from the sketchbook

December, 2006 Sometimes pages look fun. I'm partial to sticking things in the book and integrating them into the page. Maps and diagrams are the most common things that result. This…

Under the influence

It all started with an innocent request from Amanda: "What are the top 10 books, papers, websites, or objects had the most influence on your work, inspired you, or made you…

12 things to do by chance

A while back, a friend was feeling down, so I made her a "do-things" die. I found a template on the interwebs, then made my own version of it with a…

Catching up

For the last 6 months, I've had a very rich and full inner blog. Seriously, I'd be walking along and think of something and press "publish" in my head. But…

my Valentines Day present

    Step 8: let it dry, then compare to key Originally uploaded by kateruttr. My husband gave me a blood test kit for valentines day. I think that's pretty romantic.…