Flat file project

I needed a place to store my paper, so I found some used flat files online. They were operational, but a little beat-up on the outside. Given that they only cost 1/10 of what they would cost new, it

Brush class with Carl Rohrs

There is one tool that I have always found to be particularly challenging: the brush. I became especially aware of this after taking a sing-painting workshop, and seeing how all of my letters were complete garbage. When Seattletters conference came

Trajans with Yves Leterme

I signed up for an online Trajans class with Yves, and it was great. I learned a lot, even though I did get to the most interesting (and most challenging) part of the class — brush letters. I would definitely take

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