13
April
2016

Online abuse disproportionately affects women & people of color

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 […]

06
February
2016

ART CLASS DAY 15: LETTERPRESS DAY 1 AT SFCB

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 […]

25
December
2015

Merry Christmas

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:

08
December
2015

ART CLASS DAY 14: HUMANIST CALLIGRAPHY

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 […]

16
November
2015

ART CLASS DAY 13: ADVANCED WIRE WRAPPING JEWELRY

I had so much fun in Katy Atchinson's wire wrapping jewelry class at WorkshopSF, that I signed up for her advanced class. Which was an AMAZING idea! Katy's classes are always fun and I learned a ton in a few short hours. Rings First up, we made a pair of quick rings using two different [...]
03
November
2015

ART CLASS DAY 11: SILKSCREEN MARILYN, WARHOL-ESQUE

I've never been comfortable painting, my past attempts have primarily resulted in a messy canvas, a frustrated Jeska and more than one Manhattan cocktail. But, I have a soft spot for pop art, Warhol in particular. There's something sublime in the mundane. I'm also super interested in how pop art reflects the obsession with celebrity [...]