Creativity takes courage

I will freely admit to this one being one of my most "cheaty" projects. The task was to write out a quote: Creativity takes courage. — Henri MatisseI wanted to write huge pointed pen letters, but that was hard for 2

Fear mediocrity

I don't quite remember where I saw this person, but I saw someone wearing a T-shirt that said: Don't fear failure, fear mediocrity.I really liked this quote. Apparently, it's attributed to a bodybuilder, and I wasn't able to find

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