Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells (MATS) Blog Tour

Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells (MATS) Blog Tour

As some of you may know, I took Part A of Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells (MATS) course which ended a couple of weeks ago. Well, the fun never stops in Lilla’s courses, because there’s still lots of activity going on in the course Facebook group. Many of us have found refuge in the […]

Year of the Water Snake – New Year Card 2013

Year of the Water Snake – New Year Card 2013

A couple of weeks ago I finally finished my new year card. I know, I know, a few weeks late…but I’m almost a week early for the Chinese New Year so let’s just say the card is multitasking… This is my third linoleum block print, so I think I’m starting to get a handle on […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks

In my last post I went over all the kinds of chalks I could find whether or not they were designed to be used on a chalkboard. In this post I’ll be listing the various tips and tricks that I’ve stumbled upon. I’m not sure if they all work, so some trial and error may […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 2 of 3: Types of Chalk

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 2 of 3: Types of Chalk

Last week I investigated chalkboard surfaces as part of my attempt to accumulate tips and resources related to working with chalk. I found there was a lot of info out there so this article is being divided into 3 separate blog posts: 1)  Chalkboard Surfaces 2)  Types of Chalk 3)  Tips & Tricks Types of […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 1 of 3: Chalkboard Surfaces

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 1 of 3: Chalkboard Surfaces

There is so much creative use of chalk out there, from the beautiful lettering of Dana Tanamachi to the amazing 3D pavement art of Kurt Wenner, that it’s opened my eyes to using chalk as a medium. In my attempt to accumulate tips and resources related to working with chalk, I found there was a […]

Ruling Pen Calligraphy Workshop with Michael Clark

Ruling Pen Calligraphy Workshop with Michael Clark

Lettering and Illustration by Aileen Tu Lettering of the circular quote by Angie Vangalis, C.C. Sadler, Sylvia Kowal, Stephanie Chao, and Aileen Tu Last weekend I received a scholarship from the Society for Calligraphy (SFC) to attend the two-day workshop, The Many Faces of the Ruling Pen with Michael Clark. Since I’m still pretty new […]

Learn to Weld? Check! Oxyacetylene Torch Welding @ Molten Metal Works

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Exploring Tools & Materials, Welding | No Comments
Learn to Weld? Check! Oxyacetylene Torch Welding @ Molten Metal Works

A few weeks ago I decided to try my hand at welding. Why? Why not?! I like to make things with my hands and though I don’t know what I’d ultimately want to do with the skill, I figured it would be a good thing to learn. I had actually been eyeing the mig welding […]