from the sketchbook

November 2006 I cut out interesting patterns to use in other creative works. Also, snippets from magazines that have relevance to what I'm thinking about...or what I want to think…

Roll your own…anything

I subscribe to 2 Google alerts: "prime numbers" and "slime mold". Both are hobbies of mine. When this gem came in, I realized that slime mold is more than a…

pointless but not meaningless

Math is fun. Math mechanics are yukky. It's the paradox of my brain that while the concepts and patterns of math rule much of my creative thinking, I seriously can't add…

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…