Pushing Pixels for Twenty Years

I was honored to speak to a group of aspiring web designers at Sacramento City College on April 29, 2021 via zoom. I talked about my career and what I wish I had known when I started out. I also received some really great questions for the students. It was super fun! Here are the slides…

Tie Dye Party

I haven’t made tie dyes since high school, but I’ve had this kit since then! Finally the time had come. My daughter and I had a great time making our drab whites way colorful on a lovely Saturday afternoon. I had been saving up white shirts and bottoms for months. We probably colored 30 pieces (many kids clothes). I also colored a number of types of paper for printmaking. I’ll post those once I make something of them! Now that I know I can do it in half a day we might host a little tie dye party next time.


Small House Series

I challenged myself to create a series of painted and embellished small wood houses. I was thinking about home and life with young children, the work and life see-saw, technology, and travel. Four of these pieces were shown at the Small Works show at Capital Artworks in December 2015 and January 2016. Some are for sale and range in price from $25 to $65. They range in size from 3 to 8 inches. Want to buy one or learn to make one? Let me know.

Packing Tape Transfers and Decals

I like to make things. Specifically, I enjoy the assembling found materials and original art into something new. To keep pieces from looking like trash glued together, I take care to layer hand crafted elements and keep a running theme for each series. My current theme is related to women, work, family, and balance. Pretty much the issues which exhaust me daily (I write this while my 2 year old is screaming about being taken to the park in a stroller by daddy). Continue reading

Learning to Screenprint

I finally learned to screenprint. I took a very informative class on how to screenprint at the Verge Center for the Arts. It was a 2 day event, all the materials were supplied.

Day 1

We stretched our own screens over provided frames. The screen material is actually polyester mesh. We used rubber cord in a gutter on the frame  (like on a screen door) and stretched and pulled the material to fit taught over the frame.


Continue reading