Archive for the 'My Art' Category

FLW stencil in the WC

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Pretty much done (aside from some paint goofs) stenciling Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana House Butterfly pattern in the bathroom.

Panda Rates It!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011


Check it out! The creators of MercuryApp have made Panda Rates It, a site that gives businesses feedback on their site or services by incorporating the pandometer I drew! You can see an example of how it works here.

It’s a Gas at BETT!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

It's a Gas

Remember It’s a Gas? Part of a commision for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, It’s a Gas explores the cause and funniness of farting. I illustrated and animated it back in May of 2002. Anyhow, my friend Colin Maxwell is featuring it at BETT as part of a presentation on Flash and Education in the Adobe booth. If you’re there, check it out! Colin is a very entertaining presenter.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

My dearest family and friends,

It has come to my attention that though I was very concerned with the details of making your Christmas cards this year, I should have focused on the details of how exactly to mail them safely. Please know that although the paper, buttons, beads and felt did not arrive in one piece, my wishes for a happy and peaceful holiday season and gratefulness for the love and friendship you share with me remain very much intact.

In any event, this is what your card was supposed to look like.

Have a very happy (and warm) holiday!



P.S. For those who had most of the pieces arrive in the mail, I will gladly repair your cards!

Happy Birthday, Xavi!

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
Next week, we’ll be celebrating the 3rd birthday of my little cousin, Xavi.  Not only is he adorable, but he’s dedicated to saving the world.  Or at least, wearing the appropriate outfit (complete with cape).  All of the time.  His mom decided to throw him a party that celebrates his devotion [...]

I’m Going to the Google Teacher Academy!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Exciting news: On September 24th, I’ll be at the Google offices in downtown Chicago collaborating with a diverse group of teachers at the Google Teacher Academy! I was selected, along with 49 other educators to participate in an an “intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google’s free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative corporate environment.”

Part of the application required a one minute video on “Motivation & Learning.” My submission was a minimalist approach using the look of the retro chalkboard.


Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Schmap logo

The other day I got a letter from an editor at Schmap Guides:

I am writing to let you know that one of your photos has

been short-listed for inclusion in the fourth edition of

our Schmap Salt Lake City Guide, to be published later this


Wow, really? I hadn’t even submitted my photos for anything. They must have been blown away by my amazing photography skillz. Could it be the picture of the towering mountains? The pretty botanic garden? Or the Great Salt Lake itself?

No, it turned out to be my photo of the unfortunately named Red Butte Cafe. A photo that took zero artistry on my part. In fact, most of the picture is made up of the cars parked in front of the cafe. I just wanted a record of where I ate. I can’t remember what I did eat, but I remember it was pretty darn good.

In any event, the photo is published. And these Schmaps are pretty cool, too. What’s interesting is how they are using the Flickr users that publish photos under CC licenses, asking their permission and providing a very fair contract to illustrate their maps … er, Schmaps. Models like this can make Fair Use for education a lot less hairy.

Time is Running Out!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

i Liver You

Time is running out! The 5K Liver Wellness Walk & Fun Run on October 13th is quickly approaching. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated! I still haven’t made my goal yet, so I’m going to start getting annoying and emailing all of you and bringing it up in conversation constantly until I get more donations for the American Liver Foundation, which helps people with liver conditions, like my cousin, Jeff.

The liver does a whole lot for you. Your liver is responsible for

  • Storing vitamins, glucose for energy, and making proteins
  • Helping build muscles
  • Stopping cuts from bleeding
  • Killing germs, helping keep the body healthy
  • Making bile to help digest foods
  • Keeping pollutants or toxins from hurting the body
  • Filtering medications, chemicals, and toxins from the body
  • Removing waste products of food breakdown

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It’s amazing that one organ does all of that, right? So why is it that the heart symbolizes love? All it does is pump blood. Our liver is multi-tasking all day to protect us and keep us healthy and strong. Now that’s love. So, as an incentive, those who donate to my walk will receive an ‘I [Liver] You’ valentine, designed by me.

To donate

To walk/run with me

Donate today! Forward this on to your friends and family!

I Liver You,


P.S. If you want to tell the world how you feel, you can buy your very own ‘I [Liver] You’ t-shirt at . I’ll be wearing one on the 13th!

Oooh … Scary!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Well, this year’s Collaboragory Scariest Stories are up and ready to scare. Check them out, but be warned … they’re scary!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

My holiday cards for this year are done! Hope Santa is good to you!