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ART CLASS DAY 21: SKILLSHARE WATERBRUSH (ONLINE)

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Another online class review for Waterbrush Lettering Essentials over on creative education site skillshare. The instructor is Teela Cunningham of the artsy/lifestyle blog every-tuesday.com – which has a ton of lettering freebies and tutorials. In preparation for the class, I picked up a few different water brushes, which are now the only thing I like […]

April 6, 2017 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 20: PAINTING WITH ACRYLIC PENS

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Finally got to take an art class with my super-artsy husband! He’s a way better painter than I am and I think the class was fun for him as well. We signed up for Root Division‘s one-night class Alternative Painting: Acrylic Pens and Gloss Gels, swinging by the art supply store on the way to […]

March 26, 2017 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 19: BRIT & CO CALLIGRAPHY

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Like many of us crafty types, I’m obsessed with the design aesthetic of Brit+Co, so when they opened up a retail shop in their offices in downtown San Francisco a few years back, I had to sign up to take a few classes as part of my 30 days of art class challenge. The first […]

January 29, 2017 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 18: LETTERPRESS DAY 4 AT SFCB

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The final day of the week-long letterpress intensive with the Mary was filled with hands-on experience on the letterpress (and made me wish the 4 day intensive was a little bit longer). Our final project was intense – we needed to design a 3-piece stationary set, using previously made photopolymer plates and run prints of […]

July 10, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 17: LETTERPRESS DAY 3 AT SFCB

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Day three of the 4-day Letterpress Intensive was probably my favorite. The assignment was to “make a poster” – and after hearing about something called a split fountain or “rainbow roll” (a process of using multiple colors of ink on the roll to allow for multiple colors in one printing) I knew I wanted to […]

May 24, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 16: LETTERPRESS DAY 2 AT SFCB

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Day 16 of my 30 days of art class was the second day of a 4 day intensive letterpress class at the ps”>San Francisco Center for the Book. After getting to know the letterpress shop the day before, I felt far more comfortable on day two. I sort of knew what I was doing! Our […]

May 22, 2016 / By / 1 Comment
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Online harassment spoken out loud

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This. Is. So. Very. Good. Just Not Sports just released a fantastic PSA of sports reporters Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro sitting across from male sports fans who read some of the anonymous online hate messages the women get every day outloud to them. Read more at the Washington Post.

April 27, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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My Final Oil Painting Project

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After my 30 days of art project, I was inspired to take my art instruction to the next level. That’s why for the last 12 weeks, I’ve been taking an adult education oil painting class at the San Francisco Art Institute (fancy). I’m pretty proud of my final oil painting project, a recreation of John […]

April 21, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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Online abuse disproportionately affects women & people of color

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File under: unsurprised. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in any sort of online spotlight has already discovered that people on the Internet are awful. Especially in anonymous comment sections. Ask any community or social media manager about their worst day and, after wincing, they’ll typically describe a day when someone from their […]

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