Flattery and criticism

This quote is one of my favorites:I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. — Georgia O'KeefeWhen I was working on the thumbnails, naturally, I had to…

Luck favors the alert mind

This was another fun quote assignment for my class with Carol.We started working on it during a class session, and by the end of it I had come up with an obligatory folded pen version:Even though it was…

Smile, breathe, and go slowly

I was taking a year-long class with Carol DuBosch, and one of the assignments was to write out this quote: Smile, breathe, and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh I started out with a few quick sketches. These are not exactly…

What I learned while I was away

It's been a couple months since I last posted something on my blog. I said I would resume on December 1, so this post is a couple days early. I've learned a ton of things. I tried all sorts of…

TypeCon and Blog Update

Last week I went to TypeCon (which is a typographic conference). It was conveniently held in Seattle, so I didn't have to travel far or pay an exorbitant amount for a hotel room. I first heard about this conference last…

Cooking Temperatures, Part 1

Phew, last two weeks have been quite busy! I had the CodeU summit in California, and then spent the weekend kayaking for 20 miles along the San Juan island coast. Not trying to make excuses here, but I didn't have…

We Can Always Eat More

You might think that this is a strange thing for me to say, "We can always eat more." That's because I didn't come up with the phrase. One day, several months ago, I was eating dinner with my…

T-shirt Design Update

Last week, I wrote about the T-shirt design that I made for my CodeU students. The printed shirts have finally arrived! This is what it looks like in real life: Of course, it is not the same (it could never…