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My Final Oil Painting Project

ART CLASSES

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

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

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 […]

April 13, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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Art is not magic, it’s part of being human

QUOTESTHOUGHTS

Beautiful visual piece on NPR about an elementary school art teacher. Best quote: “Art is part of being human. It is not a magic skill.” drawing by La Johnson, NPR

March 19, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 15: LETTERPRESS DAY 1 AT SFCB

ART CLASSES

I already knew the San Francisco Center for the Book was badass. My bookbinding intensive was AMAZING. So when I signed up to take the 4 day letterpress intensive, I knew it was going to be, well, intensive. Day One The best part of these classes is that you just get RIGHT IN THERE and […]

February 6, 2016 / By / / Post a Comment
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Thankful

LETTERING

Feeling very thankful this week. Hope your 2016 is going well.

January 14, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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Merry Christmas

LETTERING

Used some of my newly acquired hand lettering skills to make a few beautiful gift tags for my family. Here’s my favorite (made for my mom!). I used my fancy new calligraphy stylus. Here’s a practice run attempting to use the gold colored ink:

December 25, 2015 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 14: HUMANIST CALLIGRAPHY

ART CLASSESLETTERING

There is a magical store in Berkeley, California called Castle in the Air. If you sneak past the beautiful imported paper, fancy fountain pens, quirky stampers and piles of journals and shimmy up the stairs, taking care not to knock into any of the Black Forest cuckoo clocks lining the stairway, you’ll come to a […]

December 8, 2015 / By / Post a Comment