sage's one man circus. He can even juggle flaming torches (if he practiced again).|
|Boise, Idaho (I swear this trail was steep and at a weird angle)|
|Where did Sage get us lost this time?|
|Multnomah Falls in Oregon|
|Starfish hanging out with the sea anemone|
|Starfish hiding under a rock (probably not wanting people to poke them)|